Session VI: May 20-24, 2019





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Workshop on Polarization in Protoplanetary Disks and Jets


The study of the formation and evolution of protoplanetary disks around young stars saw a tremendous boost by the advent of ALMA and the development of new capabilities in the infrared and radio telescopes, thanks to the huge combined improvement in sensitivity, angular resolution, and image fidelity. However, the role of magnetic fields in the formation and evolution of disks around young stars is still a poorly understood topic. Are protoplanetary disks and protostellar jets magnetized? Polarimetric observations are the primary means to obtain information regarding the magnetic fields. However, this technique can be hampered by other polarization mechanisms such as dust self-scattering, radiation alignment of aspherical grains or anisotropic resonant scattering of linear polarization of molecular lines. The main goal of this focused meeting is to bring together observers and theoreticians interested in the study of magnetic fields in protoplanetary disks and protostellar jets as well as polarization mechanisms to review the current state of the research and explore effective means to probe magnetic fields.


Important Dates (tentative):

Open Abstract submission: October 1st, 2018

Close Abstract submission: January 31st, 2018

Open Registration and payment: December, 2018


Confirmed Invited Speakers:

Felipe Alves (Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik)

Carlos Carrasco-González (Instituto de Radioastronomía y Astrofísica, UNAM)

Benoît Comenrçon (Centre de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon)

Paulo Cortes (ALMA - NRAO)

Christian Fendt (Max-Planck Institut für Astronomie)

Martin Houde (University of Western Ontario)

Akimasa Kataoka 片岡 章雅 (National Astronomical Observatory of Japan)

Anaëlle Maury (CEA - Saclay)

Melissa McClure (University of Amsterdam)

Ya-Wen Tang 湯雅雯 (Academia Sinica - Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics )

Zhaohuan Zhu 朱照寰 (University of Nevada)


Scientific Organizing Committee

Maria Teresa Beltran (Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri), Gemma Busquet (Institut de Ciències de l'Espai, CSIC / IEEC- co-chair), Jean Francois Donati (IRAP / Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées), Josep Miquel Girart (Institut de Ciències de l'Espai, CSIC / IEEC - co-chair), Shih-Ping Lai 賴詩萍 教授 (National Tsing Hua University), Aina Palau (Instituto de Radioastronomía y Astrofísica, UNAM), Mayra Osorio (Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, CSIC), Wouter Vlemmings (Chalmers Tekniska Högskola), Qizhou Zhang (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)

Local Organizing Committee:

Nacho Añez (Institut de Ciències de l'Espai, CSIC / IEEC), Anna Bertolín (IEEC), Gemma Busquet (Institut de Ciències de l'Espai, CSIC / IEEC), Robert Estalella (Universitat de Barcelona / IEEC), Josep Miquel Girart (Institut de Ciències de l'Espai, CSIC / IEEC), Pilar Montes (IEEC), Jose María Torrelles (Institut de Ciències de l'Espai, CSIC / IEEC