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KITP Conference: The Impact of Asteroseismology across Stellar Astrophysics (Oct 24-28, 2011)
Coordinators: Conny Aerts, Sarbani Basu, Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard, Steve Kawaler

Scientific Advisors: Bill Chaplin, Katrien Kolenberg, Marc Pinsonneault, Juri Toomre, Yanqin Wu

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Monday, Oct 24, 2011

Session: Overview of Asteroseismology and Stellar Physics.   Chair: Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard (Aarhus Univ.)

8:50am Martin Einhorn (KITP Deputy Director) Welcome[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:00am Steve Kawaler (Iowa State Univ.) Pulsating Stars as Physics Probes - An Overview[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:30am Travis Metcalfe (NCAR) Seismic Modelling of Solar-like Stars[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:00am Tim Bedding (Univ. Sydney) Observational Properties of Red Giant Stars[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am MORNING BREAK
11:00am Luca Casagrande (MPIA Garching) 'Classical' Observations of Stellar Properties[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Werner Däppen (USC) Microphysics of Stellar Interiors[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:00pm Jim Bailey (Sandia Nat'l Lab) Experimental Astrophysics[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm LUNCH BREAK

Session: Diffusion and Convection.   Chair: Marc Pinsonneault (Ohio State Univ.)

2:00pm Sylvie Vauclair (IRAP) Diffusion in Main Sequence Stars[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:30pm Haili Hu (Univ. Cambridge) Diffusion and the Evolution of Hot Subdwarfs[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm Pascale Garaud (UCSC) Semi-convection in Stellar Interiors: Insight from 3D Numerical Experiments and Consequences for Asteroseismology[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm AFTERNOON BREAK
4:00pm Regner Trampedach (JILA) Near-surface Convection in Solar-like Stars[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:30pm Matteo Cantiello (UCSB, KITP) Near-surface Convection in Massive Stars[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:00pm DISCUSSION Stellar Physics[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm SHUTTLE TO LCOGT

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2011

Session: Convection, Magnetism, and Rotation I.   Chair: Anne Thoul (Univ. Liege)

9:00am Ben Brown (Univ. Wisconsin) Convection in Main Sequence Stars[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:30am Matthew Browning (Univ. Exeter) Magnetic Effects on Stellar Evolution[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:00am Francisco Espinosa Lara (OMP) Modelling of Rotating Stars[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am MORNING BREAK
11:00am Marc Pinsonneault (Ohio State) Angular Momentum Transport in Stars[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Jean-Paul Zahn (Obs. Paris) Mixing in Stars[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:00pm Sylvaine Turck-Chièze (SAp/IRFU/CEA) From Sun to Stars: Macroscopic and Microscopic processes for solar-like stars[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:20pm LUNCH BREAK

Session: Convection, Magnetism, and Rotation II.   Chair: Travis Metcalfe (NCAR)

2:00pm Daniel Reese (Obs. Paris) Rotational Effects on Pulsation[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:30pm Bertrand Georgeot (Univ, Paul Sabatier) Oscillation Spectrum of Rapidly Rotating Stars: Wave Chaos and Regular Modes[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:50pm Stéphane Mathis (CEA) Internal Waves Interaction with (differential) Rotation and Magnetic Field in Single Stars or in Stars Hosting a Companion[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:10pm AFTERNOON BREAK
4:00pm Günter Houdek (Univ. Wien) Stellar Pulsations as Convection Probes[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:30pm DISCUSSION Status of Stellar Modelling[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm RECEPTION
6:00pm SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER
8:00pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

Wednesday, Oct 26, 2011

Session: Solar-like Oscillation Probes - Solar-like Stars and Red Giants.   Chair: Stéphane Charpinet (Obs. Midi-Pyrénées)

9:00am Hans Kjeldsen (Aarhus Univ.) Overview of Observational Asteroseismology[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:30am Zazralt Magic (MPIA Garching) The STAGGER grid - A grid of 3D atmosphere models for cool stars[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:50am Victor Silva Aguirre (MPA Garching) Testing Stellar Physics with Kepler: Evolutionary Tracks, Convective Cores, and Detailed Models[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:10am Masao Takata (Univ. of Tokyo) Degeneracy and the mode classification of adiabatic oscillations of stars[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am MORNING BREAK
11:00am Marc-Antoine Dupret (AGO) The Physics of Red-giant Oscillations[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Andrea Miglio (Univ. Birmingham) The Linear Oscillation Zoo Within Giant Stars: A Probe Of Their Deep Interiors[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:00pm PICNIC LUNCH
2:00pm FREE AFTERNOON

Thursday, Oct 27, 2011

Session: Seismology of Hot Stars - Winds, Rotation, Diffusion, ....   Chair: Yanqin Wu (Univ. Toronto)

9:00am Stan Owocki (Bartol) Physics of Stellar Winds[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:30am Anne Thoul (Univ. Liège) Seismology of OB Stars: Convective Core Overshooting and Interior Rotation[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:00am Hideyuki Saio (Tohoku Univ.) Stellar Evolution of the Most Massive Stars from Seismic Tuning[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am MORNING BREAK
11:00am Stéphane Charpinet (OMP) Asteroseismic Diagnostics of Subdwarf B Stars[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Melanie Godart (Univ. Liège) Unveiling the internal structure of pulsating massive stars[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:50am Valerie Van Grootel (Univ. Liège) The Mass Distribution of Hot B Subdwarfs Derived by Asteroseismology[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:10pm Steven Bloemen (K.U.Leuven) Evolutionary models for the asteroseismic study of subdwarf B stars[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm LUNCH BREAK

Session: Asteroseismic Diagnostics of Stellar Physics.   Chair: Conny Aerts (K.U. Leuven)

2:00pm Mike Montgomery (Univ. Texas) White Dwarf Asteroseismology and the Physics of Compact Matter[Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
2:30pm Robert Szabo (Konkoly Obs.) Recent developments in the theory of RR Lyrae stars[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:50pm Avi Shporer (UCSB/LCOGT) Doing More with Photometry: Studying binary companions with orbital photometry[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:10pm Victoria Antoci (Univ. British Columbia) The Excitation of Solar-like Oscillations in a δ Sct Star by Efficient Envelope Convection[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm AFTERNOON BREAK
4:00pm DISCUSSION Asteroseismic Diagnostics[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm RECEPTION
6:00pm SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER
8:00pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

Friday, Oct 28, 2011

Session: Challenging Problems for Stellar Models - Nonlinear Waves, Tides, Etc..   Chair: Dave Arnett (Univ. Arizona)

9:00am Lars Bildsten (KITP Permanent Member) MESA for Asteroseismology: Detecting the Helium Core Flash in Red Giants[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:30am Ehsan Moravveji (IASBS) Probing the Interior of the Nearest Supernova Progenitor: ε-Mechanism Exciting g-modes in Rigel[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:50am Josh Burkart (UC Berkeley) Tidal Asteroseismology[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:10am Jim Fuller (Cornell University) Dynamical Tides in Eccentric Binaries and Tidally-Excited Stellar Pulsations in KEPLER KOI-54[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am MORNING BREAK
11:00am Radek Smolec (Univ. Vienna) Nonlinear Pulsation[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Phil Arras (Univ. Virginia) Nonlinear Waves and Tides in Solar-like Stars[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:00pm Yanqin Wu (Univ. Toronto) Waves and Tides in Giant Planets[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm LUNCH BREAK

Session: Planets, the Galaxy, and Conclusion.   Chair: Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard (Aarhus Univ.)

2:00pm Tristan Guillot (OCA, France) Structure and Seismology of Giant Planets[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:30pm Jennifer Johnson (Ohio State) Asteroseismic Studies of Stellar Populations[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm Douglas Gough (Cambridge) Closing Remarks[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm CLOSING RECEPTION
4:30pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

Posters

5:00pm Gulnur Dogan (NCAR) Asteroseismic modeling of two solar-type Kepler subgiants: KIC11395018 and KIC10920273
5:10pm Lars Bildsten (KITP Permanent Member) MESA as a Tool for Asteroseismology