The local universe:

from dwarf galaxies to galaxy clusters

Jablonna, June 28 - July 4, 2009

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Group meeting 2009

The workshop will be organized following the tradition of group meetings we have been having for the last few years. The organization will be as informal as possible, with a few talks (mostly by PhD students) in the mornings and afternoons left free for discussions and work on current projects.

 

Dates

The meeting will start on Monday, June 29 in the morning and end on Friday, July 3 in the afternoon. The participants are expected to arrive on Sunday, June 28 and leave on Saturday, July 4.

 

Place

The workshop will take place in a historical complex of the palace in Jablonna near Warsaw which includes the palace itself, the historical hotel building and a large park. Jablonna is easily reachable by taxi from the Warsaw airport. Twenty four rooms (some of them double) have been reserved for the participants in the hotel. The hotel rooms will be available from noon on Sunday, June 28 and should be left by 10 am on Saturday, July 4. The talks will be held in a large conference room on the first floor of the hotel building. A second, smaller room for up to 10 people will also be available next to the conference room. Coffee and tea will be served during the break between the talks right outside the conference room. The barbecue party will take place outside near the palace or in the restaurant (if the weather is bad). The conference dinner will be served in one of the palace rooms.

 

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How to get there

The name and address of the place is:

 

Dom Zjazdow i Konferencji Polskiej Akademii Nauk

Modlinska 105

05-110 Jablonna

Tel./fax: (+48 22) 782 44 33, 774 48 62, 782 54 89

 

Make sure to have the address with you to show it to the taxi driver. In principle one can get to Jablonna by bus but this requires a few changes on the way so is not practical. Taking a taxi should be the simplest way to get there. The cost on Sunday will be around 180 zloty (=40 euro) from the airport (31 km), less from the central train station (22 km). If you travel by plane you will find the taxi stand right outside the arrivals hall of the terminal. There is also one near the central train station (follow the TAXI signs). DO NOT take any taxi offered to you by some people on your way out or with only a taxi sign on it. Use only taxis belonging to companies: they should have names and telephone numbers painted on them and pricing listed on the windows. The best is to use white cabs belonging to MPT Taxi with phone number (+48 22) 19191 (ELE Taxi, tel. (+48 22) 811 11 11 and SAWA Taxi, tel. (+48 22) 644 44 44 are also ok). Taxis should be waiting at the stand, if there are none just wait a little or call to order a taxi or look for their desk at the arrivals hall of the airport. There should be no problem to get a receipt from the driver. In principle the drivers should accept credit cards but may insist on cash. It may therefore be best to get some cash at the ATM machine at the airport. There are also places where you can change money but they may be closed on Sunday.

 

By car from Copernicus Center: follow Czerniakowska and then Wislostrada north, along the left bank of Wisla. After you pass the Olimpic Center on your right turn right onto the Grot-Rowecki bridge. After crossing the river take the exit on the right. It will divide into two branches, take the left one for Bialoleka. Go straight ahead for about 10 km following Modlinska until Jablonna starts, then turn left on the first lights. This will still be Modlinska and the park of the palace will start on your left. Turn left into the main gate right in front of a white church. Go straight ahead until you see the palace. When you are facing the palace the hotel building is on your right.

 

Cash and shopping

The present exchange rate is approximately: 1 euro = 4.5 zloty. The ATM machines are generally easy to find. There are some at the airport, at the train station and in Jablonna. While in Jablonna just go out of the park by the main gate, turn left into Modlinska street and then right into Zegrzynska street. There are a few ATM machines along the right hand side of this street, one in the Kaufland supermarket, where you can also do some shopping.

 

Meals

Buffet-style meals will be served for all participants in the restaurant of the palace. Breakfasts are included with the price of the hotel room. Lunches and dinners have been ordered separately. For lunch there will be a choice of meat or fish, vegetables, salads and desserts; for dinner there will be a selection of cold meats and cheeses, salads and hot dishes. With lunch and dinner only water will be served. Other drinks are not included and can be bought at the restaurant at any time.

 

Support

Some financial support will be available to cover local expenses and travel costs. We have received an ESF grant, the workshop will also be supported by the collaboration LEA Astronomie France-Pologne.

 

Topics

The presentations and discussions will focus on the following issues:

 

       Semianalytical description of galaxies in the Local Group

       Accretion and merging versus tidal stripping in the Local Group

       Properties of dwarf spheroidal galaxies formed by tidal stirring

       The missing satellites in warm dark matter scenarios

       Modified gravity as a solution of the missing satellites problem

       Dwarf galaxies in voids

       The mass and anisotropy profiles of galaxy clusters from the distribution function

       The origin of radio emission in galaxy clusters

       The density-velocity relation in the local universe

       Near-field cosmology as a tool to constrain cosmological parameters

 

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Schedule

 

 

 

Sunday

28.06

Monday

29.06

Tuesday

30.06

Wednesday

1.07

Thursday

2.07

Friday

3.07

10:15-11:00

 

L. Martinez-Vaquero

J. Forero-Romero

F. Sembolini

A. Cuesta

C. Scannapieco

11:00-11:30

 

Coffee break

Coffee break

Coffee break

Coffee break

Coffee break

11:30-12:15

 

J. Klimentowski

O. Metuki

R. Wojtak

M. Sanchez Conde

S. Knollmann

12:15-13:00

 

N. Libeskind

J. C. Munoz Cuartas

M. Bilicki

W. Hellwing

A. Khalatyan

13:00-14:00

 

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19:00

Dinner

Dinner

Barbecue party

Dinner

Conference dinner

Dinner

 

Speakers

 

M. Bilicki: Density of the Universe from 2MASS catalog

A. Cuesta: Using constrained simulations to study the dark matter distribution in the local universe

J. Forero-Romero: The Milky Way in the semi-analytic context

W. Hellwing: N-body simulations of modified gravity models

J. Klimentowski: The grouping, merging and survival of satellites in the Local Group

N. Libeskind: The local environment of the Milky Way

L. Martinez-Vaquero: Constrained simulations of the local universe

O. Metuki: Galaxies and halos in the cosmic web

J. C. Munoz Cuartas: Concentrations of LCDM dark matter halos

M. Sanchez Conde: Axion searches with Fermi and IACTs

F. Sembolini: Large scale numerical simulations of the Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect: the next generation tool for precision cosmology

R. Wojtak: The mass and anisotropy profiles of galaxy clusters from the projected phase space density

 

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List of participants

 

Note: if your status is confirmed it means that I have received the filled registration form from you. Travel support: if the note near your name says YES-LEA it means that your plane ticket will be covered by the LEA Astronomie France-Pologne collaboration and the payment will be taken care of by the French side. If the note says YES it means that the price of the ticket will be reimbursed to you from a Polish grant while you are in Poland or after the workshop. In order to do this we will need a receipt for the ticket, the ticket itself and the boarding pass (the second one to be sent later). If at all possible, our administration would appreciate if the ticket receipt could state Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center, Bartycka 18, 00-716 Warsaw as the ticket buyer. Taxis and local bus tickets will not be reimbursed.

 

NO.

PARTICIPANT

COUNTRY

PARTICIPATION

DATES

TRAVEL SUPPORT

1

Stefan Gottloeber

Germany

confirmed

28.06 - 4.07

YES

2

Jaime Forero-Romero

Germany

confirmed

28.06 - 4.07

NO

3

Noam Libeskind

Germany

confirmed

28.06 - 4.07

YES

4

Timur Doumler

Germany

confirmed

28.06 - 4.07

YES

5

Juan Carlos Munoz Cuartas

Germany

confirmed

28.06 - 4.07

NO

6

Cecilia Scannapieco

Germany

confirmed

28.06 - 4.07

YES

7

Ilian Iliev

Great Britain

confirmed

28.06 - 4.07

YES

8

Francisco Prada

Spain

confirmed

29.06 - 3.07

NO

9

Antonio Cuesta

Spain

confirmed

29.06 - 3.07

NO

10

Miguel A. Sanchez Conde

Spain

confirmed

29.06 - 3.07

NO

11

Juan Betancort-Rijo

Spain

confirmed

29.06 - 4.07

NO

12

Gustavo Yepes

Spain

confirmed

28.06 - 4.07

NO

13

Luis Martinez-Vaquero

Spain

confirmed

28.06 - 4.07

NO

14

Federico Sembolini

Spain

confirmed

28.06 - 4.07

YES

15

Alexander Knebe

Spain

confirmed

28.06 - 4.07

NO

16

Steffen Knollmann

Spain

confirmed

28.06 - 4.07

NO

17

Gary Mamon

France

confirmed

28.06 - 3.07

YES

18

Arman Khalatyan

France

confirmed

28.06 - 4.07

YES

19

Lia Athanassoula

France

confirmed

28.06 - 4.07

YES - LEA

20

Anatoly Klypin

USA

confirmed

28.06 - 4.07

NO

21

Steven Majewski

USA

confirmed

28.06 - 4.07

NO

22

Yehuda Hoffman

Israel

confirmed

28.06 - 4.07

NO

23

Ofer Metuki

Israel

confirmed

28.06 - 4.07

YES

24

Ewa Lokas

Poland

confirmed

28.06 - 4.07

-

25

Radoslaw Wojtak

Poland

confirmed

28.06 - 4.07

-

26

Jaroslaw Klimentowski

Poland

confirmed

28.06 - 4.07

-

27

Michal Chodorowski

Poland

confirmed

28.06 - 4.07

-

28

Maciej Bilicki

Poland

confirmed

28.06 - 4.07

-

29

Roman Juszkiewicz

Poland

 

 

-

30

Wojciech Hellwing

Poland

confirmed

28.06 - 4.07

-

 

 

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Group meeting photos:

 

Group photos

At work

Barbecue party

Conference dinner

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