Abstracts 1999

December

December 1, 16:30 hr: Dr. Joel VERNET (ST/ECF and ESO Visiting Astronomer)
"Host galaxies when quasars were young: radio galaxies at z~2.5"

December 3, 16:30 hr: Dr. Jean-Pierre VERAN (Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics and ESO/Santiago Visiting Scientist)
"Reduction of Adaptive Optics data"

December 6, 16:30 hr: Dr. Marguerite PIERRE (Service d'Astrophysique, CEA Saclay and ESO/Santiago Visiting Scientist)
"Cosmology with clusters of galaxies: Present knowledge and future ground-based and space prospects. III The physics of the intra-cluster medium. Thermal, relativistic and non-thermal phenomena (radio, EUV...) Theoretical considerations. The role of galaxies"

December 10, 17:00 hr: Dr. Junichi WATANABE (National Astronomical Observatory of Japan and ESO/Santiago Visiting Scientist)
"The SUBARU Telescope: overview and present status of the Japanese National Large Telescope"

December 13, 16:30 hr: Dr. Marguerite PIERRE (Service d'Astrophysique, CEA Saclay and ESO/Santiago Visiting Scientist)
"Cosmology with clusters of galaxies: Present knowledge and future ground-based and space prospects IV. The new X-ray telescope generation Chandra, XMM. X-ray large scale structure and optical surveys"

December 14, 16:00 hr: Dr. Jean-Pierre VERAN (Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics and ESO/Santiago Visiting Scientist)
"Adaptive Optics: advanced concepts and other applications"

December 20, 16:30 hr: Dr. Jean-Pierre VERAN (Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics and ESO/Santiago Visiting Scientist)
"Science with Adaptive Optics: current research and future programmes"

December 21, 16:30 hr: Dr. Frederic COURBIN (PUC, Santiago)
"A new tool for imaging/spectral deconvolution"

 


November

November 4, 16:30 hr: Dr. Marguerite PIERRE (Service d'Astrophysique, CEA Saclay and ESO/SantiagoVisiting Scientist)
"Cosmology with clusters of galaxies. Present knowledge and future ground-based and space prospects I. Introductory Talk: Cosmological context. An optical view of clusters: from galaxy content to gravitational lensing"

November 11, 16:30 hr: Dr. Chris LIDMAN (ESO/Chile)
"Gravitational lensing"

November 15, 16:30 hr: Dr. Marguerite PIERRE (Service d'Astrophysique, CEA Saclay and ESO/SantiagoVisiting Scientist)
"Cosmology with clusters of galaxies: Present knowledge and future ground-based and space prospects II. The X-ray wave-band. X-ray methodology in astrophysics. First glimpse into the intra-cluster medium properties"

November 19, 16:30 hr: Dr. Renee PRANGE (Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale, Orsay and ESO/Santiago Visiting Scientist)
"Auroral phenomena in Solar System planets"

November 24, 16:30 hr: Dr. Andreas KAUFER (ESO/Chile)
"Report on the UVES testing and performances"

November 26, 16:30 hr: Dr. Jean-Pierre VERAN (Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics and ESO/Santiago Visiting Scientist)
"Adaptive Optics: basic concepts"

November 29, 16:30 hr: Dr. Joe HAHN (LPL Houston and Visiting Astronomer
"A Comparison of Dynamical Models to Observations of the Kuiper Belt"

November 30, 16:30 hr: Dr. Robert FOSBURY (ST/ECF and Visiting Astronomer)
"The NGST, current state and prospective"


October

October 11, 16:30 hr: Dr. Pierre DROSSART (Observatoire de Paris/Meudon)
"Methane on Jupiter: 70 years of spectroscopic observations"

October 27, 16:00 hr: Dr. Gian Paolo TOZZI (Arcetri Observatory and ESO Senior Scientist)
"Comets: What we can learn from the Solar System formation"

 


September

September 29, 16:30 hr: Dr. Felix MIRABEL (Service d'Astrophysique, CE-Saclay)
"Merger-driven galaxies''

September 13, 15:00 hr: Dr. Doug. GEISLER (Universidad de Concepcion)
"Multiple Globular Cluster Populations in Elliptical Galaxies''

September 9, 12:00 hr: Dr. Dieter E. A. NUERNBERGER (Astronomisches Institut, Univ. Wuerzburg/IRAM)
"NGC 3603: the Galactic's densest OB cluster and its adjacent GMC. Evidence for triggered star formation!?"


August

August 5, 12:00 hr: Dr. Jean SURDEJ (Institut d'Astrophysique et de Geophysique, Universite de Liege)
"The International 4m Liquid Mirror Telescope Project: Science and Operation"

August 6, 16:30 hr.: Dr. Henri M.J. BOFFIN and Dr. Danny STEEGHS (Royal Obs. of Belgium and Univ. of St-Andrews)
"Spiral shocks in accretion discs "


July

July 2, 12:00 hr: Dr. Doug CURRIE (ESO/Garching)
"Eta Carinae and the Hyper-Velocity Jets and the ESO Photometry and Astrometry Program"

July 7, 16:30 hr.: Dr. Francesco FERRARO (Bologna Observatory, Italy)
"HST Observations of Galactic Globular Clusters"

July 9, 12:00 hr.: Dr. Lisa GERMANY (Mt. Stromlo and Siding Spring Observatories, Australia)
"The Mount Stromlo Abell Cluster Supernova Search "

July 15, 16:30 hr.: Dr. Jim HIGDON (Kapteyn Institute, Groningen, NL)
"The Neutral ISM and Massive Star Formation in Ring Galaxies"

July 16, 16:30 hr.: Dr. Fernando COMERON (ESO, Garching)
"Moving massive stars and the interstellar medium "

July 21, 16:30 hr.: Dr. Sylvain CHATY (CESR)
"Multi wavelength study of the microquasar GRS 19 15+105 and other high-energy binary sources in the Galaxy"

July 23, 12:00 hr.: Catherine DELAHODDE and Audrey DELSANTI (ESO/Chile)
"Trans-Neptunian Objects"


June

June 4, 15:00 hr: Dr. Zlatan TSVETANOV (Johns Hopkins University, USA, and Visiting Astronomer)
"An Advanced Camera for Surveys onboard HST in 2001"

June 9, 15:00 hr: Dr. Constantino SIGISMONDI (ICRA, Roma)
"The stability of dark matter density fluctuations in large scale structure formation"

June 16, 15:00 hr: Dr. Guillermo CHONG Diaz (UCN, Antofagasta)
"The Atacama Desert: its geographic and human landscape"

June 24, 12:00 hr: Dr. Knut OLSEN (CTIO, La Serena)
"Star Formation History of the LMC: the Oldest Stars and the Age of the Bar"

June 24, 16:30 hr: Dr, Ferdinando PATAT (ESO/Chile)
"Tooth-paste, Blues, Supernovae and Gamma Ray Bursts"

June 28, 15:00 hr: Dr. Richard BARVAINIS (National Science Foundation, USA)
"Dust and Molecules in AGNs and High Redshift Galaxies"


May

May 4, 15:00 hr: Dr. Gian Paolo TOZZI (Arcetri, Italy)
"X-ray emission from cometary coma"

May 13, 15:00 hr: Dr. Philippe DUROUCHOUX (Service d'Astrophysique, CEA/Saclay)
"Galactic jets and superluminal sources"

May 14, 15:00 hr: Dr. Patrick Alan WOUDT (ESO/Garching and Visiting Astronomer)
"The Norma cluster (ACO 3627): A rich and massive cluster of galaxies at the core of the Great Attractor"

May 19, 15:00 hr: Dr. Jorge MELNICK (ESO/Chile)
"HII galaxies as deep cosmological probes"

May 26, 15:00 hr: Dr. Frank ISRAEL (Sterrewacht Leiden, The Netherlands)
Informal talk: "Centaurus A"


April

April 7, 15:00 hr: Dr. Danielle ALLOIN (ESO/Santiago)
"Differential gravitational amplifications: the Clover Leaf"

April 14, 15:00 hr: Dr. Carme GALLART (Universidad de Chile, Cerro Calan)
"Obtaining the complete star formation history of the nearest dwarf galaxies"

April 16, 15:00 hr: Dr. Michael TAGGER (Service d'Astrophysique, CEA/Saclay)
"Non-linear coupling in galactic dynamics"

April 21, 15:00 hr: Dr. Florian KERBER (ST-ECF, ESO/Garching)
"Sakurai's object, a final helium flash and its past"


March

March 11, 11:00 hr: Dr. Jacques BREYSACHER (ESO/Garching)
Coffee-time discussion about the ESO/OPC procedures and Telescope time allocation

March 17, 15:00 hr: Dr. Artie HATZES (University of Texas at Austin & MacDonald Observatory)
"Direct detection of velocity fields in the line profiles of sharp-line A stars"

March 24, 15:00 hr: Dr. Daniel KUNTH (Institut d'Astrophysique, Paris, France
"The importance of blue emission line galaxies for cosmology"

March 26, 15:00 hr: Dr. Thaisa STORCHI BERGMANN (Instituto de Fisica - UFRGS - Porto Alegre, Brazil)
"Stellar populations in Nearby Active Galaxies"


February

February 2, 15:00 hr: Dr. John LANDSTREET (University of Western Ontario, Canada, and observing astronomer at ESO/LSO)
(with video-link to La Silla)
"Direct detection of velocity fields in the line profiles of sharp-line A stars"

February 11, 15:00 hr: Dr. Bruno LEIBUNDGUT (ESO/Garching)
(with video-link to La Silla)
"Cosmology with distant Type Ia Supernovae"

February 17, 15:00 hr: Dr. Juan ALCALA (Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte OAC-Napoli)
"Recent developments on optical follow-up observations of the RASS sources in star forming regions"


January

January 6, 15:00 hr: Dr. Matilde Fernandez (MPI fuer EP Garching, and Observing astronomer at ESO/LSO)
(with video-link to La Silla)
"The origin of pre-main sequence stars outside star forming regions"

January 13, 15:00 hr: Dr. Marc AZZOPARDI (Observatoire de Marseille, and Visiting astronomer at ESO/Vitacura)
(with video-link to La Silla)
"Carbon stars in Nearby Galaxies.I"

January 19, 12:00 hr: Dr. James BREWER (ESO/Chile)
Lunch talk: "C stars and more C stars"

January 20, 15:00 hr: Drs Hermann BOEHNHARDT & Patrick FRANCOIS (ESO/Chile)
(with video-link to La Silla)
"New instruments on the 1.5m &2.2m Telescopes on LSO: FEROS and WFI"

January 27, 15:00 hr: Dr. Marc AZZOPARDI (Observatoire de Marseille, and Visiting astronomer at ESO/Vitacura)
(with video-link to La Silla)
"Carbon stars in Nearby Galaxies.I"