Cosmic rays & their interstellar medium environment CRISM-2014

Montpellier, France

Montpellier, France

Espace Saint Charles Montpellier
Alexandre Marcowith (LPTA universite Montpellier II), Andrei Bykov (Ioffe Institute Saint Petersburg Russia), Dahbia Talbi (LUPM), Daniele Galli (Arcetri Observatory), Johan Cohen-Tanugi (LUPM), Julien Lavalle (LUPM), Katia Ferrière (IRAP Toulouse), Mathieu Renaud (LUPM), Patrick Hennebelle (CEA Saclay), Pierrick Martin (IRAP Toulouse), Ryan Chaves (CEA Saclay & LUPM), Thierry Montmerle (IAP), Yves Gallant (LUPM & Arcetri Observatory)

Cosmic rays are a major component of the interstellar medium. They share an equivalent energy density with the magnetic field and the interstellar gas. At low energies cosmic rays possibly take an active part in the dynamics of the structures of the interstellar medium. They contribute to its ionisation. They produce a force through their pressure gradient over the magnetised fluid. They generate plasma waves and magnetic turbulence. This turbulence has in turn an important role in the evolution of molecular gas and in the star formation cycle. At high energies cosmic rays are identified by their interaction with the molecular gas and produce neutral and charged pions and secondary particles (gamma rays, electron-positron and neutrinos). Cosmic rays are also responsible for the spallation nucleosynthesis of light and stable and radioactive elements. They are likely associated with the remnants of supernovae. A large fraction of these supernovae explode as a result of the collapse of the core of massive stars. Massive stars, their evolution and the way they shape their environment appear also to have a central role in the cosmic ray production. Cosmic rays turn out to be a key ingredient in the local and global dynamics of the interstellar medium. But this is only very recently since this component started to be integrated in the modeling of the interstellar medium evolution. The main objective of this international workshop is to contribute to a better account of the multiple effects of the energetic component of the interstellar medium.

For this third meeting (after 2009 and 2011) 8 topics and the same number of sessions have been identified:
1) Sources of Galactic cosmic rays (review: L. Drury, DIAS, Ireland)
2) Cosmic Ray instabilities in the environment of molecular clouds (review: E. Zweibel, Wisconsin University, USA)
3) Transport of cosmic rays in the interstellar medium (review: R.Tautz, ZAA Berlin, Germany)
4) Multi-wavelength observations of Galactic sources (review: J. Vink, GRAPPA, The Netherlands)
5) The Galactic Center at high energies (review: R. Crocker, ANU, Australia)
6) Recent results in cosmic ray direct detection (review: L. Derome, LPSC, France)
7) Recent results from Herschel (review: P. André, AIM, France)
8) Cosmic ray ionization of molecular clouds (review: N. Indriolo, JHU, USA)

Aside in some sessions a restricted number of invited highlight talks will be sollicited. These talks will be specified in the program.

The participant is requested to read the information section carefully concerning all the details for inscription. The process has FOUR main steps: 1) indico account 2) registration and social events 3) abstract submission 4) payment. The payment itself has TWO steps: pre-registration and registration.

We strongly suggest the participants to register and to book the accomodation as soon as possible as we may not guarantee that rooms will be available for late bookings (see the guides, hotels, restaurants section for more information). Montpellier is a very touristic place at that time.

Local organising commitee: R. C. Chaves, S.Collaiocco (Secr.), J. Cohen-Tanugi, Y. Gallant, G. Gilbert (Secr), J. Lavalle, L. Le Clainche (Secr), A. Marcowith, C.Prévot (Secr), A.Porta (Labex,Secr.), M. Renaud, D. Talbi 

Scientific organising committee: A. Bykov, R. C. Chaves, K. Ferrière, Y. Gallant, D. Galli, P. Hennebelle, J. Lavalle, A. Marcowith (chair), P. Martin, T. Montmerle, M. Renaud (co-chair), D. Talbi & F. Feinstein (direct. LUPM)

The conference is supported by:
  • Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) - IN2P3 & INSU
    • Programme National Hautes Energies PNHE
    • Programme National de Physique et Chimie du Milieu Interstellaire PCMI
  • Université Montpellier II des sciences et techniques.
  • Région Languedoc-Roussillon
  • Labex OCEVU
  • Alexandre GHELFI
  • Alexandre Marcowith
  • Alexei Ivlev
  • Anatoly Nekrasov
  • Andrea Giuliani
  • Andrei Bykov
  • andy strong
  • Antoine Gusdorf
  • Bryan Gaensler
  • Chris Gordon
  • Cyril TRICHARD
  • Daniele Galli
  • David Maurin
  • Denis Allard
  • Diane Fernandez
  • Dominik Wóltański
  • Edith Falgarone
  • Ellen Zweibel
  • Fabio Acero
  • Fabrice Feinstein
  • Gaelle Dumas
  • Gilles Ferrand
  • Giovanni Morlino
  • Heinrich Voelk
  • Igor Telezhinsky
  • Isabelle Grenier
  • Jacco Vink
  • Julian Krause
  • Katia Ferrière
  • L. Ilsedore Cleeves
  • Lara Nava
  • Laurent derome
  • Loic Nicolas
  • Luke Drury
  • Marco Padovani
  • Maria Krause
  • Martin Weidl
  • Matthieu Renaud
  • Mohamed Cherif TALAI
  • Nicholas Indriolo
  • Nigel Maxted
  • Paul Rimmer
  • Philipp Mertsch
  • Philippe ANDRÉ
  • Pierrick Martin
  • Ralf Kissmann
  • Reda Attallah
  • Robert Tautz
  • Roland Crocker
  • Ryan Chaves
  • Sibylle Anderl
  • Solenn Vaupré
  • Tess Jaffe
  • Vikram Dwarkadas
  • Vincent Tatischeff
  • xiaohong Cui