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Stellar Hydro Days IV

An international workshop at the University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada. May 29 - June 2, 2017.

Rationale

Hydrodynamic mixing in the stellar interior has a profound impact on the structure, evolution, and nucleosynthesis in all stars. Asteroseismology can detect the result of hydrodynamic processes in the stellar interior. The long time scales involved in stellar evolution force us to use one-dimensional, parametric mixing models, which fail to account for many observations ranging from the basic stellar structure (as evidenced by asteroseismology) to the complex nucleosynthesis in the advanced stages of stellar evolution (as evidenced by abundances measured both in individual stars and stellar systems). Current multidimensional and often multifluid hydrodynamic simulations, albeit constrained to the short dynamic time scales, provide very detailed information about the physics of dynamic mixing processes.

Organizing committee

  • Andrassy, Robert, University of Victoria, B.C., Canada (Co-Chair)
  • Edelmann, Philipp, Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies, Heidelberg, Germany
  • Fryer, Christopher, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, U.S.A.
  • Herwig, Falk, University of Victoria, B.C., Canada (Co-Chair)
  • Jones, Samuel, Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies, Heidelberg, Germany
  • Woodward, Paul, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, U.S.A.

Scope

  • Outstanding problems in stellar evolution and nucleosynthesis pertaining to stellar hydrodynamics.
  • Stellar hydrodynamics simulations and their applications to stellar evolution.
  • How to translate such information from 3D simulations into simplified models that would provide an improved description of how stars evolve over long time scales?
  • Mixing/convection modelling for stellar evolution.
  • Convective boundary mixing.
  • Overstable/Semi-convection.
  • Connecting multi-D hydrodynamic simulations with observations.
  • Application of stellar hydro results to asteroseismology.
  • Stellar hydro impact of core-collapse and Ia SN progenitor evolution and explosion.
  • Numerical methods and algorithms for stellar hydrodynamics.
  • Low Mach-number methods.
  • Code verification.

Meeting format

The goal of this workshop is to create an environment for substantial exchange of ideas and insight. This is best accomplished with a mix of flexibly scheduled longer presentations that mix

  • reviews including latest research results
  • short update talks on new projects
  • as well as extended periods of time for unstructured discussion.

This workshop follows similar previous Stellar Hydro Days workshops that were held in Los Alamos in 2005 and 2006, and in Santa Fe in 2012. Due to organizational constraints the number of participants is limited to 30.

Meeting time and venue

Date: May 29 - June 2nd 2017

Start of the meeting:

Venue

University of Victoria campus

Participants who are staying in the University Cluster units should check in at UVIC Residence Services Main Office. The check-in desk is open 24/7. Should the front door be locked, please use the buzz. The rooms will be ready after 3 pm. A customized map with other services is available here.

The meeting will take place in rooms C103 and C108 in the David Strong Building.

PDF map with arrows indicating location of UVic Residence office (right arrow) and Strong Building (left arrow).

Google maps with info: UVic area and UVic campus

The UVic campus is a 16 min walk away from Cadboro Bay village, Gyro beach park, Pub and other business. The campus is about 30min by bus (route 4 or route 7) away from Victoria downtown. You can find the closest grocery stores and a beautiful beach here.

Travel

Registration

The registration fee is $40, and we can accommodate a registration fee waiver if needed. Registration fee and accommodation payment (for those staying in Campus accommodation) will be during the morning or afternoon coffee break on the first day, Monday.

Registration deadline: Registration is now closed.

Excursion and workshop dinner

Participants

  • Andrassy, Robert, University of Victoria, B.C., Canada
  • Baraffe, Isabelle, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK
  • Campbell, Simon, Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Garching, Germany
  • Clarkson, Ondrea, University of Victoria, B.C., Canada
  • Cristini, Andrea, Keele University, Newcastle under Lyme, UK
  • Davis, Austin, University of Victoria, B.C., Canada
  • Denisenkov, Pavel, University of Victoria, B.C., Canada
  • Dolence, Joshua, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, USA
  • Edelmann, Philipp, Newcastle University, UK
  • Fryer, Christopher, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, USA
  • Georgy, Cyril, Geneva Observatory, Versoix, Switzerland
  • Herwig, Falk, University of Victoria, B.C., Canada
  • Higl, Johann, Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Garching, Germany
  • Hypolite, Delphine, Astrophysics Division CEA Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
  • Jones, Samuel, Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies, Heidelberg, Germany
  • Lattanzio, John, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
  • Lovekin, Catherine, Mount Allison University, Sackville, N.B., Canada
  • Mueller, Bernhard, Queen's University, Belfast, UK
  • Pedersen, May, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Prat, Vincent, Astrophysics Division CEA Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
  • Rennehan, Doug, University of Victoria, B.C., Canada
  • Ritter, Christian, University of Victoria, B.C., Canada
  • Roepke, Fritz, Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies, Heidelberg, Germany
  • Stancliffe, Richard, Argelander Institut fuer Astronomie, Bonn, Germany
  • Van Reeth, Timothy, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Woodward, Paul, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • Zingale, Michael, Stony Brook University, New York, USA

Program

Acknowledgements

We would like to acknowledge funding contributions to this workshop by

  • The Astronomy Research Centre at the University of Victoria
  • Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics
  • Faculty of ScienceUniversity of Victoria
  • Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of Victoria
  • Office of the Vice-President ResearchUniversity of Victoria