from Kiloparsecs to Megaparsecs"
Crete - August 9-13 2004
In August 2004 a five-day meeting on
"The Environments of Galaxies" was held at Chania on the
beautiful island of Crete in the
Mediterranean. Chania is an ancient city
on the northern coast of Crete. Meeting dates were Monday,
August 9 through Friday, August 13, 2004, inclusive.
The e-Proceedings and Conference photos now available.
Galaxies are found in a wide range of environments, from the field,
through groups, to rich clusters. These environments, ranging in scale
from kpc to Mpc, can have significant effects on galaxy properties such as
morphology and the stellar, gas and dark matter contents.
processes occur in the different environments, i.e. interactions/mergers, 'harassment',
accretion of companion galaxies, infall of gas, ram pressure stripping, galaxy
'strangulation'. Galaxies in turn have important 'feedback'
effects on their environment via outflows of mass, energy and enriched material. The
purpose of this conference is to bring together observers and theorists in this
exciting research area.
The combined LOC/SOC of the meeting were Richard Bower (Durham),
Jean Brodie (Lick), Warrick Couch (UNSW),
Duncan Forbes (Chair, Swinburne), Antonis Georgakakis (Athens), Virginia Kilborn (Swinburne),
Glen Mackie (Swinburne), Ben Moore (Zurich), Frazer Pearce (Nottingham),
Trevor Ponman (Birmingham), Rob Proctor (Swinburne),
Ann Zabludoff (Arizona), Dennis Zaritsky (Arizona).
This meeting was sponsored by Swinburne University Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing.
Last modified 30 Aug. 2004 - Glen Mackie