Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences

The Dynamics of Astrophysical Discs

5 January - 3 July 1998

Organisers: J Goodman (Princeton); JCB Papaloizou (QMW); JE Pringle (Cambridge); JA Sellwood (Rutgers)

EC Summer School

Astrophysical Discs

Mon 22 June - Fri 26 June 1998

This summer school, directed towards advanced graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and researchers is intended to cover the physical processes that occur in Astrophysical Discs. Hydromagnetic processes, turbulence, and external forcing will be considered. Discs in the context of active galactic nuclei, galaxy discs, protostars and close binary systems will be discussed.

Final Timetable (Updated 17.06.98)

Sunday 21 June

Bar at Wolfson Court


Monday 22 June

09.00-10.30 Registration

10.30-11.00 Coffee

11.00-11.55 T Marsh (Southampton) CV discs observed

11.55-12.30 F Verbunt (Utrecht) X-ray binaries

12.30-14.00 Lunch

14.00-14.55 J Hawley (Virginia) Angular momentum transport

14.55-15.30 J Sellwood (Rutgers) Turbulence in extended HI disks around galaxies

15.30-16.00 Tea

16.00-16.55 A Toomre (MIT) Swing amplification

16.55-17.30 AM Fridman (Russian Academy of Science) Vortices

17.30-18.30 Wine reception


Tuesday 23 June

09.00-09.55 C Chandler (Cambridge) Observation of circumstellar disks and jets

09.55-10.30 PJ Armitage (Toronto) Disc dispersal around young stars

10.30-11.00 Coffee

11.00-11.55 M Livio (Space Telescope Science Institute) Instabilities and limit cycles

11.55-12.30 C Gammie (Harvard) Instabilities in protostellar discs

12.30-14.00 Lunch

14.00-14.55 J Pringle (Cambridge) General physics of warps

14.55-15.30 GI Ogilvie (Cambridge) Nonlinear fluid dynamics of warped discs

15.30-16.00 Tea

16.00-16.55 JCB Papaloizou (Queen Mary and Westfield) Theory of protostellar discs

16.55-17.30 C Terquem (California) Observable effects in warped protostellar discs

19.30- Conference dinner at Sidney Sussex College


Wednesday 24 June

09.00-10.00 J Sellwood (Rutgers) Stability and evolution of disc galaxies

10.00-10.30 Coffee

10.30-11.30 JP Leahy (Nuffield Radio Astronomy Lab) Phenomenology of AGN

11.30-12.30 L Tacconi (MPI) Galactic nuclear discs

12.30-13.30 Lunch

13.30-15.00 Poster session

15.00-16.00 R Blandford (Caltech) Relativistic accretion

16.00-16.30 Tea

16.30-17.30 R Blandford (Caltech) Jets in AGN

18.00-19.15 Reception at Cambridge University Press Bookstore


Thursday 25 June

09.00-09.55 I Yi (IAS) Advection-dominated accretion flows

09.55-10.30 P Natarajan (Toronto) Formation of massive BHs in galaxies

10.30-11.00 Coffee

11.00-11.55 R Pudritz (Macmaster) Jets in protostellar systems

11.55-12.30 E Ostriker (Maryland) Selfsimilar jets

12.30-14.00 Lunch

14.00-14.55 DNC Lin (California) Disc-planet interactions

14.55-15.30 A Toomre (MIT) Two well-known interactions

15.30-16.00 Tea

16.00-16.55 P Nicholson (Cornell) Planetary rings

16.55-17.30 S Sridhar (Pune) Models of self-gravitating eccentric discs

17.30-18.30 Wine reception


Friday 26 June

09.00-09.55 L Sparke (Wisconsin-Madison) Warps with self-gravity

09.55-10.30 R Nelson (Queen Mary and Westfield) Bending waves in low-mass gas discs

10.30-11.00 Coffee

11.00-11.55 G Laughlin (UC Berkeley) Nonlinear waves

11.55-12.30 L Athanassoula (Obs de Marseille) Galaxy interactions

End of meeting

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