KITP Program: Confronting MHD Theories of Accretion Disks with Observations
(Jan 9 - Mar 30, 2017)
Coordinators: Omer Blaes, Joan Najita, Jim Stone, and Neal Turner
Scientific Advisors: Christian Knigge and Jean-Pierre Lasota-Hirszowicz

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Time Speaker Title
1/09, 2:00pm All Participants Organizational meeting
1/10, 2:00pm Abigail Stevens
University of Amsterdam
Comparing origins of low-frequency quasi-periodic oscillations with spectral-timing[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/12, 2:00pm Diego Altamirano
Univ. of Southampton & KITP
A tale of radiation pressure dominated disks: Theory, observations, and cycles of life[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/17, 2:00pm Yan-Fei Jiang
3D Global Radiation MHD Simulations of AGN accretion disks[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/19, 2:00pm Steve Tobias
(Univ. of Leeds & KITP)
Geoffroy Lesur
Challenges in Simulating Multiple Scales in Accretion Disk Turbulence[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/24, 2:00pm Julian Krolik
Johns Hopkins & KITP
Accretion in Eccentric Disks: Tidal Disruptions and Elsewhere[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/26, 2:00pm Jean-Marie Hameury
Strasbourg Astronomical Observatory & KITP
The Disk Instability Model in Dwarf Novae and Soft X-Ray Transients[Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
1/26, 2:00pm Guillaume Dubus
The Disk Instability Model in Dwarf Novae and Soft X-Ray Transients[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/26, 2:00pm Christian Knigge
(Southampton & KITP)
Paul Groot
(Radboud & KITP)
Jean-Pierre Lasota
Discussion on CV Low States: Is There An Accretion Flow?[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
01/30 12:15pm Omer Blaes
Bridging the Gap Between MHD Theories of Astrophysical Accretion Disks and Observations[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
KITP Blackboard Lunch
1/31, 9:00am Xuening Bai
Discussion: Magnetized protostellar disk winds[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/31, 2:00pm Mario Flock
Caltech & KITP
Feasibility of Observing MHD Turbulence in Protostellar Disks with ALMA[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/01, 9:00am Christian Knigge
Nick Higginbottom
(Southampton & KITP)
Discussion on Mechanisms behind jets & disk winds, from WDs to SMBHs [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/02, 9:00am Prateek Sharma
(Indian Institute of Science & KITP)
Jason Dexter
Discussion on Collisionless flows in Sagittarius A*[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/02, 2:00pm Oliver Gressel
Niels Bohr Institute & KITP
Characterizing the Mean-Field Dynamo in Turbulent Accretion Disks[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/03, 9:00am Guillaume Dubus
Discussion on transitional millisecond pulsars[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/06-10 Conference: Disks, Dynamos, and Data: Confronting MHD Accretion Theory with Observations
2/13, 2:00pm All participants Organizational Meeting
2/14, 9:00am Lee Hartmann
Michigan & KITP
Discussion on FU Orionis objects[Slides]
2/14, 2:00pm Edwin Bergin
Michigan & KITP
Snow Lines and Transport in Protoplanetary Disks[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/15, 9:00am Bergin, Hartmann
Hughes, Najita
Discussion on T Tauri disk outflows
2/15, 2:00pm All Participants Discussion on protostellar disk observations vs. theory
2/16, 9:00am All Participants Discussion: Introductions and younger participants[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/16, 2:00pm Shigenobu Hirose
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
Gravito-turbulence in Irradiated Protoplanetary Disks[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/16, 4:00pm Xuening Bai
Protoplanetary Disks and Planet Formation: A Microphysical Perspective[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
KITP Colloquium
2/17, 9:00am Meredith Hughes
Wesleyan & KITP
Discussion on protostellar disk flow constraints from ALMA
2/21, 9:00am All Participants Coffee/Discussion/Organizational Meeting
2/21, 2:00pm Paul Groot
Radboud Univ. & KITP
BlackGEM and MeerLICHT[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/22, 9:00am Jean-Marie Hameury
Strasbourg Astronomical Observatory & KITP
Coffee and Discussion on Hysteresis in Dwarf Novae[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/22, 2:00pm All Participants Discussion on Variability across Source Classes
2/23, 9:00am All Participants Coffee, Introductions and Discussion[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/23, 10:15am Paula Szkody
Kepler data on an eclipsing accreting white dwarf system[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/23, 2:00pm Jake Simon
Turbulence vs. Wind: How is angular momentum transported in protoplanetary disks?[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/24, 9:00am All Participants Coffee and Discussion[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/27, 2:00pm All participants Organizational Meeting
2/28, 9:00am All All participants-Coffee and Discussion
2/28, 2:00pm Wladimir Lyra
Hydrodynamical Instabilities in the Ohmic Dead Zone in Circumstellar Disks and Dwarf Novae[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/01, 9:00am All All participants-Coffee and Discussion
3/02, 9:00am All All participants-Coffee and Discussion
3/02, 2:00pm Colin McNally
Queen Mary, University of London & KITP
Dust and Planets in Protoplanetary Disks[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/03, 9:00am All All participants-Coffee and Discussion
3/06, 2:00pm All Participants Organizational Meeting
3/07, 9:00am All All participants-Coffee and Discussion
03/06 12:15pm Richard Nelson
Queen Mary, University of London & KITP
Current Problems and Recent Developments in Understanding Accretion Discs[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
KITP Blackboard Lunch
3/07, 2:00pm Alexandra Veledina
Nordita & KITP
Spectral and Timing Modeling of Accreting Black Hole Binaries[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/08, 9:00am Richard Nelson
(Queen Mary Univ. of London & KITP)
Åke Nordlund
(University of Copenhagen & KITP)
Discussion on Planet's Orbital Migration[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/09, 9:00am Phil Charles
Univ. of Southampton & KITP
Discussion on V404 Cygni[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/09, 2:00pm Catherine Espaillat
Tracking Planet Footprints in Dusty Disks[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/10, 9:00am Anna Chashkina
Univ. of Turku & KITP
Super-Eddington accretion onto a magnetized neutron star
3/10, 9:45am Dan Gole
Univ. of Colorado & KITP
Turbulence, damping, and hydrodynamic transport in ohmic dead zones[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/13, 2:00pm All Participants Organizational Meeting
3/14, 9:00am Jean-Pierre Lasota
Outbursting Helium Disks[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/14, 2:00pm Uma Gorti
Photoevaporation and Evolution of the Gas and Dust in Disks[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/15, 9:00am All Participants Discussion on Transport Constraints from Presence of Clumpy Structures in Protoplanetary Disks[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/16, 9:00am Eric Blackman
University of Rochester & KITP
All participants-Coffee and Discussion[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/16, 2:00pm Åke Nordlund
Univ. Copenhagen & KITP
Modeling Accretion Disks in a Realistic Context[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/17, 9:00am Eliot Quataert
Berkeley & KITP
Discussion on Microphysical Plasma Processes in Corona/ADAF Phases in X-ray Binary Accretion Flows[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/20, 2:00pm All participants Organizational Meeting
3/21, 9:00am All participants Discussion and Coffee
3/21, 2:00pm Colette Salyk
Molecular Spectral Diagnostics of Protostellar Disk Winds[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/22, 9:00am All participants Discussion and Coffee
3/22, 14:00pm Thomas Rivinius
Be-XRB decretion disks[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/23, 9:00am All participants Discussion and Coffee
3/23, 2:00pm Bailey Tetarenko
Univ. of Alberta
Outbursts in Black-Hole Low-Mass X-ray Binaries: Testing the Irradiated Disc-Instability Model with Observations
3/24, 9:00am All participants Discussion and Coffee
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