Astrophysics Summer School
The Gaseous Universe
University of Oxford, 21-23 July 2010
A three-day summer school will held just before the conference, on 21-23 July 2010. This school is jointly organised by the Astrophysics sub-Department of the University of Oxford and the Global Center of Excellence Quest for Fundamental Principles in the Universe of the Physics Department at Nagoya University. The school is intended to give students and postdoctoral fellows both a much broader and a more basic overview of topics that will be covered during the conference.
Participation in the conference is not a prerequisite for participation in the school. In fact, we encourage students and postdocs, especially from the UK, to come to the school even if they have no or a limited interest in the conference.
Please complete this school registration form to register for the summer school. There is no registration fee for the school but we must estimate the numer of students attending and must be able to identify you accurately.
- The school will take place in the same location as the conference itself, the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre of the Martin Wood Complex, a modern theatre seating 230 persons, with large screens and the latest projection facilities.
- There is no registration fee, and no financial assistance will be provided to attend the school, but the school registration form must be filled in for participation.
- Refreshments during coffee breaks will be provided free of charge, but no material will be provided for the school itself, so please bring pens and paper.
- Participants are responsible for finding their own accommodation (possibilities include Oxford City Council's Visit Oxford, BedandBreakfasts.co.uk and Visitus B&B UK for B&Bs, and Oxford Rooms for a college experience).
The goal of the school is to cover the main physical mechanisms and observational diagnostics available at each temperature and thus wavelength range, with a focus on the interstellar medium. Speakers and topics are indicated below, with links to the electronic material when available.
- Garret Cotter, University of Oxford: Radio Astronomy; Gamma-rays and Cosmic Rays
- Yasuo Fukui, University of Nagoya: Sum-mm/mm and Molecular Astrophysics (PPT: lecture 1, lecture 2, lecture 3)
- Hidehiro Kaneda, University of Nagoya: Space Infrared Astrophysics
- Marc Sarzi, University of Hertfordshire: Warm/Ionised Gas and NIR-Optical-UV Line Ratio Diagnostics
- Hironori Matsumoto, University of Nagoya: High Energy Astrophysics, Gamma-rays and X-rays in the Galactic Centre (PDF, PPT)
- Adrianne Slyz, University of Oxford: (Computational) Hydrodynamics in Galaxy Formation
Morning talks will start at 09:30. Registration and refreshments start from about 09:00.
Wednesday 21 July
|09:30-10:30:||Martin Bureau: Introduction|
|10:30-11:30:||Garret Cotter: Radio Astronomy I|
|12:00-13:00:||Adrianne Slyz: Hydrodynamics I (hydrodynamical processes in the ISM, molecular cloud formation, turbulence; star formation efficiency and laws)|
|14:00-15:00:||Garret Cotter: Radio Astronomy II|
|15:00-16:00:||Yasuo Fukui: Sum-mm/mm Astrophysics I|
|16:30-17:30:||Jocelyn Bell Burnell: Reflections on the Discovery of Pulsars|
Thursday 22 July
|09:30-10:30:||Adrianne Slyz: Hydrodynamics II (stellar feedback, winds, supernovae; Jeans instability, Kelvin-Helmholtz, Rayleigh-Taylor,...)|
|10:30-11:30:||Yasuo Fukui: Sum-mm/mm Astrophysics II|
|12:00-13:00:||Hidehiro Kaneda: Infrared Astrophysics I (photo-dissociation regions, fine structure emission line diagnostics)|
|14:00-15:00:||Yasuo Fukui: Sum-mm/mm Astrophysics III|
|15:00-16:00:||Hidehiro Kaneda: Infrared Astrophysics II (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, dust)|
|16:30-17:30:||Marc Sarzi: NIR-Optical-UV Diagnostics I (Basics of photoionised HII nebulae)|
Friday 23 July
|09:30-10:30:||Marc Sarzi: NIR-Optical-UV Diagnostics II (extragalactic HI regions and beyond with BPT diagnostic diagrams)|
|10:30-11:30:||Hironori Matsumoto: High Energy Astrophysics I (emission processes, continuum, line emission; X-ray objects, compact objects, supernova remnants, clusters of galaxies,...)|
|12:00-13:00:||Marc Sarzi: NIR-Optical-UV Diagnostics III (active galactic nuclei)|
|14:00-15:00:||Hironori Matsumoto: High Energy Astrophysics II (thermal and non-thermal phenomena)|
|15:00-16:00:||Marc Sarzi: NIR-Optical-UV Diagnostics IV (emission lines in galaxies with integral-field spectrographs)|
|16:30-17:30:||Garret Cotter: Gamma-rays and Cosmic Rays I|