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Sunday, 20 Sept.

6:30pm+  Open reception in the Residence Hall lounge, beverages & snacks provided.

Information about packet-pick up is available through the "On-site Logistics" link to the left  (also right here)

Monday, 21 Sept.

Session 18:30am-10:15am (chair: O'Neil)
8:30-8:45 - O'Neil Welcome & Announcements

8:45 - 9:15 Lockman

The Current Landscape of GBT Science

9:15 - 9:45 Prestage

Performance & Properties of the GBT

9:45 - 10:15 Maddalena

Green Bank Weather for High Frequency Observing


Session 210:45am - 12:20pm (chair: Frayer)
10:45 - 11:15 DiFrancesco

Star Formation and Ammonia in High Mass Star Forming Regions

11:15-11:35 Jackson

The Radio Ammonia Mid-plane Survey (RAMPS)

11:35 - 11:55 Friesen

The Gould Belt in NH3: First Results from the Green Bank Ammonia Survey

11:55 - 12:20 Church

ARGUS: A 16-pixel W-band spectroscopic array for the GBT


NOTE: depending on the weather, the Monday and Tuesday afternoon programs may be switched; i.e., the GBT Tour may happen on Monday afternoon instead of Tuesday afternoon.

Session 31:30pm-2:50pm
1:30-1:50 Dunham

Results from MASSES (large SMA survey of protostars) and Prospects for Future GBT Synergies

1:50 - 2:10 Seo

L1495-B218 Filaments in Taurus seen in NH3 and CCS using the GBT

2:10 - 2:30 Burkhart

From Turbulelent Clouds to Star Forming Cores: Diagnostics for Uncovering the Role of Turbulence in Star Formation

2:30 - 2:50 Erickson

A 64 Element Focal Plane Phased Array for 70-97 GHz


Session 43:40pm-5:20pm
3:30 - 4:00 Leroy

Sensitive mm-wave Spectroscopy as an Essential Complement to High Resolution Imaging

4:00 - 4:20 Kepley

Unlocking the Secrets of Dense Molecular Gas in Galaxies with the GBT

4:20 - 4:40 Reichers

A Decade of Studies of Cold Molecular Gas in the Early Universe with the GBT

4:40 - 5:00 Staguhn

Millimeter Sky Surveys with GISMO and GISMO-2

5:00 - 5:20 Pospieszalski

On the Limits of Performance of Microwave Cryogenic Transistors

Reception 5:20pm - 6pm

Dinner 6pm - 7:30pm

Panel Discussion on New Directions for GBT Capabilities  7:30pm - 8:30pm (Church, Friesen, Jewell, Sayers, Wootten)

convene to the Residence Hall Lounge, 8:30pm+




Tuesday, 22 Sept.

Session 58:30am-10:20am
8:30 - 9:00 Sarazin High Resolution SZ Observations with MUSTANG2/GBT and the Dynamics of Clusters of Galaxies
9:00 - 9:20 Sayers

SZ Effect Imaging of Galaxy Clusters from the GBT

9:20 - 9:40 Mroczkowski

High-Resolution SZ Studies of Clusters Selected Through Other Surveys

9:40 - 10:00 Mason

Science Revealed by High Resolution Imaging of the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect

10:00 - 10:20 Stanchfield

MUSTANG-2: The Multiplexed SQUID-TES Array at Ninety GHz on the GBT


Session 6

10:45am - 12:25 pm

10:45 -11:05 Basu

High-resolution SZ observation of galaxy cluster cool cores and radio features

11:05 - 11:25 Fissel

Balloon-borne Submillimeter Polarimetry in the Vela C Molecular Cloud: First Results from BLASTPol 2012

11:25 - 11:45 Novak

Mapping Magnetic Fields in Star Forming Regions via Dust Emission Polarimetry

11:45 - 12:05 Cunningham Outflow and Infall Properties Towards a Sample of Massive Star
Forming Regions Drawn from the RMS Survey
12:05 - 12:25 Harris Insights from Zpectrometer


GBT Tour 1:30pm -3pm depending on the weather, the Monday and Tuesday afternoon programs may be switched; i.e., the GBT Tour may happen on Monday afternoon instead of Tuesday afternoon. Neither open-toed shoes nor high heels are permitted on the telescope tour.


Session 73:20pm-5:20pm
3:20-3:50 McGuire

The GBT PRIMOS Project: Probing Our Cosmic Origins

3:50-4:10 Corby

Complex Molecules in Translucent Clouds via Line-of-Sight Absorption

4:10-4:30 Lindberg

Unbiased line surveys of protostellar envelopes

4:30-4:50 Wootten

Physical Conditions in the Perseus B1 Cores

4:50-5:20 Ott

The GBT and the next generation VLA: Power on all Scales

Dinner 5:30pm-7:30pm

convene to the Residence Hall lounge, 7:30pm+



Wednesday, 23 Sept.

Session 88:30am-10:15am
8:30-8:50 Allen

The Structure of Dark Molecular Gas in the Galaxy

8:50-9:10 Blank

The Search for SiO Emission from the Expolanet KIC 125575-48b

9:10-9:30 Frayer The GBT 4mm Receiver
9:30-9:50 Armentrout

Massive Star Formation in the Outer Scutum-Centaurus Arm

9:50-10:10 Braatz

The Megamaser Project




Session 910:45am-12:30pm
10:45-11:15 Matthews Update on the ALMA Phasing Project and the Refurbished Haystack 37m Antenna Upgrade
11:15-11:35 Ortiz

The Intrinsic Size of Sagittarius A* Probed by VLBI Observations at 86 GHz

11:35 - 11:55  Yusef-Zadeh

VLA and GBT Observations of the Galactic Center

11:55-12:30 Panel

The emerging scientific landscape of the GBT


Final Lunch & return home