Scientific Programme

The scientific program is currently under preparation, but will be based around the current broad major themes and questions regarding late-stage stellar evolution especially the PN:

  • Shaping Mechanisms — role of binarity, magnetic fields & other factors
  • What can we learn from the major increase in known PNe?
  • How are post-AGB, pre-PNe and PNe phase shapes related?
  • What role do the properties of the central stars play?
  • What can we learn from jets and accretion disks in related/unrelated objects?
  • What do advances in evolutionary models and timescales tell us?
  • How do we maximally extract science from the available/planned facilities?
  • What are the most important current issues to resolve?

The full programme of invited talks, contributed talks, and posters will be released once finalised.