Save the Date for the 2018 GMT Community Science Meeting, Sept. 13-15, 2018
The Sixth Annual GMT Community Science Meeting, Stars: Birth and Death, is being held at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki in Hawaii on Sept. 13-15, 2018. Our goal with these annual meetings is to bring people together across the community to hear about the most exciting current research and think about the next big questions in the field. An introduction and current status of the GMT will be presented to kick off the meeting. We look forward to a good representation of our GMT community and the broader community.
Please visit the Web site, www.gmtconference.org, for details. The Meeting Overview describes the meeting in more detail:
While stars spend most of their lives as stable, fusion-powered objects, stellar birth and death involve some of the most dramatic and diverse physical processes known to astrophysicists. Stellar beginnings are shrouded in dust and difficult to observe, and the next generation of large telescopes will offer transformative opportunities to understand this first chapter of the star formation story. Stellar death is often explosive, and a burgeoning swell of data on transient objects offers great opportunities for advancing our understanding of the last chapter of the stellar story. This conference brings together experts in the fields of star formation and stellar disruptions, eruptions and explosions. We will focus on key open questions that can be solved in the upcoming era of extremely large telescopes.