Lorentz Center - Near- and mid-IR studies of galaxies in or near the Local Group from 3 May 2004 through 7 May 2004
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    Near- and mid-IR studies of galaxies in or near the Local Group
    from 3 May 2004 through 7 May 2004

 
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Preliminary PROGRAM of Workshop

 

Note: TIMEs = 20+5 include presentation and questions

 

Topic 1:           "Local Group Surveys and beyond"

 

Monday, May 3

09:25 - 09:35          Welcome/Introduction/Practical Informations

09:35 - 10:00          "Carbon star survey of the Local Group" (Battinelli)

10:00 - 10:25          "Wide area near-IR imaging of late-type stars in dwarf spheroidals" (Held)

10:25 - 10:45          Coffee break

10:45 - 11:45          Working Session / Discussion

11:45 - 12:10          "AGB stars in Sagittarius Dwarf" (Whitelock)

12:10 - 12:35          "AGB stars in Fornax & LeoI" (Menzies)

12:35 - 13:35          Lunch break

13:35 - 14:00          "Survey of the Local Group" (Nowotny)

14:00 - 14:25          "AGB stars in the Magellanic Clouds and NGC6822" (Cioni)

14:25 - 16:00          Working Session / Discussion

16:00 - 16:15          Tea break

16:15 - 17:00          Discussion:

                                 "CPAPIR a new near-IR wide field imager" (Demers)

                                 "Potential of SALT" (Whitelock)

                                 "The IRSF survey" (Menzies)

17:00                       Wine & Cheese

 

Tuesday, May 4

09:10 -09:35           "Observations of AGB stars outside the Local Group" (Rejkuba)"

09:35 - 10:00          "Image blending and the bulge of M31" (Stephens)

10:00 - 10:25          "A near-IR view of evolved stars in the Blue Compact Galaxy IZw 18" (Mouhcine)

10:25 - 10:45          Coffee break

10:45 - 11:45          Working Session / Discussion

11:45 - 12:10          "Variable stars" (Lub)

12:10 - 12:35          "Variable stars in the Milky Way" (Ita - TBD)

12:35 - 13:35          Lunch break

 

Topic 2:           "Interpretation and use of late--type stellar populations"

 

13:35 - 14:00          "Evolution and nucleosynthesis of AGB stars" (Herwig)

14:05 - 14:25          "The impact of variable (non-solar scaled) molecular opacities on AGB evolution" (Marigo)

14:25 - 16:25          Working Session/Discussion

16:25 - 16:45          Tea break

16:45 - 17:10          "Simulating the AGB population of Local Group galaxies in JHK" (Girardi)

17:10 - 17:35          "Surface brightness fluctuations as a promising tool for investigating AGB stars populations" (Raimondo)

 

Wednesday, May 5

09:35 - 10:00          "Red clump giants as distance indicators in the near-IR" (Gieren)

10:00 - 10:25          "How reliable are distances from near-IR observations of RGB tip?" (Salaris)    

10:25 - 10:45          Coffee break

10:45 - 11:45          Working Session / Discussion

 

Topic 3:           "Interferometry"

 

11:45 - 12:10          "Interferometry observations of AGB stars" (Waters - TBD)

12:10 - 12:35          "Interferometry and Maser envelopes" (Vlemmings)

12:35 - 14:00          Lunch break (Free at Witte Huis)

 

Afternoon                Celebration of the liberation of Holland from Germany (1945). The Staff has a whole day off but all facilities are available.

                                 There are three possibilities on how to spend the afternoon:

                                 - visit the Keukenhof (a bus will leave at 14:00 to bring participants to the Keukenhof. For the journey back public transports are easily available)

                                 - join the celebration in Amsterdam

                                 - work

 

Topic 4:           "High/low resolution spectra and model spectra"

 

Thursday, May 6

09:10 - 09:35          "Status of modelling atmospheres and winds of pulsating AGB stars/ comparison with IR spectra" (Hoefner)

09:35 - 10:00          "Synthetic IR spectra of red giants and abundance analysis" (Aringer)

10:00 - 10:25          "From photometric observations to Luminosity" (Loup)

10:25 - 10:45          Coffee break

10:45 - 11:45          Working Session / Discussion

11:45 - 12:10          "Near-IR spectra of young clusters with a focus on red supergiants" (Lancon)

12:10 - 12:35          "Mass-loss from red giants in globular clusters/ M33" (van Loon)

12:35 - 13:35          Lunch break

13:35 - 14:00          "Shells of dust around AGB stars: effects on the integrated spectrum of SSPs" (Piovan)  

14:00 - 15:40          Working Session / Discussion

15:40 - 16:00          Tea break

16:00 - 17:00          Seminar by J. Frogel ""The Spitzer Space Observatory. An overview and early science results."

 

Friday, May 7

09:35 - 10:00          "Kinematics of AGB stars in our galaxy" (Habing)

10:00 - 10:25          "GAIA" (Brown)

10:25 - 10:45          Coffee break

10:45 - 11:45          Working Session / Discussion

11:45 - 12:10          "Near-IR spectroscopy of Galactic Centre OH/IR stars" (Blommaert)

12:10 - 12:35          "Prospects for Galactic AGB mass-loss studies from ISOGAL, MSX and Spitzer" (Omont)

12:35 - 13:35          Lunch break

13:35 - 14:00          "Spitzer Panels" (Zijlstra)

14:00 - 15:40          Working Session / Discussion

15:40 - 16:00          Closing of program

16:00 - 16:25          Tea break

 



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