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Galactic Center Workshop Ringberg 2007


GC 2007
 

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Workshop Program



Sunday, June 17

Welcome reception starting 18:30. We will offer an Italian buffet.


Monday, June 18

Time Title Speaker
09:00 - 09:10 Welcome and organizational issues SOC, LOC
09:10 - 09:40 Our Galactic Center: science showcase and open issues Reinhard Genzel
09:50 - 10:20 The paradox of youth Andrea Ghez
10:30 - 11:20 ** Coffee break ** -
11:20 - 11:40 Precision measurements of stellar orbits Stefan Gillessen
11:45 - 12:05 Massive perturbers, young stars and hypervelocity stars Hagai Perets
12:10 - 12:25 General discussion -
12:30 - 13:30 ** Lunch ** -
14:00 - 14:30 The evolution of the stellar cusp - theoretical considerations Tal Alexander
14:40 - 15:00 Stellar processes near black holes Yuri Levin
15:05 - 15:20 The nature and significance of IRS13 Koraljka Muzic
15:25 - 16:15 ** Coffee break ** -
16:15 - 16:35 IMBHs and hypervelocity stars David Merritt
16:40 - 17:00 Observations of hypervelocity stars Warren Brown
17:05 - 17:12 Kinematics of hypervelocity stars in the Milky Way halo Qingjuan Yu
17:15 - 17:22 Theory of hypervelocity stars Ryan O'Leary
17:25 - 17:45 General discussion -
18:30 - 19:30 ** Dinner ** -
20:00 15 years of stellar orbits: a little celebration -


Tuesday, June 19

Time Title Speaker
09:00 - 10:00 Debate: Do we see one or two disks in the GC? Thibaut Paumard
Jessica Lu
discussion
10:00 - 10:20 Simulations of infalling clusters Simon Portegies-Zwart
10:25 - 11:15 ** Coffee break ** -
11:15 - 11:35 The population and evolution of early type stars in the GC Fabrice Martins
11:40 - 12:00 The IMF in the Galactic Center Don Figer
12:05 - 12:25 Formation and dynamics of the GC stellar disks Richard Alexander
12:30 - 13:30 ** Lunch ** -
14:00 - 14:07 Stable warped stellar disks Ayse Ulubay-Siddiki
14:10 - 14:17 Origin of the kinematic distribution of the sub-parsec young stars Youjun Lu
14:20 - 14:40 A limit cycle of star formation in the GC? Mark Morris
14:45 - 15:05 Star formation in the nucleus of M31 Ralf Bender
15:10 - 15:40 General discussion -
15:40 - 16:30 ** Coffee break ** -
16:30 - 17:05 What is the distance to the Galactic Center? Mark Reid
17:15 - 18:15 General discussion -
18:30 - 19:30 ** Dinner ** -


Wednesday, June 20

Full day excursion:

Trekking in the Alps. For the case of really bad weather there will be a plan B.

At 18:30 there will be the conference dinner, a Bavarian buffet.


Thursday, June 21

Time Title Speaker
09:00 - 09:35 Reflections on star formation in the Galactic Center Jonathan Tan
09:45 - 10:05 Star formation in accretion disks Sergei Nayakshin
10:10 - 10:30 How does the GC compare with planetary systems? Doug Lin
10:35 - 11:25 ** Coffee break ** -
11:25 - 11:45 Disks - from young stars to AGN Phil Armitage
11:50 - 12:10 Self-gravitating disks Ortwin Gerhard
12:30 - 13:30 ** Lunch ** -
14:00 - 14:20 SMBH formation - nuclear star clusters in late-type spirals Marcella Carollo
14:25 - 14:45 Fuelling Active Galactic Nuclei Andrew King
14:50 - 15:20 General discussion -
15:20 - 16:10 ** Coffee break ** -
16:10 - 16:45 Black holes - a review Roy Kerr
16:55 - 17:15 Relativistic ray-tracing Thomas Müller
17:20 - 17:40 Observability of relativistic effects Shay Zucker
17:45 - 17:52 Observation of TeV Gamma Rays with MAGIC Hendrik Bartko
17:55 - 18:02 Massive stellar X-ray sources Jon Mauerhan
18:05 - 18:20 General discussion -
18:30 - 19:30 ** Dinner ** -


Friday, June 22

Time Title Speaker
09:00 - 09:35 SgrA* - models from radio to TeV Fulvio Melia
09:45 - 10:05 The submm view of SgrA* Dan Marrone
10:10 - 10:30 The NIR view of SgrA* Andreas Eckart
10:35 - 11:15 ** Coffee break ** -
11:15 - 11:35 The X-ray view of SgrA* Fred Baganoff
11:40 - 11:47 Highlights from the MWL campaign April 2007: NIR Sascha Trippe
11:50 - 11:57 Highlights from the MWL campaign April 2007: X-rays Delphine Porquet
12:00 - 12:25 Highlights from the MWL campaign April 2007: summary Farhad Yusef-Zadeh
12:30 - 13:30 ** Lunch ** -
14:00 - 14:07 Timing analysis and spectral slope of SgrA* Tuan Do
14:10 - 14:17 The orbiting blob model for K-band flares Leo Meyer
14:20 - 14:40 Stochastic electron acceleration Siming Liu
14:45 - 15:05 MHD simulations of RIAF accretion flows John Hawley
15:10 - 15:30 The size of SgrA* Zhiqiang Shen
15:35 - 16:25 ** Coffee break ** -
16:25 - 16:45 Comparing the GC and low mass X-ray binaries Sera Markoff
16:50 - 17:10 The next steps in GC research: radio/mm Heino Falcke
17:15 - 17:35 The next steps in GC research: IR Frank Eisenhauer
17:40 - 18:00 The next steps in GC research: theory Andy Gould
18:05 - 18:25 Final discussion -
18:30 - 19:30 ** Dinner ** -


Saturday, June 23

The conference bus leaves the castle for Munich airport and Munich city at 08:30.


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