The Galaxy, Stellar Compositions and Dynamics

International School on Chemical Abundances, Dynamics, Surveys, Numerical Simulations and Stellar Populations of the Milky Way. Tenerife, September 2 to 6, 2013.

Video
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


Video
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.


Video
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


Video
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


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

Abstract

2- Poisson solvers

- trees

- fixed and adaptive grids

- parallelization


Video
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.


Video
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


Video
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


Video
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


Video
Wednesday September 4, 2013
Dr. Jerry Sellwood
Rutgers University, USA

Abstract

3- Setting up equilibrium models

- choosing from a DF, Jeans equations  and their limitations

- disk-bulge-halo models


Video
Wednesday September 4, 2013
Dr. Ken Freeman
Australian National University, Australia

Abstract

3- The thick disk in the context of other disk galaxies

- systematics of thick disks in other galaxies

- chemical, structural and dynamical properties of the Galactic thick disk

- ideas about how thick disks form


Video
Wednesday September 4, 2013
Dr. Ortwin Gerhard
Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik, Germany

Abstract

3- Galactic disk dynamics


Video
Wednesday September 4, 2013
Dr. Leo Girardi
Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova, INAF, Italy

Abstract

3- From star clusters to external galaxies

- basic methods

- age and metallicity distribution functions for different stars,

  including main sequence, red clump, RGB, AGB


Video
Thursday September 5, 2013
Dr. Jerry Sellwood
Rutgers University, USA

Abstract

4- Analysis "on the fly"

- code testing

- made-to-measure


Video
Thursday September 5, 2013
Dr. Ken Freeman
Australian National University, Australia

Abstract

4- The stellar halo of the Galaxy

- more on dark matter in the Galaxy

- chemical tagging and reconstructing the star formation history of the Galactic disk.


Video
Thursday September 5, 2013
Dr. Ortwin Gerhard
Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik, Germany

Abstract

4-  The Galactic bulge

- structure

- dynamics

- origin


Video
Thursday September 5, 2013
Dr. Leo Girardi
Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova, INAF, Italy

Abstract

4- From external galaxies to the Milky Way

- basic equation of stellar statistics, computational methods

- overview of available MW codes

- expected populations X photometric depth and galactic coordinates


Video
Thursday September 5, 2013
Dr. Carlos Allende Prieto
Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, Tenerife, Spain

Abstract

2- Spectra

- APOGEE, RAVE, SDSS/SEGUE/BOSS, Gaia-ESO

- Spectral classification

- radial velocities

- automated data analysis


Video
Friday September 6, 2013
Dr. Jerry Sellwood
Rutgers University, USA

Abstract

5- SPH basics

- numerical viscosity

- Kelvin-Helmholtz instabilities

- other problems and their amelioration


Video
Friday September 6, 2013
Dr. Ken Freeman
Australian National University, Australia

Abstract

5- The Galactic bulge

- observational status on bulge kinematics and chemical properties in the context of other bulges

- ideas about the formation of the bulge


Video
Friday September 6, 2013
Dr. Ortwin Gerhard
Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik, Germany

Abstract

5-   The Galactic halo

- mass, extent, shape

- substructure, inner/outer halo


Video
Friday September 6, 2013
Dr. Leo Girardi
Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova, INAF, Italy

Abstract

5- Some current problems and opportunities

- simulating kinematics

- simulating variables

- simulating non-solar scaled populations

- simulating rare and extreme populations (e.g. X-ray sources, PNe,

  hot-WDs, AGB-manque', C stars, IR-emission by mass-losing stars)

- opportunities opened by asteroseismology


Video
Friday September 6, 2013
Dr. Carlos Allende Prieto
Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, Tenerife, Spain

Abstract

3- Other spectroscopic surveys and analysis strategies

- eBOSS, BigBOSS, HETDEX, WEAVE, 4MOST

- data mashup: astrometry,  photometry and spectroscopy together

- reconstructing the Galaxy

- 'observing' galaxy simulations

- discovery and follow-up of interesting/exotic targets: HVS, UMPS, CEMPS, RCrBs...


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