Einstein Fellows Symposium 2011

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October 25-26, 2011

Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD

Tuesday October 25

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9:00 - 9:20Welcome
9:20 - 9:40Eduardo Rozo
The SZ Signal of maxBCG Galaxy Clusters, and Multi-Wavelength Scaling Relations
9:40 - 10:00Bret Lehmer
X-ray Number Counts in the 4 Ms Chandra Deep Field-South: Characterizing New X-ray Source Populations
10:00- 10:20Jennifer Siegal-Gaskins
Anisotropies in the gamma-ray background measured by the Fermi-LAT
10:20 - 10:40Matthew McQuinn
21cm Tomography of the High-redshift Universe

10:40 - 11:00 Coffee

11:00 - 11:20Xin Liu
The Frequency and Demographics of Dual Active Galactic Nuclei
11:20 - 11:40Tamara Bogdanovic
Can a Satellite Galaxy Merger Explain the Active Past of the Galactic Center?
11:40 - 12:00Kevin Schawinski
The Puzzle of Secular Black Hole Growth
12:00 - 12:20Amy Reines
Probing the Early Evolution of Massive Black Holes with Star-Forming Dwarf Galaxies

12:20 - 2:00 Lunch

2:00 - 2:40 Keynote Speaker: Chris Reynolds
2:40 - 3:00Phil Hopkins
How do Massive Black Holes Get their Gas?
3:00 - 3:20Sam Gralla
Foundations for Gravitational Self-Force Calculations

3:20 - 3:40 Tea

3:40 - 4:00Aurora Simionescu
Update on Suzaku Studies of the Outskirts of the Nearest, Brightest Galaxy Clusters
4:00 - 4:20Akos Bogdan
The Curious Case of NGC4342, an Optically Faint but Gas-Rich Early-Type Galaxy
4:20 - 4:40Matthew Kunz
From Plasma Microphysics to Global Dynamics in Clusters of Galaxies
4:40 - 5:00Tony Mroczkowski
A Comparison of MUSTANG High-Resolution Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect Imaging with X-ray and Lensing Cluster Properties
5:00 - 5:20Simona Giacintucci
Diffuse Radio Sources in Clusters of Galaxies

Wednesday October 26

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9:00 - 9:20Ken Shen
The Long-Term Evolution of Double White Dwarf Mergers
9:20 - 9:40Rubens Reis
Stellar Mass Black Holes - Accretion Geometry and Black Hole Spin
9:40 - 10:00Brian Metzger
What is the Most Promising Electromagnetic Counterpart of a Neutron Star Merger?
10:00- 10:20Emily Levesque
The Search for TZOs

10:20 - 10:40 Coffee

10:40 - 11:00Matthew Kerr
Modelling the Gamma-ray Emission of Young Pulsars
11:00 - 11:20Bence Kocsis
Observable Signatures of Extreme Mass-Ratio Black Hole Binaries Embedded in Thin Accretion Disks
11:20 - 11:40Boaz Katz
High Eccentricity Scenarios of Hot Jupiter Formation
11:40 - 12:00Ryan O'Leary
Finding the First Black Holes

12:00 - 1:30 Lunch

1:30 - 1:50Laura Lopez
Dissecting Supernova Remnants Observed by Chandra
1:50 - 2:10Rodrigo Fernandez
Transition to Explosion in Core-Collapse Supernovae
2:10 - 2:30Matthew Kistler
Ultrahigh-Energy Cosmic Rays and the Nearby Universe