Star Formation: From Clouds to Discs
A Tribute to the Career of Lee Hartmann
Hosted by the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
17th - 20th August 2020, Grand Hotel, Malahide, Ireland


We are closely monitoring the situation as regards COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and we will follow the recommendations of the Irish Health Service Executive and the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, as organisers. A final decision to go ahead with the meeting for mid-August will be made no later than June 10th, 2020.

At the moment, we aim to organise the conference as planned but please avoid booking flights at this stage as it is not clear what travel restrictions, if any, will be in place. The hotel however may be booked as there is a 7 day cancellation policy.

The abstract submission deadline has been extended to March 31st 2020 and all other deadlines adjusted accordingly. The early-bird registration deadline has been extended to June 17th 2020. In the event the conference cannot go ahead in August 2020, we will offer all participants a full refund of their registration fee, and we will look at postponing it to either later in 2020 or to August 2021.

Early-bird registration

Abstract submission is now closed. Early-bird registration will remain open until 17th June.

The early bird conference fee is €350 (€450 after 17th June 2020) with a reduced rate of €250 for students (€300 after 17th June 2020) and includes lunches and coffee breaks on all days, the welcome reception, the afternoon trip to Newgrange and the conference dinner. You will receive instructions on how to pay after you register and you will also be provided with a code to avail of the conference rate at the hotel. Note that registration is on a first-come basis until the conference is full, so we encourage you to register early and places will be limited to 100. Your place will be guaranteed when payment is received.

Final date for Early Payment: 17th June 2020

Cancellation policy:

  • before the 17th of June 2020: 100% refund;
  • between the 17th of June and 17th of July 2020: 50% refund (unless the conference must be canceled or postponed);
  • after the 17th of July 2020: no refund (unless the conference must be canceled or postponed).

Please remember to check if you need a visa to visit Ireland (more information below).

Registration form:

Personal Details

Student Researcher

Miscellaneous information

Late Registration

Late Registration will open on Wednesday 17th June 2020 and close on Friday 17th July 2020.

Abstract submission

Abstract submission is now closed. All talks will be assessed by the SOC and decisions will be emailed to all participants in mid April 2020. You will then have until 17th June 2020 to pay your (early-bird) registration fee to confirm your registration.


You may need a visa to come to Ireland. It is your responsibility to make sure you have the right visa before you travel. Please check if you need a visa to visit Ireland at

Please note Ireland is not a member of Schengen and your Schengen visa will not allow you to travel to Ireland.

If you need an official invitation please let us know (contact us) and we can organise it for you.