Galactic Chemodynamics V

July 9-11, 2003
Melbourne, Australia

Swinburne University Centre for Astrophysics & Supercomputing

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Second Announcement

Dear Colleagues:

The initial call for participation in The 5th Workshop on Galactic Chemodynamics (GCD-V), to be held 09-11 July 2003 in Melbourne Australia, has been wildly successful. GCD-V is being hosted by the Cosmology & Galaxy Formation Group of the Swinburne University Centre for Astrophysics & Supercomputing.

The primary goal of GCD-V is to establish and maintain collaborative links throughout the galactic chemodynamics world; as such, participation is restricted to fewer than 30-40 invited particpants. A limited number of slots are available to other interested participants, so others who would like to attend should definitely feel free to contact Brad Gibson, Chair of the Organising Committee.

Topics to be covered during GCD-V include the following:

  • the formation of the Milky Way in a CDM universe: merging versus smooth accretion
  • the connection between the halo, bulge, and thick+thin disk components
  • correlations between chemical and dynamical properties of stars in the Milky Way
  • the (homogeneous and/or inhomogeneous) chemical enrichment history of galaxies
  • evolution of the Galactic multi-phase ISM
  • self-regulating star formation & chemodynamics
  • computational methods of galaxy evolution (N-body, SPH, AMR)

Both Registrations and Abstract Submissions are now being accepted.

Some important dates to add to your calendar managers are as follows:

21 September 2002 First Announcement
1 December 2002 Second Announcement
1 December 2002 Registration Opens
1 December 2002 Abstract Submission Opens
1 May 2003 Abstract Submission Deadline
1 May 2003 Early Registration Deadline
1 May 2003 Final Announcement + Program
1 October 2003 Proceedings Contributions Due

The IAU General Assembly is being held in Sydney subsequent to GCD-V. Those interested in participating can obtain further information and instructions on how to register on the GA web page (

We look forward to seeing you in Melbourne in 2003!


Brad Gibson - Andi Burkert - Dieter Hartmann - Gerhard Hensler - Daisuke Kawata
The GCD-V Organising Committee

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