December 2008 Workshop

KIAA/PKU-IoA Workshop

Beijing 1-5 December 2008

Table of Contents



Sverre Aarseth IoA n-body simulations, stellar black holes
Scott Chapman IoA Galaxy Evolution, M31 structure, evolution and dynamics, nearby dwarf galaxies
Eduardo Gonzalez-Solares IoA, postdoc VO, Data Processing, galaxy evolution
Mike Irwin IoA Survey astronomy, near field cosmology, the local group, image analysis
Jorge Penerrubia IoA, postdoc (by videocon) Stellar populations
Martin Smith IoA postdoc Galactic structure, microlensing
Nicholas Walton IoA Galactic structure and populations, VO, data processing


Stephen Justham KIAA postdoc supernovae, interacting binaries, simulations
Doug Lin KIAA
Xiaowei Liu KIAA/PKU emission line regions, planetary nebulae, nearby galaxies
Herbert Lau KIAA postdoc AGB stellar evolution, metal-poor stars
Zuhui Fan PKU large-scale structure, lensing, cosmology
Eric Peng PKU nearby early-type galaxies, globular cluster systems, galaxy dynamics
Huanyuan Shan PKU postdoc lensing, galaxy potentials
Huawei Zhang PKU stellar abundances
Hao Tian BNU
Jian-Min Wang IHEP
Yanchun Liang MAOC
Jianjun Chen NAOC LAMOST 2d spectrscopic pipeline
Xuelei Chen NAOC LAMOST ExtraGAlactic Survey team (LEGAS)
Xiaoyan Chen NAOC/LAMOST (PhD student) Stellar population analysis on galaxies
Yuqin Chen NAOC
Chenzhou Cui NAOC Chinese VO, LAMOST databases
Licai Deng NAOC Galactic structure, chair of LAMOST Galactic structure working group [5 Dec]
Wei Du NAOC PhD student, 1d pipeline
Yanchun Liang NAOC
Chao Liu NAOC Galactic structure, survey design
Shu Liu NAOC
Ali Luo NAOC LAMOST 1d spectroscopic pipeline
Yihan Song NAOC
Kefeng Tan NAOC (PhD student)
Yougang Wang NAOC galaxy dynamics [Dec 3-5]
Xiang Xiang Xue NAOC (PhD student)
Bing Zhao NAOC
Fan Zhou NAOC PhD student M31 star clusters
Gang Zhao NAOC Stellar spectroscopic surveys with LAMOST
Jingkun Zhao NAOC
Yongheng Zhao NAOC LAMOST Data Management and LAMOST operations
Jun Pan PMO
Ruixiang Chang SHAO chemical evolution in M31
Li Chen SHAO LAMOST open cluster and Galactic disk survey
Jinliang Hou SHAO Disk chemical evolution, deputy chair of LAMOST Galactic structure working group
Chenzhe Liu SHAO, PhD student
Jun Yin SHAO PHD student
Jincheng Yu SHAO PHD student
Clement Baruteau UCSC
Yaoquan Chu USTC LAMOST Project Scientist
Zhanwen Han Yunnan stellar populations, binary evolution
Weimin Yan Yunnan Galaxies

Agenda (version 20081202)

Mon 1 Dec

08.30-09.00 Coffee and Registration
09.00-09.10 Doug Lin Welcome
I. Near Field Cosmology and Evolution of Nearby Galaxies
09.10-09.40 Mike Irwin (IoA) Near field cosmology - an overview and the need for spectroscopy [ppt]
09.40-10.10 Eric Peng (PKU) Extragalactic Globular Cluster Systems [pdf]
10.10-11.00 Coffee
11.00-11.30 Jinliang Hou (SHAO) Star Formation and Chemical Evolution of the Milky Way and M31 disks [ppt]
11.30-12.00 Xiaowei Liu (PKU) PN + HII Regions in Local Group Galaxies and a LAMOST survey of M31 [pdf]
12.00-14.00 Lunch
14.00-14.30 Scott Chapman (IoA) Kinematics and Metallicity Constraints on M31 & M33 [ppt]
14.30-14.45 Fan Zhou (NAOC) a BATC survey of M31 Globular Clusters [ppt]
14.45-15.00 Scott Chapman (IoA) TBD (concerning Halo stars) [see above]
15.00-15.45 Coffee
15.45-16.15 Ruixiang Chang (SHAO) A Simple Model for the Evolution of Disk Galaxies [ppt]
16.15-16.30 Jun Yin (SHAO) Chemical and Color Evolution of M33 [ppt]
16.30-16.45 Chengze Liu (SHAO) The Color Gradients of Face-on spiral galaxies in the SDSS [ppt]
16.45-17.00 Huanyuan Shan (PKU) Dark Matter and MOND on galaxy clusters [pdf]
17.00 Close Day 1
Tue 2 Dec

II. Near Field Cosmology and Evolution of Nearby Galaxies
08.30-09.00 Coffee
09.00-09.30 Martin Smith (for Wyn Evans) (IoA) Galactic Structure [pdf]
09.30-10.00 Yuqin Chen (for Gang Zhao) (NAOC) LAMOST Stellar Spectroscopic Survey [pdf]
10.00-10.45 Coffee
10.45-11.15 Martin Smith (IoA) Kinematics of the Milky Way thick disk and halo [pdf]
11.15-11.45 Nicholas Walton (IoA) Introduction and Status of GAIA [pdf]
11.45-12.15 Yaoquan Chu (USTC) LAMOST Status [pdf]
12.15-14.15 Lunch
14.15-14.45 Li Chen (SHAO) Open Clusters and Galactic Disk Observations with LAMOST [ppt]
14.45-15.00 Huawei Zhang (PKU) Stellar Abundance and Galactic Chemical Evolution [ppt]
15.00-15.45 Coffee
III. Simulations
15.45-16.15 Sverre Aarseth (IoA) Computational techniques - Binaries and Clusters [pdf], [gif]
16.15-16.30 Stephen Justham (KIAA) Supernovae and Interacting Binaries [pdf]
16.30-16.45 Herbert Lau (KIAA) Evolution of metal poor AGB stars [pdf]
16.45-17.00 Zhanwen Han (Yunnan) The formation of peculiar stars and their applications [pdf]
17.00-17.30 Jorge Penarrubia (IoA) (by telecon) Simulations, Halos, and Dwarf Galaxies [ppt]
17.30 Close Day 2
Wed 3 Dec

IV. Data Access and Data Processing
08.30-09.00 Coffee
09.00-09.30 Chao Liu (NAOC) LAMOST Survey planning and Limitations [pdf]
09.30-10.00 Jianjun Chen (NAOC) The LAMOST 2d Spectroscopic Pipeline [ppt]
10.00-10.45 Coffee
10.45-11.15 Ali Luo (NAOC) The LAMOST 1d Spectroscopic Pipeline [ppt]
11.15-11.45 Eduardo Gonzales-Solares (IoA) VISTA Data Processing [pdf]
11.45-12.00 Session IV: Discussion
12.00-14.00 Lunch
14.00-14.30 Chenzhou Cui (NAOC) China-VO and the LAMOST database [ppt]
14.30-15.00 Nicholas Walton (IoA) The Virtual Observatory and the IPHAS galactic plane survey [pdf]
15.00-15.15 Weimin Yuan Under-luminous active nuclei of dwarf galaxies in the nearby Universe [pdf]
15.15-15.25 Xiangxiang Xue A New estimate of the Milk Way's Dark Halo Mass [ppt]
15.25-15.45 Coffee
V. Breakout Sessions
15.45-16.00 Nic Walton/ Eric Peng Setting the Breakout sessions: see notes below - participants are invited to join one of the groups [pdf]
16.15-19.00 Session @ NAOC [ppt]
19.00 Close Day 3
Thu 4 Dec

08.30-09.00 Coffee
09.00-10.30 Breakout Session 1: Science/ Surveys
09.00-10.30 Breakout Session 2: Surveys/ Data Processing+Access+VO
09.00-10.30 Breakout Session 3: Simulations
10.30-11.00 Coffee
11.00-12.00 Breakout Session 1: Science/ Surveys
11.00-12.00 Breakout Session 2: Surveys/ Data Processing+Access+VO
11.00-12.00 Breakout Session 3: Simulations
12.00-14.00 Lunch
14.00-14.10 Report from Breakout Session 1: Science/ Surveys [pdf]
14.10-14.20 Report from Breakout Session 2: Surveys/ Data Processing+Access+VO [pdf]
14.20-14.30 Report from Breakout Session 3: Simulations [pdf]
14.30-15.00 Themes and Issues from the Breakout Sessions
VI. Next Steps
15.00-15.25 Plans for Future Cambridge-China interactions (proposals, funding etc)
15.25-15.30 Doug Lin Closing Remarks
15.30-16.00 Coffee
16.00 Close Day 4
Fri 5 Dec

09.00-12.30 spill out sessions (as required)
09.00-12.30 Possible trip to NAOC (TBD)
Last morning reserved for side meetings as required

The three breakout sessions will allow discussion of three main themes:

  • Science: key issues in near field cosmology, research challenges, potential for Cambridge-China interactions
  • Surveys: current and future galactic and local group surveys, what is available, what is required, the issues in defining a survey, optimum strategies for maximising science return from surveys
  • Data Processing and Virtual Observatories: status, challenges, opportunities for maximising the value of survey data, enabling science.
  • Information for presenters:

  • All talk slots include question time. So, 30 min = 20 min talk + 10 min questions. Likewise, 20 min = 15+5, 15 min = 10+5, and 10 min = 5+5. Please take these guidelines seriously so that we may have time for discussion.
  • You are welcome to use your own laptop, but if you do not wish to do so, we will have both a PC and a Mac laptop here for you to present with. Simply bring us your .ppt, .pdf, or Keynote presentation on a USB key in advance.
  • During the breakout sessions, we will have projectors available in the conference rooms, so you are welcome to prepare a couple slides to focus the informal discussion.
  • Logistics

    See Info page for details on how to get to the KIAA. We'll either be in the KIAA itself or the ShaoYuan Guest House. Taxis from the airport to the campus cost about 120 RMB. Further details as to transportation options can be found at the transport links page.