Lorentz Center - Modeling and Observing Dense Stellar Systems from 12 Dec 2011 through 16 Dec 2011
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    Modeling and Observing Dense Stellar Systems
    from 12 Dec 2011 through 16 Dec 2011

 

The workshop will consist of short talks in the morning, with lively discussions in between. The talks each morning will start with an introduction of the day moderator. The day moderator will also lead / start-up the discussions between the talks.

 

After lunch we will have break-out and work sessions.

 

Mornings (09:00 - 12:30):

    Talks: 20 minutes,

    Disussions: 20 minutes

 

Afternoons (14:00 - 17:00):

    Break-out sessions

    Workshop sessions

   

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Monday 12 December 2011

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09:00 - 10:00       Arrival and coffee

10:00 - 10:15       Welcome by Lorentz Center manager Mieke Schutte

10:15 - 10:30       Welcome by Scientific Organizers

10:30 - 10:45       Simon Portegies Zwart: Introduction and overview

 

Day 1. Critical observations of star clusters

moderator: Nate Bastian

 

11:00 - 11:20       Nate Bastian: The evolution of stellar structures in dwarf galaxies

11:20 - 11:40       discussion

 

12:00 - 14:00       Lunchbreak @ Gorlaeus Restaurant

 

14:00 - 14:40       Linda Smith: Overview of HST Results on Star Cluster Formation and Destruction

14:40 - 15:00       discussion

 

15:00 - 15:30       Coffee/tea break in the common room

15:30 - 17:00       Work sessions

 

17:00 -                 Wine & Cheese party in the common room

 

 

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Tuesday 13 December 2011

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Day 2. Key modeling challenges in dense stellar systems

moderator: Steve McMillan

 

09:00 - 09:20       Steve McMillan: A Dynamical Origin for Early Mass Segregation in Young Star Clusters

09:20 - 09:40       discussion

09:40 - 10:00       Douglas Heggie: Problems of collisional stellar dynamics

10:00 - 10:20       discussion

10:20 - 10:40       Coffee/tea break in the common room

 

10:40 - 11:00       Hans Zinnecker: Observations of low mass companions to massive stars

11:00 - 11:20       discussion

11:20 - 12:00       Andreas Eckart: IRS13N in the Galactic Center Stellar Cluster

12:00 - 12:20       discussion

 

12:30 - 14:00       Lunchbreak @ Gorlaeus Restaurant

 

14:00 - 15:00       Nathan Leigh   

                            Michiko Fujii   

                            Adrian Hamers    

                            Selma de Mink    

 

15:00 - 15:20       Coffee/tea break in the common room

15:20 - 17:00       Work / Break-out sessions

 

 

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Wednesday 14 December 2011

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Day 3. Planets and proto-planetary systems

moderator: Alice Quillen

 

09:00 - 09:20       Alice Quillen: Non-equilibrium Dynamical Processes in the Galaxy

09:20 - 09:40       discussion

09:40 - 10:00       Atilla Juhasz, Conquering new frontiers: temporal variability of protoplanetary disks

10:00 - 10:20       discussion

 

10:20 - 10:40       Coffee/tea break in the common room

 

10:40 - 11:00       Carsten Dominik: Accretion through the inner hole of transitional disks: What happens to the dust?

11:00 - 11:20       discussion

11:20 - 12:00       Eric Ford: Eccentricities & Resonances among Planetary Systems Identified by Kepler

12:00 - 12:20       discussion

 

12:30 - 14:00       Lunchbreak @ Gorlaeus Restaurant

 

14:00 - 15:00       Work / Break-out sessions

15:00 - 15:20       Coffee/tea break in the common room

15:20 - 17:00       Work / Break-out sessions

 

 

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Thursday 15 December 2011

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Day 4. High-performance multi-physics simulations

moderator: Inti Peluppesy

 

09:00 - 09:20       Inti Pelupessy: Introduction

09:20 - 09:40       discussion

09:40 - 10:00       Rony Keppens: Relativistic Hydro and Magnetohydrodynamic Models for AGN Jet Propagation and Deceleration

10:00 - 10:20       discussion

 

10:20 - 10:40       Coffee/tea break in the common room

 

10:40 - 11:00       Henri Bal: Distributed Computing with Ibis

11:00 - 11:20       discussion

11:20 - 12:00       Ataru Tanikawa: Unexpected Formation Modes of the First Hard Binary in Core Collapse

12:00 - 12:20       discussion

 

12:30 - 14:00       Lunchbreak @ Gorlaeus Restaurant

 

14:00 - 14:20       Anna Sippel: Metallicity Effects on Globular Cluster Sizes: Half-light Radii in N-body Simulations

14:20 - 15:00       Hans Zinnecker 

                            Fabio Antonini 

 

15:00 - 15:20       Coffee/tea break in the common room

15:20 - 16:30       Work / Break-out sessions

 

16:30                   Departure by bus to boat

17:00 - 21:00       Workshop dinner: Boat trip with Indonesian buffet

21:00                   Return by bus to Leiden Central Station, Lorentz Center and Hotel Vd Valk

 

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Friday 16 December 2011

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Day 5. Stars as the fundamental building blocks of stellar clusters

moderator: Mark Gieles

 

10:00 - 10:30       Mark Gieles: The life cycle of star clusters in a tidal field

10:30 - 11:00       Poul Alexander: Fast quasi-analytical models of the evolution of star clusters

11:00 - 11:20       Coffee/tea break in the common room

 

11:20 - 11:50       Evert Glebbeek: Blue Straggler Surface Abundances: A Clue to Their Formation History?

11:50 - 12:30       Workshop wrap-up by Douglas Heggie

 

12:30 - 14:00       Lunchbreak @ Gorlaeus Restaurant

 

14:00 - 17:00       Work / Break-out sessions

 

 

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