We are happy to announce the kickoff school and workshop for the ISM-SPP funding period II.

The school will take place from April 27 to April 28, 2015 at the Kardinal-Doepfner-Haus in Freising near Munich.

The workshop will take place from April 29 to April 30, 2015 at the Kardinal-Doepfner-Haus in Freising near Munich.

The aim of this meeting will be to provide a platform for interdisciplinary interaction between the researchers working on the physics of the Interstellar medium, to discuss the future of ISM research as well as future funding possibilities for the ISM community
Participants will have the opportunity to present their work, exchange ideas and discuss with established researchers the big questions and challenges in the field of ISM physics as well as future research opportunities.

The idea of the school is:
(i) giving a summary of our current view of the ISM based on observations, laboratory experiments and simulations
(ii) to bring together the students of the ISM-SPP community for discussion, exchange of ideas and expertise, networking
(iii) give students the opportunity to improve their presentation skills

The idea of the workshop is to introduce the newly funded and the refunded projects to one another.In addition, we plan to look into funding possibilities beyond the period II of the ISM-SPP.


Andreas Burkert
Cornelia Jäger
Matthias Gritschneder
Ralf Klessen
Karl Menten
Sebastian Wolf


Matthias Gritschneder
Alessandro Ballone
Katharina Fierlinger

Invited Lecturers

Robi Banerjee
Andreas Burkert
Simon Glover
Stefanie Walch
Svitlana Zhukovska

Important links

This school/workshop is sponsored by: