Breakout Sessions

In addition to the Forum plenary sessions, some special breakout sessions will take place on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning to discuss ideas of breakthrough science programs with the TMT and how today's science will pave the pay to future TMT breakthroughs.

Presentations and discussions will be organized across the following science themes and all breakpout sessions will report on their findings during the Wednesday afternoon plenary sessions:

Cosmology and the Early universe

Session Chairs: Tadayuki Kodama and Marie-Lemoine Busserolle

Local universe/Nearby-galaxies & SMBH studies

Session Chairs: Matt Malkan, Pauline Barmby, Vivian U, Eric Peng

Planetary formation (young stars, exoplanets, solar system)

Session Chairs: Greg Herczeg, Thayne Currie, Stan Metchev

Stellar evolution, death of stars, ISM

Session Chairs: Sivarani, Keivan Stassun, Wako Aoki