Scientific Program

Below is the final program of the IAUS321 (updated on Tuesday, March 15th). You can find here a PDF version of the program along with a list of the poster contributions. All speakers have been already confirmed.

MONDAY, March 14th 2016

08:00 – 09:30 Registration and opening
09:00 – 09:30 Opening ceremony

09:30 – 11:05 Resolved Stellar Populations in galaxy outskirts (I) – The Milky Way (chair: Lia Athanassoula)
09:30 – 09:50 Outskirts of the Milky Way (Invited) (Francesca Figueras, University of Barcelona)
09:50 – 10:05 Extended Structure of the Milky Way (Carl Grillmair, California Institute of Technology)
10:05 – 10:20 The radial extent and scale-length of the Galactic thick disk (Thomas Bensby, Lund Observatory)
10:20 – 10:35 The age-kinematical features in the Milky Way outer disk (Chao Liu, Chinese Academy of Sciences)
10:35 – 10:50 Chemical Abundances of Seven Outer Halo M31 Globular Clusters from the Pan-Andromeda Archaeological Survey (Charli Sakari, University of Washington)
10:50 – 11:05 Vertical displacement of the Milky Way disk
(Heidi Newberg, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)

11:05 – 11:30 Coffee break + posters on display

11:30 – 13:30 Resolved Stellar Populations in galaxy outskirts (II) – Local Group and beyond (chair: Roberto Abraham)
11:30 – 12:00 Resolved Stellar Populations in the outskirts on external galaxies (Review)
(Annette Ferguson, University of Edinburgh)
12:00 – 12:15 The dynamics of Andromeda’s dwarf galaxies and stellar streams (Michelle Collins, University of Surrey)
12:15 – 12:30 The nature and origin of substructure in the outskirts of the Andromeda galaxy
(Edouard Bernard, Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur)
12:30 – 12:45 Stellar populations in the outskirts of M31: the mid-infrared view
(Pauline Barmby, Western University)
12:45 – 13:00 GHOSTS
(Roelof de Jong, Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam)
13:00 – 13:15 Resolving the extended stellar halos of nearby galaxies: the wide-field PISCeS survey (Denija Crnojevic, Texas Tech University)

13:15 – 13:30 Resolved Stellar Populations of the interacting galaxies of the M81 group (Sakurako Okamoto, Shanghai Astronomical Observatory)

13:30 – 15:00 Lunch

15:00 – 15:30 Resolved Stellar Populations in galaxy outskirts (II) – Local Group and beyond (cont.)
15:00 – 15:15 Outskirts of Local Group Dwarf Galaxies Revealed by Subaru Hyper Suprime-Cam (Yutaka Komiyama, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan)
15:15 – 15:30 A wide-area chemo-dynamical survey of individual stars in a transforming dwarf galaxy (Giuseppina Battaglia, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias)

15:30 – 16:45 Resolved Stellar Populations in galaxy outskirts (III) – Star Formation & IMF (chair: Gerhard Hensler)
15:30 – 15:45 Star-formation efficiency in the outer Galaxy (Natsuko Izumi, University of Tokyo)
15:45 – 16:00 The spatially-resolved study of initial mass function in the outer Galaxy (Chikako Yasui, University of Tokyo)
16:00 – 16:15 A Deeper Look at Faint Halpha Emission in the Outskirts of Dwarf Galaxies (Janice Lee, Space Telescope Science Institute)
16:15 – 16:30 Not Even Wrong: An Historical, Philosophical and Ultimately a Scientific Inquiry into the Schmidt Law
(Barry Madore, Carnegie Observatories)

16:30 – 17:15 Round table on “Resolved Stellar Populations” with F. Figueras, R. M. Rich, A. Ferguson, D. Thilker (chair)
17:15 – 18:30 Coffee + Posters on display +
DAGAL fellows presentations

TUESDAY, March 15th 2016

09:30 – 10:50 Modeling the outskirts of galaxies (I) – Cosmological simulations of accretion (chair: Patricia Sánchez Blázquez)
09:00 – 09:30 Cosmological-context modeling of galaxy outskirts (Review) (Romeel Davé, University of Western Cape)
09:30 – 09:50 EAGLE project (Invited) (Joop Schaye, Leiden Observatory)
09:50 – 10:05 Circumgalactic Precipitation (Mark Voit, Michigan State University)
10:05 – 10:20 Models of the outskirts of galaxies in a cosmological context (Andrew Cooper, University of Durham)
10:20 – 10:35  Cosmic distribution of gas and its connection with galaxies (Alireza Rahmati, University of Zürich) 
10:35 – 10:50 Hot gas in Milky Way size galaxies at z=0 (Santi Roca-Fábrega, Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

10:50 – 11:30 Coffee break + posters on display

11:30 – 12:00 Modeling the outskirts of galaxies (I) – Cosmological simulations of accretion (cont.)
11:30 – 11:45 z ~ 6 Metal Line Absorbers as a Probe of Galactic Feedback Models (Laura Keating, Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge)
11:45 – 12:00 The CARMA Project: Galaxy Formation Models’ Predictions on Galaxy Formation and Cosmic Flows (Fabrice Durier, Steward Observatory, University of Arizona) 

12:00 – 13:30 Modeling the outskirts of galaxies (II) – Modeling dynamics & stellar light (chair: Ivan Minchev)
12:00 – 12:30 Dynamical modeling of the outskirts of galaxy disks (Review) (Lia Athanassoula, Laboratoire d’astrophysique de Marseille) 
12:30 – 12:45 Surfing the bar: The formation of anti-truncated stellar disks (Jakob Herpich, MPIA)
12:45 – 13:00 Spiral pattern beyond optical radius: numerical simulations and synthetic HI observations (Sergey Khoperskov, University of Milan)
13:00 – 13:15 A Universal Density Profile for the Outer Stellar Halos of Galaxies (Rhea-Silvia Remus, University Observatory Munich)
13:15 – 13:30 Formation of galaxy outskirts and origin of Sérsic profiles (Carlo Nipoti, Bologna University)

13:30 – 15:00 Lunch

15:00 – 15:30 Modeling the outskirts of galaxies (II) – Modeling dynamics & stellar light (cont.) (chair: Victor P. Debattista)
15:00 – 15:15 Exploring the stellar halo profile – accretion history connection on statistical samples of mock haloes of L* galaxies (Nicola C. Amorisco, MPA Garching & ITC Harvard) 
15:15 – 15:30 What shapes stellar population profiles in the outskirts of massive, early-type galaxies?
(Michaela Hirschmann, CNRS – Institute d’Astrophysique)

15:30 – 16:45 Modeling the outskirts of galaxies (III) – Outskirts specifics: Abundances, IMF, … (chair: Jin Koda)
15:30 – 15:45 Evolving Sparse Stellar Populations (Gustavo Bruzual, IRyA-UNAM)
15:45 – 16:00 Star formation at low rates – the impact of lacking massive stars on stellar feedback (Gerhard Hensler, University of Vienna)
16:00 – 16:15 Properties of the outer regions of spiral disks: abundances, colors and ages (Mercedes Mollá, CIEMAT)
16:15 – 16:30 What can the outskirts of galaxies tell us about dark matter? (Chris Power, ICRAR/UWA)
16:30 – 16:45 Finding Dwarf Galaxies From Their Tidal Imprints (Sukanya Chakrabarti, RIT)

16:45 – 17:15  Coffee + Posters on display
17:15 – 18:00 Round table on “Modeling galaxy outskirts” with L. Athanassoula, R. Davé, I. Minchev, J. Schaye, V. P. Debattista, P. Sanchez-Blazquez (chair)
18:00 – 18:45 DAGAL fellows presentations

WEDNESDAY, March 16th 2016

08:30 – 11:05 Outskirts of Nearby Galaxies (I) – Going ultra-deep (chair: Janice Lee)
08:30 – 08:55 Unresolved stellar halos and streams (Review) (Roberto Abraham, Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics)
08:55 – 09:15 Galaxy archeology with ultra deep imaging (Pierre-Alain Duc, AIM Paris-Saclay) 
09:15 – 09:30 Results from the EDGES Survey (Liese van Zee, Indiana University)
09:30 – 09:45 The Halos and Environments of Nearby Galaxies (HERON) Survey (R. Michael Rich, UCLA)
09:45 – 10:00 Stellar tidal streams in the outskirts of nearby spiral galaxies (David Martínez Delgado, ARI, University Heidelberg)
10:00 – 10:20 Ultra-deep imaging of nearby galaxy outskirts from the ground (Invited) (Ignacio Trujillo, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias)

10:20 – 10:35 Antitruncations (John Beckman, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias)
10:35 – 10:50 The origin of stellar breaks at large radii as probed by the Spitzer Survey of Stellar Structure in Galaxies (Juan Carlos Muñoz-Mateos, ESO)
10:50 – 11:05 Parametrizing the Stellar Halos of Galaxies (Richard D’Souza, Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics)

11:05 – 11:30 Coffee break + posters on display

11:30 – 14:00 Outskirts of Nearby Galaxies (II) – Environment (chair: Johan Knapen)
11:30 – 11:55 Outskirts of ETGs (Review) (Reynier Peletier, Kapteyn Astronomical Institute – University of Groningen)
11:55 – 12:15 The SLUGGS project (Invited) (Duncan Forbes, Swinburne University of Technology)
12:15 – 12:30 Deconstructing the assembly histories and measuring the total masses of halos using discrete tracers
(Jean Brodie, UC Observatories)
12:30 – 12:45 Stellar Populations of Close Companions and Intracluster Light around Local Brightest Cluster Galaxies
(Louise Edwards, Yale University)

12:45 – 13:00 Kinematics and stellar populations of NGC 3311, the cD galaxy in the center of the Hydra I cluster (Claudia Mendes de Oliveira, University of Sao Paulo)
13:00 – 13:15 Rethinking the Narrative of a Micro-Merger: Tidal Debris with On-Going Star Formation (Rachael Beaton, Carnegie Observatories)
13:15 – 13:30 The missing satellite problem outside of the Local Group (Masayuki Tanaka, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan)
13:35 – 13:45 Mass and orbital distribution of early-type galaxy haloes with the Planetary Nebula Spectrograph (Nicola Napolitano, INAF – Observatory of Capodimonte) 
13:45 – 14:00 MESSIER: a satellite to uncover the ultra-low surface brightness universe (David Valls-Gabaud, IoA Cambridge / Observatoire de Paris)

14:00 Symposium photo (weather permitting) 

Free afternoon (posters will be on display) + Cathedral tour (15€/pax) DAGAL get-together with the experts

THURSDAY, March 17th 2016

08:30 – 10:35 Outskirts of Nearby Galaxies (III) – Star formation & stellar populations in the outskirts (chair: David Thilker)
08:30 – 09:00 Outskirts of spiral galaxies (Review) (Fabio Bresolin, University of Hawaii)
09:00 – 09:20 The MUSE Atlas of Disks (Invited)
(Marcella Carollo, ETH Zürich)
09:20 – 09:35 Studying extra-planar gas in the halos of MaNGA galaxies (Amy Jones, Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics)

09:35 – 09:50 GASP: Gas stripping and the outskirts of galaxies as a function of environment (Bianca Poggianti, INAF-Astronomical Observatory of Padova)
09:50 – 10:05 A new view of the spectacular 200 kpc-wide disk of the Malin 1 giant low surface brightness galaxy (Samuel Boissier, Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille)
10:05 – 10:20 Gas accretion from the cosmic web feeding disk galaxies (Jorge Sánchez-Almeida, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias)
10:20 – 10:35 Accretion phenomena in nearby starburst dwarf galaxies (Francesca Annibali, INAF-OABO / DIFA)

10:35 – 10:50 Outskirts of Nearby Galaxies (IV) – Rarefied ISM (chair: Jennifer Donovan Meyer)
10:35 – 10:50 The Connection between Molecular Gas and Star Formation in XUV Disks (Linda Watson, ESO)

10:50 – 11:20 Coffee break + posters on display 

11:20 – 13:35 Outskirts of Nearby Galaxies (IV) – Rarefied ISM (cont.)
11:20 – 11:35 Molecular gas in the outer disks of spirals (Jonathan Braine, Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Bordeaux)
11:35 – 11:50 Extended HI disks in nearby spiral galaxies (Albert Bosma, Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille)
11:50 – 12:05 Neutral Gas Outside the Disks of Local Group Galaxies (Felix Lockman, NRAO Green Bank)
12:05 – 12:20 New Perspectives on the Gaseous Halos of Local Group Galaxies (Nicolas Lehner, University of Notre Dame)
12:20 – 12:35 Dense Cloud Cores revealed by ALMA CO observations in the low metallicity dwarf galaxy WLM (Monica Rubio, Universidad de Chile)
12:35 – 12:50 The 2X-HI disks of spiral galaxies (Baerbel Koribalski, CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science)
12:50 – 13:05 HI in the outskirts of Nearby Spirals (Elias Brinks, University of Hertfordshire)
13:05 – 13:20 The frequency and properties of young tidal dwarf galaxies in nearby groups (Karen Lee-Waddell, CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science)
13:20 – 13:35 Disentangling the intragroup HI in Compact Groups of galaxies by means of X3D visualization (Lourdes Verdes-Montenegro, Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía – CSIC)

13:35 – 15:00 Lunch

15:00 – 16:30 Outskirts of Nearby Galaxies (IV) – Rarefied ISM (cont.) (chair: Claudia Mendes de Oliveira)
15:00 – 15:15 Star formation efficiency in the outer disks of spiral galaxies (Thijs J.M. van der Hulst, Kapteyn Astronomical Institute – University of Groningen)
15:15 – 15:30 The Structure of Halo Gas around M33
(Olivia Keenan, Cardiff University)
15:30 – 15:45 What can the occult do for you? – Lessons from overlapping galaxy pairs
(Benne Holwerda, Leiden Observatory)
15:45 – 16:00 Delving into the gas-phase of CALIFA galaxies to trace O and N abundance gradients (Enrique Pérez-Montero, Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía – CSIC)

16:00 – 16:20 Outer Disk Star Formation in HI Rich Galaxies (Invited
(Gerhardt Meurer, University of Western Australia)

16:20 – 16:50 Coffee break + posters on display

16:50 – 17:20 Outskirts of Distant Galaxies and Systems (I) – Galaxy growth (chair: Hsiao wen Chen)
16:50 – 17:20 Outer regions of high-z disks (Review) (Natascha Förster Schreiber, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik) 

17:20 – 18:20 DAGAL fellows presentations

20:30 Symposium dinner

FRIDAY, March 18th 2016

08:30 – 10:05 Outskirts of Distant Galaxies and Systems (I) – Galaxy growth (cont.) (chair: Ignacio Trujillo)
08:30 – 08:50 The KMOS3D project (Invited) (Emily Wisnioski, Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics)
08:50 – 09:05 Falling outer rotation curves of star-forming galaxies at 0.6 < z < 2.6 probed with KMOS-3D and SINS/zc-SINF (Philipp Lang, Max-Planck-Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics)

09:05 – 09:20 Large scale profiles of galaxies at z=0-2 studied by stacking the HSC SSP survey data (Mariko Kubo, The University of Tokyo – ICRR)
09:20 – 09:35 The outskirts of massive early-type galaxies at = 0.65 in the Hubble Ultra Deep Field (Fernando Buitrago, Institute of Astrophysics and Space Sciences)
09:35 – 09:50 The observed peripheral growth of disc galaxies from z ~ 1 (Dimitri Gadotti, ESO)
09:50 – 10:05 The buildup of the outskirts of distant star-forming galaxies at z~2 (Sandro Tacchella, ETH Zürich)

10:05 – 10:35 Outskirts of Distant Galaxies and Systems (II) – Circumgalactic gas (chair: Natascha Förster Schreiber)
10:05 – 10:20 Using rotation measure to search for magnetic fields around galaxies at z~0.3 (Anna Williams, University of Wisconsin-Madison) 
10:20 – 10:35 Local Analogs for High-redshift Galaxies: Interstellar Medium Conditions and Metallicities in High-redshift Galaxies (Fuyan Bian, Australian National University)

10:35 – 11:00 Coffee break + posters on display

11:00 – 13:00 Outskirts of Distant Galaxies and Systems (II) – Circumgalactic gas (cont.)
11:00- 11:15 An extended Lyman α halo at z = 3.5 seen with MUSE (Vera Patricio, Centre de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon)
11:15 – 11:30 ICL light in a z~0.5 cluster: the MUSE perspective (J. C. Muñoz-Mateos – on behalf of Emanuela Pompei – ESO-Chile)
11:30 – 11:45 Outflows in low-mass galaxies at z>1 (Michael Maseda, Leiden Observatory)
11:45 – 12:00 Outflows in 1<z<2 wet mergers (Valentin Perret, Universität Zürich)
12:00 – 12:15 HST observations reveal the curious geometry of circumgalactic gas (Glenn Kacprzak, Swinburne University of Technology)
12:15 – 12:30 Gas Kinematics in the Multiphase Circumgalactic Medium (Nikki Nielsen, Swinburne University of Technology)
12:30 – 12:45 Hot halos around spiral galaxies: a unique probe of structure formation models (Akos Bogdan, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)
12:45 – 13:00 Cold molecular halo gas in proto-cluster radio galaxies: assembling the outskirts of giant galaxies through cold accretion and jet-triggered cooling (Bjorn Emonts, Centro de Astrobiología – CSIC/INTA)

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch

14:30 – 16:20 Outskirts of Distant Galaxies and Systems (III) – Absorbers (chair: Pablo G. Pérez-González)
14:30 – 15:00 Understanding galaxy outskirts using DLAs (Review) (Hsiao-Wen Chen, University of Chicago)
15:00 – 15:20 DLAs and outskirts of galaxies (Invited) (Neil Crighton, Swinburne University of Technology)
15:20 – 15:35 The MUSE QSO Blind Survey: A Census of Absorber Host Galaxies (Lorrie Straka, Leiden University)
15:35 – 15:50 Dispersion in DLA metallicities and deuterium abundances (Irina Dvorkin, Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris)
15:50 – 16:05 The mass-metallicity relation of absorption selected high-redshift galaxies (Lise Christensen, Dark Cosmology Center, Niels Bohr Institute)
16:05 – 16:20 The SFR Efficiency of Atomic-dominated Hydrogen Gas in the Outskirts of Star Forming Galaxies from z~1 to z~3 (Marc A. Rafelski, NPP-NASA Goddard)

16:20 – 17:10 Posters ‘pop-up’ session
17:10 – 18:00 Round table on “Future perspectives for Resolved, Nearby and Distant Galaxy Outskirts and from their synergies” with R. Abraham, I. Trujillo, N. Förster-Schreiber, B. Madore, J. Lee, A. Gil de Paz (chair)

18:00 End of symposium