Week 1 conference

KSPA 2018 Conference: The Astrophysics of Galaxy Formation

Center for Computational Astrophysics, Flatiron Institute, New York, June 25th-June 29th.

A conference is hosted in the first week of the Kavli Summer Program, and features invited pedagogical lectures and contributed talks presenting state-of-the-art research on the program topic.

The lectures will be video-recorded, and meant for a broad scientific audience. 

Unless specifically mentioned, all the talks will be hosted at the Gerald Fischbach Auditorium, 160 5th Avenue, 2nd floor.

Monday 6/25: 

Tuesday 6/26:

Wednesday 6/27:

Thursday 6/28:

  • 9:30 am - 1:00 pm: Lectures. Session chair: Daisuke Nagai
  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Lunch break
  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm: Contributed talks. Session chair: Shy Genel
    • Rachel Sommerville
    • Yuan Li
    • Daisuke Nagai
    • Alexander  Kaurov
  • 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm: Coffee Break, walk back to CCA
  • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm: Project discussion time (in 162, 5th Ave, 5th floor. KSPA participants only)
  • Conference dinner! 

Friday 6/29:


Romeel Davé

Lecture 1: "Cosmological framework and observational challenges"

Lecture 2:"The Gestalt of Galaxy Formation: status and outlook"


Eve Ostriker

Lecture 1:"The interstellar medium: Contents and Physical Processes"

Lecture 2:"Giant molecular clouds and star formation"

Lecture 3:"Stellar feedback and self-regulation"


Romain Teyssier

Lecture 1:"Numerical Methods part 1"

Lecture 2:"Numerical Methods part 2"

  • Video