Meetings/Workshops on Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology in the United States (USA)

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1.
 
COLDUNIV16 — The Cold Universe
ID
661840
Dates
25 Apr 2016 - 15 Jul 2016
Location
Santa Barbara, United States
Abstract
The goal of this program is to understand the role of molecules, heavy elements and dust for star formation, and how these species affect the properties and evolution of early galaxies. Possible approaches to answer these questions will be discussed by a diverse group of astrophysicists working on star formation, galaxy formation and evolution, star bursts in extreme environments, both locally and at the highest redshifts. The timeliness of the topic is evidenced by the unprecedented millimeter/submillimeter data that is constraining key physical processes governing star formation and metal and dust enrichment in the first billion years of cosmic history. Observations of local and distant starburst galaxies indicate the existence of a tight connection between the star formation rate and molecular gas fraction, which is primarily controlled by the abundance of dust and by the intensity of interstellar far-ultraviolet radiation field. We are thus likely to witness a major breakthrough in this field during the next couple of years, as the sensitivity of the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA) will provide an unrivaled probe of the first stars and galaxies emerging from the cosmic Dark Ages.
Contact
Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4030;     Phone: +1 805-893-6332;     Email: progmgr@kitp.ucsb.edu
2.
 
Workshop on Geometric Flows in Riemannian and Complex Geometry
ID
598047
Dates
02 May 2016 - 06 May 2016
Location
MSRI, Berkeley, United States
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3.
 
Course — 26th Annual Practical Short Course on Membrane & Other Separations Technologies: Applications in food, dairy, beverage, and bioprocessing
ID
775869
Dates
15 May 2016 - 19 May 2016
Location
College Station, TX, United States
Abstract
A Practical Workshop with Daily Pilot Plant Demonstrations
4.
 
Nuclear Science Summer School
ID
783687
Dates
15 May 2016 - 21 May 2016
Location
East Lansing, United States
5.
 
The Transient Sky — The Ninth Harvard-Smithsonian Conference on Theoretical Astrophysics
ID
744697
Dates
16 May 2016 - 19 May 2016
Location
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Contact
Nina Zonnevylle;     Phone: [((617-495-7962))];     Email: nzonnevylle@cfa.harvard.edu
Topics
Transients, Supernovae, GRBs, Numerical Simulations, Core-Collapse, Flash Spectroscopy, Non-thermal emission, Type Ia, FRBs, Type I and II SLSNe, SLSN Models, Pair-Instability Supernovae, Black Hole formation, Tidal Disruption, Stellar GW
6.
 
High Energy Density Laboratory Astrophysics
ID
772226
Dates
16 May 2016 - 20 May 2016
Location
Menlo Park, United States
7.
 
Cross-correlation Spectacular with LSST: Exploring Synergies Between LSST and External Datasets to Discover Fundamental Physics
ID
794411
Start date
22 May 2016
Location
Brookhaven National Lab and Stony Brook University, United States
8.
 
JINA-CEE Satellite Workshop on Experiments for X-ray Burst Nucleosynthesis
ID
795105
Start date
22 May 2016
Location
Athens, United States
9.
 
JINA-CEE International Symposium on Neutron Stars in the Multi-Messenger Era: Prospects & Challenges
ID
795096
Dates
23 May 2016 - 27 May 2016
Location
Athens, United States
10.
 
Summer School in Statistics for Astronomers XII
ID
794374
Start date
31 May 2016
Location
University Park, PA, United States
11.
 
ICNT/JINA-CEE program "The r-process nucleosynthesis: connecting FRIB with the cosmos"
ID
799727
Dates
31 May 2016 - 17 Jun 2016
Location
East Lansing, United States
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12.
 
15th Synthesis Imaging Workshop
ID
794397
Start date
01 Jun 2016
Location
Socorro, NM, United States
13.
 
The Science of Time: Time in Astronomy & Society, Past, Present and Future
ID
733264
Start date
05 Jun 2016
Location
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United States
Event website
14.
 
Statistical Challenges in Modern Astronomy VI
ID
757392
Start date
06 Jun 2016
Location
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Related subject(s)
Event website
15.
 
ASTRONUM-2016 — 11th International Conference on Numerical Modeling of Space Plasma Flows
ID
780820
Start date
06 Jun 2016
Location
Monterey, California, United States
Event website
16.
 
228th American Astronomical Society Meeting
ID
803806
Start date
12 Jun 2016
Location
San Diego, California, United States
17.
 
228th American Astronomical Society Meeting
ID
651213
Dates
12 Jun 2016 - 16 Jun 2016
Location
San Diego, United States
Abstract
228th American Astronomical Society Meeting
18.
 
2016 Annual Laboratory Astrophysics Division of the AAS Meeting
ID
794391
Start date
13 Jun 2016
Location
San Diego, California, United States
19.
 
The Van Vleck Observatory Centennial Symposium: A Celebration of Astronomy at Wesleyan University
ID
780896
Start date
16 Jun 2016
Location
Middletown, CT, United States
20.
 
Neutrino 2016 — XXVII International Conference on Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics
ID
795322
Dates
04 Jul 2016 - 06 Jul 2016
Location
London, UK, United States
21.
 
Forging Connections: From Nuclei to the Cosmic Web
ID
794057
Start date
11 Jul 2016
Location
East Lansing, MI, United States
22.
 
Intermediate Palomar Transient Factory Summer School
ID
799578
Dates
17 Jul 2016 - 20 Jul 2016
Location
Caltech, Pasadena, California, United States
23.
 
Prospects in Theoretical Physics 2016: Computational Plasma Astrophysics
ID
794170
Start date
18 Jul 2016
Location
Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jerse, United States
Event website
24.
 
2016 Sagan Exoplanet Summer Workshop
ID
757642
Start date
25 Jul 2016
Location
Pasadena, United States
25.
 
Conference on Enceladus and the Icy Moons of Saturn
ID
772752
Dates
26 Jul 2016 - 29 Jul 2016
Location
Boulder, United States
Abstract
The planetary community is invited to the first major international conference devoted specifically to Enceladus and the Mid-Sized Icy Satellites of Saturn. Through its array of instruments and global mapping opportunities, the Cassini mission has revolutionized our understanding of the Saturn system, and the surprisingly complex icy moons are no exception. The active jets of Enceladus are chief among the new discoveries. Others include color/thermal anomalies, equatorial ridges, satellite-derived rings, resurfacing and thermal relaxation, librations, and global fracture network surprises, to name just a few. The conference will be open to all scientific aspects of Enceladus and its neighboring moons. Topics include (but are not limited to) geology, geophysics, geochemistry and mineralogy, active jets and their properties and origins, formation and evolution, astrobiology, and future investigations of these bodies. Comparative planetology is encouraged! A major focus will be the new results from the 2015 Cassini encounters with Enceladus and the other icy moons. Contributions from Cassini, Voyager, and groundbased studies are welcome, as are suggestions for additional topics. The conference, in planning for almost two years, will feature invited speakers, contributed talks, and contributed posters; major reviews of key topics will also be presented. The conference will also lead to the production of a printed volume summarizing the findings of the conference, and encompassing the state of the art in our knowledge and wisdom concerning these amazing icy worlds.
Related subject(s)
26.
 
COSMO-16 — 20th annual International Conference on Particle Physics and Cosmology
ID
794298
Start date
08 Aug 2016
Location
Ann Arbor, United States
27.
 
5th Annual MESA Summer School
ID
795159
Dates
15 Aug 2016 - 19 Aug 2016
Location
Santa Barbara, United States
Abstract
The 5th Annual MESA Summer School will be held August 15-19, 2016 at

UC Santa Barbara. Though extensive hands-on labs, participants will gain familiarity with MESA and learn how to make better use of MESA in their own work. Featured science topics include gravity-mode oscillations of massive stars (Connie Aerts), transport by waves (Jim Fuller), pulsations (Alfred Gautschy),

massive stars (Norbert Langer), and much more.

28.
 
Chandra Science for the next Decade
ID
794266
Start date
17 Aug 2016
Location
Harvard College Student Organization Center at Hil, United States
29.
 
Optical Engineering + Applications 2016 - Part of SPIE Optics + Photonics
ID
771878
Start date
28 Aug 2016
Location
San Diego, California, United States
30.
 
Fellows at the Frontiers 2016
ID
780794
Start date
31 Aug 2016
Location
CIERA, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, United States
31.
 
Exoplanets in the Era of Extremely Large Telescopes
ID
803813
Start date
25 Sep 2016
Location
Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, CA, United States
Related subject(s)
32.
 
Exoplanets in the Era of Extremely Large Telescopes
ID
803044
Dates
25 Sep 2016 - 28 Sep 2016
Location
Pacific Grove, CA, United States
Abstract
Scientists from around the world will gather on California’s Monterey Peninsula to discuss the current and future status of research on exoplanet detection techniques, characterization, system dynamics, and formation mechanisms and time scales, with a view towards the roles of future observatories and instrumentation in these areas. The conference will include a gala banquet held at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Topics
exoplanets, extremely large telescopes, ELTs, GMT
33.
 
Hot-wiring the Transient Universe V
ID
757644
Start date
10 Oct 2016
Location
Villanova University, Pennsylvania, United States
34.
 
Hot-wiring the Transient Universe V
ID
781695
Dates
10 Oct 2016 - 14 Oct 2016
Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Abstract
Hot-wiring the Transient Universe 5 will explore opportunities and challenges of massively parallel time domain surveys coupled with rapid coordinated multi-wavelength follow-up observations. The interdisciplinary agenda includes future and ongoing science investigations, information infrastructure for publishing observations in real time, as well as novel data science to classify events and systems to optimize follow-up campaigns. Time domain astronomy is at the fore of modern astrophysics and crosses fields from solar physics and solar system objects, through stellar variability, to explosive phenomena at galactic and cosmological distances. Recent rapid progress by instruments in space and on the ground has been toward a continuous record of the electromagnetic sky with ever increasing coverage, sensitivity, and temporal resolution. With the advent of gravitational wave and neutrino observatories we are witnessing the birth of multi-messenger astronomy.
35.
 
The Local Truth: Galactic Star-formation and Feed-back in the SOFIA Era - Celebrating 50 years of airborne astronomy
ID
780837
Start date
16 Oct 2016
Location
Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, CA, United States
36.
 
DPS 2016 — 48th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society Division for Planetary Sciences
ID
651480
Dates
16 Oct 2016 - 21 Oct 2016
Location
Pasadena, United States
Abstract
The mission of the American Astronomical Society is to enhance and share humanity’s scientific understanding of the Universe. The Society, through its publications, disseminates and archives the results of astronomical research. The Society also communicates and explains our understanding of the universe to the public., The Society facilitates and strengthens the interactions among members through professional meetings and other means. The Society supports member divisions representing specialized research and astronomical interests., The Society represents the goals of its community of members to the nation and the world. The Society also works with other scientific and educational societies to promote the advancement of science., The Society, through its members, trains, mentors and supports the next generation of astronomers. The Society supports and promotes increased participation of historically underrepresented groups in astronomy., The Society assists its members to develop their skills in the fields of education and public outreach at all levels. The Society promotes broad interest in astronomy, which enhances science literacy and leads many to careers in science and engineering.,
Related subject(s)
37.
 
New York City Gaia Sprint
ID
794251
Start date
17 Oct 2016
Location
Simons Center for Computational Astrophysics, NYC, United States
Event website
38.
 
229th American Astronomical Society
ID
803750
Start date
03 Jan 2017
Location
Grapevine, TX, United States
39.
 
Confronting MHD Theories of Accretion Disks with Observations
ID
757617
Start date
09 Jan 2017
Location
Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, Santa Bar, United States
40.
 
Ushering in the New Age of Microlensing from Space: 21st International Microlensing Conference
ID
803837
Start date
01 Feb 2017
Location
Pasadena, California, United States
Abstract
We happily invite the exoplanet community to the 21st International Microlensing Conference entitled "Ushering in the New Age of Microlensing from Space". The field of gravitational microlensing is burgeoning, in particular due to the success of several space-spaced missions. We will highlight breaking results from K2's Campaign 9 ( K2C9 ), which constitutes the first combined ground- and space-based microlensing survey, as well as progress in Spitzer's program of obtaining "satellite parallaxes." Talks on ground-based surveys and advances in theory will also be featured prominently. Finally, we will have a number of talks on the revolutionary promise of the WFIRST mission for exoplanet science, which was recently approved to enter Phase A. Together these endeavors provide invaluable insight into topics such as the Galactic distribution of exoplanets, the abundance of free-floating planets, and the demographics of cold exoplanets.
Related subject(s)
41.
 
The Mysteries and Inner Workings of Massive Stars
ID
734565
Start date
27 Feb 2017
Location
KITP, Santa Barbara, United States
42.
 
The Galaxy-Halo Connection Across Cosmic Time
ID
771985
Start date
24 Apr 2017
Location
Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, Santa Bar, United States
43.
 
16th Divisional Meeting of the High Energy Astrophysics Division (HEAD) of the AAS
ID
632116
Start date
16 Aug 2017
Location
Jackson Hole, Wyoming, United States
44.
 
231st American Astronomical Society Meeting
ID
651190
Dates
07 Jan 2018 - 11 Jan 2018
Location
National Harbor, United States
Abstract
American Astronomical Society 231st Meeting

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