Scientific Programme

Sunday, 13 December, 2015

Cocktail Reception

Time:6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Venue:Foyer of the Faculty of Science Office, G/Floor, Chong Yuet Ming Physics Building, Main Campus, The University of Hong Kong

Monday, 14 December, 2015

Venue:CPD3.04, 3/Floor, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong

Session I: Mass loss from evolved stars

Session Chair: Detlef Schönberner

09:00-09:15Kam-Ching LeungOpening
09:15-09:45Sun KwokIntroduction
09:45-10:15John LattanzioAGB star evolution nucleosynthesis (Presentation file)
10:15-10:45Roberta HumphreysLuminous blue variables and hypergiants -- the evidence for high mass loss events (Presentation file)
10:45-11:00Kris DavidsonGiant eruptions of very massive stars
11:00-11:30Coffee Break

Session II: Planetary nebulae

Session Chair: Bruce Balick

11:30-11:45Jose CernicharoThe ALMA view of IRC+10216
11:45-12:00Matthias MaerckerALMA observations of the not-so detached shell around the carbon AGB star R Sculptoris (Presentation file)
12:00-12:15Ka Tat WongResolving the extended atmosphere and inner wind of Mira (omicron Ceti) with the ALMA Long Baseline (Presentation file)
12:15-12:30Kenneth HinkleAtmospheric structure and the mass loss process in Miras (Presentation file)

Session Chair: Valentin Bujarrabal

14:00-14:15Robin LombaertThe dust composition of the OH/IR superwind (Presentation file)
14:15-14:30Guillermo Quintana-LacaciHints of a spiral structure in the innermost regions around IRC+10216 (Presentation file)
14:30-14:45Stavros AkrasFirst prove of shock-excited H2 in low-ionization structures of PNe (Presentation file)
14:45-15:00Yuefang WuAn investigation of interaction between WR stars and their surrounding gas
15:00-15:30Coffee Break

Session Chair: Raghvendra Sahai

15:30-16:00Detlef SchönbernerDynamical evolution of planetary nebulae (Presentation file)
16:00-16:30Jose Alberto LópezKinematic evolution of the ionized shells of PNe (Presentation file)
16:30-16:45Denise KellerTracing the chemistry in the clumpy shells around carbon-rich AGB-stars with the VLA (Presentation file)
16:45-17:00Elvire De BeckTiO2 and dust formation around the red supergiant VY CMa (Presentation file)

Tuesday, 15 December, 2015

Venue:CPD3.04, 3/Floor, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong

Session II: Planetary nebulae

Session Chair: Quentin Parker

09:00-09:30Arturo ManchadoOn the formation of molecules and solid-state compounds from the AGB to the PN phases
09:30-10:00Raghvendra SahaiVariable X-ray and UV emission from AGB stars: accretion activity associated with binarity
10:00-10:15Chin-Fei LeeExplosive events in the pre-planatary nebula CRL 618 (Presentation file)
10:15-10:30Mark MorrisThe prevalence and implications of sharp outer edges of disks in preplanetary nebulae (Presentation file)
10:30-11:00Coffee Break

Session Chair: Arturo Manchado

11:00-11:30Bruce BalickUnravelling the histories of pre planetary nebulae
11:30-12:00Wolfgang Steffen3-D structures of planetary nebulae (Presentation file)
12:00-12:15David JonesThe discovery and characterisation of binary central stars in planetary nebulae (Presentation file)
12:15-12:30Nick CoxPAHs and H2 in the Ring Nebula (Presentation file)

Session Chair: You-Hua Chu

14:00-14:30Quentin ParkerThe new Hong-Kong/AAO/Strasbourg multi-wavelength and spectroscopic PNe database (Presentation file)
14:30-15:00Valentin BujarrabalMolecular line imaging of young planetary nebulae (Presentation file)
15:00-15:15Nicole ReindlThe extremely rapid evolution of the central star of the Stingray nebula - Latest news from the HST
15:15-15:30Toshiya UetaThe dusty side of planetary nebulae: a HerPlaNS view (Presentation file)
15:30-16:00Coffee Break

Session Chair: Tom Geballe

16:00-16:30You-Hua ChuWolf-Rayet nebulae (Presentation file)
16:30-17:00Bruce HrivnakPulsational variability in proto-planetary nebulae and other post-AGB objects (Presentation file)
17:00-17:15David FrewThe H-alpha surface brightness - radius plane as a diagnostic for stellar ejecta
17:15-17:30Devika KamathChemical diversity of post-AGB stars in the Magellanic Clouds: a gateway to understanding the evolved stages of stellar evolution (Presentation file)

Wednesday, 16 December, 2015

Venue:CPD3.04, 3/Floor, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong

Session III: Binary stars, novae, symbiotic stars, and cataclysmic variables

Session Chair: Bruce Hrivnak

09:00-09:30Romano CorradiBinarity in the late stages of stellar evolution: the link between PNe, symbiotic stars, novae and SNe Ia
09:30-10:00Robert WilliamsNovae and luminous transients (Presentation file)
10:00-10:15Ryszard SzczerbaStellar evolution in the Outer Galaxy
10:15-10:30Hans OlofssonAn ALMA view of the circumstellar environment of the post-common-envelope-evolution binary system HD101584
10:30-11:00Coffee Break

Session Chair: Kam-Ching Leung

11:00-11:30Shengbang QianInteractions between planets and evolved stars
11:30-12:00Xiaowei LiuLAMOST spectroscopic surveys and planetary nebulae in the outskirt of the Andromeda
12:00-12:15Hee-Won LeeProfile disparity of Raman scattered OVI in symbiotic stars
12:15-12:30Rodolfo AngeloniThe Sanduleak's star in the Large Magellanic Cloud
12:30-12:45Fiona HealyMulti-epoch radio observations of nova Mon 2012
12:45-13:00Cezary GalanChemical abundances of giants in the S-type symbiotic systems. Metallicity, CNO abundance patterns, and S-process pollution

Afternoon: Local tour

Departure Time:2:30 pm
Gathering Venue:LG3/Floor, Library Building (Library Extension), Main Campus, The University of Hong Kong
Tour End:The Tour will end around 5:30 pm at The Peak.

Evening: Banquet

Time:6:30 pm - 9:00 pm (Cash bar from 6 pm - 6:30 pm)
Venue:Tien Yi Chinese Restaurant, The Peak Tower, Level 2&3, The Peak, Hong Kong
Shuttle back to Hotel Jen (HKU MTR Station) at 9:15 pm

Thursday, 17 December, 2015

Venue:CPD3.04, 3/Floor, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong

Session IV: Interstellar chemistry

Session Chair: Young Chol Minh

09:00-09:30Masatoshi OhishiSearch for complex organic molecules in space
09:30-10:00Tom MillarChemistry in AGB stars - successes and challenges
10:00-10:15Domingo Aníbal García-HernándezTransitory O-rich chemistry in heavily obscured C-rich post-AGB stars
10:15-10:30Yong ZhangDetection of C60 in circumstellar environments
10:30-11:00Coffee Break

Session Chair: Takashi Onaka

11:00-11:30 Dinh Van TrungMolecular imaging of evolved stars
11:30-12:00Young Chol MinhChemical anatomy of a massive star-forming region G33.92+0.11
12:00-12:15José Jairo Díaz-LuisA search for hydrogenated fullerenes in fullerene-containing Planetary Nebulae
12:15-12:30Masaaki OtsukaProperties of the fullerene C60-containing PN Lin49 in the SMC (Presentation file)

Session V: Organics and other solids in space

Session Chair: Tom Millar

14:00-14:30Takashi OnakaOrganic dust in galaxies
14:30-15:00Franco CataldoLaboratory study of carbonaceous dust and molecules of astrochemical interest
15:00-15:15SeyedAbdolreza SadjadiTheoretical efforts in identification of interstellar organic molecules (Presentation file)
15:15-15:30Christine JoblinRole of UV processing in the chemistry of hydrocarbons and carbon dust in Protoplanetary Nebulae
15:30-16:00Coffee Break

Session Chair: Franco Cataldo

16:00-16:30Huan Cheng ChangDiamonds in space
16:30-17:00Tom GeballeThe diffuse interstellar bands (Presentation file)
17:00-17:15Itsuki SakonConcurrent formation of carbon and silicate dust in nova V1280 Sco
17:15-17:30Marcin GladkowskiComparison between 30 micron sources in different galaxies
17:30-17:45Kam-Ching LeungClosing

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