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UK-Germany National Astronomy Meeting NAM2012

Parallel Sessions

The Germany-UK NAM 2012 covers a wide range of astronomy and solar system science, as listed below.

Cosmology Interstellar medium Computational astrophysics
Galaxies Stars Telescopes and instrumentation
High energy astrophysics and transients The magnetic universe History
Gravitational wave astronomy Exoplanets and planetary science Outreach
Solar physics MIST Other

Each topic contains one or more specific sessions, listed below with their organizers. The schedule shows how each session is timetabled.

Individual session timetables can be accessed by clicking on the session names below; clicking on a talk or poster title will display the abstract. Full listings of all presentations and all posters are also available. You can also download the abstracts as printer-friendly PDFs: posters, presentations.

COS1Cosmology and Structure Evolution with Wide-Field Optical and NIR Imaging Surveys
Joe Mohr (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat, Munich, Germany), Bob Nichol (Portsmouth), Jochen Weller (LMU, Munich), Richard McMahon (Cambridge)
COS2Future wide-field massive spectroscopic surveys with 4m-telescopes
Will Percival (University of Portsmouth, UK), Roelof de Jong (AIP, Potsdam) , Chris Benn (ING, La Palma), Joe Mohr (LMU & MPE, Munich)
COS3Simulations of the formation of galaxies and larger structures
Carlos Frenk (ICC, Durham), Simon White (MPA, Garching)
COS4Modelling Dark Energy and Modified Gravity
Richard Battye (University of Manchester), Jochen Weller (LMU, Germany)
GAL112 billion years of star formation and nuclear activity in galaxies - the submillimetre view
Dr. Axel Weiss (MPIfR), Prof. Steve Eales (Cardiff), Dr. Jon Davies (Cardiff), Prof. Matt Griffin (Cardiff), Prof. Ian Smail, (Durham), Dr. Mark Swinbank (Durham), Dr. Fabian Walter (MPIA).
GAL2Diving into the outer halos of elliptical galaxies: clues to galaxy formation and evolution
Magda Arnaboldi (ESO), L. Coccato (ESO), C. Maraston (University of Portsmouth), T. Naab (MPA-Garching), D. Thomas (University of Portsmouth)
Session website
GAL3The nature of satellite and dwarf galaxies
Noam Libeskind (AIP, Germany), Vasily Belokurov (IoA Cambridge)
HE1Extragalactic Transients
Carole Mundell (Liverpool John Moores University, UK), Stefanie Kommossa (Technical University Munich, Germany)
HE2The Gamma-ray/radio connection
Ian Browne and Patrick Weltevrede (University of Manchester, UK), Lars Fuhrmann & Anton Zensus (MPIfR)
HE3Multi-wavelength observations of compact objects
Roberto Mignani (MSSL/UCL, UK), Silvia Zane (MSSL/UCL, UK), Kirpal Nandra (MPE, Germany)
GW1Dawn of Gravitational Astronomy
B.S. Sathyaprakash (University of Cardiff, UK), Michael Kraemer (Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy, Germany / Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, University of Manchester, UK
ISM1Interstellar medium and star formation
Matthew Bate (Exeter), Andreas Burkert (Muenchen)
ISM2Cosmic carbon
Mikako Matsuura (UCL, London, UK), Thomas Henning (MPIA, Heidelberg, Germany), Eric Lagadec (ESO), Nigel J. Mason (Open University, UK), Tom Millar (University of Belfast, UK), Albert Zijlstra (University of Manchester, UK), Nigel Mason (Open University)
ISM3Massive Star Formation in the Milky Way
Melvin Hoare (Leeds, UK) and Henrik Beuther (MPIA, Heidelberg, Germany)
STA1Massive stars: From the Milky Way to beyond the Local Group
Chris Evans (ATC, Edinburgh, UK), P aul Crowther (Sheffield), Ben Davies (Cambridge), Rolf Kudritzki (MPA, Munich), Norbert Langer (Bonn), Joachim Puls (USM, Munich), Jorick Vink (Armagh)
STA2Binary Stars: Duplicity is Everywhere
Rob Izzard (University of Bonn, Germany), Christopher Tout (University of Cambridge)
MAG1Magnetospheres throughout the Universe
Chris Arridge (Mullard Space Science Laboratory, UCL, UK), Prof. Michael Kramer (Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy, Germany / Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, University of Manchester), Dr. Ben Stappers (Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, University of Manchester), Dr. Aline Vidotto (School of Physics and Astronomy, University of St. Andrews, UK)
MAG2Structure and Dynamics of Solar and Stellar Magnetic Fields
Gunnar Hornig (University of Dundee, UK), Joerg Buechner
PL1Small bodies in Our Solar System
Colin Snodgrass (Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Germany), S.C. Lowry (University of Kent, UK), S. Green (Open University, UK)
Peter Wheatley (University of Warwick, UK), Eamonn Kerins (University of Manchester, UK), Coel Hellier (University of Keele, UK)
CP1Current Developments in Numerical astrophysics
Chris Wareing (University of Leeds, UK), Christer Sandin (AIP, Germany)
INS1Evolution with ALMA - first science results on the cool universe
Anita Richards and A Avison ( (University of Manchester, UK), M Zwaan (ESO ARC node), S Muehle (German ARC node)
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INS2The European Extremely Large Telescope
Chris Evans (ATC, Edinburgh, UK), Ric Davies (MPE, Munich), Tom Herbst (MPIA, Heidelberg), Isobel Hook (Oxford), Simon Morris (Durham), Martin Roth (Potsdam), Aprajita Verma (Oxford)
INS3First Science from SCUBA-2
Ian Robson (UKATC), Jane Greaves (St Andrews), Derek Ward-Thompson (Cardiff), Mark Thompson (Herts), James Dunlop (IfA)
INS4LOFAR, the LOw Frequency ARray: Ongoing Developments and Early Results
Mario M. Bisi (Institute of Mathematics and Physics, Aberystwyth University, UK), Michael W. Wise (Astronomy Group, ASTRON (Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy), The Netherlands), Philip Best (School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Edinburgh, UK), Benjamin W. Stappers (The School of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Manchester, UK), Peter T. Gallagher (School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland), and Marcus Bruggen (School of Engineering & Science, Jacobs University, Germany)
INS5Radio to sub-millimeter technology developments for receiver arrays
Bruno Maffei, G.Pisano, P.Wilkinson (University of Manchester)
INS6 (COS2)Future wide-field massive spectroscopic surveys with 4m-telescopes
Will Percival (University of Portsmouth, UK), Roelof de Jong (AIP, Potsdam) , Chris Benn (ING, La Palma), Joe Mohr (LMU & MPE, Munich)
HIS1Kepler and his discoveries
A E L Davis (Imperial College, London, UK); Chair: T J Mahoney
OUT1Public Astronomy
Alison Boyle (UK), Marek Kukula (Royal Observatory Greenwich), Robert Massey, (Royal Astronomical Society), Tim O'Brien (Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics)
SP1Interplanetary observations of the solar wind
Chris Davis (STFC, UK), Volker Bothmer (University of Göttingen), Matthew Owens (University of Reading), Jackie Davies (RAL Space)
SP2Solar coronal magnetic fields
Stephane Regnier (UCLAN, UK), David Shelton (MSSL/UCL, UK) Thomas Wiegelmann (Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Lindau, Germany)
SP3UKSP/MIST Missions Forum 2012
David William (MSSL)
SP4Solar Orbiter mission - How does the Sun createand control the heliosphere?
Andrzej Fludra (STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory), Louise Harra (UCL/MSSL), Tim Horbury (Imperial College), Chris Owen (UCL/MSSL)
SP5Waves in the solar atmosphere
M. Mathioudakis (University of Belfast, UK), Richard J Morton (University of Sheffield, UK)
SP6Solar Physics General Session
Valery Nakariakov (University of Warwick, UK), and the UKSP SOC
14. MIST
MST1Magnetic Reconnection in Space and Astrophysical Plasmas
Clare Parnell (Uni. St Andrews), Bernhard Kliem (Univ. Potsdam and MSSL), Andrew Walsh (MSSL)
MST2New exploration of the geomagnetic field: opportunities with the ESA SWARM mission
Mike Hapgood (STFC), Richard Holme (Liverpool), Malcolm Dunlop (STFC) and Hermann Luehr (Potsdam)
MST3Vertical Coupling through planetary atmospheres and ionospheres
Andrew J. Kavanagh (British Antarctic Survey)
MST4Recent results in MIST science
Robert Fear (University of Leicester, UK), Colin Forsyth
MST5Particle acceleration and transport at the Sun and in the heliosphere
Mykola Gordovskyy (University of Manchester, UK), N.Bian, V.Nakariakov
15. Other
OTH1Other topics - posters only