Thermonuclear Burst Workshop

Monash University, Clayton Campus
July 27, 2012

Friday, July 27, 2012

Workshop roundup

Photo0074 The workshop went off without a hitch today with 14 attendees including locals (from Monash and elsewhere in Melbourne), and our visitors from Canada, USA and the Netherlands. From the organiser's point of view it was a terrific success with very interesting talks leading to much vigorous discussion. The workshop wound up around 6pm, and the workshop dinner at the palatial Notting Hill Hotel rounded out a very enjoyable day.
Click on the image for some more photos taken during the day.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Workshop dinner

Please join us for dinner after the workshop at the Notting Hill Hotel, corner of Gardiner Rd. and Ferntree Gully Rd. We will aim to walk to the hotel after the session ends, expect to arrive there between 6—6:30 pm

Monday, July 23, 2012

Program and venue

The workshop will be held in the Statistics meeting room (#350), 3rd floor of building 28, Mathematical Sciences, Clayton Campus (click here for a location map). The workshop will commence at 9:30am and finish around 5pm (or whenever we run out of steam).
Below is the preliminary program. Talks are intended to be up to 30 min, leaving plenty of time for questions and discussion.

Duncan Galloway (Monash) Status of burst observations
Laurens Keek (NSCL) Status of burst modelling
Laurens Keek (NSCL) Photospheric Radius Expansion in Superburst Precursors from Neutron Stars
Andrew Cumming (McGill) Long duration bursts from helium and carbon ignition
Michael Zamfir (McGill) X-ray spectra in mixed H/He bursts
Nathanael Lampe (Monash) Databases for comparing burst models and obsevations
Hauke Worpel (Monash) Does the accretion rate vary during bursts?
Yuri Cavecchi (UvA) Simulations of Flame Spread in Type I Bursts

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Confirmation of date

Since the week beginning 30th July will host the NIC school, I propose a date for the mini-workshop to be

** Friday 27th July **

Please let me know if there are any other clashes or issues with this date.

Monday, May 21, 2012

First announcement

Thermonuclear Burst Workshop
Monash University, Clayton Campus

Since there will be a number of people in town this July with research interests involving thermonuclear bursts, Yuri (Levin) suggested that we should have a mini-workshop on the general topic of burst physics, sometime in the 2 weeks before the NIC meeting, i.e.:

23rd July — 3rd August.

Given the participant numbers, I expect a fairly relaxed schedule over 1-day at most, and allowing plenty of time for free discussion.

Could you please reply and

  1. indicate any days during this period that you are NOT available.
  2. let me know if you would be willing to give an informal talk on your research, and if so what might the topic be.

It might be preferable to schedule the meeting as close as possible to NIC, as it can then be advertised to others coming to Australia for that meeting, who might then be able to attend the workshop. ON the other hand, having the meeting earlier will serve better as an introduction and hopefully lead to productive discussions. I welcome your opinion either way!

Feel free to forward this on to any other potential participants.

* Note that the week of 23rd July is also the beginning of teaching Semester 2 at Monash.

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