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KITP Conference:
Globular Clusters: Formation, Evolution and the Role of Compact Objects (Jan 27-31, 2003)
Coordinators: L. Bildsten, A. Cool, F. Rasio, S. Zepf

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45 minute slots are 30 minute talks + 15 minute discussion
30 minute slots are 20 minute talks + 10 minute discussion
22 minute slots are 15 minute talks + 7 minute discussion

Monday, January 27, 2003


8:00am Conference Registration
8:45am David Gross (KITP Director) WELCOME TO THE KITP
8:50am Lars Bildsten (KITP) Welcome to the Conference


GLOBULAR CLUSTER FORMATION
Session Chair: Stephen Zepf (Michigan State University)

9:00am Cathie Clarke (Institute of Astronomy) Overview on GC formation in the early universe[Slides][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Tom Abel (Penn State University) The Oldest Structures in the Universe[Aud][Cam]
10:07am Volker Bromm (CFA) Relics from the End of the Dark Ages: Formation of the First Globular Clusters[Aud][Cam]
10:30am MORNING BREAK
11:00am François Schweizer (Carnegie Observatories) GC Formation in Mergers: Observations[Slides][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Bruce Elmegreen (IBM Watson Research Center) GC Formation in Mergers: Theory[Slides][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm LUNCH BREAK

BASIC CLUSTER DYNAMICS
Session Chair: Alison Sills (McMaster University)

2:00pm Mike Rich (UC - Los Angeles) Overview of Galactic GC Observations/Structure[Aud][Cam]
2:45pm Stephen McMillan (Drexel University) Theory Overview of GC Evolution[Slides][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm AFTERNOON BREAK
4:00pm Holger Baumgardt (University of Tokyo) Overview of N Body Simulations[Slides][Aud][Cam]
4:45pm Piet Hut (IAS Princeton) MODEST: Modeling Stellar Evolution and (hydro)dynamics[Slides][Aud][Cam]
5:07pm Jarrod Hurley (American Museum of Natural History) "Whole Shebang" N-body Simulations and Merging WD Binaries[Slides][Vid][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm SESSIONS ENDS


Tuesday, January 28, 2003


IMF, MAIN SEQUENCE, BLUE STRAGGLERS
Session Chair: Fred Rasio (Northwestern University)


9:00am Ivan King (University of Washington) What High-Precision Proper Motions can Contribute[Slides][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Raja Guhathakurta (University of California-Santa Cruz) A Deep, High-Resolution Study of the Core of 47 Tucanae[Slides][Aud][Cam]
10:30am MORNING BREAK
11:00am Guido de Marchi (European Space Agency) The Faint End of the Stellar Luminosity Function[Slides][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Alison Sills (McMaster University) Stellar Collisions: Blue Stragglers and Other Anomalies[Slides][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm LUNCH BREAK

WHITE DWARFS AND CVs
Session Chair: Brian Warner (University of Capetown)


2:00pm Harvey Richer (University of British Columbia) Observations of White Dwarfs and Low Luminosity Objects in GCs[Aud][Cam]
2:45pm Brad Hansen (University of California-Los Angeles) Theoretical Implications of WD Observations[Slides][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm AFTERNOON BREAK
4:00pm Peter Edmonds (CFA) Observations of CVs and NFs in 47 Tuc and NGC 6397[Slides][Aud][Cam]
4:45pm David Pooley (Massachusetts institute of Technology) The X-Ray Luminosity Functions of 12 GCs from Chandra[Aud][Cam]
5:07pm Dean Townsley (University of California-Santa Barbara) Theoretical Expectations for Quiescent CV Colors[Slides][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm POSTER SESSION with Wine and Cheese Reception in Commons Room
6:00pm DINNER ~ KITP Patio area


Wednesday, January 29, 2003


RADIO PULSARS IN GLOBULAR CLUSTERS
Session Chair: Walter Lewin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)


9:00am Fernando Camilo (Columbia University) Overview of Parkes Results and PSR Counterparts[Slides][Aud][Cam]
9:30am Scott Ransom (McGill University) New Millisecond Pulsars in Globular Clusters[Slides][Aud][Cam]
10:00am Bryan Jacoby (California Institute of Technology) Recent Cluster Pulsar Results from Caltech[Slides][Aud][Cam]
10:30am MORNING BREAK
11:00am Eric Pfahl (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics) Total Numbers and the NS Retention Problem[Slides][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Roundtable discussion organized by Saul Rappaport (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) The Formation and Evolution of MSPs and LMXBs in Dense Clusters[Slides][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm LUNCH

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON FREE



Thursday, January 30, 2003


EXTRAGALACTIC GLOBULAR CLUSTER SYSTEMS
Session Chair: Pepi Fabbiano (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)


9:00am Keith Ashman (University of Missouri) What we have Learned from Extragalactic GCs about Globular Cluster and Galaxy Formation[Slides][Aud][Cam]
9:30am Jean Brodie (University of California-Santa Cruz) Ages and Metallicies of Extragalactic GC Systems[Slides][Aud][Cam]
10:00am Paul Goudfrooij (Space Telescope Science Institute) Intermediate-Age Globular Cluster Systems[Slides][Aud][Cam]
10:30am MORNING BREAK
11:00am Michael Fall (Space Science Telescope Institute) Formation and Disruption of Globular Star Clusters[Slides][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Enrico Vesperini (Michigan State University) Dynamical Evolution of Globular Cluster Systems[Aud][Cam]
12:30pm LUNCH BREAK



X-RAY BINARIES IN GALACTIC AND M31 GLOBULAR CLUSTERS
Session Chair: Deepto Chakrabarty (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)


2:00pm Josh Grindlay (Harvard Observatory) Chandra Observations of X-Ray Binaries and MSPs[Slides][Aud][Cam]
2:45pm Rosanne Di Stefano (CFA/Tufts) Observations of M31 Globular Clusters[Slides][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm AFTERNOON BREAK
4:00pm Lee Homer (University of Washington) Ultracompacts in GCs[Slides][Aud][Cam]
4:22pm Erik Kuulkers (ESA/ESTEC) Radius Expansion Bursts from GC Sources: A Standard Candle?[Slides][Aud][Cam]
4:45pm Bob Rutledge (Caltech) Theory and Observations of Quiescent LMXBS in GCs[Aud][Cam]
5:30pm SESSION ENDS
6:00pm DINNER ~ KITP Patio area


Friday, January 31, 2003


CORE COLLAPSE AND CENTRAL BH
Session Chair: Scott Hughes (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)


9:00am Simon Portegies Zwart (University of Amsterdam) Black Hole Formation and Evolution of Primordial Black Holes[Slides][Vid][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Karl Gebhardt (University of Texas) Status on the Observational Evidence for BHs in GCs[Aud][Cam]
10:30am MORNING BREAK
11:00 Roundtable discussion organized by Andrew King The Connection between ULX's and Massive BHs, BH Formation[Slides][Aud][Cam]
12:07pm Andrea Possenti (INAF-Observatory of Cagliari) Evidence for Central BH from Pulsar Timing[Slides][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm LUNCH BREAK

X-RAY SOURCES IN DISTANT GALAXIES
Session Chair: Lars Bildsten (Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, UCSB)


1:30pm Arunav Kundu (Michigan State University) The GC-LMXB Connection[Aud][Cam]
2:15pm Thomas Maccarone (SISSA/Trieste) LMXBs in Early-Type Galaxies[Aud][Cam]
2:37pm AFTERNOON BREAK
3:00pm Pepi Fabbiano (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics) XRB Populations in Starburst Galaxies[Slides][Aud][Cam]
3:45pm Vicky Kalogera (Northwestern University) Theoretical Models of Extragalactic X-Ray Binaries[Slides][Aud][Cam]
4:30pm CONFERENCE ENDS

Poster M.Freitag Collisional Formation of Seed Black Holes in Dense Clusters
Poster B.Gendre
D.Barret, N.Webb
Neutron Stars in Globular Clusters: XMM-Newton Results
Poster E.Noyola
K.Gebhardt
Surface Brightness Profiles of Galactic Globular Clusters from HST images
Poster T.Shigeyama
T.Tsujimoto
A Merging Scenario for Globular Cluster Formation -- Inhibition or Promotion of Self-Enrichment
Poster B.Warner
P.Woudt
The 10-min Binary ES CET (KUV 01584-0939)
Poster T.Nagel S.Dreizler
T.Rauch K.Werner
Modeling He-rich Disks in Am CVn Binaries
Poster K.Werner T.Nagel
S.Dreizler T.Rauch
Modeling C/O/Ne Dominated Accretion in Ultracompact X-ray Binaries