Cold Cores - Budapest 2.-3.6.2016

The 7th meeting of the Planck and Herschel project on Cold Cores will be held in Budapest, 2nd-3rd of June 2016. The two days consist mainly of normal presentations. There will be an additional half day session on Wednesday the 1st of June to discuss observing projects and the work on papers. Please send the titles of your proposed presentations to Viktor at l.v.toth at .
LOC: L. Viktor Toth (chair), Sándor Pintér, Sarolta Zahorecz; LOC helping students: Rebeka Bögner, Timea Kovács
SOC: Isabelle Ristorcelli, Viktor Toth, Mika Juvela

Practical information

The meeting takes place at ELTE, Budapest. The University web page is and the address 1117, Budapest, Pázmány Péter sétány 1/a. Plese see the directions from Hotel Gellert to ELTE (1.4km walk). The conference room is on the 7th floor. Please follow the signs from the entrance of the building. There is no registration fee and the refreshments on coffee breaks are free of charge. Please send the hotel registration form to Hotel Gellert and also let Viktor (l.v.toth at know your arrival and departure days and the fact that you have completed the hotel reservation. The hotel price includes one free visit to the famous thermal bath and a 50% reduction for later visits.

Social program

We may organize social program for Wednesday the 1st of June and Saturday the 4th of June (please contact Viktor for further details).
  • Wednesday: 1/2 day sightseeing
  • Options for Saturday:
    • guided sight seeing in Budapest - "everything important in 1 day"
    • picnic on the Danube - paddling and an open air lunch
There are many options for evening program. These include: See also


Wednesday 1st of June

14:30-14:40 Opening 1
14:40-15:00 Viktor Toth Prehistory of PGCCs in TMC-1
15:00-15:20 Peter Berczik Chemistry in PGCCs of HCL2
15:20-15:40 Orsolya Feher Carbon-monoxide survey on a sample of Herschel Galactic Cold Cores
15:40-16:00 Sandor Pinter Kriging in Astronomy
16:00-16:20 Coffee break
16:20-17:00 GCC team Discussion: observations, papers, plans

Thursday 2nd of June

09:00-09:10 Opening 2
09:10-09:45 Mordecai-Mark Mac Low Formation and Evolution of Giant Molecular Clouds: Gravity or Turbulent Sweeping?
09:45-10:15 Jorma Harju Filamentary accretion onto a stellar cluster: PLCKECC G074.1+00.11
10:15-10:35 Katerine Pattle An analytical model of the evolution of pressure-confined starless cores
10:35-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:35 Doug Marshall Cutting through the interstellar forest with the Machete : MArkov CHain Extinction in Three dimEnsions
11:35-12:10 Julien Montillaud Current status of the 3D dust emission model of the Galaxy
12:10-12:35 Yasuo Doi AKARI FIR All-Sky Dust Map
12:35-14:00 Lunch break
14:00-14:35 Derek Ward-Thompson The BISTRO survey - B-fields In STar-forming Region Observations
14:35-15:10 Isabelle Ristorcelli Statistical analysis of the PGCC polarization properties
15:10-15:45 Ke Wang SAMPLING - SMT "All-sky" Mapping of PLanck Interstellar Nebulae in the Galaxy
15:45-16:00 Viktor Toth on behalf of Tie Liu The "TOP-SCOPE": Follow-up observations of Planck cold clumps with ground-based telescopes
16:00-16:25 Coffee break
16:25-16:55 Christian Henkel Turbulence and Rotation in Cold Cores of the Aquila complex and L1251
16:55-17:25 Mika Juvela Dust and structure in GCC fields
17:25-17:45 Sarolta Zahorecz Physical properties of ECC clumps in the HiGAL survey

Friday 3rd of June

09:00-09:10 Opening 3
09:45-10:10 Mika Saajasto Correlation of gas dynamics and dust in G82.65-2.00
10:10-10:35 Elisabetta Micelotta Processing of PAHs and dust nanoparticles in HII regions
10:35-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:35 Veli-Matti Pelkonen Bolocam observations of a sample of Herschel cold clumps
11:35-12:10 Gabor Marton WISE and Herschel point sources in the PGCCs - a statistical analysis
12:35-14:00 Lunch break
14:45-16:00 GCC team Discussion and conclusions

List of participants

  • Berczik, Péter (Eötvös Univ., Budapest)
  • Doi, Yasuo (Tokyo University)
  • Fehér, Orsolya (Konkoly Observatory)
  • Harju, Jorma (MPE, University of Helsinki)
  • Henkel, Christian (MPiFR, Bonn)
  • Juvela, Mika: (University of Helsinki)
  • Mac Low, Mordecai-Mark (American museum of natural history)
  • Marshal, Doug (CEA/DSM - CNRS - Université Paris Diderot)
  • Marton, Gábor (Konkoloy observatory)
  • Micelotta, Elisabetta (University of Helsinki)
  • Montillaud, Julien (Besancon observatory)
  • Pattle, Kate (UCLAN)
  • Pelkonen, Veli-Matti (Besancon observatory)
  • Ristorcelli, Isabelle (IRAP, Toulouse)
  • Saajasto, Mika: (University of Helsinki)
  • Tóth, L. Viktor (Eötvös Univ., Budapest)
  • Wang, Ke (ESO, Garching)
  • Ward-Thompson, Derek (UCLAN)
  • Zahorecz, Sarolta (Eötvös Univ., Budapest)