jointly organised by:
National Astronomical Observatories - Chinese Academy of Sciences
The Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at Peking University
...the tenth workshop within the MODEST
initiative, the first major MODEST meeting in Asia, and the first in China.
...please also have a look at the Silk Road Project at NAOC
Dear participants, thank you for coming to Beijing and making this conference such a success! We hope you had a
smooth travel home. Please find here the conference picture 1 and
conference picture 2 . More pictures by our participants are to be
found here .
Poster Authors and Speakers - if you have not yet done so - please send us your pdf file or Powerpoint if you
have not yet done so, and if you agree that we
will publish it on our webpage.
Complete pdf Copy of the Conference Booklet
- September 2-3: two days at KIAA, Closing of MODEST10 ( How to find KIAA on Peking University campus , note this map also displays the Lake View Hotel).
- September 1: Trip to the LAMOST site, scientific session on site, evening: conference banquet in Beijing.
- August 30-31: Opening of MODEST10, two days scientific session at NAOC.
- August 29: Sunday Evening Reception at NAOC ( Location Map of NAOC ,
this is a bilingual map, you can zoom in and out to find your orientation. The characters 中国科学院, 国家天文台 stand for Chinese Academy of Sciences, National Astronomical Observatory.).
- Aug. 20: Final Programme expected.
- Aug. 16: Hotel Reservations and most financial support decisions communicated to participants.
If you have requested financial assistance or hotel reservation assistance and
got no message yet please contact us as soon as possible!
- July 1: Deadline to apply for financial support (use registration page to apply or contact us informally).
In exceptional cases we may accept financial support applications still after July 1.
- July 26: Decisions on Financial Support and Hotel Reservations to be communicated.
Please find more local information on the LOCAL INFO link in the navigator menu to the left.
Main Topics, see PROGRAMME for further details:
stellar dynamics (including stellar evolution, stellar collisions, binaries, blue stragglers, compact
of star clusters, dwarf and compact galaxies, galactic nuclei;
focus on link between
theory and observations in the era of high resolution surveys;
related computational science
issues (grid, GPU, GRAPE, Nbody Codes, (A)MUSE, ...); the future of MODEST.
The Local Core Group (COG) will take care about scientific and organisational issues:
Coordinators and Contacts (firstname.lastname@example.org):
Kouwenhoven, Thijs (KIAA);
Spurzem, Rainer (NAOC/KIAA);
Yu, Qingjuan (KIAA);
Lu, Youjun (NAOC);
Peng, Eric (PKU/KIAA)
Further Members of COG:
Berczik, Peter (NAOC); Deng, Licai (NAOC); de Grijs, Richard (KIAA); Justham, Stephen (KIAA); Lin, Doug (KIAA); Liu, Fukun (PKU/KIAA); Liu, Xiaowei (KIAA)
The Scientific Advisory Panel will assist COG in the scientific organisation:
Hut, Piet (Inst. of Advanced Study, Princeton, USA);
Makino, Junichiro (Center for Computational Astrophysics, Tokyo, Japan);
Heggie, Douglas (University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK);
McMillan, Stephen (Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA);
Portegies Zwart, Simon (Leiden University, Netherlands);
Vesperini, Enrico (Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA);
Chen, Li (Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China);
Lin, Weipeng (Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China);
Kim, Sungsoo (Kyung Hee Univ., Korea);
Lee, Hyung Mok (Seoul National Univ., Korea);
Han, Zhanwen (Yunnan Observatory, Kunming, China);
Taam, Ron (Northwestern Univ., USA)
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