4th VVV Meeting, Viña del Mar 2013

4th VVV Meeting 2013,  Viña del Mar

21- 23 March, 2013 4th VVV Meeting Poster4th VVV Meeting logos

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Scientific Rationale

VISTA Variables in the Via Lactea (VVV) is one of the six ESO Public Surveys selected to operate with the new 4-meter VISTA Telescope. VVV is scanning the Milky Way bulge and an adjacent section of the midplane, where star formation activity is high. The survey will take 1929 hours of observations during many years, covering ~109 point sources across an area of 520 deg2, including 37 known globular and ~420 open clusters. During the Fourth VVV Meeting we will discuss the results of the first three years (2010-2013) of the VVV Survey as well as to plan the strategies for the next years. The Meeting is being planned to include contributed talks, poster sessions and plenary discussions.

Topics

> Interstellar Medium
> Stellar Populations
> Pulsating Variables
> Nearby Stars and BDs
> Main Belt Asteroids and TNOs
> Galaxies in the Avoidance Zone
> Quasars and AGNs
> Galactic Structure
> Eclipsing Binaries
> Star Clusters and SFRs


Registration

NEW! Registration is now closed

Registration for all participants must be made directly by email rsaito@astro.puc.cl. Please include your First and Last Name, Institution, Country and in the case you are planning to contribute with a talk or poster, please send us an informative title.

Financial support: We are able to provide financial support covering hosting at Hotel Best Western Marina del Rey for the participants presenting talks/posters. In this case your hotel reservation must be made directly at rsaito@astro.puc.cl before March 4. Please indicate in your email the Name, ID number (RUT / Passport), Nationality, and Check-in/out dates. Students: we are able to cover two nights in double room, check-in/-out on Thursday/Saturday. Faculty: we are able to cover single rooms. Please contact the LOC indicating the check-in/out dates.

The hosting at the hotel includes breakfast, lunch during the conference (Thursday and Friday), and the Conference Dinner.

Due to the vacation period in Chile during February, the registration deadline is now extended to March 10.

Accommodation


The Conference will be held at Hotel Best Western Marina del Rey, located in downtown Vina de Mar. Reservations must be made directly with the hotel, and the participants should mention they will participate in the “VVV Science Meeting” in order to get special prices. For any question about the reservations please contact:

E-mail: reservas.vina@marinahoteles.cl
Phone: +56 (32) 238-3000

Alternative accommodation options are available in Vina del Mar and nearby Valparaiso: [1] [2]

Important: In the case you are interested in Financial Support covering hosting at Hotel Best Western Marina del Rey, please do not contact the hotel directly. The proper reservation instructions are presented above at the section Registration.

Traveling to Vina del Mar

The International Airport of Santiago (code SCL), officially called Arturo Merino Benitez, is located on the outskirts of Santiago. Public transport is available between the airport and downtown Santiago, with options including buses, minibuses and taxis. We highly recommend using the official transport offered by Santiago airport. Further information can be found at http://www.aeropuertosantiago.cl/. Those who wish to travel directly from the airport to Vina del Mar can take a bus (details at the link above) or taxi to Estacion Pajaritos, from there you can catch a bus to Vina del Mar. Alternatively, if you arrive on a LAN flight it is possible to book a direct transfer from the airport to Vina. This journey must be booked in advance with LAN and is apparently not available to passengers arriving on other airlines (http://www.lan.com/asociados/informacion/datos_uso_diario/buses_vina.html).

Vina del Mar

Vina del Mar is a Chilean commune and coastal city in Valparaiso Province, 120km from Santiago. Vina is also known as La Ciudad Jardin (“The Garden City”) for displaying big green areas. It has precious beaches, with long avenues that limit with the ocean. During March the average temperature in Vina del Mar ranges from 12C (54F) to 21C (70F) with little rain, ~2 mm/month. A regular bus service connects Vina to Santiago every 10-20min during the day. (see turbus or pullman bus).

File source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Puente_Casino_-_Estero_Marga_Marga_-_ViJPEG3%B1a_del_Mar.JPG


Scientific Program (Preliminary)

Day 1, March 21 (Thursday)

10:00 – 11:00 → Registration, Coffee-Break & Poster Session

11:00 – 11:40 → Dante Minniti: Update on the VVV Survey
11:40 – 12:05 → Istvan Dekany: The VVV General Variability Database and Periodic Variable Star Catalog
12:05 – 12:30 → Roberto Saito: A Search for Galactic Novae in the Inner Bulge

12:30 – 14:00 → Lunch

14:00 – 14:25 → Rodolfo Barba: Hundreds of New Clusters in VVV: Insights into the High and Low Mass Ends of the Galactic Cluster Distribution
14:25 – 14:50 → Graeme Candish: Investigating the Christmas Tree: Structures in the Phase Space of Popping Star Clusters

14:50 – 15:10 → Coffee-Break & Poster Session
15:10 – 16:00 → Poster Presentations

Day 2, March 22 (Friday)

10:00 – 10:40 → Steve Majewski: Status of the APOGEE Project and Opportunities for VVV Synergy
10:40 – 11:05 → Roger Cohen: Globular Clusters in VVV: Status, Results, and Plans

11:05 – 11:35 → Coffee-Break & Poster Session

11:35 – 12:00 → Maren Hempel: Milky Way Globular Clusters and VVV- an Almost Perfect Match
12:00 – 12:25 → Eamonn Kerins via video link (TBD)
12:25 – 12:50 → Javier Alonso Garcia: Variable Stars in the Most Extinct Galactic Globular Clusters

12:50 – 14:30 → Lunch

14:30 – 14:55 → Alexandre Roman-Lopez: A Candidate Globular Cluster Behind the Milky Way
14:55 – 15:20 → Francesco Mauro: Results from the HB Survey of Bulge Globular Clusters in the VVV
15:20 – 15:45 → Krzysztof Helminiak: Eclipsing Binaries behind the Bulge

15:45 – 16:15 → Coffee-Break & Poster Session

16:15 – 16:40 → Mariuz Gromadzki: VVV High Proper Motion Survey
16:40 – 17:10 → Poster Presentations
17:10 – 18:00 → General Discussion I

20:30 –           → Conference Dinner

Day 3, March 23 (Saturday)

10:00 – 10:40 → Licai Deng: Time-Domain Stellar Physics in SONG: The Plan and Current Status
10:40 – 11:05 → Istvan Dekany: Mapping the Metal-Poor Population of the Bulge with RR Lyrae

11:05 – 11:35 → Coffee-Break & Poster Session

11:35 – 11:50 → Sergio Vasquez: 3D Kinematics through the X-shaped Milky Way Bulge
11:50 – 12:50 → General Discussion II

13:00 –           → Lunch


List of Posters

P01 → David Alarcon: Carbon Stars in the Galactic Bulge
P02 → Laura Baravalle: Deteccion de Galaxias detras del plano de la Via Lactea
P03 → Daniela Barrios: Identificacion de fuentes microlente OGLE en imagenes del relevamiento VVV
P04 → Juan Carlos Beamin: Proper motions in the VVV survey
P05 → Regis Cartier: Photometric and Astrometric Characterization of Variability QUEST–La Silla
P06 → Bruno Dias: Searching for RR Lyrae in HP1
P07 → Celia Rosa Fierro: Modelating atmospheres of young cluster members stars with CMFGEN
P08 → Felipe Gran: A search for high-amplitude variables in the VVV data
P09 → Felipe Gran: Digitizing IR light-curves for VVV Templates Project
P10 → Sebastian Gurovich: Making multiple epoch catalogs for VVV
P11 → Eliade Lima: Young Stellar Clusters in Nebular Complexs with VVV
P12 → Camila Navarrete: Near-IR light-curves from Omega Cen RR Lyrae stars
P13 → Claudio Navarro: Near-IR Templates from omega Centauri observations: Type II Cepheids and Eclipsing Binaries
P14 → Sebastian Ramirez: VVV open star clusters: New NIR spectroscopy for OB-type dwarf stars
P15 → Tiago Ribeiro: Near-infrared photometry of Low Accretion Rate Polars
P16 → Laura Saez: Measuring the mass of the Milky Way bulge
P17 → Maria Victoria Santucho: Possible structures of Sagittarius Stream behind the Milky Way Bulge


SOC and LOC

Local Organizing Committee (alphabetical): Javier Alonso-Garcia, Rodolfo Angeloni, Carmen Gloria Cordovez, Istvan Dekany, Krzysztof Helminiak, Maren Hempel, Roberto Saito, Mario Soto, Giselle Ulloa

Scientific Organizing Committee (alphabetical): Marcio Catelan, Jim Emerson, Douglas Geisler, Wolfgran Gieren, Valentin Ivanov, Dante Minniti, Veronica Motta, Marina Rejkuba, Alexandre Roman-Lopes, Manuela Zoccali


Registered

 

First Name Last Name Institution Country Contribution Title
David Alarcon Flores PUC-Chile Chile Poster Carbon Stars in the Galactic Bulge
Maria Sol Alonso Instituto de Ciencias Astronomicas de la Tierra y el Espacio Argentina
Javier Alonso-Garcia PUC-Chile Chile Talk Variable Stars in the Most Extinct Galactic Globular Clusters
Pia Amigo Universidad de Valparaiso Chile
Rodolfo Angeloni PUC-Chile Chile Poster A first VVV glimpse of R CrB stars
Laura Baravalle IATE Argentina Poster Deteccion de Galaxias detras del plano de la Via Lactea
Rodolfo Barba Univ. de La Serena Chile Talk Hundreds of new clusters in VVV: insights into the high- and low-mass ends of the galactic cluster distribution
Daniela Barrios Universidad de Valparaiso Chile Poster Identificacion de fuentes microlente OGLE en imagenes del relevamiento VVV
Juan Carlos Beamin PUC-Chile Chile Poster Proper motions in the VVV survey
Graeme Candlish Universidad de Concepcion Chile Talk Investigating the Christmas tree: structures in the phase space of popping star clusters
Regis Cartier Universidad de Chile Chile Poster Photometric and Astrometric Characterization of Variability QUEST–La Silla
Marcio Catelan PUC-Chile Chile
Roger Cohen Universidad de Concepcion Chile Talk Globular Clusters in VVV: Status, Results and Plans
Georgina Coldwell ICATE – CONICET – UNSJ Argentina
Rodrigo Contreras PUC-Chile Chile
Istvan Dekany PUC-Chile Chile Talk 1 – The VVV General Variability Database and Periodic Variable Star Catalog
Licai Deng Chinese Academy of Sciences China Talk Time-Domain Stellar Physics in SONG: The plan and current status
Bruno Dias IAG-USP / ESO Brazil / Chile Poster Searching for RR Lyrae in HP1
Fernanda Duplanic ICATE-CONICET Argentina
Celia Rosa Fierro Santillan Universidad de Valparaiso Chile Poster Modelating atmospheres of young cluster members stars with CMFGEN
Felipe Gran PUC-Chile Chile Poster 1 – A search for high-amplitude variables in the VVV data
Mariusz Gromadzki Universidad de Valparaiso Chile Talk VVV high proper motion survey
Sebastian Gurovich Instituto Astronomico y Experimental (IATE) Argentina Poster Making multiple epoch catalogs for VVV
Gergely Hajdu PUC-Chile Chile
Krzysztof Helminiak PUC-Chile Chile Talk Eclipsing Binaries behind the Bulge
Maren Hempel PUC-Chile Chile Talk Milky Way Globular Clusters and VVV – an ALMOST perfect match
Daniela Iglesias PUC-Chile Chile
Eliade Lima UFRGS Brazil Poster Young Stellar Clusters in Nebular Complexs with VVV
Steve Majewski University of Virginia USA Talk Status of the APOGEE Project and Opportunities for VVV Synergy
Francesco Mauro Universidad de Concepcion Chile Talk Results from HB Survey of Bulge Globular Clusters in VVV
Andres Meza Universidad Andres Bello Chile
Dante Minniti PUC-Chile Chile Talk Update on the VVV survey
Veronica Motta Universidad de Valparaiso Chile
Camilo Munoz PUC-Chile Chile
Camila Navarrete PUC-Chile Chile Poster Near-IR light-curves from Omega Cen RR Lyrae stars
Claudio Navarro PUC-Chile Chile Poster Near-IR Templates from omega Centauri observations: Type II Cepheids and Eclipsing Binaries
Sebastian Ramirez Universidad de Valparaiso Chile Poster VVV open star clusters: New NIR spectroscopy for OB-type dwarf stars
Tiago Ribeiro SOAR Telescope Chile Poster Near-infrared photometry of Low Accretion Rate Polars
Alvaro Rojas PUC-Chile / Observatoire de la cote d’Azur Chile / France
Karina Rojas Universidad de Valparaiso Chile
Alexandre Roman-Lopes Univ. de La Serena Chile Talk A candidate Globular Cluster behind the Milky-Way?
Laura Saez PUC-Chile Chile Poster Measuring the mass of the Milky Way bulge
Roberto Saito PUC-Chile / Univ. de Valparaiso Chile Talk A search for Galactic novae in the inner bulge
Maria Victoria Santucho Instituto Astronomico y Experimental (IATE) Argentina Poster Possible structures of Sagittarius Stream behind the Milky Way Bulge
Sergio Vasquez PUC-Chile Chile Talk 3D kinematics through the X-shaped Milky Way bulge
Nicolas Viaux PUC-Chile Chile
Manuela Zoccali PUC-Chile Chile