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by Mark Adams last modified Jul 30, 2014 by Pat Murphy


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Sunday 29 September 2013

All day VLA and LWA Tour

Monday 30 September 2013

7:30-8:45 am Morning Registration
8:45 am Welcome comments

Session 1: Recent Galactic Center Results and Highlights
Chair: Cornelia Lang (USA)

9:00-9:30 am Overview Talk #1 John Bally (USA): Herschel Views of the Galactic Center (25 + 5 mins)

9:30-10:00 am Overview Talk #2 Susanne Aalto (Sweden): Physical Conditions and Chemistry of Molecular Gas in Galactic Centers (25 + 5 mins)

10:00-10:30 am Overview Talk #3 Fiona Harrison (USA): NuSTAR Results: From the Galactic Center to Local Starbursts (25 + 5 mins)

10:30-11:00 am Coffee Break

11:00-11:30 am Overview Talk #4 Fred Baganoff (USA): X-ray Visionary Project: SgrA* (25 + 5 mins)
11:30-12:00 pm Overview Talk #5 Mathieu de Naurois (France): TeV Observations of GC and Starburst Systems (25 + 5 mins)

12:00-1:30 pm Lunch

Session 2: Global Properties and Dynamics in the Central Molecular Zones of Galactic Nuclei: From Large Scale Studies to the CND

Chairs and Discussion Leader: Masato Tsuboi (Japan)

1:30-1:55 pm Woong-Tae Kim (Korea): Star Formation in Nuclear Rings (20 + 5 minutes)

1:55-2:20 pm Naomi McClure Griffiths (Australia): HI Outflows from the Galactic Center (20 + 5 minutes)

2:20-2:40 pm Deokkeun An (Korea): The Galactic Center: Not an active galactic nucleus (15 + 5 minutes)

2:40-3:00 pm Jay Gallagher (USA): Lessons from Comparisons between the Nuclear Region of the Milky Way and Those in Nearby Spirals (15 + 5 minutes)

3:00-3:15 pm Poster Previews - Session 2 (Part 1)


3:15-3:45 pm Coffee Break

3:45-4:05 pm John Lacy (USA): Gas Motions in Inner 2 pc of SgrA West (15+ 5 minutes)

4:05-4:25 pm Nanase Harada (Germany): Molecules in CND (Theory) (15 + 5 minutes)

4:25-4:45 pm Miquel Requena-Torres (Germany): Opening again the debate: the transient nature of the circumnuclear disk (15+5 minutes)

4:45-5:05 pm Thibault Paumard (France): Regularized OSIRIS 3D spectroscopy at the Circumnuclear Disk ionization front (15+5 minutes)

5:05-5:30 pm Discussion (Session 2)


6:00-8:00 pm Opening Reception (NM Museum of Art)


Tuesday 1 October 2013

Session 3: The Formation and Impact of Massive Stars in the Galactic Center
Chair: Farhad Yusef-Zadeh (USA)

9:00-9:25 am Steve Longmore (UK): Conversion of Gas into Stars in the Galactic Center (20 + 5 minutes)

9:25-9:45 am Jill Rathborne (Australia): ALMA’s view of the initial conditions within a massive protocluster (15 + 5 minutes)

9:45-10:05 am Betsy Mills (USA): Hot Gas, Masers, and Cloud Collisions: The extreme properties of molecular gas at the heart of the Milky Way Galaxy (15 + 5 minutes)

10:05-10:30 am Poster Previews (Sessions 2 + 3)

10:30-11:00 am Coffee Break

11:00-11:25 am Kazushi Sakamoto (Taiwan): The Kinematics and Dynamics of Molecular Gas in Galactic Centers (20 + 5 minutes)

11:25-11:45 am Denise Riquelme Vasquez (Germany): Disk/Halo Interactions: Molecular Clouds in the Galactic Center (15 + 5 minutes)

11:45 -12:05 pm Rei Enokiya (Japan): Large scale and high sensitivity multi line CO surveys toward the Galactic Center (15 + 5 minutes)

12:05-12:30 pm Discussion (Session 3)

12:30 - 2 pm Lunch

Session 4: The Galactic Center Stellar Population
Chair: Sungsoo Kim (Korea)

2:00-2:30 pm Overview Talk #6 Jessica Lu (USA) Young Stars in the Galactic Center (25 + 5 minutes)

2:30-2:50 pm Anja Feldmeier (Germany): The Milky Way Nuclear Star Cluster Beyond 1 pc (15 + 5 minutes)

2:50-3:10 pm Hui Dong (USA): Unveiling the massive stars beyond the three young massive star clusters (15 + 5 minutes)

3:10-3:30 pm Ann-Marie Madigan (USA): On the Origin of Young Stars in the Galactic Center (15 + 5 minutes)

3:30-3:45 pm Poster Previews (Session 4)


3:45-4:15 pm Coffee Break


4:15-4:35 pm Tobias Fritz (Germany): Nuclear Cluster of the Milky Way (15 + 5 minutes)

4:35-4:55 pm Tuan Do (Canada): Measuring the physical properties of the Milky Way Nuclear Star Cluster with 3D stellar kinematics (15 + 5 minutes)

4:55-5:15 pm Mark Wardle (Australia): Star Formation within 0.5 pc of SgrA* (15 + 5 minutes)

5:15-5:35 pm Andrea Ghez (USA): Probing General Relativity with Short Period Stars at the Galactic Center (15 + 5 minutes)

5:35-6:00 pm Discussion (Session 4)

Wednesday 2 October 2013

Session 5: Astrophysics and Feedback in the SgrA* Environment and in other Galactic Nuclei
Chair and Discussion Leader: Heino Falcke (Germany)

9:00-9:30 am Overview Talk #7 Stefan Gillessen (Germany): Observations of the G2 Cloud at SgrA* (25 + 5 minutes)

9:30-9:50 am Leo Meyer (USA): Keck Observations of G2 and SgrA (15 + 5 minutes)

9:50-10:10 am Andreas Eckart (Germany): The infrared K-band identification of the DSO/G2 source from VLT and Keck data (15 + 5 minutes)

10:10-10:30 am Darryl Haggard (USA): G2 as a Probe of Sgr A*'s Hot Environs: A View from Chandra and JVLA (15 + 5 minutes)


10:30-11:00 am Coffee Break


11:00-11:25 am Gunther Witzel (USA): IR observations and variability of SgrA* (20 + 5 minutes)

11:25-11:45 pm Banafsheh Shahzamanian (Germany): NIR polarized observations of Sagittarius A* (15 + 5 minutes)

11:45-12:05 pm Kazunori Akiyama (Japan): Long-term monitoring of Sgr A* at 43GHz with VERA and KVN+VERA (15 + 5 minutes)

12:05-12:25 pm Salomé Dibi (Netherlands): Exploring plasma behavior around Sgr A* (15 + 5 minutes)

12:25-12:45 pm Jim Moran (USA): History of High Resolution Imaging of SgrA* (15+5 min)

12:45-1:00 pm Discussion (Session 5)


1-2 pm Lunch

Free Afternoon

6 pm Drinks and Banquet (Coyote Café; 132 W Water Street, Santa Fe)

Thursday 3 October 2013

Session 5 (contʼd): Astrophysics and Feedback in the SgrA* Environment and in other Galactic Nuclei
Chair and Discussion Leader: Sera Markoff (Netherlands)

9:00-9:30 am Overview Talk #8 Avery Broderick (Canada): Theoretical Models of SgrA* (25 + 5 minutes)

9:30-9:50 am Jason Dexter (USA): Event Horizon Scale Emission Models of Sgr A* (15 + 5 minutes)

9:50-10:10 am Roman Shcherbakov (USA): Theory of G2 cloud multi-wavelength emission (15 + 5 minutes)

10:10-10:30 am Alessandro Ballone (Germany): Hydrodynamic simulations of a compact source scenario for the Galactic Center cloud G2 (15 + 5 minutes)

10:30-10:45 am Poster Previews - Session 5 (Part 1)


10:45-11:15 am Coffee Break

11:15-11:40 am Gabriele Ponti (Germany): Tracers of SgrA*’s Prior Activity (20 + 5 minutes)

11:40-12 noon Maica Clavel (France): The reflection of two past outbursts of Sagittarius A* observed by Chandra during the last decade (15 + 5 minutes)

12:00-12:20 pm Shinya Nakashima (Japan): Discovery of a recombination dominant plasma: a relic of a giant flare of Sgr A*? (15 + 5 minutes)

12:20-12:45 pm Discussion (Session 5)


12:45-2:00 pm Lunch

Session 5 (contʼd): Astrophysics and Feedback in the SgrA* Environment and in other Galactic Nuclei
Chair and Discussion Leader – Chris Fragile (USA)

2:00-2:25 pm Thaisa Storchi-Bergmann (Brasil): Feeding versus Feedback in Nearby AGNs (20 + 5 minutes)

2:25-2:45 pm Jun-Hui Zhao (USA)/presenter: Mark Morris (USA): A New Perspective on the Radio Bright Zone at The Galactic Center - Feedback from Nuclear Activity (15 + 5 minutes)

2:45-3:05 pm Mark Morris (USA): Nonthermal Filamentary Radio Features Within 20 pc of the Galactic Center (15 + 5 minutes)

3:05-3:25 pm Jorge Cuadra (Chile): Gas dynamics in the Galactic Centre: clump accretion and outflows (15 + 5 minutes)

3:25-3:45 pm Poster Previews – Session 5 (Part II)

3:45-4:15 pm Coffee Break

3:25-3:45 pm Jerry Ostriker (Princeton): Why are the sleeping giants so quiet? Rotating, inflow/outflow solutions for accreting black holes? (15+5minutes)

4:15-4:35 pm Dan Marrone (USA): The Millimeter-Wavelength Polarization of Sgr A* (15 + 5 minutes)

4:35-4:55 pm Nicolas Barriere (USA): NuSTAR detection of high energy X-ray emission and rapid variability from SgrA* (15 + 5 minutes)

4:55-5:15 pm Joey Neilsen (USA): The 3 Ms Chandra Campaign on Sgr A*: A Census of X-ray Flaring Activity from the Galactic Center (15+5 minutes)

5:15-5:35 pm Discussion (Session 5)

Friday 4 October 2013

Session 6: High Energy and Magnetic Processes, Strong Gravity and Dark Matter in the Galactic Center
Chair and Discussion Leader: Roland Crocker (Australia)

9:00-9:30 am Overview Talk #9 Doug Finkbeiner (USA): Fermi Bubbles and Energetic Activity in the Galactic Center (25 + 5 minutes)

9:30-9:50 am Mateusz Ruszkowski (USA): The Fermi Bubbles: Gamma-ray, Microwave, and Polarization Signatures of Leptonic AGN Jets (15 + 5 minutes)

9:50-10:10 am Brian Lacki (USA): Sturm und Drang: The Turbulent, Magnetic Tempest in the Galactic Center (15 + 5 minutes)

10:10-10:30 am Vladimir Dogiel (Russia): Origin of nonthermal emission from the Fermi bubbles and mechanisms of particle acceleration there (15 + 5 minutes)

10:30-10:45 am Poster Previews (Session 6)

10:45-11:15 am Coffee Break

11:15-11:40 am Timothy Linden (USA): Dark Matter in the Galactic Center (20 + 5 minutes)

11:40-12:00 pm Chris Gordon (UK): Dark Matter and Pulsar Model Constraints from Galactic Center Fermi-LAT Gamma Ray Observations (15 + 5 minutes)

12:00-12:20 pm Alak Ray (India): Mapping the Galactic centre: gravitational wave signals from black holes orbiting Sgr A* using pulsar timing (15 + 5 minutes)

12:20-12:40 pm Miwa Goto (Germany): The cosmic-ray ionization rate in the Central parsec of the Galaxy - how we could deal with 10^4 discrepancy? (15 + 5 minutes)

12:40–1:00 pm Discussion (Session 6)

1:00-2:00 pm Lunch

Session 6: High Energy and Magnetic Processes, Strong Gravity and Dark Matter in the Galactic Center (Contʼd)
Chair and Discussion Leader: Darryl Haggard (USA)

2:00-2:20 pm Andrew Lehmann (Australia): The Galactic Centre molecular cloud G0.13-0.13: a laboratory for understanding cosmic-ray electron acceleration and interactions (15+5 minutes)

2:20-2:40 pm Chuck Hailey (USA): First Results from the NuSTAR "Mini-Survey" of the Galactic Center Region (15 + 5 minutes)

2:40-3:00 pm Geoff Bower (USA): The Galactic Center Pulsar, SGR 1745-29 (15 + 5 minutes)

3:00-3:30 pm Coffee Break

3:30-3:55 pm Shep Doeleman (USA): Science with the Event Horizon Telescope (20 + 5 minutes)

3:55-4:15 pm Daniel Wang (USA): Dissecting X-ray Emitting Gas Around the Center of the Galaxy (15 + 5 minutes)

4:15-4:35 pm Shogo Nishiyama (Japan): The origin of the Galactic center diffuse X-ray emission investigated by near-infrared imaging and polarimetric observations (15 + 5 minutes)

4:35-5:00 pm Discussion (Session 6)

5:00-5:25 pm Mitch Begelman (USA): Symposium Summary (25 minutes)

5:25 pm Closing Remarks

5:30 pm Symposium Adjourned




Session 2: Global Properties and Dynamics in the Central Molecular Zones of Galactic Nuclei: From Large Scale Studies to the CND

P1 Anna Ciurlo: Study of the Molecular Gas in the Central Parsec of the Galaxy through Regularized 3D Spectroscopy

P2 Pablo García: The Warm ISM in the Sgr A Region: Mid-J CO, Atomic Carbon, Ionized Atomic Carbon, and Ionized Nitrogen Line Observations with the HERSCHEL/HIFI and NANTEN2/SMART Telescopes

P3 Tom R. Geballe: Infrared Diffuse Interstellar Bands and the Carbon Abundance in the Galactic Center

P4 Sungsoo Kim: High-Resolution Simulations of the Formation of the Central Molecular Zone and the Circumnuclear Disk of the Milky Way

P5 David S. Meier: The Nucleus of IC 342 as a Potential Twin of the Galactic Center

P6 Lydia Moser: Sgr A West in the Light of Molecules, Ionized Gas and Dust

P7 Haruka Nagoshi: Radio Continuum and Radio Recombination Line Observations of the Galactic Center Lobe

P8 Jürgen Ott: Shock Structure and Shock Heating in the Galactic Central Molecular Zone

P9 Marc W. Pound: An Interferometric 3mm Spectral Line and Continuum Survey of the Central Molecular Zone

P10 Florent Renaud: Galactic Dynamics Feeding the Galactic Center: a Subparsec Resolution Simulation of the Milky Way

P11 Miguel A. Requena-Torres: Unveiling the Central Molecular Zone with Mopra

P12 Y.Ao/Miguel A. Requena-Torres: The Thermal State of Molecular Clouds in the Galactic Center: Evidence for Nonphoton-driven Heating

P13 Denise Riquelme Vásquez: Unbiased Line Survey in the Galactic Center Molecular Clouds

P14 Subhashis Roy: Density of Warm Ionized Gas near the Galactic Center: Low Radio Frequency Observations

P15 Marc J. Royster: GBT and VLA Investigation of the Ionized Gas towards the Galactic Center with Radio Recombination Lines at 8-9 GHz

P16 Simona Soldi: An X-ray Survey of the Central Molecular Zone: Variability of the Fe K-alpha Emission Line

P17 Kazufumi Torii: Detailed Distributions of the CO J=2-1/J=1-0 Intensity Ratios towards a Large Area of the Central Molecular Zone

P18 Andrew Walsh: Using SPLASH and GASKAP to Map Emission and Absorption of Hydroxyl in the Galactic Centre

P19 Michael W. Werner: SOFIA/HAWC+: Upcoming capability for detailed mapping of the Galactic Center magnetic field

P20 R. Karlsson/Anders Winnberg: Hydroxyl, Water, Ammonia, Carbon Monoxide and Neutral Carbon towards the Sgr A Complex

P21 Jiangshui Zhang: Oxygen Isotope Ratio Studies in Galactic Central Region

Session 3: The Formation and Impact of Massive Stars in the Galactic Center

P22 Joanna Corby: Chemical Differentiation in Sagittarius B2 Revealed by Broad Bandwidth Radio Interferometry

P23 Yanett Contreras: Structure of the Gas in the Central Molecular Zone from MALT90 Observations

P24 Sofia Gallego: Satellite Infall and Mass Deposition on the Galactic Center

P25 Adam Ginsburg: Gas Density within the Central 100 pc

P26 Behrang Jalali: Star Formation in the Vicinity of Sgr A*

P27 Katharine Johnston: The Star-forming Fate of the Galactic Center Cloud G0.253+0.016

P28 Eunbin Kim: Dependence of the Nuclear Star Formation on the Non-Axisymmetric Shape of the Galactic Nucleus

P29 Jihane Moultaka: 3D Mid-infrared View of the Central Parsec

P30 Takeshi Oka: 3 mm Band Line Survey toward the High-Velocity Compact Cloud CO-0.40-0.22

P31 Ylva Pihlström: Methanol Masers in Galactic Center Region Supernova Remnants

P32 Paolo Pilleri: The Evolution of PAHs and Carbonaceous Very Small Grains in Photondominated Regions

P33 Nadeen Sabha: Faint Point Sources and a Bowshock in the Central Parsec: An Infrared View

P34 Marc Schartmann: Young Stellar Disks Formed by the Collision of a Molecular Cloud with a Circumnuclear Disk at the GC

P35 Loránt Sjouwerman: Class I masers in the Galactic Center

P36 Johannes Staguhn: Multicolor radio through submillimeter observations of the Galactic Center region

P37 Tova M. Yoast-Hull: The Galactic Center: A Model for Cosmic Ray Interactions in Starburst Galaxies?


Session 4: The Galactic Center Stellar Population

P38 Anna Boehle: New Orbital Analysis of Stars at the Galactic Center Using Speckle Holography and Orbital Priors

P39 Sylvana Yelda: Properties of the Remnant Clockwise Disk of Young Stars in the Galactic Center

P40 Jaroslav Haas: Dynamical Evolution of Dense Star Clusters in Galactic Nuclei

P41 Roman Krivonos: The Arches Cluster Morphology and Spectral Studies with NuSTAR

P42 Devaky Kunneriath: Structure of the NSC of the Milky Way Galaxy

P43 Ryan Lau: SOFIA/FORCAST Observations of the Luminous Blue Variables Located in and near the Quintuplet Cluster

P44 William Lucas: Forming Misaligned Stellar Discs around a Massive Black Hole: Cloud Infall in the Galactic Centre

P45 Francisco Najarro: Metallicity Studies of the Galactic Center: Evidence for a Top-heavy Star Formation History?

P46 Masato Tsuboi: Cloud-Cloud Collision in the Sagittarius B2 Molecular Cloud Complex


Session 5: Astrophysics and Feedback in the Sgr A* Environment and in other Galactic Nuclei

P47 Pedro Paulo B. Beaklini: Sgr A* Emission at 7 mm: Variability and Periodicity

P48 Guillaume Belanger: On Detecting Transient Phenomena

P49 Marvin Blank: Viscous Time Lags between Starburst and AGN Activity

P50 Maïca Clavel: New Results from the 2012 NIR / X-ray Observation Campaign on the Sgr A* Flaring Activity

P51 Patrick Crumley: Radio Emission from Bow-shock of G2

P52 Nathalie Degenaar: The Swift Monitoring Campaign of the Galactic Center

P53 P. Chris Fragile: 3D Moving Mesh Simulations of Galactic Center Cloud G2

P54 Vladimir Karas: Effects of Magnetic Field on the Runaway Instability of Relativistic Accretion Tori Near a Rotating Black Hole

P55 Karl Kosack: The Unidentified Galactic Center VHE Gamma-ray Source and its Light-curve during Chandra Sgr A* Flares

P56 Devaky Kunneriath: Multiple Accretion Events as a Trigger for Sagittarius A* Activity

P57 Zhiyuan Li: Evidence for A Parsec-scale Jet from The Galactic Center Black Hole: Interaction with Local Gas

P58 Atsushi Miyazaki: Search for Time Lag in Intra-day Variability of Sgr A*

P59 Masayoshi Nobukawa: The Past Millennium History of Sagittarius A* Deciphered by X-ray Reflection Nebulae

P60 Kristina Nyland: Detection of a High Brightness Temperature Radio Core in the AGN-Driven Molecular Outflow Candidate NGC 1266

P61 Thibaut Paumard: Science with GRAVITY, the NIR Interferometric Imager

P62 Marc Schartmann: Hydrodynamical Simulations of G2 Interpreted as a Diffuse Gas Cloud

P63 Loránt Sjouwerman: NRAO VLA service Monitoring Observations of the Interaction between Sgr A* and G2

P64 Shunya Takekawa: Flux Monitoring Observations of Sgr A* at 8 GHz and 2 GHz with the NICT Kashima-Koganei VLBI System

P65 Virginia Trimble: The Galactic Center from Herschel (William) to Sgr A*

P66 Sascha Trippe: Interferometric Monitoring of Sagittarius A* with KVN, VERA, and GMVA

P67 Masato Tsuboi: Daily Monitor of Sgr A* at 22 GHz with the Japanese VLBI Network

P68 Takahiro Tsutsumi: Characteristics of Millimeter Variability of Sgr A*


Session 6: High Energy and Magnetic Processes, Strong Gravity and Dark Matter in the Galactic Center

P69 Wladimir Banda-Barragan: MHD Simulations of Shocks Interacting with Non-Uniform Clouds: Application to the Galactic Centre Non-Thermal Radio Filaments

P70 Roland Crocker: The Implications of the Giant Magnetised Outflows from the Centre of the Milky Way

P71 Ernst A. Dorfi: High-energy Particles from SN-explosions near the Galactic Center

P72 Namir Kassim: A New Era for Low Frequency Galactic Center Transient Monitoring

P73 Cornelia Lang: The Nature and Origin of the Galactic Center Radio Arc: A VLA Faraday Study

P74 Resha Parajuli: Black Holes and Galaxy Co-evolution: Milky Way in Context

P75 Matthew Rickert: MHz Radio Continuum Observations of the Inner 13 x 7 degrees of the Galactic Center

P76 Simona Soldi: A new Very Faint X-ray Transient in the Galactic Centre

P77 Meng Su: Multi-wavelength Observations of Fermi Bubbles and Evidence for Large-scale Gamma-ray Jets from Fermi-LAT

P78 Greg B. Taylor: Observing the Galactic Center with LWA1

P79 Al Wootten: ALMA Fast Dump Observations of the Transient Radio Magnetar J1745-2900


Late Posters

(numbering does not reflect the one in the abstract book - some posters have occupid unused spaces)

P50 Guillaume Trap: Thermonuclear Bursts from AXJ1745.6-2901

P66 Sarah Kendrew: All Quiet on the Western Front? New Evidence for massive star formation in Sgr C

P77 Riley Connors: Radiatively Inefficient Accretion in Short-Period Low Mass X-ray Binaries (LMXBs)

P82 Xing Lu: SMA Observations towards Massive Molecular Clouds in the Central Molecular Zone