Meeting Itinerary

Sunday, July 19, 2009

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7:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m. Registration and Poster Set-up: Millenium Centre, Outside of Room 237C
8:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m. Opening Reception: Millenium Centre, Room 237C. A cash bar will be available.

Monday, July 20, 2009

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8:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. Breakfast (137B Auditorium Hallway) and Poster Set-up
Session I: Overview (Moderator: B. Smith)

9:30 a.m.

9:40 a.m. A Welcome from the ETSU Vice Provost for Research
    Dr. William Duncan

9:40 a.m.

9:55 a.m. Opening Remarks from meeting chair Beverly J. Smith,
    East Tennessee State University, U.S.A.

9:55 a.m.

10:35 a.m. Keynote Talk: Unveiling Galaxy Interactions:
    Watching the Tides Roll
    Bill Keel, University of Alabama, U.S.A.

10:35 a.m.

10:55 a.m. Contributed Talk: What Good Are Ring Galaxies?
    James L. Higdon, Georgia Southern University, U.S.A.

10:55 a.m.

11:15 a.m. Morning Break with Poster Viewing
Session II: Overview (Continued) (Moderator: B. Smith)

11:15 a.m.

11:55 a.m. Keynote Talk: M81 and Related Systems:
    High Impact Collisions with Small Companions
    Jay Gallagher, University of Wisconsin-Madison, U.S.A.

11:55 a.m.

1:30 p.m. Lunch (Millennium Centre, Room 220)
Session III: Individual Systems (Moderator: B. Keel)

1:30 p.m.

1:50 p.m. Contributed Talk: The Collisional Ring Galaxy NGC 922
    Anne Pellerin, Texas A&M University, U.S.A.

1:50 p.m.

2:10 p.m. Contributed Talk: The Magellanic Stream to Halo Interface:
    Processes that Shape our Nearest Tidal Tail
    Lou Nigra, University of Wisconsin-Madison, U.S.A.

2:10 p.m.

2:30 p.m. Contributed Talk: Molecular Gas in the Early Stage
    of Interacting Galaxies:
    the NGC 4567/4568 Pair
    Hiroyuki Kaneko, National Astronomical Observatory, Japan
2:30 p.m. 2:50 p.m. Contributed Talk: Dwarf Detachment and Globular
    Cluster Formation in Arp 305
    Mark Hancock, University of California Riverside, U.S.A.

2:50 p.m.

3:20 p.m. Afternoon Break with Poster Viewing

Monday, July 20, 2009 (Continued)

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Session IV: Galaxy Groups and Clusters (Moderator: M. Giroux)
3:20 p.m. 3:50 p.m. Contributed Talk: Modes of Star Formation in the
    Interacting Compact Galaxy
    Group HCG 31
    Sarah Gallagher, University of Western Ontario, Canada
3:50 p.m. 4:10 p.m. Contributed Talk: Environmentally Altered Star Formation
    in Virgo Cluster Galaxies
    Jeff Kenney, Yale University, U.S.A.
4:10 p.m. 4:30 p.m. Contributed Talk: Megaparsec-Scale Triggers
    for Star Formation: Groups, Clusters,
    and Filaments in the Horologium-Reticulum
    Supercluster
    Matthew Fleenor, Roanoke College, U.S.A.

6:00 p.m.

  Dinner

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

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8:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. Breakfast (137B Auditorium Hallway)
Session V: Star Cluster Formation and Destruction (Moderator: N. Bastian)

9:30 a.m.

10:10 a.m. Keynote Talk: Overview of HST Results on Star
    Cluster Formation and Destruction
    Linda Smith, Space Telescope Science Institute, U.S.A.

10:10 a.m.

10:30 a.m. Contributed Talk: Basic Tools for Studies on the
    Formation and Disruption of Star Clusters
    Mark Gieles, European Southern Observatory, Chile

10:30 a.m.

10:50 a.m. Morning Break and Poster Viewing
Session VI: Star Cluster Formation and Destruction (Continued)
(Moderator: N. Bastian)

10:50 a.m.

11:10 a.m. Contributed Talk: Tidal Tails in Merging Galaxies:
    Formation of Compact Stellar Structures
    Brendan Mullan, Pennsylvania State University, U.S.A.

11:10 a.m.

11:30 a.m. Contributed Talk: Cluster Formation in Tidal Tails
    and Intergalactic Space
    Iraklis Konstantopoulos, University College London, UK

11:30 a.m.

11:50 a.m. Contributed Talk: Galaxy Mergers and Star Clusters:
    an HST Perspective
    Rupali Chandar, University of Toledo, U.S.A.

11:50 a.m.

1:30 p.m. Lunch (Millennium Centre, Room 220)
Session VII: Numerical Modeling (Moderator: C. Struck)

1:30 p.m.

2:10 p.m. Keynote Talk: Gas Dynamics, Star Cluster
       Formation, and Tidal Dwarf Galaxies
       in Interacting Galaxy Models
    Frederic Bournaud, CEA Saclay, France

2:10 p.m.

2:30 p.m. Contributed Talk: Shock-Induced Starburst and Star
    Cluster Formation in Colliding Galaxies
    Takayuki Saitoh, National Astronomical Observatory, Japan

2:30 p.m.

2:50 p.m. Contributed Talk: Star Formation History
    in Merging Galaxies
    Li-Hsin Chien, Institute for Astronomy, Univ of Hawaii, U.S.A.

2:50 p.m.

3:20 p.m. Afternoon Break and Poster Viewing

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 (Continued)

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Session VIII: Numerical Modeling (Continued) (Moderator: C. Struck)

3:20 p.m.

3:40 p.m. Contributed Talk: Simulations of 'Galaxy Wars'
    Covering More than
    Ten Orders of Magnitude
    Diederik Kruijssen, Utrecht Univ/Leiden Univ,
    the Netherlands

3:40 p.m.

4:00 p.m. Contributed Talk: Modelling Kinematics and Stellar
    Populations of Galaxy Mergers
    in the Horizon GalMer Project
    Igor Chilingarian, Observatoire de Paris, France

4:00 p.m.

4:20 p.m. Contributed Talk: Substructure Formation Induced
    by Gravitational Tides?
    Florent Renaud, Institute of Astronomy, Vienna (Austria)
    & Observatoire de Strasbourg (France)

4:20 p.m.

4:40 p.m. Contributed Talk: The Origin of Andromeda's
    Giant Southern Stream
    Mark Fardal, University of Massachusetts, U.S.A.

4:40 p.m.

5:00 p.m. Contributed Talk: Tasking Citizen Scientists from
    Galaxy Zoo to Model Galaxy Collisions
    John Wallin, George Mason University, U.S.A.

6:00 p.m.

  Dinner

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

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8:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. Breakfast (137B Auditorium Hallway)

Session IX: Surveys of Pre-Merger Pairs (Moderator: M. Hancock)

9:30 a.m.

9:50 a.m. Contributed Talk: Tidal Dwarf Galaxies, Accretion
    Tails, and `Beads on a String'
    in the Spirals, Bridges, and Tails
    Interacting Galaxy Sample
    Beverly Smith, East Tennessee State University, U.S.A.

9:50 a.m.

10:10 a.m. Contributed Talk: ULXs in Interacting Galaxies
    Douglas Swartz, NASA/MSFC, U.S.A.

10:10 a.m.

10:30 a.m. Contributed Talk: Isolating Triggered Star Formation:
    Using Large Samples of Galaxies
    to Track the Effects of Interactions
    Betsy Barton, University of California, Irvine, U.S.A.

10:30 a.m.

10:50 a.m. Morning Break and Poster Viewing
Session X: Surveys of Pre-Merger Pairs (Continued) (Moderator: M. Hancock)

10:50 a.m.

11:10 a.m. Contributed Talk: Star Formation and the ISM
    in Nearby Tidal Streams (SAINTS)
    Sarah Higdon, Georgia Southern University

11:10 a.m.

11:30 a.m. Contributed Talk: Star Formation Beyond
    Typical Thresholds
    Jessica Werk, Univ of Michigan/Columbia Univ, U.S.A.

11:30 a.m.

12:40 p.m. Lunch (Millennium Centre, Room 220)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 (Continued)

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Session XI: Mergers (Moderator: J. Kenney)

12:40 p.m.

1:20 p.m. Keynote Talk: The Role of Interactions and Mergers
    in Galaxy Bimodality
    Dan McIntosh, University of Missouri-Kansas City, U.S.A.

1:20 p.m.

1:40 p.m. Contributed Talk: Star Formation in Unequal-Mass
    Mergers
    Eva Juette, AIRUB, Germany

1:40 p.m.

2:00 p.m. Contributed Talk: Star Formation and Dynamics of
    Luminous Infrared Galaxies
    with Adaptive Optics
    Petri Vaisanen, South African Astronomical Observatory,
    South Africa
2:00 p.m. 2:20 p.m. Contributed Talk: VLT / VIMOS Integral Field
    Spectroscopy of a Representative
    Sample of Local (U)LIRGs
    Santiago Arribas, IEM-CSIC, Spain
2:20 p.m. 2:50 p.m. Afternoon Break with Poster Viewing

Session XII: More on Mergers and Future Prospects (Moderator: J. Kenney)

2:50 p.m. 3:30 p.m. Keynote Talk: Interaction-Triggered Star Formation
    in Distant Galaxies and the Role
    of Mergers in Galaxy Evolution
    Lihwai Lin, Academia Sinica Institute, Taiwan
3:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. Concluding Discussion - Future Prospects
    Discussion Led by Curt Struck (Iowa State),
    Nathan Bastian (Cambridge University),
    and James Higdon (Georgia Southern University)

4:30 p.m.

6:00 p.m. Concluding Break and Poster ``Take-Down''

6:00 p.m.

  Dinner

Thursday, July 23, 2009

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9:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Field Trip to the Gray Fossil Site
    (Meet in front of hotel where transportation will be
    provided to the fossil site. We will be met by
    guides who will conduct the tour of
    the site and the Museum.)