21-25 November 2016, Shine Dome, Canberra, Australia
Galactic Archaeology aims at unveiling the Milky Way’s history by studying the fossil record preserved in stellar light. Large surveys are targeting samples of 105 to 106 stars to measure their chemical compositions. Together with distances, ages and 3D velocities, the chemical information will have a revolutionary impact on understanding galaxy formation. Stellar physics combines the observations with theoretical interpretations of the structure of stars. This knowledge is essential to decipher the observed chemical patterns within the Galaxy’s stellar populations. Major new developments in stellar physics have a direct impact on understanding the observational data. This conference will bring together world-leading experts on Galactic Archaeology and Stellar physics in order to exploit the wealth of information provided by new and on-going surveys of the Galaxy.
- First Annoucement: 15 March 2016
- Abstract submission deadline: 15 July 2016
- Program available: 15 September 2016
- Registration and payment deadline: 15 October 2016
- Conference reception: Monday 21 November 2016, The Shine Dome
Wako Aoki (NAOJ), Martin Asplund (ANU), Beatriz Barbuy (Sao Paulo), Joss Bland-Hawthorn (USyd), Anthony Brown (Leiden), Gayandhi De Silva (AAO/USyd), Ortwin Gerhard (MPE), Francesca Matteucci (Trieste), Eileen Friel (Indiana), Kim Venn (Victoria)
Luca Casagrande (ANU), Gayandhi De Silva (AAO/USyd), Ly Duong (ANU), Ben MacLean (Monash), Colin Navin (MQ), Katie Schlesinger (ANU)
The Final Conference Program is available here. Link to individual talks are given below.
TUESDAY 22 NOVEMBER
Ken Freeman - Galactic archaeology: What do we want to know?
Cristina Chiappini - Is the thick disk the result of radial migration, merger or something else?
Diane Feuillet - Hierarchical Ages of APOGEE Red Clump Stars
Maria Messineo - Red Supergiants in the Inner Galaxy
Timo Prusti - What have we learnt from the first results from Gaia and what will come next?
Sven Buder - Combining the GALAH survey and Gaia DR1 for a chemo- dynamic study of the solar neighbourhood
WEDNESDAY 23 NOVEMBER
Else Starkenburg - What was the nature of the first stars?
Gary Da Costa - The SkyMapper Search for Extremely Metal Poor stars
Dennis Stello - Are asteroseismic ages trustworthy for Galactic archaeology?
Amanda Karakas - What stars produce what elements when?
Verne Smith - s-Process Chemical Evolution in APOGEE Populations
Gabriele Cescutti - What process(es) produced neutron capture elements in the Early Universe?
THURSDAY 24 NOVEMBER
Karin Lind - Can we really trust “observed” stellar abundances?
Melissa Ness - Where are we heading with Data-driven spectroscopy?
Sergi Blanco-Cuaresma - The challenge of clustering stars using their chemical signatures
Yuan-Sen Ting - Unravelling the history of the Milky Way disk through chemical tagging
Thomas Benbsy - A microlensed view of the Galactic bulge
Gail Zasowski - Chemodynamics of the Inner Milky Way
Andy Casey - The planet – host star connection
Dave Soderblom - JWST
FRIDAY 25 NOVEMBER
James Binney - Future developments in Galaxy modelling
Lia Athanassoula - N-body models of our Galaxy
Carli Grillmair - Stellar Debris Streams in the Galactic Halo
Raymond Carlberg - Dark Matter Sub-halos and Streams
Sarah Martell - Halo assembly and globular cluster formation
Joss Bland-Hawthorn - Reconstructing ancient star clusters in dwarf galaxies
Chiaki Kobayashi - Going into the details - galactic chemical evolution with new supernova models and neutron capture elements
Benoit Cote - Galactic Chemical Evolution Pipeline Linking Nuclear Astrophysics to Cosmological Structure Formation
Nicholas Walton - WEAVE and the WEAVE Galactic Archaeology Survey
David Hogg - Conference summary and future outlook
The conference is held at the Australian Academy of Science's Shine Dome, in Canberra, Australia. The Shine Dome (address: 15 Gordon St, Acton ACT 2601) is located about 9km from the Canberra Airport, about 15min drive away. The map below shows the location of The Shine Dome.
Travel to Canberra:
A limited number of International flights fly directly into Canberra Airport. Canberra is between 1 and 2 hours flying from the Eastern Australian capitals like Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. Most domestic airlines (Qantas, Virgin, JetStar) fly regularly between Canberra and the major Australian cities.
Canberra is also easily reached by Bus from Sydney. Buses run from Sydney Central and the Sydney International airport to downtown Canberra Jolimont Centre. Its about 3hr journey, and buses run every hour from about 5am till 7pm.
There are many accommodation options to suite a range of budgets. Discount rates are available for conference participants at the hotels given below. All hotels are located in downtown Canberra, at a short stroll from the conference venue, the Shine Dome.
1) University House (1 Balmain Cres, Acton ACT 2601) http://unihouse.anu.edu.au/
-bed and breakfast rate in a Twin Room, single occupancy at $152 per night
-bed and breakfast rate in a Queen Suite, single occupancy at $167 per night.
Rooms have been reserved for Direct booking with University House: Unihouse@anu.edu.au
Please mention GASP2016 (Galactic Archaeology and Stellar Astrophysics) when booking.
The rooms will be held in the block until 4 -5 weeks prior to the start date.
2) Mantra Group hotels in Canberra: the discount code applies to
Mantra on Northbourne (84 Northbourne Ave, Canberra ACT 2612) and Peppers Gallery ( 15 Edinburgh Avenue, Canberra) hotel only.
To book and receive 10% off your accommodation, visit:http://www.mghotels.com.au , select one of the two aforementioned hotels and follow the below simple steps:
1. Select your dates and number of people – hit SEARCH
2. Input Promo Code 1696NOV16 (case sensitive) – hit SEARCH
3. Select your room type and hit BOOK to proceed to payment screen
The discount will apply for any room type travelling between 21st to 25th November 2016, when booked before 21st October 2016. All rooms are subject to availability at time of booking, there will be no release backs or inventory updates leading up to check in.
3) Novotel Canberra (65 Northbourne Ave, Canberra ACT 2601) http://novotelcanberra.com.au/
Different rates available. At the time of booking call reservations directly on 02 6245 5000 and quote block code
AST211116. Rate is valid 30 days prior to arrival. After that, public rates applies.
The registration desk is open from 12 noon on Monday 21 November in the main foyer at the Shine dome. If you have booked to go on a tour please ensure you arrive in time to register beforehand. The tour buses will be departing from Shine Dome at 12:30pm for Tidbinbilla and 1:00pm for the Wineries.
List of Participants
|Anish||Amarsi||Australian National University|
|Martin||Asplund||Australian National University|
|Lia||Athanassoula||Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille|
|Beatriz||Barbuy||Universidade de Sao Paulo|
|James||Binney||University of Oxford|
|Sergi||Blanco-Cuaresma||University of Geneva|
|Joss||Bland-Hawthorn||University of Sydney|
|Jo||Bovy||University of Toronto|
|Raymond||Carlberg||University of Toronto|
|Luca||Casagrande||Australian National University|
|Andy||Casey||University of Cambridge|
|Gabriele||Cescutti||Trieste Observatory / University of Hertfordshire|
|Blair||Conn||Australian National University|
|Benoit||Cote||University of Victoria / Michigan State University|
|Peter||Cottrell||University of Canterbury|
|Timothy||Crundall||Australian National University|
|Katia||Cunha||Observatorio Nacional - MCTI|
|Gary||Da Costa||Australian National University|
|Gayandhi||De Silva||Australian Astronomical Observatory / University of Sydney|
|Ly||Duong||Australian National University|
|Ken||Freeman||Australian National University|
|Carl||Grillmair||California Institute of Technology|
|Melanie||Hampel||University of Heidelberg|
|Doori||Han||Chungnam National University|
|David||Hogg||New York University|
|Daniel||Huber||University of Sydney|
|Elaina||Hyde||Western Sydney University|
|Mike||Ireland||Australian National University|
|Chiaki||Kobayashi||University of Hertfordshire|
|Yutaka||Komiya||University of Tokyo|
|Janez||Kos||University of Sydney|
|Janez||Kos||University of Sydney|
|Nadège||Lagarde||Observatoire de Besançon|
|Young Sun||Lee||Chungnam National University|
|Jane||Lin||Australian National University|
|Chao||Liu||National Astronomical Observatories|
|Dougal||Mackey||Australian National University|
|Tadafumi||Matsuno||Sokendai / NAOJ|
|Maria||Messineo||University of Science and Technology of China|
|Paolo||Molaro||INAF - Trieste|
|David||Nataf||Johns Hopkins University|
|Laura||Ruiz Dern||Observatoire de Paris|
|Charli||Sakari||University of Washington|
|Nicholas||Scott||University of Sydney|
|Matthew||Shetrone||University of Texas/McDonald Observatory|
|Weibin||Shi||Shandong University of China|
|Jeffrey||Simpson||Australian Astronomical Observatory|
|Rodolfo||Smiljanic||Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center|
|David||Soderblom||Space Telescope Science Institute|
|Richard||Stancliffe||University of Bonn|
|Dennis||Stello||University of Sydney|
|Takuma||Suda||University of Tokyo|
|Gregor||Traven||University of Ljubljana|
|Kim||Venn||University of Victoria|
|Nicholas||Walton||University of Cambridge|
|David||Yong||Australian National University|
|Haibo||Yuan||Beijing Normal University|
|Gail||Zasowski||Johns Hopkins University|
|Marusa||Zerjal||University of Ljubljana|
|Daniel||Zucker||Macquarie University / Australian Astronomical Observatory|
|Tomaz||Zwitter||University of Ljubljana|
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