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The 7th* Chile-Cologne-Bonn-Symposium

Physics and Chemistry of Star Formation
The Dynamical Universe across Time and Scales

September 28 - October 2, 2020

Puerto Varas, Chile

* in the series of the former Zermatt-Cologne-Bonn-Symposia

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Please note that this webpage is preliminary with regard to: SOC-members, session titles, speakers.
It will be continuously updated along the progress made.


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Scope of the conference

The 7th Chile-Cologne-Bonn-Symposium (in series of the former Zermatt-Cologne-Bonn-Symposia) Physics and Chemistry of Star Formation; The Dynamical Universe Across Time and Scales (September 28 to October 2, 2020) continues the series of symposia on the physics and chemistry of the interstellar medium (ISM) which is held on a roughly 5 year cycle since 1988.

Following the long-term tradition of the former Zermatt Symposia on the Interstellar Medium, we will stay with the concept of a broad topical range, addressing all aspects from the large scales in time and space, i.e., the cosmological evolution of galaxies driven by star formation, down to the details of star formation in individual, local regions and to the micro-physics of molecule formation and excitation. The Symposium thus will cover the development of this research field as a whole over the last 5 years in review talks,  and the recent topical results in selected contributed talks.

At present, we are forming the Scientific Organizing Committee. Around the turn of the year we will finalize the session topics and contact the invited speakers. The registration will open around February/March 2020.


The proceedings will only be published electronically as a PDF version with ISBN number (for referencing).

Review and invited speakers

Review talks will be 30 minutes + 5 minutes for discussion.
Talks for invited speakers will be 15 minutes + 5 minutes discussion.

List of confirmed speakers:







Invited speakers




The online registration will be opened early March 2020.

Deadline for registration with abstract for talks will be April 30th 2020.

Conference fees will be announced at the time of opening registration.

You can register for a contributed talk (15 minutes + 5 minutes discussion) or for a poster presentation. The SOC will select the contributed talks and talk applications not selected by the SOC for oral presentation will be converted into poster presentations.

Registrations will be handled on a first-come first-served basis. Once the number of registrations exceeds the participant limit, later registrants will be put on a waiting list.

The conference fee covers all conference related costs (abstract book, beverages during the coffee breaks).

Child care will be available free of cost. Please indicate child care demand during registration (tick box).

Please feel free to contact the local organizing committee
(symposium2020-loc [at] ph1.uni-koeln.de)  if you have any further questions concerning the registration.

For general questions about the conference feel free to contact  "symposium2020 [at] ph1.uni-koeln.de".

SOC and LOC members

Scientific organizing committee Local organizing committee
R. Bustos
P. García
N. Gardemann
S. Herbst
W. Max-Moerbeck
V. Ossenkopf-Okada
D. Riquelme
R. Rodriguez
Á. Sánchez-Monge
R. Schaaf
F. Schlöder
D. Seifried
A. Stutz
J. Stutzki
S. Thorwirth