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The George P. and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy

Plumbing Star Formation Rates in the Age of JWST

This 5 day workshop focuses on defining strategies for converting JWST photons into reliable star formation rates at z>5 using available multi-wavelength methods. We consider sub-kpc processes that shape the integrated star formation rates and how to overcome the inherent challenges of using primarily rest-frame UV/optical measurements. Measuring accurate SFRs at these wavelengths is inextricably tied to measurements of interstellar dust, and JWST should reveal much about the formation and evolution of dust over cosmic time. Our ambitious effort will be lead by Prof. Daniela Calzetti and Prof. Rob Kennicutt.


Andrew Battisti

Daniela Calzetti

Caitlin Casey

Elisabeta da Cunha

Steve Finkelstein

Brent Groves

Susan Kassin

Rob Kennicutt

Joel Leja

Ilse de Looze

Mikako Matsuura

Kristen McQuinn

Casey Papovich

Naveen Reddy

Brett Salmon

Karin Sandstrom

Renske Smit

Justin Spilker

Kim-Vy Tran

Jorge Zavala

Travel Information

Easterwood Airport (CLL) is located only 2 miles from campus and offers daily flights from/to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH).

You may also wish to consider flying into Houston-area airports (George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH); William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) and complete the rest of the journey (100 miles) by rental car or airport shuttle. You can arrange shuttle service to & from Houston airports with GroundShuttle.


The hotel we have booked is the Hampton Inn College Station, 320 Texas Avenue South, College Station, Texas, 77840, (979) 846-0184. It is around a 15 minute walk from the hotel to the Mitchell Institute.

We will make hotel arrangements and cover costs for contributors directly. We have also reserved a limited number of rooms at the Hampton Inn for participants, please contact Amanda Barreiro for hotel arrangements.


The closest visitor parking is provided by the Northside Parking Garage, which is just across the street from the Mitchell Institute, at the intersection of Ireland Street and University Drive:

Taxi Information

  • BCS Taxi: (979) 691-2222
  • Northgate taxi: (979) 574-6919
  • BCS Taxi-cab: (979) 693-5532
  • College Station/Bryan taxi: (979) 436-8107



  • 30 October to 03 November 2017

  • » Workshop Schedule

    Social Events

    No meeting would be complete without opportunities to discuss over a refreshing beverage!

    Monday Evening: Wine & Hors d’oeuvres Location: 5th Floor of the Mitchell Institute

    Tuesday Evening: Banquet Dinner

    Location: » Madden’s Downtown Transportation provided.

    Wednesday Evening: Beer & BBQ

    Location: » Rec Garden Room, 3301 Transportation after event provided.

    Thursday Evening: Taz Indian Cuisine Location: Mitchell Institute Foyer

    These social events are fully supported for all contributors and participants. Veggie options will be available for all events.

    Workshop Location

    Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
    Mitchell Institute (MIST)


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