Bright Emissaries 2014Western Science

Program Schedule

A complete schedule of all sessions, and all contributed abstracts, can be found in the conference Abstract and Information Booklet here (pdf).

Opening Reception (August 10, 2014, 7-9pm, Physics and Astronomy Building)

Day One (August 11, 2014) The Central Star

          8:45am Welcome & Dedication (Mike Marlborough)

9:00am Invited Talk: Stan Owocki, The Broader Relevance of Be Stars

9:50am Contributed Talks

             Thomas Rivinius (The Variable Equatorial Velpocity of Achernar)

             Diego Castaneda (Modelling Observable Properties of Rapidly Rotating Stars)

             Anahi Granada (Evolution of Intermediate Mass Rotating Stellar Populations)

             Michel Cure (Radiation Driven Wind Solutions and Applications)

             Nathaniel Kee (Pulsational Mass Ejection and Radiative Ablation in Be Disks)

             Richard Townsend (GYRE: A New Tool for Exploring Be Star Oscillations)

12:10pm Lunch / Student Session

2:00pm Invited Talk: Jon Bjorkman, Be Disk Growth and Dissipation: Clues to Star-Disk Interactions

2:50pm Contributed Talks

             Daniel Faes (Stellar Rotation Effects on Be Star Disks: Achernar)

             Nicholas Hill (Hyper-Spectral Synthesis of Active OB Stars Using GLaDoS)

             Anatoly Miroshnichenko (Binaries Amoung Be Stars)

             Despina Panoglou (Conditions Governing Mass Transfer in Binaries)

             Richard Cyr (The Gravitational Effect of Close Binaries on Be Stars)

5:30pm Session End

Day Two (August 12, 2014) The Disk

8:50am Dedication (Stan Stefl)

9:00am Invited Talk: Gail Shaefer, Properties of Be Star Disks ar High Spatial Resolution

9:50am Contributed Talks

             Amber Boyer (Properties of the Be Star Disk h and chi Persei

             Chien De Lee (Dust Formation in Be Stars with Large near-IR Excess)

             Bethany Grzenia (The Disks arounf 48 Per and psi Per)

             Paul K T (Spectroscopic Study of Selected Be Stars)

             Robert Klement (Detailed Modelling of beta CMi)

             Rodrigo Vieira (Non-Isothermal Effects on Be Disks)

12:10pm Lunch

2:00pm Invited Talk: Atsuo Okazaki, Current Status of Our Understanding of Be Star Physics)

2:50pm Contributed Talks

             Cyril Escolano (2.5D Global Disk Oscillation Models for zeta Tau)

             Jessie Silja (The Circumstellar Disk of 48 Lib)

             Petr Kurfurst (Hydrodynamic Modelling of Large Circumstellar Disks)

             Joh Wisniewski (Disk-Loss and Disk-Renewal Phases in Classical Be Stars)

             Robbie Halonen (Be Star Disks from a Spectropolarimetric Perspective)

             Carol Jones (Be Stars: Growth and Dissipation)

5:30pm Session End

7:00pm Banquet  at Windemere Manor

Day Three (August 13, 2014) Interactions / Extensions

8:50am Dedication (Olivier  Chesneau)

9:00am Invited Talk: Christophe Martayan, Be Stars Through the Telescope: An Observational Review

9:50am Contributed Talks

             Gkouvelis Leonardos (IPHAS Be Stars of the Northern Galactic Plane)

             Warren Reid (Newly Discovered Be Stars in the LMC)

             Samer Kanaan (The Upcoming Be Stars Southern Survey)

             Gregg Wade (Magnetic Fields of Be Stars from the MiMes Project)

             Myron Smith (The Origin of Hard X-Rays in Gamma Cas)

             Leandro Rimulo (A Semiautomatic Pipeline for Be Star Light Curves)

12:10pm Lunch

2:00pm Invited Talk: Astrid Lamberts, Interacting Binaries: Be Stars and High-Energy Astrophysics

2:50pm Contributed Talks

             Michael Alexander (Fermi Gamma-Ray Observations of Be Binary Systems)

             Mira Grudzinska (The First Be Star in a Black Hole Binary)

             Mathew Shultz (The Centrifugal Magnetospheres of Bp Stars)

             Chris Bard (X-Ray Emission from Centrifugal Magnetospheres)

5:15pm Closing and Session End