Program   (link to pdf)

Review talks: 30 minutes +5 minutes for questions
Invited talks: 20 minutes + 5 minutes for questions
Contributed talks: 12 minutes + 3 minutes for questions.

Lunch and coffee breaks will be served at the Symposium venue and are included in the registration fee.


Chair: A. Sills

8:30-9:30       Check-in at the Welcome Desk
9:30-10:00     Welcome
10:00-10:35    William Harris  Extragalactic young and old globular cluster systems
10:35-10:50  Jean Brodie  –  Latest results from the SLUGGS Survey
10:50-11:05    Duncan Forbes Insights from Globular Clusters: Dwarfs to Giant Galaxies

11:05-11:35     coffee break

11:35-11:50 Zara Randriamanakoto Young massive clusters in the interacting LIRG Arp 299
11:50-12:15    Charli SakariIntegrated spectroscopy of extragalactic globular clusters
12:15-12:30      Alejandra Recio-BlancoThe oldest Milky Way accreted population revealed by a chemo-dynamical decryption key of globular clusters
12:30-13:00   1-min poster presentations

13:00-14:30    lunch

Chair: G. Parmentier

14:30-14:45   Eugene Vasiliev  – Using Gaia for studying Milky Way star clusters
14:45-15:10    Ana Bonaca –  Uncovering the nature of dark matter with stellar streams in the Milky Way
15:10-15:25    Andres Piatti  – Two kinematically different Large Magellanic Cloud old globular cluster populations unveiled from Gaia DR2 data sets
15:25-16:00    1-min poster presentations

16:00-16:30    coffee break

16:30-16:45    Andrea Dupree Spectroscopy of LMC Cluster Stars
16:45-17:20    Pascale JablonkaDwarf galaxies: formation and chemical evolution
17:20-17:35    Pavel Kroupa  –  A systematically varying stellar IMF from globular cluster and ultra-compact dwarf galaxy data and some implications thereof
17:35-17:50    Melvyn Davies  – The Ecology of the Galactic Centre



Chair: W. Harris

09:30-9:55     Florent RenaudFormation and evolution of globular clusters and globular cluster systems
09:55-10:20    Hui LiFormation and evolution of Globular Clusters in Cosmological Simulations
10:20-10:35     Marta Reina-CamposDynamical evolution of stellar clusters in E-MOSAICS

10:35-11:15      coffee break

11:15-11:30      Mike FallFormation, Evolution, and Disruption of Star Clusters: A Synoptic Theory
11:30-12:05     Anil SethNuclear Star Clusters
12:05-12:20    Karina VoggelUsing surviving nuclear star clusters and their hidden SMBHs as new tracers of galaxy assembly and SMBH formation

12:20-13:50    lunch

Chair: Y.-W. Lee

13:50-14:05    Mayte Alfaro CuelloA deep view into the nucleus of the Sagittarius dwarf spheroidal galaxy: M54
14:05-14:40    Simon Portegies ZwartYoung massive clusters in the Milky Way and beyond
14:40-14:55    Eros VanzellaUnveiling forming star clusters in the young universe
14:55-15:10    Michael Grudic Connecting the ISM to Star Cluster Populations Across Cosmic TIme
15:10-15:25    Alison Sills Formation of Globular Clusters in Radiation Hydrodynamics Simulations
15:25-15:40   Hosein Haghi – The dissolution rate of star clusters starting with a top-heavy IMF

15:40-16:10    coffee break

16:10-16:25    Susanne PfalznerObservations meets theory in clustered star formation
16:25-16:40    Michiko FujiiInter-cluster velocity structure of star cluster complexes
16:40-16:55    Tereza JerabkovaMultiple bursts of star formation in young star clusters: The case of the Orion Nebula Cluster
16:55-17:10    Janet DrewTracing O-star runaways from the massive young clusters, NGC 3603 and Westerlund 2
17:10-17:45    Else StarkenburgGalactic Archaeology



Chair: G. Da Costa

9:30- 10:05    Antonino MilonePhotometric studies of multiple stellar populations in Galactic globular clusters and in the young and intermediate-age massive clusters in the Magellanic Clouds
10:05-10:40    Raffaele G. GrattonSpectroscopic studies of stellar populations in globular clusters and field stars: implications for globular cluster and MW halo formation

10:40-11:15    coffee break

11:15-11:35    Anna F. MarinoSpectroscopic observations of Multiple Stellar Populations in Star Clusters
11:35-11:50    Francesca D’Antona“Status update” for the AGB scenario for multiple populations in Globular Clusters
11:50-12:05    Young-Wook LeeMultiple populations in globular clusters: New insights from chemical evolution & horizontal-branch models
12:05:12:20 Christian Johnson Light Element Discontinuities in the Globular Cluster NGC 6402 (M14)
12:20-12:35    Chul Chung Globular Cluster – Bulge Connection: Population Synthesis models with Multiple Populations

12:35-13:35    lunch

Chair: A. Bragaglia

13:35-13:50    Francesco CaluraHydrodynamic simulations of second generation star formation in a young globular cluster
13:50-14:05    Mattia LibralatoInternal kinematics of multiple stellar populations in globular clusters: current state of the art, issues, and a way out.
14:05-14:20    Emanuele DalessandroUnexpected kinematics of multiple populations in globular clusters
14:20-14:35   Enrico VesperiniDynamical Evolution of Multiple-Population Globular Clusters

14:35-15:05    coffee break & poster viewing

Mark Gieles Supermassive stars as the origin of multiple populations in globular clusters (+ some contribution from C. Charbonnel)
15:25-15:40    Silvia MartocchiaAge as a Major Factor in the Onset of Multiple Populations in Stellar Clusters
15:40-15:55    Steve Zepf Evidence for Ubiquity of Multiple Populations from Far-Ultraviolet Observations of Extragalactic GCs
15:55-16:10    Paul Goudfroji The Impact of Multiple Populations in Globular Clusters to the UV Upturn and Element Abundance Ratios in Massive Early-Type Galaxies
16:10-16:25    Soeren LarsenChemical composition of globular clusters in dwarf galaxies



Chair: M. Davies

9:30-9:45     Long Wang The strong impact of IMFs on the survival of globular clusters
9:45-10:00    Alessandra Mastrobuono-Battisti The amazing life of a globular cluster: tidal interactions and mergers in the Galactic disc and nuclear star cluster
10:00-10:15    Mirek GierszMOCCA-SURVEY Database I: Dissolution of tidally filling star clusters harboring BH subsystem
10:15-10:40    Anna Lisa VarriPhase space complexity of star clusters: fresh observables for old and new questions
10:40-11:05    Sebastian KamannBlack holes and rotation: Internal kinematics of star clusters with MUSE

11:05-11:35    coffee break

11:35-11:50    Laura Watkins Imprints of Evolution on the Internal Kinematics of Globular Clusters
11:50-12:05    Paolo Bianchini Globular clusters in the era of precision astrometry
12:05-12:20    Maria Tiongco Kinematical Evolution of Globular Clusters
12:20-12:35    Antonio SollimaThe eye of Gaia on globular cluster dynamics

12:35-13:45    lunch

Chair: E. Vesperini

13:45-14:10    Davide MassariGaia results for star clusters and dwarf galaxies in the Milky Way
14:10-14:25    Alice ZocchiRotating globular clusters in the Gaia era
14:25-15:00    Fred Rasio [presented by K. Kremer]- The role of black holes in globular cluster dynamics and gravitational-wave source formation
15:00-15:15    David PooleyNeutron Star Merger Products in Galactic Globular Clusters
15:15-15:30   Sara Rastello – BLACK HOLE BINARIES IN YOUNG STAR CLUSTERS: A dynamical view!

15:30-16:00    coffee break

16:00-16:35    Maureen van den Berg X-ray sources in Galactic star clusters
16:35-16:50    Abbas AskarWhy Black Holes Matter in Globular Clusters: Dynamical Consequences and Observational Signatures
17:50-17:25    M. Ishigaki –  Chemical tagging with supernova yield models as a tool to link field stars to their birth clusters

***Conference dinner***



Chair: M. Giersz

9:30-9:55      Francesco Ferraro Exotic stellar populations, blue stragglers and cluster dynamics
9:55-10:10     Claire YeMillisecond Pulsars and Black Holes in Globular Clusters
10:10-10:25    Ugo N. Di CarloYoung Star Clusters: a Nursery of Merging Binary Black Holes
10:25-10:40    Holger BaumgardtOn the presence of stellar-mass and intermediate mass black holes in globular clusters

10:40-11:20    coffee break

11:20-11:55    David YongStellar populations in the Milky Way and their link with GCs
11:55-12:10    Eduardo BalbinotMultiple stellar populations in the stellar stream GD1 using Gaia

 12:10-12:25   Pete KuzmaSearching Gaia for Extended Structure in Globular Clusters

12:25-13:45    lunch

Chair: M. Fuji

13:45-14:20    V. HillThe innovation of large multi-element high-resolution spectroscopic surveys
14:20-14:35    Ricardo Schiavon The Contribution of Globular Clusters and Dwarfs as Building Blocks of the Galactic Halo from APOGEE and Gaia
14:35-14:50    David NatafThe Relationship Between Globular Cluster Parameters and Abundance Variations, and Application to Former Globular Cluster Stars in the Field
14:50       Conference Wrap Up and Goodbye

coffee break and poster collection