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Second announcement

Stars on the run

A meeting on run-away and hyper-velocity stars

Bamberg, Germany

Date: August, 16-19, 2016

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that the registration for the meeting is now open. In this announcement you will find important information about the early registration process and abstract submission. Please visit the conference webpage for further information:



The conference will be held on the campus of the University of Bamberg (see VENUE for map and address).


Early-registration: before May 16
Abstract submission (talk/poster): until July 4
Late registration: until August 19


If you are interested in attending the meeting, please fill out the registration form on our webpage:

You can also submit an abstract for a talk or a poster. Please note that oral contributions will be selected by the Scientific Organizing Committee shortly after the submission deadline (July 4).
Registration remains open until August 19, but no contributions can be excepted after July 4, 2016.


The conference fee is 220.- Euro for early registration (by May 16), and 270.- Euro for late registration (by August 19).

The registration fee includes coffee breaks, a reception on Wednesday and the conference dinner on Thursday.


There will be no proceedings.


Bamberg can be easily reached by train. Travel from the nearest airport, Nuremberg takes about an hour, while the train ride from the major airports Frankfurt and Munich takes about 3 hours.
For details see


Citizens of certain countries and territories may need a visa to visit Germany.
Please contact us if you need supporting documentation for a visa application.
Special arrangements for participants of the meeting have been made with three hotels located in the old city center. For details see


We are looking forward to seeing you all in Bamberg this summer!

On behalf of the LOC,

Uli Heber and Horst Drechsel

First announcement

Stars on the run

A meeting on run-away and hyper-velocity stars

Bamberg, Germany

Date: August, 16-19, 2016


Run-away stars are produced by dynamical interaction in various environments.
Several processes have been suggested for their origin, which include ejection from star clusters and the Galactic Centre, in binary supernova explosions, and from satellite galaxies. The fastest run-away stars known, the hyper-velocity stars, travel so fast that they are unbound from the Galaxy. The list of known run-aways includes early type main sequence stars in the Galactic halo as well as neutron stars.

High precision astrometry is a prerequisite for tracing their place of origin, whether that is a particular cluster, or the centre of the Galaxy, or elsewhere. Previous attempts have met with little success. The Gaia mission will soon remedy the situation by providing astrometry of unprecedented accuracy.

The time appears ripe to bring together observers and theoreticians working on the diverse fields relevant to understand run-away and hyper-velocity stars. This workshop attempts to cover, i.a., the following topics:

- Surveys for Run-away and Hypervelocity stars
- Dynamics of stellar clusters
- Dynamics of the Galactic centre
- Chemical Composition of Run-away and Hypervelocity stars
- Extragalactic Run-away stars
- High velocity neutron stars
- Bow shocks
- Binary stellar Evolution models
- Population synthesis
- Supernova ejection
- SN Ia remnants
- Satellite Galaxy origin
- Blue straggler stars