The Role of Gas in
Galaxy Dynamics


The Role of Gas in Galaxy Dynamics
October 2-6, 2017 - Valletta, Malta

Thanks to everyone who attended for the amazing conference!

Student Presentation Awards

Based on votes from the SOC and conference attendees, we are please to announce the best talk and poster presentation by a PhD student.

Talk: Francesco Santoro - Probing multiphase outflows and AGN feedback in compact radio galaxies.

Poster: Mark Smith - WISDOM: Modelling molecular gas observations in NGC4429 & NGC4501 to measure the supermassive black hole

The SOC was pleased with the amazing quality of all the posters and talks at the conference.

Conference Photos

This conference brought together world leading experts in galaxy dynamics and cosmology in order to promote collaborative efforts across theoretical, computational, and observational disciplines to try to answer to fundamental questions about the role of gas in galaxy dynamics and evolution. For a full description please see the motivation.


We are please to announce that the full program is now available.

The conference will also present a public event: The Life of Galaxies.

Invited Speakers

Frank Bigiel - University of Heidelberg

Joss Bland-Hawthorn - University of Sydney

Marcella Carollo - ETH Zürich

Francoise Combes - Paris Observatory

Andrew Fox - STScI

Filippo Fraternali - University of Bologna

Ken C. Freeman - Australian National University

Phil Hopkins - Caltech

Leslie Hunt - INAF/Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri

Simon Lilly - ETH Zürich

Florent Renaud - Lund Observatory, Sweden

Eva Schinnerer - Max Planck Institute for Astronomy

Science Organizing Committee

Victor P. Debattista, Co-Chair

University of Central Lancashire

Elena D’Onghia, Co-Chair

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Luis Aguilar

Universita Autonoma de Mexico

Joss Bland-Hawthorn

University of Sydney

Martin Bureau

Oxford University

Claude Carignan

University of Cape Town, South Africa

Françoise Combes

Paris Observatory

Ken C. Freeman

Australian National University

Chanda Jog

Indian Institute of Science

Lars Hernquist

Harvard University

Luis Ho

Kavli Institute, Peking University

George Lake

University of Zurich

Claudia Mendes de Oliveira

University of San Paulo

Keiichi Wada

Kagoshima University

Local Organizing Committee

Lucienne Bugeja

University of Malta

Joseph Caruana

University of Malta

Angelle Grixti

University of Malta

Stephen Pardy (website)

University of Wisconsin - Madison