[mesa-users] KASC6 Early-bird, abstracts, and invited speakers

Dennis Stello stello at physics.usyd.edu.au
Wed Apr 10 04:08:33 EDT 2013

Dear all,


Due to the slight delay in opening registration for the KASC6
conference, to be held 23-28 June in Sydney, it has been decided to
extend the Early-bird registration fee deadline by two weeks, to April
14.  Go to kasc6.com


Note that the April 14 date coincides with the deadline for abstract
submissions, and we encourage you to submit your abstract(s) at your
earliest convenience.


There will be sessions devoted to: solar-type stars; stellar activity
and rotation; red giants; stellar population studies and large
surveys; binaries and clusters; compact pulsators, and classical

The SOC is still finalizing the list of invited speakers. We can
already reveal the following confirmed invited speakers:

Hans Kjeldsen (KASC in the Extended Mission);
Marc Pinsonneault (Future challenges and opportunities with Kepler);
Dave Soderblom (Estimation of ages of stars);
Ken Freeman (Stellar population studies and Kepler asteroseismology);
Laurent Gizon (PLATO2.0);
George Ricker (TESS);
Luca Casagrande (Estimation of fundamental stellar parameters);
Andrej Prsa (Binary star studies with Kepler);
Mike Ireland (The future of ground-based observations in the Kepler era);
Jeffery Smith (Status and future plans of the Kepler Science pipeline);
Benoit Mosser (Asteroseismology of red giants with Kepler);
Daniel Huber (Asteroseismology of Kepler exoplanet host stars);
Jennifer Johnson (APOGEE, and the APOKASC collaboration);
Victor Silva Aguirre (Tests of stellar interior physics with Kepler);
Rafael Garcia (Estimation of stellar rotation periods from Kepler data);
Travis Metcalfe (Stellar activity studies with Kepler);
Karsten Brogaard (Cluster studies with Kepler);
Jim Fuller (Theory of tidally excited oscillations and tidal 
JJ Hermes (Asteroseismology of compact pulsators);
Peter Papics (Observations of classical pulsators with Kepler);
Maryline Briquet (Tests of stellar interior physics with classical 
Simon Murphy (Pulsations of A and F-type stars)

On behalf of the LOC
Dennis Stello

On Mon, 4 Mar 2013, Dennis Stello wrote:

> Dear all,
> You have received this email because your as MESA user are likely to be 
> interested in:
> Stars (including stellar structure and evolution), Stellar populations 
> (including galaxy evolution and open clusters), or Exoplanets, which are all 
> themes of the next Kepler conference held in Sydney 23-28 June 2013.
> Apologies if you have received this announcement more than once.
> Please forward this announcement to colleagues and students at your
> institution that might be interested in attending this Kepler conference.
> ======================>   ANNOUNCEMENT   <========================
> Registration is now open for the conference, KASC6: 'A New Era of Stellar 
> Astrophysics with Kepler'.  Early-bird registration fees will apply to all 
> payments made before the end of 30 March 2013.  For more information please 
> go to kasc6.com.
> For your convenience our first announcement is included in this email (see 
> below).
> We have received significant sponsorship deals which has resulted in 
> substantial subsidies towards registration fees (especially for students) and 
> tickets for the conference dinner.
> One of our sponsors (White Dwarf Research Corp.) has made a special 
> initiative aimed at supporting postdocs/early-career researchers (<5 years 
> since PhD).
> -------------White Dwarf Research Corp. ECR Sponsorship--------------
> White Dwarf Research Corp. is proud to co-sponsor KASC6 in Sydney.  With your 
> help, WDRC will provide additional sponsorship to KASC6 to support partial 
> reimbursement of registration fees for non-student early-career scientists 
> (<5 years since PhD).
> As you may know, WDRC sponsorship is funded by the Pale Blue Dot project 
> (http://whitedwarf.org/palebluedot). Much of the revenue from this program 
> (~$1000/mo.) comes from keyword-based advertising sponsored by Google.
> For the period March 1 - April 30, all revenue collected by the Pale Blue
> Dot project through a unique link that is unrelated to Google advertising
> will be used to provide partial reimbursement of registration fees for
> early-career scientists who give a talk or poster at the meeting. Please
> register at the regular rate, and you will be partially reimbursed at the
> meeting.
> There are two things that you can do to promote the Pale Blue Dot project
> during this period: (1) recommend the program through your offline and
> online social networks, noting that you will be a direct beneficiary of
> the funds raised; and (2) contact your local media outlets, using the
> recent example of Kepler-37 to describe the Kepler mission and how this
> non-profit program will help you attend the annual KASC meeting.
> If you would like to establish such a unique link that you can use to
> promote the project (and claim the resulting revenue), please
> contact Travis Metcalfe (travis at whitedwarf.org) to set one up.
> Thanks, and good luck!  Travis Metcalfe (WDRC)
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> We are looking forward to seeing you in Sydney.
> Kind regards
> Dennis Stello (chair LOC)
> Tim Bedding
> Othman Benomar
> Charles Kuehn
> Simon O'Toole
> Tim White
> -------------------------------
> DENNIS STELLO | Senior Lecturer
> School of Physics A28 | Faculty of Science
> Rm225, K90 | The University of Sydney | NSW | 2006
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> -------------------------- FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT ---------------------------
> Dear all,
> KASC6: A New Era of Stellar Astrophysics with Kepler
> 23-28 June 2012 Novotel Sydney Central (ex Citigate), Sydney
> We are please to announce that the next big Kepler conference will be in
> Sydney, 23-28 June 2013.  The conference will be open to anyone (no
> membership of particular science teams required), and we particularly
> welcome participants from the Australian astronomical community.
> The main themes of the conference will be Stellar structure and evolution,
> Stellar activity and rotation, Binary stars, and connections to Extrasolar
> planets, but we welcome any abstracts submission that are related to Kepler 
> data.  We seek abstract submissions on both theoretical and observational 
> aspects.
> This event offers a great opportunity to establish new links within
> research fields that have experienced dramatic progress in recent years
> due to space missions like Kepler, particularly stellar astrophysics
> and planet science.
> Conference website: kasc6.com

Dennis Stello

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