From the 22nd to the 24th of February 2010, the Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie in Heidelberg hosted an international meeting focused on the interplay between star formation and the interstellar medium (ISM). The central topic of the workshop was the still debated nature of the tight correlation between infrared and radio emission in galaxies, although other more general properties of the ISM were also discussed. GUAIX member Juan Carlos Muñoz-Mateos gave a talk describing the radial distribution of dust properties in the galaxies of the Spitzer Infrared Nearby Galaxies Survey (SINGS).
A HST/WFC3 Multi-cycle Treasury Program, led by Sandy Faber, has been awarded to the AEGIS collaboration. We will now be able to add a chunk of high-resolution, supremely sensitive J and H band imaging and ACS parallels to the fantastic existing sets of data in our favorite regions of sky, including the EGS. In Groth, this will amount to a contiguous region of 3x15 WFC3 tiles or about 200 sq arcmins.
More info can be found at the HST Multi-cycle Treasury Program web page
Esther Mármol-Queraltó, GUAIX member, has attended to the XXVII General Assembly of the IAU, held in in Rio de Janeiro (Brasil) from August 3 to August 14. Esther presented a contributed talk in the Symposium 262: Stellar Populations-Planning for the Next Decade, entitled "Stellar population study in early-type galaxies: an approach from the K band", where she discussed the differences found in the near infrared measurements depending on the environment of the early-type galaxies. You can find the presentantion at http://www.bruzual.org/S262_online/Contributed/.
These results are part of her PhD work (available at http://www.ucm.es/info/Astrof/users/emq/tesis_emq.pdf -only in spanish, sorry!).