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KITP Conference: Formation and Evolution of Globular Clusters (January 12-16, 2009)
Coordinators: Fred Rasio, Alison Sills, Enrico Vesperini, Steve Zepf

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Monday, January 12, 2009

Dynamics of Galactic Clusters
Morning Session Chair: Steve Zepf (Michigan State)
[Talks are 20 min + 10 min Discussion]

8:50am David Gross
(KITP Director)
Welcome [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:00am Fred Rasio
(Northwestern Univ.)
Overview of Dynamics Questions [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:30am Douglas Heggie
(Univ. Edinburgh)
Dynamical Models of M4 and NGC 6397 [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:00am Steve McMillan
(Drexel Univ.)
Dynamical Evolution of Clusters with Primordial Mass Segregation [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am MORNING BREAK
11:00am John Fregeau
(UCSB)
The Role of Binaries on Cluster Dynamical Evolution [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Harvey Richer
(Univ. British Columbia)
New Observations Relating to the Dynamical Evolution of Globular Clusters[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:00pm Craig Heinke
(Univ. Alberta)
The Effects of Primordial Binary Destruction on X-ray Sources in Clusters [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm LUNCH BREAK

Exotic Products of Dynamical Interactions
Afternoon Session Chair: Fred Rasio (Northwestern)
[Talks are 20 min + 10 min Discussion]

2:00pm Alison Sills
(McMaster Univ.)
Blue Stragglers - A Theory Overview [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:30pm Francesco Ferraro
(Univ. Bologna)
Observations of Exotic Objects in Galactic Clusters [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm Christian Knigge
(Univ. Southampton)
A Binary Origin for Blue Stragglers [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm AFTERNOON BREAK
4:00pm Natasha Ivanova
(Univ. Toronto)
Formation and Evolution of Compact Objects in Dense Clusters[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:30pm R. Michael Rich
(UCLA)
Deep HST Imaging of NGC 6397 and 47 Tuc [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:00pm Andrea Dieball
(Univ. Southampton)
Blue Hook Stars [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Compact Objects in Galactic Clusters
Morning Session Chair: Vicky Kalogera (Northwestern)
[Talks are 20 min + 10 min Discussion]

9:00am Scott Ransom
(NRAO)
Radio Pulsars in Globular Clusters [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:30am Craig Heinke
(Univ. Alberta)
Chandra Observations of Galactic Globular Clusters [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:00am Natalie Webb
(CNRS)
XMM-Newton Observations of Galactic Globular Clusters [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am MORNING BREAK

Evolution of Young Globular Cluster Systems

11:00am John Gallagher
(UW-Madison)
Compact Massive Young Star Clusters [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Nate Bastian
(Univ. Cambridge)
Evidence for the Uniformity of Star and Cluster Formation from Quiescent Galaxies to Extreme Starbursts[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:00pm Rupali Chandar
(Univ. Toledo)
The Formation and Destruction of Star Clusters in the Magellanic Clouds[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm LUNCH BREAK

Afternoon Session Chair: Enrico Vesperini (Drexel Univ.)
[Talks are 20 min + 10 min Discussion]

2:00pm Genevieve Parmentier
(Bonn Univ.)
Star Cluster System Evolution - The First 100 Myr [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:30pm Paul Goudfrooij
(STScI)
Globular Clusters Formed in Galaxy Mergers [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm Christopher Waters
(MSU)
High Resolution Analysis of the M87 Globular Cluster System [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm AFTERNOON BREAK
4:00pm Mark Gieles
(ESO)
The Shape of the Globular Cluster Mass Function - Can Dynamical Evolution Explain It? [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:30pm Dean McLaughlin
(Keele University)
Shaping the Globular Cluster Mass Function by Stellar-Dynamical Evaporation [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:00pm PANEL DISCUSSION
(Chair: Steve Zepf)
Panel members: Henny Lamers, Linda Smith, and Brad Whitmore [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm RECEPTION KITP Courtyard
6:15pm SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER
8:00pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI *Time is flexible

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Multiple Populations in Globular Clusters
Morning Session Chair: Alison Sills (McMaster Univ.)
[Talks are 20 min + 10 min Discussion]

9:00am Giampaolo Piotto
(Univ. di Padova)
Multiple Stellar Populations in Star Clusters: An Observational Overview [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:30am Raffaele Gratton
(INAF, Italy)
Chemical Inhomogeneities in Globular Clusters [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:00am Judith Cohen
(Caltech)
Globular Cluster Elemental and Isotopic Abundances [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am MORNING BREAK
11:00am Enrico Vesperini
(Drexel Univ.)
Formation and Dynamical Evolution of Multiple Populations [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Francesca D'Antona
(INAF OAR, Italy)
Multiple Populations in Globular Clusters: the Role of Super-AGB and Massive AGB Stars
Talk given by Raffaele Gratton [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:00pm Corinne Charbonnel
(Univ. Geneva)
Massive Stellar Engines in Globular Clusters [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm LUNCH BREAK
2:00pm FREE AFTERNOON Shuttle available to BWSCI

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Globular Cluster Systems
Morning Session Chair: Linda Sparke (U. Wisconsin-Madison)
[Talks are 20 min + 10 min Discussion]

9:00am Oleg Gnedin
(Univ. Michigan)
Formation of Globular Clusters - Hydrodynamic Cosmological Simulations [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:30am Andres Escala
(Stanford)
Stability of Galactic Gaseous Disks and the Formation of Massive Clusters [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:00am Holger Baumgardt
(Bonn Univ.)
High Mass-to-light Ratios of UCDs - Evidence for Dark Matter?[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am MORNING BREAK
11:00am Katherine Rhode
(Indiana Univ.)
Observations of Globular Cluster Systems [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Eric Peng
(Peking Univ.)
The Formation Efficiencies of Globular Clusters[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:00pm Aaron Romanowsky
(UCO/Lick)
Surveying the Dynamical Structure of Globular Cluster Systems[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm LUNCH BREAK

Compact Objects in Extragalactic Clusters
Afternoon Session Chair: Tom Maccarone (Univ. Southampton)
[Talks are 20 min + 10 min Discussion]

2:00pm Giuseppina Fabbiano
(Harvard, CfA)
Globular Cluster and Field LMXBs in Nearby Elliptical Galaxies [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:30pm Nicola Brassington
(Harvard, CfA)
Linking LMXBs and Globular Cluster Populations: Non-Uniform Spatial Distributions Within Elliptical Galaxies[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm Arunav Kundu
(MSU)
Metallicity Distribution and Link to LMXBs [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm AFTERNOON BREAK
4:00pm Melvyn Davies
(Lund Univ.)
Black Holes and Core Expansion in Massive Star Clusters [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:30pm RECENT RESULTS Short Presentations (TBA) [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:45pm RECEPTION KITP Courtyard
6:15pm SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER
8:00pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI *Time is flexible

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Friday, January 16, 2009

Black Holes in Clusters
Morning Session Chair: Simon Portegies Zwart (UvA)
[Talks are 20 min + 10 min Discussion]

9:00am Thomas Maccarone
(Univ. Southampton)
Observational Evidence for Black Holes in Globular Clusters [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:30am Eva Noyola
(MPE)
Internal Kinematics for the Globular Cluster M54 [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Jay Anderson
(STScI)
Proper Motions at the Center of Omega Cen [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
PANEL DISCUSSION [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am MORNING BREAK
11:00am Stefan Umbreit
(Northwestern Univ.)
Monte Carlo Simulations of Clusters with IMBHs [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Michele Trenti
(Univ. Colorado)
IMBH Fingerprints in Globular Clusters [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:00pm Kelly Holley-Bockelmann
(Vanderbilt Univ.)
Gravitational Wave Recoil and the Retention of Intermediate Mass Black Holes[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm LUNCH BREAK END OF CONFERENCE

MODEST-9 WORKSHOP

2:00pm Steve McMillan
(Drexel Univ.)
Overview of MODEST and MUSE (MUltiscale MUltiphysics Software Environment) [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:30pm OPEN DISCUSSION
3:00pm Douglas Heggie
(Univ. Edinburgh)
Key Questions and Conference Highlights: Theory [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm AFTERNOON BREAK
4:00pm Giampaolo Piotto
(Univ. di Padova)
Key Questions and Conference Highlights: Observations [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:30pm OPEN DISCUSSION
5:00pm Simon Portegies Zwart
(Univ. Amsterdam)
The CosmoGrid Project [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm OPEN DISCUSSION

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Saturday, January 17, 2009

MODEST-9 WORKSHOP

9:00am DISCUSSION PANELS Parallel discussion sessions:
1. Multiple Stellar Populations in Globular Clusters (Organized by Giampaolo Piotto and Enrico Vesperini) 9am-5pm
2. MUSE Multiscale Multiphysics Scientific Environment (Organized by Simon Portegies Zwart) 9am-5pm
3. What can resolve the disagreement between theory and observation in cluster structural properties? Tiny initial binary fractions, intermediate mass black holes, dynamical immaturity, stellar collisions, discrepant definitions of the core radius? (Organized by John Fregeau) 9am-5pm

ABSTRACTS/POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Peter Anders
(Sterekundig Inst., Univ. Utrecht)
Evolution of GCs: More than "Fading Away"
Rosemary Apple
(Univ. of Edinburgh)
Simple 2-Component Models of Stellar Systems[Poster]
Giuseppe Bertin
(Univ. degli Studi di Milano)
The Construction of Non-Spherical Models of Quasi-Relaxed Stellar Systems[Poster]
Charles Bonatto
(IF-UFRGS, Porto Alegre, RS)
The Milky Way Globular Cluster System Revisited
Justice Bruursema
(Johns Hopkins Univ.)
Constraining the Presence of Intermediate-Mass Black Holes in Globular Clusters through the use of Hubble Space Telescope Proper Motions
Ana Chies-Santos
(Univ. Utrect)
Globular Clusters Systems of Early-Type Galaxies in the Near-Infrared
Gabriele Cocozza
(Univ. Bologna)
Chandra and HST Observations of the Globular Cluster NGC 6266
Emanuele D'Alessandro
(Univ. Bologna)
BSS Observations in Globular Clusters
Morgan Fouesneau
(Obs. de Strasbourg)
Accounting for Stochastic Fluctuations in the Analysis of Cluster Properties[Poster]
Tassos Fragos
(Northwestern Univ.)
A New Computational Tool for Stellar Population Studies
Michiko Fujii
(Univ. Tokyo)
N-body Simulation of Star Clusters near the Galactic Center using BRIDGE [Poster]
Mark Gieles
(ESO)
The Early Evolution of the Star Cluster Mass Function
Evert Glebbeek
(McMaster Univ.)
Live Stellar Evolution and Stellar Collisions in N-body Simulations[Poster]
Jimmy Irwin
(Univ. Michigan)
Strong [O III] and [N II] Optical Emission Lines from a Suspected Black Hole In A Globular Cluster In the Elliptical Galaxy NGC1399: Evidence For Stellar Disruption?
Sungsoo Kim
(Kyung Hee Univ.)
Dynamical Evolution of the Mass Function and Radial Profile of the Globular Cluster Systems of the Milky Way and M87
Diederik Kruijssen
(Astro. Inst. Utrecht/Leiden Obs.)
On the Mass-to-Light Ratios of Globular Clusters[Poster]
Diederik Kruijssen
(Astro. Inst. Utrecht/Leiden Obs.)
The Interpretation of the Globular Cluster Luminosity Function[Poster]
Henny J.G.L.M. Lamers
(Astronomical Inst. Utrecht)
Destruction and Survival of Star Clusters
Barbara Lanzoni
(Univ. Bologna)
Searching for Intermediate-Mass Black Holes in Galactic Globular Clusters
Nathan Leigh
(McMaster Univ.)
A Simple Semi-Analytic Model for Blue Straggler Formation in Globular Cluster Cores
Jamie Lombardi
(Allegheny College)
On Hydrodynamics of Triple Stellar Encounters
Otonyo Mangete
(Drexel Univ.)
Particle-Mesh Methods on Graphics Processing Units: The Application of Emulated Double-Precision to Improve Speed and Precision[Poster]
Bryan Miller
(Gemini Obs.)
The Ages and Metallicities of Globular Clusters and Nuclei in dE Galaxies
Kenneth Moody
(Penn State Univ.)
Modeling the Retention Probability of Black Holes in Globular Clusters: Kicks and Rates
Mario Pasquato
(Univ. di Pisa)
On the Fundamental Line of the Globular Cluster System[Poster]
Mark Peacock
(Univ. Southampton)
Low Mass X-ray Binaries in M31 GCs
Florent Renaud
(Obs. de Strasbourg)
Cluster Formation and Compressive Tides in Major Mergers[Poster]
Takayuki Saitoh
(Nat'l Obs. of Japan)
Formation of Globular Clusters in Colliding Galaxies
Mathieu Servillat
(CESR, France/CfA Harvard)
X-ray Sources in the Globular Cluster NGC 2808: A Multiwavelength Study with Chandra, XMM-Newton, HST and ATCA Observations[Poster]
Jihye Shin
(Kyung Hee Univ.)
Dynamical Evolution of Globular Clusters with a Dark Matter Halo
Esteban Silva-Villa
(Univ. Utrect)
Star Clusters and Field Star Populations in the Spiral Galaxy NGC 4395
Linda Smith
(STScI)
The Cluster Formation History of M82
Matthew Steele
(Michigan State Univ.)
Optical Spectroscopy and the Nature of the Black Hole X-Ray Source in the NGC 4472 Globular Cluster RZ2109
Rachel Strickler
(UCSC)
Helium-Core White Dwarfs in the Globular Cluster NGC 6397[Poster]
Ataru Tanikawa
(Nat'l Obs. of Japan)
Effect of Hardness of Primordial Binaries on Evolution of Star Clusters
Anna Lisa Varri
(Univ. Milano)
Properties of Quasi-Relaxed Stellar Systems in an External Tidal Field[Poster]
Elizabeth Wehner
(Univ. Utrect)
The Globular Cluster System of the Recent Merger Remnant, NGC 1316
Brad Whitmore
(STScI)
What the Antennae Has Taught Us About Star Clusters
Andreas Zezas
(Harvard, CfA)
A Systematic Study of the Non-Uniformly Distributed Globular Cluster and X-Ray Source Populations in NGC4261

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