Lorentz Center - The Giant Branches from 11 May 2009 through 15 May 2009
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    The Giant Branches
    from 11 May 2009 through 15 May 2009

 
PROGRAMME

Monday, 11 May 2009

 

The time allocated to each talk includes 5 minutes for questions

 

09:30 – 09:45         Welcome (the organizers)

The giant branches in the CMD and HRD (observations and theory)

09:45 – 10:15         Weiss: Stellar evolution of RGB and AGB stars. Importance, features, uncertainties

10:15 – 10:45         Ferraro: Observed Giant Branches: where, how, what, feature

10:45 – 11:15         Coffee break

11:15 – 11:45         Cassisi: He-core mass evolution: theoretical uncertainties

11:45 – 12:05         Marigo: Modelling the AGB: update from Padua

12.05 – 12.25         Pols: AGB in binaries: their evolution and remnants

12:25 – 13:30         Lunch

13:30 – 14:00         Soszynski: Variable RGB and AGB stars in the OGLE data

14:00 – 14:30         Wood: Theoretical models of pulsating RGB and AGB stars 

14:30 – 15:30         Short presentations (10 min.) about “Stellar model resources” (Chaboyer, Weiss, Salaris/Cassisi, Izzard, Charbonnel, Karakas) or working session

15:30 – 16:00         Coffee break

16:00 – 17:30         Discussion session: Weiss

Comparison of pre-calculated models ("The Giants Challenge”)

17:30 – 19:00         Wine & Cheese party

 

 

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

 

Chemical evolution (I)

09:00 – 09:30         Carretta: Observations of chemical evolution along the RGB

09:30 – 09:50         Bragaglia: He-poor and He-rich stars in Globular Clusters: a study of RGB stars in 19 Galactic GCs with FLAMES

09:50 – 10:20         Charbonnel: Mixing on the red giant branch: Where do we stand?

10:20 – 10:50         Coffee break

10:50 – 11:20         Garcia-Berro: Chemical evolution of Super-AGB stars

11:20 – 11:40         Stancliffe: Evolution of ultra-metal-poor RGB and AGB stars

11:40 – 12:10         Lebzelter: Chemical evolution along the AGB: observations

12:10 – 13:10         Lunch

13:10 – 14:30         working session

14:30 – 15:00         Karakas: Thermal pulses and third dredge up predictions: theoretical uncertainties  

15:00 – 15:30         Romano: AGB nucleosynthesis and galactic chemical evolution

15:30 – 16:00         Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:30         Discussion session: Izzard

                                 GC abundance anomalies: the AGB and super-AGB connection

 

 

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

 

Chemical evolution (II)

09:00 – 09:20         Uttenthaler: Elemental abundances of a sample of Galactic Bulge AGB variables from CRIRES spectra

09:20 – 09:40         Palmerini: Li abundances due to non-convective mixing in AGB stars

09:40 – 10:00         Smiljanic: Carbon isotopic ratios in giants of open clusters

10:00 – 10:20         Decin: Chemistry in the envelopes around O-rich evolved stars

10:20 – 10:50         Coffee break

Envelopes and atmospheres (I)

10:50 – 11:20         Gustafsson: Calculations of theoretical model atmospheres for RGB and AGB stars 

11:20 – 11:40         Collet: Hydro-simulations of RGB envelopes 

11:40 – 12:00         van Belle: The Teff scale for RGB and AGB stars 

12:00 – 12:20         Trampedach: Calibration of superadiabatic convection in RGB and AGB models

12:20 – 13:30         Lunch

 

Free afternoon

 

17:00                       Boat trip with conference dinner on board

 

 

Thursday, 14 May 2009

 

Envelopes and atmospheres (II)

09:00 – 09:30         Lederer: Molecular opacities for AGB modelling

09:30 – 10:00         Groenewegen: Predicted spectral properties of dusty AGB stars

Mass loss

10:00 – 10:30         Hoefner: Dust formation and winds: new models for M-stars

10:30 – 11:00         Coffee break

11:00 – 11:30         Origlia: Empirical mass loss estimates: RGB 

11:30 – 12:00         van Loon: Empirical mass loss estimates: AGB 

12:00 – 12:20         Matsuura: Impact of AGB stars on gas and dust production in the local group galaxies

12:20 – 13:30         Lunch

13:30 – 15:00         Working session

15:00 – 15:30         Coffee break

15:30 – 16:00         Serenelli: Initial-final mass relation for low-intermediate mass stars

16:00 – 17:30         discussion session: Zijlstra

                                 Mass loss along the RGB & AGB: HB morphology, He-WD, SN1.5 production

 

 


Friday, 15 May 2009

 

Applications of the giant branches

09:20 – 09:50         Bellazzini: RGB and AGB in SSPs 

09:50 – 10:20         Gallart: RGBs in composite stellar populations

10:20 – 10:40         de Boer: Probing the Star Formation History of old populations in Dwarf Spheroidals

10:40 – 11:10         Coffee break

11:10 – 11:40         Salaris: RGB and AGB role in population synthesis models 

11:40 – 12:10         Peletier: Spectral libraries for cool stars

12:10 – 12:30         Marin-Franch: Fluctuation magnitudes and AGB modelling 

12:30 – 13:30         Lunch

13:30 – 14:00         Tolstoy: Resolved stellar populations with the JWST and E-ELT 

14:00 – 15:00         Concluding discussion

 

End of the workshop

 

 



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