Found 43 talks archived in The Galaxy
1- Astrometry and photometry
- Hipparcos, Gaia, full-sky and large-area photometric surveys
- fitting models to data
- algorithms and tools
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
2- Stellar orbits and dynamical models
- orbits in various potentials, Jeans Thm, DF models, Schwarzschild, M2M
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.
2- Poisson solvers
- fixed and adaptive grids
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
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
1- Fundamental stellar dynamics
- relaxation, collisionless dynamics
- distribution functions, Jeans eqs, etc.
1- The use and abuse of N-body codes
- relaxation in spheres and disks, collective enhancement
- code structure, block time steps
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.