Sessions parallèles

Présentations orales invitées (35 mn + 10 mn pour les questions) et contributions acceptées (12 mn + 3 mn pour les questions) pour les sessions parallèles (un agenda détaillé sera posté bientôt, l’ordre des présentations est encore susceptible d’être modifié) :

Galactique I (mardi 31 may, 11:00 – 12:30)

Tony Moffat (Université de Montréal) : The BRITE-Constellation Nanosatellite Mission: a First for Canada (invited)
Jared Keown (University of Victoria) : Characterizing Starless Cores, Protostars, and Filaments in Cepheus
Nicole St-Louis (Departement de physique, Universite de Montreal) : New Insights Into Dust Formation in Wolf-Rayet Winds from Spectroscopic Observations of 8 WC9 Stars
Jennifer West (University of Manitoba) : Bilateral symmetry in supernova remnants and the connection to the Galactic magnetic field

Instruments (mardi 31 mai, 11:00 – 12:30)

David Andersen (NRC Herzberg Astronomy & Astrophysics) : NFIRAOS: First Light Adaptive Optics System for TMT
Neil Rowlands (Honeywell Aerospace) : Improved Performance of the JWST Fine Guidance Sensor
Simon Coudé (Université de Montréal) : POL-2: The SCUBA-2 polarimeter and the study of magnetism in star-forming regions
Markus Kissler-Patig (Gemini Observatory) : Gemini Observatory – news and perspectives
Doug Simons (CFHT) : Current Status and Future Plans at CFHT
Lison Malo (CFHT) : The SPIRou RV surveys
Laurent Drissen (Université Laval) : SITELLE: Commissioninng and Science Verification

Planètes I (mardi 31 may, 11:00 – 12:30)

Heidi Hammel (AURA) : Catastrophic Collisions in the Solar System (invited)
Jason Rowe (Institut de recherche sur les exoplanètes, iREx, Université de Montréal) : Photometric Observations of Neptune and Uranus with K2: Weather, Solar activity and seismology.
Matthew Russo (CITA University of Toronto) : Radially Magnetized Protoplanetary Disks: Evolution and Planetary Migration
Jacob White (University of British Columbia) : ALMA Observations of HD141569’s Circumstellar Disk

Galactique II (mardi 31 may, 14:00 – 16:00)

Erik Rosolowsky (University of Alberta) : Remixing the Greatest Hits of the 80s (in Molecular Clouds)
Helen Kirk (Herzberg Astrophysics, NRC) : Dense Cores Under Pressure : Early Results from GAS
Andy Pon (Physics and Astronomy, University of Western Ontario) : Observations of Turbulence Dissipating in Low and High Mass Star Forming Regions
Norman Murray (CITA, University of Toronto) : Collapse in Self-gravitating Turbulent Fluids
Laura Fissel (CIERA – Northwestern University) : A Detailed BLASTPol Study of Magnetic Fields in Vela C: Modeling Polarization Fraction and Local Field Dispersion
Terrence Tricco (CITA) : Star formation with smoothed particle magnetohydrodynamics
Lauren Hetherington (Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Toronto) : Extending and Measuring the Orphan Star Stream
James Campbell (University of Calgary) : Measuring the C18O column density in hot cores

Astrophysique des hautes énergies (mardi 31 mai, 14:00 – 16:00)

Robert Petre (NASA / GSFC) : Expanding the Horizons of X-ray Astronomy (invited)
Gregory Sivakoff (University of Alberta) : Rapid evolution of the relativistic jet in the black hole X-ray binary V404 Cygni
Arash Bahramian (University of Alberta) : 47 Tuc X9: the first ultra-compact X-ray binary identified in quiescence and its twisted accretion
Lorne Nelson (Bishop’s University) : Evolution of Cataclysmic Variables and Related Binaries Containing Accreting White Dwarfs
Yasaman Yazdi (Perimeter Institute/University of Waterloo) : Accretion in Radiative Equipartition (AiRE) Disks
Zachary Shand (University of Calgary) : Astrophysical r-process sensitivity studies

Cosmologie I (mardi 31 mai, 14:00 – 16:00)

Douglas Scott (UBC) : The Spectrum of the Universe
J. Richard Bond (CITA, University of Toronto) : Polarization at Low Multipoles from the Planck HFI Instrument and the Reionization Epoch of the Universe
Dagoberto Contreras (University of British Columbia) : Constraints on cosmic birefringence from Planck 2015 polarization data
George Stein (CITA) : Primordial non-Gaussianity with Large Scale Structure
Falk Herwig (University of Victoria) : The rise of the elements in the early universe: from nuclear astrophysics to near-field cosmology
Gwendolyn Eadie (Physics & Astronomy, McMaster University) : Inferring the mass of the Dark Matter Halo from Globular Cluster 3D Kinematics
Gandhali Joshi (McMaster University) : Hidden in plain sight: Mass segregation using galaxy analogues in simulations

Éducation (mercredi 1er juin, 9:00 – 10:30)

Rob Thacker (Saint Mary’s University) : Mass media comms: experiences and techniques
Julie Bolduc-Duval (Discover the Universe) : Update on Discover the Universe
Mary Beth Laychak (CFHT) : Outreach Beyond Limits – How CFHT reaches its diverse constituents
James Hesser (NRC – Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics) : Public Engagement at NRC’s Dominion Astrophysical Observatory

Extragalactique I (mercredi 1er juin, 9:00 – 10:30)

Tim Robishaw (Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory, NRC-Herzberg) : Probing Extragalactic Magnetic Fields via Zeeman Splitting of OH Megamasers (invited)
Ashley Bemis (McMaster University) : Investigating Dense Gas and Star Formation in the Antennae Galaxies (NGC 4038/39) using ALMA
Ismael Moumen (Université Laval) : SITELLE at the CFHT : A 3D Spectroscopic Study of the Nearby Spiral Galaxy NGC 3344
Joel Roediger (HIA) : A Newfound Behaviour in the Red Sequence Towards Low Galaxy Masses

Techniques (mercredi 1er juin, 9:00 – 10:30)

Pauline Barmby (Western University) : Pieces of Andromeda: machine-learning and big data techniques applied to M31
Sahar Rahmani (Western University) : Mining in nearby galaxies
Gilles Ferrand (University of Manitoba) : 3D visualization of astronomical data using immersive displays
Cameron Van Eck (Radboud University) : Faraday Tomography with LOFAR
Adam Rogers (University of Manitoba) : Modeling X-ray Spectra Using Global Optimization Methods
Martin Heusen (The University of Manitoba) : The Transport of Energetic Charged Particles in Different Astrophysical Scenarios

Cosmologie II (mercredi 1er juin, 14:30 – 16:30)

Manuela Campanelli (Rochester Institute of Technology) : Simulations of Binary Black Hole Mergers (invited)
Prayush Kumar (CITA, University of Toronto) : Gravitational Wave observation from a Binary Black Hole Merger by Advanced LIGO
Heather Fong (Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics/University of Toronto) : Astrophysical implications of the gravitational wave observation by Advanced LIGO
Renee Hlozek (Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Toronto) : Current and future constraints on ultra-light axions
Zhiqi Huang (Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics) : Dark Energy: how much can we go beyond $w$.
Daniel Guariento (University of Waterloo and Perimeter Institute) : A Cosmological black hole in shape dynamics

Planètes II (mercredi 1er juin, 14:30 – 16:30)

Christian Marois (NRC Herzberg) : Imaging Exoplanets: from young gas giants with GPI to habitable planets with ELTs
Ryan Cloutier (University of Toronto) : Searching for the closest habitable worlds: cool stars with even cooler planets
JJ Kavelaars (NRC) : The Trans-neptunian Automated Occultation Survey – II : an opportunity for Canadian participation.
Diana Dragomir (University of Chicago) : The Nature of the Super-Earth 55 Cancri e
Henry Ngo (Planetary Sciences, Caltech) : Friends of Hot Jupiters: Properties of the Directly Imaged Stellar Companion Population
Christa Van Laerhoven (Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics) : Packing Planets Together: When Neighbors Turn Against Each Other
Bryce Croll (Boston University) : The Actively Disintegrating Minor Planet(s) Orbiting the White Dwarf WD 1145+017
Kelsey Hoffman (NASA-Ames/SETI) : Using Molecular Dynamics to Study the Material Properties of Exoplanet Interiors

Extragalactique II (jeudi 2 juin, 14:00 – 16:30)

Grant Tremblay (Yale University) : Cold, Galaxy-scale fountains with Black Hole Pumps (invited)
Sarka Wykes (University of Manitoba) : HD simulations of internal jet-stellar wind interactions: the case of Centaurus A
Ian Roberts (McMaster University) : A Product of their Halo Environment: How galaxy properties depend on group X-ray luminosity and dynamical state
Angus Mok (McMaster University) : Comparing the ISM and Star Formation Properties of Nearby Spiral Galaxies in Different Environments
Fraser Evans (McMaster University) : Red Misfit Galaxies in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
Christopher O’Dea (University of Manitoba) : ALMA observations of Molecular Gas in the Parsec-scale Torus of NGC1068
Epson Masikiv Heringer (University of Toronto) : The Ejecta-Nickel Mass Relation of Type Ia Supernovae

Grand projets / Missions (jeudi 2 Juin, 14:00 – 16:30)

Judith Irwin (Queen’s University) : A New Look at Disk-Halo Dynamics with ‘CHANG-ES’ (invited)
David Naylor (University of Lethbridge) : SPICA: the SPace Infrared telescope for Cosmology and Astrophysics v2.0
Doug Johnstone (NRC Herzberg) : SPICA Key Science
John Hutchings (NRC Herzberg) : Early results from the Astrosat observatory
Rene Doyon (Université de Montréal – iREx) : Status of the James Webb Space Telescope
David Schade (Canadian Astronomy Data Centre, National Research Council Canada) : Developing a new vision for astronomy computing