NWNH Program

by Purav Patel last modified Apr 16, 2011 by Pat Murphy

March 7

Invited Speakers (Conference room: Anasazi Ballroom)

Time Title Speaker
8:45 Introduction/Welcome D. Frail/J. Lazio
9:00 "New Worlds, New Horizons" L. Hillenbrand
9:30 The Astro2010 Science Frontiers M. Haynes
10:00 "New Worlds, New Horizons for RMS" N. Evans
10:30 coffee

Origins I

Questions include: How did the Universe begin? What were the first objects to light up the Universe ...? How do cosmic structures form and evolve? What are connections between dark and luminous matter? What is the fossil record of galaxy assembly ...? How do stars and black holes form? How do circumstellar disks evolve ...?
Chair: C. Chandler
11:00 Keynote Talk J. Carlstrom
11:30 Counting Giants: Cosmology from Massive Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Galaxy Clusters with the Atacama Cosmology Telescope F. Menanteau
11:45 Using High Angular Resolution Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect Measurements to Understand the Formation and Evolution of Galaxy Clusters B. Mason
12:00 How will the James Webb Space Telescope measure First Light, Reionization, and Galaxy Assembly in the post-Hubble Wide Field Camera 3 Era? R. Windhorst
12:30 lunch

Origins II

Chair: A. Sargent
14:00 The Structure and Evolution of Circumstellar Disks J. Carpenter
14:20 Early Phases of Massive Star Formation S. Ragan
14:35 Studies of Star Formation in the Early Universe G. Stacey
14:50 21-cm Cosmology M. Morales
15:15 coffee

Origins III

Chair: N. Evans

15:45 Quasar Probes of Reionization I. McGreer
16:00 PAPER: Status and Recent Observations D. Jacobs/J. Pober
16:15 Observing Cosmic Dawn with the Long Wavelength Array J. Hartman
16:30 Dark Ages Radio Explorer J. Burns
16:45 Discussion appropriate balance between large facilities and small experiments
18:00 adjourn

March 8

Understanding the Cosmic Order I

Questions include: How do black holes work ...? How do rotation and magnetic fields influence stars? How do massive stars end their lives? What are the progenitors of Type Ia SNe ...? How diverse are planetary systems ...? How do baryons cycle in and out of galaxies? What are flows of matter and energy in circumgalactic medium? What controls the mass-energy-chemical cycles within galaxies?
Chair: S. Myers
9:00 Keynote Talk: A New Cosmic Order C. Carilli
9:30 Exploring the Physics of Galaxy Cluster Mergers and AGN Feedback T. Clarke
9:50 The ALFALFA Census of Gas-Rich Galaxies at z = 0 M. Haynes
10:10 H I Signatures of Galaxy Evolution T. van der Hulst
10:25 Diffuse H I and the Evolution of Galaxies J. Lockman
10:40 coffee

Understanding the Cosmic Order II

Chair: C. Brogan
11:00 Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array Carol Lonsdale
11:30 Astrophysics with CCAT J. Glenn
11:50 New Horizons with CARMA L. Mundy
12:10 Studies of Molecular Gas and Star Formation with the Large Millimeter Telescope P. Schloerb
12:30 lunch

Understanding the Cosmic Order III

Chair: A. Baker
14:00 EVLA Constraints on the Progenitors of Type Ia SNE L. Chomiuk
14:15 The Evolution of Molecular Tracers in Galaxies J. Ott
14:30 Intermediate-Mass Black Holes in the Local Universe: Lessons from G1 J. Wrobel
14:45 Tracing Molecular Material from Circumstellar Envelopes in the Diffuse ISM L. Ziurys
15:10 The Power of RMS Observations for Answering Fundamental Stellar Questions R. Osten
15:30 coffee
16:00 Solar Physics with the Frequency Agile Solar Radiotelescope (FASR) T. Bastian
16:30 Discussion: How do we foster the training of young people and increase the size of the community?
17:30 adjourn

March 9

Frontiers of Knowledge I

Questions include: Why is the Universe accelerating? What is dark matter? What are the properties of neutrinos? What controls the masses, spins, and radii of compact objects?
Chair: J. Lockman & R. Osten
9:00 Keynote Talk S. Church
9:30 Probing Inflation and Neutrinos by Measuring CMB Polarization M. Niemack
9:45 First Results from the Q/U Imaging ExperimenT (QUIET) J. Zwart
10:00 Cosmological Galaxy Surveys: The Molecular Perspective S. Myers
10:15 A Pulsar Trifecta for the Galactic Center J. Cordes
10:30 coffee
11:00 The Event Horizon Telescope: (sub)mm VLBI of Sgr A* and M87* S. Doeleman
11:20 X-ray--radio connections D. Schwartz
11:40 Early NWNH Science with Pan-STARRS and the Outlook for the Decade K. Chambers
12:00 A Brief Overview of the LSST Z. Ivezic
12:30 lunch

Discovery I

Science frontier discovery areas include nearby habitable exoplanets, gravitational wave astronomy, time-domain astronomy, astrometry, EoR
Chair: J. Cordes
14:00 Keynote Talk: Data Discovery and Access for the Next Decade R. Hanisch
14:30 Wide Field Radio Transient Surveys G. Bower
14:50 Low Frequency Time Domain Astronomy with the LWA S. Tremblay
15:05 Astrometry: What Does RMS Have to Offer M. Reid
15:30 coffee

Discovery II

Chair: S. Ransom
16:00 Galaxy Motions with Radio Astrometry A. Brunthaler
16:15 Proper Motion of the Andromeda Galaxy J. Darling
16:30 Laser Interferometer Space Array (LISA) J. Centrella
17:00 A Pulsar Timing Array for Gravitational Wave Detection P. Demorest
17:30 adjourn
18:30 conference dinner reception (Eldorado Court)
19:00 conference dinner (Sunset Room)

March 10

Discovery III

Implementing the Program

8:30 The View from the NSF J. Ulvestad
9:00 Up the (Radio) Decade V. Trimble
9:20 A Roadmap for the SKA E. Schreier
9:45 Science Opportunities with EoR Arrays Colin Lonsdale
10:05 A Roadmap for Discoveries in the New World S. Weinreb

Panel Discussion: Technical Capabilities needed for New Discoveries

K. Kellermann (lead), Weinreb, Ulvestad, Trimble, Hanisch, Lo, Carlstrom
12:00 Adjourn


Title Presenter
The LABOCA/ACT Survey of Clusters at All Redshifts A. Baker
Physical and Chemical Properties of the Envelopes of Supermassive Stars J.Dodd
MMIC Array Technology for CMB Polarization T. Gaier
A Confusion-Limited Millimeter/Submillimeter Survey of the Giant Molecular Cloud Sgr B2(N) D. Halfen
Cosmic Microwave Background Polarimetry with Feedhorns: Coupled Superconducting Polarimeters J. Hubmayr
Deep Neutral Hydrogen Surveys with the Arecibo 305-m Telescope R. Minchin
The Context of Star Formation K. O'Neil
From Comets to Clusters: The Next Decade of Science and Instrumentation on the GBT K. O'Neil
Direct Measurement of the Expansion of Galactic UCHII Regions A. Roshi
Advanced Multibeam Spectrometer for the Green Bank Telescope A. Roshi
Technology Developments for a W-band Spectrometer Array M. Sieth
CARMA Technical Developments on the Horizon N. Volgenau
A Prototype 150 GHz Heterodyne Receiver Module for Large-Scale Astronomical Instruments P. Voll
FASR and Solar/Stellar Magnetic Fields S. White
ALMA in the Decade: A Development Program for the Future A. Wootten
Probing Cosmic Structures using the LMT M. Yun