Abstracts 2009

 

December 2009

December 2, 11:30 hr: Dr. Luis Alberto AGUILAR (Instituto de Astronomia - UNAM, Sede Ensenada, Mexico)
The Monte Carlo Method in Astrophysics (4th Lecture)
Abstract

December 2, 16:30 hr: Dr. Eric EMSELLEM (ESO, Garching)
ATLAS3D: a paradigm shift for early-type galaxies

December 7, 11:30 hr: Dr. Luis Alberto AGUILAR (Instituto de Astronomia - UNAM, Sede Ensenada, Mexico)
The Monte Carlo Method in Astrophysics (5th Lecture)
Abstract
Final lecture notes and supplemental material from Luis Aguilar's Monte Carlo course

December 9, 16:30 hr: Dr. Andrea KUNDER (CTIO, La Serena)
RR Lyrae Stars as tracers of stellar populations in the Galactic bulge

December 10, 12:00 hr: Dr. Tomotsugu GOTO (Institute for Astronomy at University of Hawaii)
A QSO host galaxy and its Lyalpha emission at z=6.43


November 2009

November 2, 12:00 hr: Dr. Thomas PUZIA (Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, Victoria, Canada)
Globular Cluster Systems: What have we learned and what's next?

November 3, 12:00 hr: Anand RAICHOOR (GEPI Observatoire de Paris-Meudon, France)
Mass-size relation for early-type galaxies at redshift z>1

November 5, 12:00 hr: Dr. Chris LIDMAN (Anglo-Australian Observatory, Australia)
The redshift and nature of exotic transient SCP06F6

November 10, 12:00 hr: Dr. Michael HILKER (ESO, Garching)
Intracluster globular clusters and ultra-compact dwarf galaxies

November 11, 16:30 hr: Dr. Felix MIRABEL (CEA-Service d'Astrophysique, France & CONICET, Argentina)
Black Holes and the end of the Dark Ages of the Universe

November 18, 16:30 hr: Dr. Petr HADRAVA (Astronomical Institute, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic)
Disentangling of stellar spectra

November 19, 16:30 hr: Dr. Stefano ANDREON (INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera)
The highest redshift cluster known, JKCS041 at z=1.9, and cluster scale relations

November 23, 11:30 hr: Dr. Luis Alberto AGUILAR (Instituto de Astronomia - UNAM, Sede Ensenada, Mexico)
The Monte Carlo Method in Astrophysics (1st Lecture)
Abstract / Assignment 1

November 24, 12:00 hr: Dr. Myriam RODRIGUES (Observatoire de Paris)
Lookback time evolution of metals: discarding the closed box model

November 25, 11:30 hr: Dr. Luis Alberto AGUILAR (Instituto de Astronomia - UNAM, Sede Ensenada, Mexico)
The Monte Carlo Method in Astrophysics (2nd Lecture)
Abstract / Assignment 2

November 25, 16:30 hr: Dr. Luis Alberto AGUILAR (Instituto de Astronomia - UNAM, Sede Ensenada, Mexico)
Galactic Archaeology: Looking for Ghosts in the Galactic Halo
Abstract

November 26, 12:00 hr: Dr. Sherry YEH (University of Toronto, Canada)
Mass-loading of Winds in Starburst Galaxies: The Curious Case of 30 Doradus in the LMC

November 30, 11:30 hr: Dr. Luis Alberto AGUILAR (Instituto de Astronomia - UNAM, Sede Ensenada, Mexico)
The Monte Carlo Method in Astrophysics (3rd Lecture)
Abstract


October 2009

October 2, 13:30 hr: Dr. Giovanni CARRARO (ESO, Chile)
Spiral Structure of the Milky Way
(Part of the "Topicos de Astrofisica" course, co-taught with PUC)

October 5, 12:00 hr: Dr. Kristen SHAPIRO (UC Berkeley & MPE)
Observing Galaxy Assembly at High-Redshift

October 5, 13:30 hr: Dr. Christophe DUMAS (ESO, Chile)
The Solar System
(Part of the "Topicos de Astrofisica" course, co-taught with PUC)

October 14, 12:00 hr: Paula JOFRE (Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Garching)
MAX: a MAssive compression of x2 for stellar spectra

October 14, 13:30 hr: Dr. Valentin IVANOV (ESO, Chile)
Active Galactic Nuclei
(Part of the "Topicos de Astrofisica" course, co-taught with PUC)

October 19, 12:00 hr: Dr. Tim VAN KEMPEN (Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)
APEX-CHAMP+ observations of High-J CO in low-mass protostars: probing the warm gas

October 19, 13:30 hr: Dr. Ivo SAVIANE (ESO, Chile)
Chemical Evolution of Dwarf Galaxies
(Part of the "Topicos de Astrofisica" course, co-taught with PUC)

October 28, 16:30 hr: Dr. Anthony REMIJAN (NRAO)
Laboratory and possible interstellar detection of trans-methyl formate


September 2009

September 2, 16:30 hr: Dr. Guy MONNET (ESO, Garching)
Imaging and Spectroscopy at Very Large Telescopes: The Instrumentation Zoo

September 3, 12:00 hr: Valentina PRESOTTO (INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera, Italy)
SCG0018-4854: a young and dynamic group

September 9, 16:30 hr: Dr. Guy MONNET (ESO, Garching)
Imaging and Spectroscopy at Extremely Large Telescopes: Reign of the Giants?
PRESENTATION

September 16, 16:30 hr: Dr. Alastair EDGE (Durham University, UK)
First results from a VLT study of Cool Core Clusters of Galaxies

September 21, 12:00 hr: Dr. Joseph CARSON (MPIA Heidelberg, Germany)
SPHERE: a direct imaging planet-finder for the VLT

September 22, 14:30 hr: Prof. Henny LAMERS (Astronomical Institute, Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
The evolution of rotating stars.
Lecture 1: Rotation and Stellar Structure
Lecture 2: Rotation and Mass loss

September 24, 14:30 hr: Prof. Henny LAMERS (Astronomical Institute, Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
The evolution of rotating stars.
Lecture 3: Rotation and Stellar Evolution


August 2009

August 19, 12:00 hr: Dr. Amokrane BERDJA (CTIO, La Serena)
Surface Layer optical turbulence investigation with the lunar scintillometer LuSci

August 19, 16:30 hr: Dr. Reinhold SCHAAF (Argelander-Institut für Astronomie, Bonn, Germany)
There and Back again - Developing software for astronomy, industry, and astronomy again

August 27, 12:00 hr: Dr. Roberto MIGNANI (University College of London, UK)
Neutron star astronomy at ESO: from the NTT to the E-ELT.


July 2009

July 1, 16:30 hr: Dr. Santiago GARCIA BURILLO (Observatorio Astronomico Nacional, Madrid, Spain)
Old Novae: when new becomes old

July 7, 12:00 hr: Dr. Alessandro EDEROCLITE (IAC, Spain)
The NUGA project: a molecular line perspective of AGN feeding

July 8, 16:30 hr: Dr. Emma DESPLAND (Biology Department Concordia University, Canada & Instituto de Ecologia y Biodiversidad, Chile)
Plant-insect interactions in the high-altitude Atacama desert

July 9, 12:00 hr: Ingo MISGELD (ESO, Garching)
Probing faint dwarf galaxies in the nearby clusters Hydra I and Centaurus

July 15, 16:30 hr: Pedro FIGUEIRA (Astronomical Observatory of the University of Geneva)
Radial Velocities with CRIRES: pushing precision down to 10 m/s

July 22, 16:30 hr: Dr. Nicola MASETTI (INAF/IASF, Bologna, Italy)
The 0.1-200 keV spectrum of XTE J1859+226 measured by BeppoSAX

July 29, 14:00 hr: Dr. Edwin F. ERICKSON (NASA Ames Research Center)
SOFIA: Heritage, Status, and Future of the Bridge between Infrared and Millimeter


June 2009

June 1, 12:00 hr: Dr. Alessandro EDEROCLITE (Instituto MPI for Radioastronomy, Bonnde Astrofísica de Canarias, Spain)
OSIRIS: GranTeCan opens its “eye”

June 10, 12:00 hr: Dr. Bringfried STECKLUM (Thueringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg, Tautenburg, Germany)
Protostellar accretion variability

June 16, 12:00 hr: Dr. Antoine GUSDORF (Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, Spain)
Molecular emission in regions of star formation

June 17, 16:30 hr: Dr. Eva NOYOLA (Max Planck in Garching, Germany)
IMBHs in star clusters, are they there?

June 22, 12:00 hr: Dr. Oliver KRAUSE (Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Königstuhl Heidelberg, Germany)
Light-echo spectroscopy of historic Galactic supernovae

June 24, 16:30 hr: Dr. Rebeca SORIA (Observatorio Astronomico Nacional, Madrid, Spain)
Studying the innermost regions of the circumstellar envelopes of AGB stars

June 30, 12:00 hr: Dr. Percy GOMEZ (Gemini South, La Serena)
Flamingos-2 at Gemini and Abell 3827


May 2009

May 11, 16:30 hr: Profs. Philippe CHOMAZ and Pierre-Olivier LAGAGE (IRFU, French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) at the Centre of Saclay, Paris, France)
Dark matter and dark energy studies at the Institute for Research into the Fundamental laws of the Universe (IRFU) of CEA

May 13, 16:30 hr: Dr. Nicolas LODIEU (IAC, Insituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, Tenerife, Spain)
Latest results from the UKIDSS Galactic Clusters Survey: the IMF of 4 young clusters and star-forming regions

May 19, 12:00 hr: Dr. Günther WITZEL (University of Cologne)
Simultaneous Near infrared/sub-mm observations of flare emission from Sagittarius A*


April 2009

April 1, 16:30 hr: Dr. Chris EVANS (UK Astronomy Technology Centre, Royal Observatory Edinburgh, UK & ESO Visiting Scientist)
Massive Stars & Metallicity

April 8, 16:30 hr: Dr. Vladimir KORCHAGIN (Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia & ESO Visiting Scientist)
Global modes in gravitating disks

April 9, 11:30 hr: Dr. Monika PETR GOTZENS (ESO, Garching)
Multi-Conjugate Adaptive Optics (MAD) observations of the Orion Trapezium Cluster


March 2009

March 4, 16:30 hr: Dr. Daniel CHRISTLEIN (MPI Garching, Germany)
Introducing the Photometric Maximum Likelihood Method: Galaxy Luminosity Functions in MUSYC-ECDFS and Beyond

March 10, 12:00 hr: Dr. Greg MADSEN (University of Sydney, Australia)
Interstellar Ionised Gas: The View from WHAM

March 11, 16:30 hr: Dr. Gwendolyn MEEUS (AIP Potsdam, Germany)
Disc and dust evolution around young objects

March 12, 12:00 hr: Dr. Patrick PETITJEAN (Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, France)
Cold neutral gas at high redshift

March 16, 12:00 hr: Dr. Carolin LIEFKE (Hamburger Sternwarte)
Multiwavelength observations of a giant flare on the active M dwarf CN Leo

March 25, 16:30 hr: Dr. Paul VREESWIJK (Dark Cosmology Centre, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen)
UVES Rapid-Response Mode observations of GRB afterglows


February

February 2, 12:00 hr: Dr. Alan FITZSIMMONS (Queen's University Belfast, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy)
Pan-STARRS: Killer Asteroids and other humdrum science

February 3, 12:00 hr: Dr. Sun Mi CHUNG (University of Florida, Dept. of Astronomy)
Star Formation in the Bullet Cluster

February 4, 16:30 hr: Dr. Piergiorgio CASELLA (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands & ESO Visiting Scientist)
Discovery of two intermittent millisecond X-ray pulsars

February 23, 12:00 hr: Dr. Piergiorgio CASELLA (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands & ESO Visiting Scientist)
Multiwavelength variability in X-ray binaries, a new powerful tool


January

January 12, 12:00 hr: Dr. Philip LUCAS (University of Hertfordshire, UK)
Searching for clusters in the UKIDSS Galactic Plane Survey

January 13, 16:30 hr: Dr. Matt RICHTER(University of California at Davis)
High-resolution spectroscopy in the mid-IR: TEXES and EXES

January 19, 12:00 hr: Dr. Armin REST(Harvard University, Physics Department)
Light Echoes of Ancient and Historic Supernovae

January 21, 16:30 hr: Dr. Huib HENRICHS (Astronomical Institute, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands & ESO Visiting Scientist)
The Role of Magnetism in Massive Stars

January 26, 12:00 hr: Dr. Catherine VLAHAKIS (Leiden Observatory, The Netherlands & ESO Visiting Scientist)
A new class of submm galaxy? Properties of very low-z sources from the CUDSS survey

January 28, 16:30 hr: Dr. Gaitee HUSSAIN (ESO, Garching)
Stellar magnetic fields in young solar-type stars