Oct 1 – 15, 2008
Europe/Stockholm timezone

Extended workshop (1 - 15 October) and conference (9-10 October)

Participation in program and conference is done with the same registration form (see on the left). For the conference the talks will start on Thursday, 9 October, at 9 am and will end on Friday. at 4pm The daily routine follows a similar pattern each day.

How to get here? (this link has a description and a map). The meeting takes place in the Nordita building, just next to the AlbaNova main building.

Workshop schedule

Thursday, 2 Oct, 10:00 coffee & cookies
                 15:00 Colloquium

Friday, 3 Oct, 10:00 coffee & cookies
               10:30 The Stockholm VIMOS Supernova survey - first results
                     Astronomy seminar in FA32 by J. Melinder
               14:30 QPOs, and where they come from (discussion)
                     Wlodek, Mihal, Jiri (video)

Monday, 6 Oct 10:00 Discussion on zero-torque boundary condition
                      14:30 Discussion on spectral fitting
                       for BH spin  (Wlodek moderator, video)

Tuesday, 7 Oct 11:45, Nobel Prize Announcement
                        15.15 The 2008 Nobel Prize in Physics - Klein Auditorium

Wednesday, 8 Oct, pm, Radiation transfer and vertical structure (discussion)
                      Omer Blaes, Tobi Heinemann, ...
                      Spirals! by Paola

Thursday, 9 Oct, conference, Colloquium by Marek

Friday, 10 Oct, conference

Monday, 13 Oct, QPOs from Turbulence
                Mami Machida, Chris Fragil, Ken ??

Tuesday, 14 Oct, Radiative signatures from discs (talk)
                 Chris Done

Wednesay, 15 Oct, TBA

Conference program

Thursday 9 Oct

 9:30- 9:50 Olek Sadowski: simulations of slim disks in Kerr
            (work with Abramowicz, Straub, Kluzniak, Bursa)
10:00-10:20 Ken Henisey: QPOs from MHD simulations (work with Blaes
            and Fragile)

10:30-11:00 Coffee

11:00-11:20 Shin Mineshige: Cellular Automaton Model for Black
            Hole Variability
11:30-11:50 Mami Machida: Formation of an Inner Torus
            in Black Hole Accretion Flows
12:00-12:30 discussion

12:30-14:00 lunch

14:00-14:20 TBA
14:30-14:50 discussion

15:00-16:30 colloquium by Marek Abramowicz (work with Becker and Johannesson)
16:30-16:50 Tobias Heinemann: The excitation of density waves in turbulent
            accretion disks
17:00-17:30 discussion

18:00 walk off for dinner, Restaurang Venedig, Surbrunngatan 39, phone 612 8095

Friday 10 Oct

 9:30- 9:50 Barbara Ferreira: Warp and eccentricity propagation in
            discs around black holes
10:00-10:20 Kristen Menou: Turbulence regimes and universality in accretion disks

10:30-11:00 Coffee

11:00-11:20 Michal Bursa: The shortest variability timescale in
            black hole sources (work with Abramowicz and Kluzniak)
11:30-11:50 Jiri Horak: Amplitude behaviour in HFQPOs in neutron stars
            (work with Rebusco, Abramowicz and Kluzniak)
12:00-12:20 discussion

12:30-14:00 lunch

14:00-15:30 Turbulence talk by Parviz Moin: Integrated Simulation of Complex Multi-Physics Turbulent Flows
             at KTH (E53, Osq.backe 18 ) at 14:15, 

15:30-16:00 Coffee

16:00-16:20 Wladimir Lyra: Planet formation bursts in the edges of the dead zone
16:30-16:50 Petri Käpylä: Angular momentum transport due to convection in accretion disks
17:00-17:30 discussion
17:30-17:50 Maarit Korpi: MRI in forced turbulence
18:00-18:20 Brandenburg: Oscillations in local MRI simulations

The workshop is being organized by Marek Abramowicz (Gothenburg), Paola Rebusco (MIT), and Axel Brandenburg (Nordita).

The meeting is sponsored by Nordita.

Roslagstullsbacken 23 AlbaNova University Center 10691 Stockholm Sweden
  • Axel Brandenburg
  • Marek Abramovicz
  • Paula Rebusco
Further details will be published as soon as available. If you are interested in participating in any part of the program, please register via the program web page.