Found 43 talks archived in The Galaxy

allende_130903_s
Tuesday September 3, 2013
Dr. Carlos Allende Prieto
Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, Tenerife, Spain

Abstract

1- Astrometry and photometry

- Hipparcos, Gaia, full-sky and large-area photometric surveys

- fitting models to data

- algorithms and tools


girardi_130903_s
Tuesday September 3, 2013
Dr. Leo Girardi
Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova, INAF, Italy

Abstract

2- More on isochrones

- bolometric corrections and Teff-color relations

- populating isochrones, and the IMF

- simulating star clusters

- simulating apparent and detached binaries

- simulating interacting binaries


gerhard_130903_s
Tuesday September 3, 2013
Dr. Ortwin Gerhard
Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik, Germany

Abstract

2- Stellar orbits and dynamical models

- orbits in various potentials, Jeans Thm, DF models, Schwarzschild, M2M


freeman_130903_s_not_entire
Tuesday September 3, 2013
Dr. Ken Freeman
Australian National University, Australia

Abstract

2- The thin disk.

- observational issues with the star formation history and the dynamical evolution of the thin disk.

- continuing gas accretion

- theoretical ideas about the formation and evolution of the thin disk.


sellwood_130903_c
Tuesday September 3, 2013
Dr. Jerry Sellwood
Rutgers University, USA

Abstract

2- Poisson solvers

- trees

- fixed and adaptive grids

- parallelization


freeman_130902_s
Monday September 2, 2013
Dr. Ken Freeman
Australian National University, Australia

Abstract

1-  Overview of the structure of our Galaxy in the context of other galaxies

- the basic components

- dark matter properties

- general ideas about galaxy assembly


girardi_130902_s
Monday September 2, 2013
Dr. Leo Girardi
Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova, INAF, Italy

Abstract

1- The basics

- overview of stellar evolution as a function of mass and metallicity

- from evolutionary tracks to isochrones

- quick overview of chemical changes at the stellar surface


gerhard_130902_s
Monday September 2, 2013
Dr. Ortwin Gerhard
Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik, Germany

Abstract

1- Fundamental stellar dynamics

- relaxation, collisionless dynamics

- distribution functions, Jeans eqs, etc.


sellwood_130902_s
Monday September 2, 2013
Dr. Jerry Sellwood
Rutgers University, USA

Abstract

1- The use and abuse of N-body codes

- relaxation in spheres and disks,  collective enhancement

- code structure, block time steps


tom_maccarone_130704s
Thursday July 4, 2013
Dr. Tom Maccarone
Texas Tech University

Abstract

In the past few years, a series of discoveries have been made of objects which appear to be accreting stellar mass black holes in globular clusters -- both in the Milky Way and in other nearby galaxies. I will discuss why the theoretical work which suggested that such objects would be unlikely to exist, the observations showing they do exist, some of the unusual aspects of some of the individual sources, and the new theoretical framework for producing them.