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CHOP-CHOP!!! The deadline for the proceedings WAS 15 September.
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Booklet of abstracts is available here.


The goals of the conference are to (1) make a census of dwarf galaxy populations and review our knowledge of such physical properties as star formation history and dark-matter content as functions of environment; (2) review the degree of accordance between semi-analytic models in a cosmological framework and observations of the evolution/morphological transformation of dwarfs; and (3) address the prospects of progress in this field with new and future instrumentation (refurbished HST, 2nd generation instrumentation on 10m class telescopes, ALMA, ELTs, ...) coupled with advanced models or simulations.

Confirmed invited speakers

Julianne Dalcanton University of Washington, USA
Daniel Kunth Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, France
Eva Grebel Universitat Heidelberg, Germany
Gerhard Hensler University of Vienna, Austria
Thorsten Lisker Universitat Heidelberg, Germany
Lucio Mayer University of Zurich,Switzerland
Evan Skillman University of Minnesota, USA
Eline Tolstoy University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Brent Tully University of Hawaii, USA
Matt Walker University of Cambridge, UK
Simon White MPA Garching, Germany

The Conference

This international Conference is the third event in the CRAL/IPNL-Conference Series which will take place every two years in Lyon, France. The first, Chemodynamics was held in 2006 and the second Dark energy . We expect up to 150 participants.

"CRAL" stands for "Centre de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon" (Lyon Research Center for Astrophysics). The CRAL gathers expertise in many fields of astrophysics and instrumentation (cosmology, nearby galaxies, stellar interiors, compact objects, extrasolar planets, 3D spectroscopy, adaptive optics).

"IPNL" stands for "Institut de Physique Nucléaire de Lyon" (Lyon Nuclear Physics Institut). The IPNL is dedicated at studying the properties of subatomic matter components, including particle, astroparticle and nuclear physics as well as ion-aggregate interactions.

Lyon: General view Lyon: Bellecour Square and view on the Fourviere Basilic

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