1st announcement

IAU Symposium 323 - Planetary nebulae: Multi-wavelength probes of stellar and galactic evolution

(October 10-14, 2016, in Beijing, China)

 

This is the 1st announcement for the IAU Symposium 323 - Planetary nebulae: Multi-wavelength probes of stellar and galactic evolution to be held on October 10-14, 2016, in Beijing, China. The Symposium will encompass all aspects of the impact and importance of planetary nebulae (PNe) on stellar and galactic evolution. In particular, we expect to cover the following topics:

- New challenges to surveys of PNe in the Local Group

- PNe as a versatile laboratory of dust and molecular studies

- From the asymptotic giant branch to the white dwarf stellar phases

- The connection between binary evolution and the PN phenomena

- Planets around evolved stars and their impact on PN formation

- PNe in nearby galaxies: probing chemical evolution and galactic dynamics

- PNe outside of the local group: Challenges to observing and interpret distant PNe

We also expect discussion on the challenges of new and future instrumentation as applied to the field of PNe.

More information will be posted on the IAU Commission H3 Planetary Nebulae web page at http://ast.noao.edu/staff/letizia/pn-commission/, and on the conference's home page http://iaus323.pku.edu.cn/iaus323/.

We hope to see a broad participation to this Symposium!