2nd Announcement

The 4th Birmingham Extragalactic Workshop

"The Role of Feedback in Galaxy Evolution"

Date: June 11-12th 2001

Plans for the workshop are moving on, and a preliminary talk schedule for the meeting is appended below.

A webpage with details of the workshop has been set up at

Practical Details : Travel to Birmingham

It is very convenient to travel to the University by train.  Birmingham University has its own station called "University", which is an 8 min ride from Birmingham New Street station, with local trains from New
Street running every 15mins.

From the University station walk towards the centre of the campus, aim in the general direction of the clock tower, which is in Chancellors Court. The meeting will be held in the Small Lecture Theatre in the Poynting Physics Building. The most convenient entrance is in the adjacent Physics-West building, which is a red brick building on the other side of Chancellors court from the station.  The Small Lecture Theatre is on the top floor of the Poynting Building.

Some car parking spaces will also be available, please let us know if
you plan to travel by car.

General directions to getting to the University can be found at:

Maps of the campus and surrounding area are shown on the University
webpage (http://www.bham.ac.uk/general/intro/visit.htm ).


The registration area will be next to the Small Lecture Theatre (and is where coffee and tea will be served). Payment of the registration fee of 30 pounds can be made on arrival (by cash or cheque, with cheques payable to the `University of Birmingham'). I'm afraid we can't cope with credit cards,  Some reduction for those attending for only one day will be made.

Projection Facilities

We will have the usual overhead projector and facilities for projecting Powerpoint presentations. As ever with Powerpoint you probably should have a back-up in the event of an incompatibility between our system and yours.


The two lunches will be held in the Staff House cafeteria, and the evening meal on Monday will be at a Balti restaurant in Selly Oak (vegetarian options will be available). The costs of these meals is included in the registration fee (including one drink at the evening meal).

Overnight Arrangements for Monday 11th June:

This is your responsibility, but we will assist if needs be. A listing of local hotels is given on the workshop webpage. http://www.sr.bham.ac.uk/workshop/hotels.html The prices are from last year, but still should be a reasonable guide. All of these hotels are within walking distance of the University.

From phone conversations both Copperfield House and the Bristol Court
Hotel have a number of rooms available. If you have any problems booking a room could you please contact Tina Campbell ( c.n.campbell@bham.ac.uk) who will assist.

Schedule for the Workshop

This program is still preliminary. We may still add a couple of extra talks, but as it stands we have left a reasonable amount of time in each session for discussion, as well as a 30 minute general discussion session at the end of each day. However, speakers should still aim to finish a couple of minutes inside their time allocations If you spot any problems with this schedule please let me know.

The 4th Birmingham Extragalactic Workshop
"The Role of Feedback in Galaxy Evolution"
Monday: 11th June
10:30 -11:00 Tea/Coffee
11:00am -- 1:00pm Session 1
S. Cole (Durham)   : 30min : The Cosmological Role of Feedback

S. Helsdon (B'ham) : 30min : Preheating in Groups of Galaxies

S. Kay (Sussex)    : 30min:  Star Formation and Supernova Feedback within Cosmological Simulations of Galaxy Formation

E. O'Sullivan (B'ham): 15min: Hot Halos in  Elliptical Galaxies -   Evidence of Feedback

1:00-2:00pm  Lunch
2:00pm -- 3:30pm Session 2
R. Bower (Durham)  : 30min:  Star formation, feedback, and the intra-cluster medium

A. Sanderson (B'ham) : 15min:  Evidence for Self-Similarity Breaking from Galaxy Feedback

M. Pettini (IoA): 30min:  Direct Observations of Feedback in Lyman Break Galaxies at z = 3

3:30pm - 4:00pm Afternoon Coffee

4:00pm - 6:00pm Session 3
E. van Kampen (Edinburgh): 30min: Feedback at high redshift

M. Rowan-Robinson  : 30min : The star-formation history of the universe: an  (Imperial)  infrared perspective

P. Crowther (UCL)  : 30min : The impact of massive stars on the ISM in galaxies
5:30pm - 6:00pm Discussion Session
Evening Meal

Tuesday: June 12th

9:00am - 10:45am Session 4
O. Gnedin (IoA) : 15min :  Stellar feedback does not solve dark matter cusp  problem in dwarves

R. de Grijs (IoA) : 30min:  The star formation history of M82: multiple starbursts or propagation? 

A. Pedlar (Jodrell): 30min:  Neutral, ionised & relativistic gas in the M82 starburst

C. Clarke (IoA): 15 min: Feedback in/from Clusters
10:45am - 11:15am Morning Coffee
11:15am - 1:00pm Session 5
L. Smith (UCL) 30min:  Mass and Energy Injection from Super Star Clusters: the Top Heavy IMF of the young SSC M82-F

R. Beswick (Jodrell): 15min:  High resolution HI absorption observations of  the luminous infrared Starburst Galaxy NGC 6240

L. Summers (B'ham) : 15min:  Chandra observations of the Dwarf Starburst NGC4449

I. Ferreras (Oxford): 15min: How efficient are outflows in early and late type galaxies?

R. Proctor (UCLAN): 15min: A comparison of star formation histories in elliptical galaxies and spiral bulges
1:00pm - 2:00pm Lunch
2:00pm - 4:00pm Session 6
M. Edmunds (Cardiff): 15min: Feedback in the Interstellar Dust Cycle

I. Stevens (B'ham) : 30min: Understanding Starburst Superwinds

F. Pearce : (N'ham) : 30min: Simulating Feedback in Cosmological Simulations
3:30pm - 4:00pm Discussion Session Led by Trevor Ponman
4:00pm End of Workshop