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KITP Conference: The Milky Way and its Stars:
Stellar Astrophysics, Galactic Archaeology, and Stellar Populations

(Feb 2-6, 2015)
Coordinators: Jo Bovy, Charlie Conroy, Juna Kollmeier, Marc Pinsonneault

Monday, February 02, 2015

Stars: Inside, Out, Around, and About, Chair: Jo Bovy (IAS)

8:50am Lars Bildsten (KITP Director) Welcome[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:00am Andrey Kravtsov (Univ. Chicago) The Milky Way in the cosmological context[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:30am Hans-Walter Rix (MPIA) Stellar populations in the Milky Way and galaxy formation[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:00am Discussion
10:30am

Morning Break

Stars: Inside, Out, Around, and About

11:00am Léo Girardi (INAF) Stellar evolution and stellar populations[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Daniel Huber (Sydney) Asteroseismology with red giants[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:00pm Discussion
12:30pm

LUNCH Break

Stars: Forming, Exploding, Colliding, Streaming, Chair: Charlie Conroy (Harvard)

2:00pm Johannes Andersen (NBI) Early enrichment mechanisms of the heaviest and lightest elements[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:15pm Steven Bloemen (Radboud Univ.) Gravitational wave sources and the hunt for their electromagnetic counterparts using the BlackGEM array[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:30pm David Nidever (Univ. Michigan) Tracing chemical evolution over the extent of the Milky Way's disk with APOGEE red clump stars[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:45pm Diane Feuillet (NM State Univ.) Unraveling the chemical history of the solar neighborhood with giants[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm Alexia Lewis (Univ. Washington) The spatially-resolved recent star formation history of M31[Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
3:15pm Discussion
3:30pm

Afternoon Break

Stars: Forming, Exploding, Colliding, Streaming

4:00pm Branimir Sesar (MPI) Orbit of the Ophiuchus stream[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:15pm Denis Erkal (Univ. Cambridge) The growth of gaps in tidal streams[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:30pm Andres del Pino Molina (Copernicus) Stellar populations and kinematics of the Fornax dSph galaxy[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:45pm Discussion
5:30pm

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Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Current Surveys and What We Hope to Learn From Them: I

9:00am Anthony Brown (Leiden Univ.) The Gaia mission[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:30am Dennis Stello (Sydney) The K2 mission[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:00am Discussion
10:30am

Morning Break

Current Surveys and What We Hope to Learn From Them: I

Stars: Inside, Out, Around, and About

11:00am Conny Aerts (Univ. Leuven) Asteroseismology of dwarfs and massive stars[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Nadege Lagarde (Birmingham) Star quakes in NGC6819: a new tool to understand stellar and galactic evolution[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Peter Papics (Univ. Leuven) Calibrating the stellar structure and evolution models of massive stars with asteroseismology[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:00pm Valentina Schmid (Univ. of Leuven) A mixture of tidally-excited and kappa-driven p and g modes in the Kepler eccentric binary KIC10080943[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:15pm Discussion
12:30pm

Lunch Break

Rare Stars: Finding them, Exploiting them, Chair: Connie Aerts (Leuven)

2:00pm Judith Cohen (Caltech) Outward bound with RR Lyrae stars: Studies of the outer halo of the Milky Way[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:15pm Kevin Schlaufman (MIT) The best and brightest metal-poor stars[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:30pm Presenters Poster Summaries[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm

Afternoon Break

Rare Stars: Finding them, Exploiting them

4:00pm Ralph Schoenrich (Univ. Oxford) Chemo-dynamical modeling of the Milky Way[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:30pm Jonathan Bird (Vanderbilt Univ.) Connecting observed z=0 stellar kinematics and disk formation scenarios with simulated galaxies[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:45pm Elena D'Onghia (UW-Madison) Phase wrapping the Galactic disk and formation of the thick disk[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:00pm Discussion
5:30pm

RECEPTION

6:00pm

SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER

8:00pm

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Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Turtles All the Way Down? Chair: Juna Kollmeier (Carnegie Observatories)

9:00am Anna Frebel (MIT) The First Stars[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:30am James Bullock (UC Irvine) The Milky Way's halo[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:00am Discussion
10:30am

Morning Break

12:30pm

LUNCH Break

2:00pm

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Thursday, February 05, 2015

Current Surveys and What We Hope to Learn From Them: II, Chair: Andy Gould (OSU)

9:00am Sofia Feltzing (Lund Univ.) Spectroscopic analysis in the context of large surveys[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:30am Maria Bergemann (MPIA) Chemical abundance analysis in the era of large surveys[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:00am Discussion
10:20am Jorgen Christensen-Dalsgaard (AU) SONG[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am

Morning Break

Current Surveys and What We Hope to Learn From Them: II

11:00am Steven Majewski (Univ. Virginia) The APO Galactic Evolution Experiment (APOGEE)[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Martin Smith (Shanghai Ast. Obs.) The Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fibre Spectroscopic Telescope (LAMOST)[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Birgitta Nordström (NBI) Stellar archeology in the solar neighborhood[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:00pm Luca Casagrande (ANU) Asteroseismology for Galactic archeology: Bridging two fields[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:15pm Discussion
12:30pm

Lunch Break

Stars as Probes: Accretion, Ages, Enrichment, Chair: Judy Cohen (Caltech)

2:00pm Andrew Gould (Ohio State Univ.) Precision CMDs in the Gaia era[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:30pm Aldo Serenelli (ISS / UAB) Bayesian Age Estimation From Asteroseismology[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:45pm Jieun Choi (Harvard) MIST: MESA Isochrones and Stellar Tracks[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm Joss Bland-Hawthorn (Sydney) GALAH and Chemical tagging[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:15pm Discussion
3:30pm

Afternoon Break

Stars as Probes: Accretion, Ages, Enrichment

4:00pm Jennifer van Saders (Carnegie Obs.) Gyrochronology[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:30pm Carlo Morossi (INAF/Obs. Trieste) Bayesian determination of ages of open cluster stars as a method to constrain the MW SFR history[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:45pm Sanjib Sharma (Sydney) Kinematic modeling of the Milky Way using the RAVE and GCS stellar surveys[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:00pm Andrea Miglio (Birmingham) Asteroseismology and Galactic populations[Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
5:00pm Discussion
5:30pm

RECEPTION

6:00pm

SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER

8:00pm

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Friday, February 06, 2015

Learning from Debris: Galactic and Metallic, Chair: Joss Bland-Hawthorne (ANU)

9:00am Julio Navarro (Univ. Victoria) Cosmological puzzles of the Local Group[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:30am Josh Simon (Carnegie Obs.) The Milky Way satellites[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:00am Discussion
10:30am

Morning Break

Learning from Debris: Galactic and Metallic

11:00am Martin Asplund (ANU) The oldest objects in the Universe: extremely metal-poor stars in the Galactic bulge (via telecon)[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:15am David Nataf (Mount Stromlo Observatory) Correcting for the variable effects of interstellar extinction[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Daniel Weisz (Univ. Washington) An HST Census of M31 Satellites[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Thomas de Boer (Univ. Cambridge) The star formation history of the Sagittarius dwarf galaxy and streams[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:00pm Evan Kirby (Caltech) Carbon in dwarf spheroidal galaxies[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm

Lunch Break

What Did We Learn Here? Chair: Andrey Kravtsov (Univ. Chicago)

2:00pm Jo Bovy, Charlie Conroy
Juna Kollmeier, Marc Pinsonneault
Summary and discussion[Podcast][Aud][Cam]

CONFERENCE END

3:30pm

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POSTERS

B. Anguiano Exploring the orbits of the stars via chemical tagging techniques[Poster]
J. Goldstein el al. Extreme Angular Momentum Transport by Gravity Modes in Slowly Pulsating B Stars[Poster]
Neda Hejazi et al. Metallicity Distribution of M Dwarfs and Local Galactic Evolution[Poster]
D. Lee et al. Reconstructing the Stellar Accretion History of the Galactic Halo[Poster]
W. Ngan et al. Dispersion of tidal debris in the Via Lactea II Halo[Poster]
J. Sobeck et al. APOGEE-2: The Second Phase of the Apache Point Observatory Galactic Evolution Experiment in SDSS-IV[Poster]
C. Wheeler et al. Hunting for the Smallest Substructures: Ultrafaint Galaxies as Satellites of Known Local Group Dwarfs[Poster]