Lorentz Center - Distribution of Mass in the Milky Way Galaxy from 13 Jul 2009 through 17 Jul 2009
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    Distribution of Mass in the Milky Way Galaxy
    from 13 Jul 2009 through 17 Jul 2009

 
Report on “Mass distributions in the Milky Way", July 13-17, 2009, Lorentz Center Organisers: Anatoly Klypin (New Mexico), HongSheng Zhao (St Andrews), Antony Brown (Strw), with the help of James Binney (Oxford), Leo Blitz (Berkeley)

Organizers: Anatoly Klypin (New Mexico), HongSheng Zhao (St Andrews), Antony Brown (Strw), with the help of James Binney (Oxford), Leo Blitz (Berkeley)

 

This workshop organized by the capable people at the Lorentz Center (and Auke in particular) has been a sounding success. It was attended by about 50 participants, with a good mix of experts from Dutch institutes (Leiden, Groningen) and international speakers.  We are pleased that we managed to bring together a good combination of junior and senior astronomers, theorists and observers to update us on the latest development on the Milky Way. We had a good mix of talks and posters too. Many felt that the workshop helps them to build new collaborations.

Many people from the outside were impressed with the facility and efficient organization of the Lorentz Center. The social events and the lunches ran very smoothly.  It is good to arrange the afternoon to start with a talk (to gather people from lunch), and finish the day with a short talk. Among things to note for organizing future workshops, it might help to motivate the program by spending an extra 10 minute in the beginning to open the talks, and reserve a slot for a summary talk at the end.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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