The purpose of these tables is to maintain a schedule of scientific talks and discussions relevant to your program.


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Week 1
Time
Place*
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links,...
Monday, Jan 9
2:00 PM
AUD
All participants
Organizational Meeting

Tuesday, Jan 10
9:00 AM
FR
All participants
Coffee and Discussion


2:00 PM
AUD
Abigail Stevens
Comparing origins of low-frequency quasi-periodic oscillations with spectral-timing
For abstract, see
http://disks17.wikispaces.com/Reference+Material
Wednesday, Jan 11
9:00 AM
FR
All participants
Coffee and Discussion

Thursday, Jan 12
9:00 AM
FR
All participants
Coffee and Discussion
For AGN references relevant to this discussion, see http://disks17.wikispaces.com/Reference+Material

2:00 PM
AUD
Diego Altamirano
A tale of radiation pressure dominated disks: theory, observations, and cycles of life.

Friday, Jan 13
9:00 AM
FR
All participants
Coffee and Discussion














Week 2
Time
Place*
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links,...
Monday, Jan 16



Martin Luther King Holiday

Tuesday, Jan 17
9:00 AM
FR
All participants
Coffee and Discussion


2:00 PM
AUD
Yan-Fei Jiang
3D Global Radiation MHD Simulations of AGN accretion disks

Wednesday, Jan 18
9:00 AM
SSR
All participants
Coffee and Discussion

Thursday, Jan 19
9:00 AM
SSR
All participants
Coffee and Discussion


2:00 PM
AUD
Geoffroy Lesur and Steven Tobias
Challenges in Simulating Multiple Scales in Accretion Disk Turbulence

Friday, Jan 20
9:00 AM
SSR
All participants
Coffee and Discussion


Week 3
Time
Place*
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links,...
Monday, Jan 23
2:00 PM
SSR
All participants
Organizational Meeting

Tuesday, Jan 24
9:00 AM
SSR
Paul Groot & Christian Knigge
Dwarf Nova Oscillations, etc.


2:00 PM
AUD
Julian Krolik
Accretion in Eccentric Disks: Tidal Disruptions and Elsewhere

Wednesday, Jan 25
9:00 AM
SSR
Jason Dexter, Julian Krolik & Shane Davis
Current Topics in Active Galactic Nuclei

Thursday, Jan 26
9:00 AM
SSR
Jeremy Goodman, Geoffroy Lesur & Wlad Lyra
Hydrodynamical Instabilities: Lab Experiments & Thermodynamically-Driven Flows


2:00 PM
AUD
Jean-Marie Hameury and Guillaume Dubus
The Disk Instability Model in Dwarf Novae and Soft X-Ray Transients

Friday, Jan 27
9:00 AM
SSR
Christian Knigge, Paul Groot & Jean-Pierre Lasota
CV Low States: Is There An Accretion Flow?


Week 4
Time
Place*
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links,...
Monday, Jan 30
12:15 PM
AUD
Omer Blaes
Blackboard Lunch:
Bridging the Gap Between MHD Theories of Astrophyical Accretion Disks and Observations


2:00 PM
SSR
All participants
Organizational Meeting

Tuesday, Jan 31
9:00 AM
SSR
Xuening Bai
Magnetized protostellar disk winds


2:00 PM
AUD
Mario Flock
Feasibility of Observing MHD Turbulence in Protostellar Disks with ALMA

Wednesday, Feb 1
9:00 AM
SSR
Christian Knigge & Nick Higginbottom
Mechanisms behind jets & disk winds, from WDs to SMBHs

Thursday, Feb 2
9:00 AM
SSR
Jason Dexter & Prateek Sharma
Collisionless flows in Sagittarius A*


2:00 PM
AUD
Oliver Gressel
Characterizing the Mean-Field Dynamo in Turbulent Accretion Disks

Friday, Feb 3
9:00 AM
SSR
Affiliates / Guillaume Dubus
Affiliate introductions / Transitional millisecond pulsars


Week 5: Conference on Disks, Dynamos, and Data: Confronting MHD Accretion Theory with Observations
See https://www.kitp.ucsb.edu/activities/disks-c17 for full schedule.

Week 6
Time
Place*
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links,...
Monday, Feb 13
2:00 PM
SSR
All participants
Organizational Meeting

Tuesday, Feb 14
9:00 AM
SSR
All participants
Coffee and Discussion


2:00 PM
AUD
Edwin Bergin
Constraints from ALMA on Gas and Dust Transport
in Protoplanetary Disks: Snow Lines and Hydrocarbon Rings

Wednesday, Feb 15
9:00 AM
SSR
All participants
Coffee and Discussion

Thursday, Feb 16
9:00 AM
SSR
All participants
Coffee and Discussion


2:00 PM
AUD
Shigenobu Hirose
Gravito-turbulence in Irradiated Protoplanetary Disks


4:00 PM
AUD
Xuening Bai
Protoplanetary Disks and Planet Formation: A Microphysical Perspective
UCSB Physics Department Colloquium
Friday, Feb 17
9:00 AM
SSR
All participants
Coffee and Discussion


Week 7
Time
Place*
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links,...
Monday, Feb 20




Presidents' Day Holiday
Tuesday, Feb 21
9:00 AM
SSR
All participants
Coffee/Discussion/Organizational Meeting


2:00 PM
AUD
Paul Groot
BlackGEM and MeerLICHT

Wednesday Feb 22
9:00 AM
SSR
Jean-Marie Hameury
Coffee and Discussion on Hysteresis in Dwarf Novae


2:00 PM
SSR
All participants
Discussion on Variability across Source Classes

Thursday Feb 23
9:00 AM
SSR
All participants
Coffee and Discussion


10:00 AM
SSR
Paula Szkody
Kepler data on an eclipsing accreting white dwarf system


2:00 PM
AUD
Jake Simon
Turbulence vs. Wind: How is angular momentum transported in protoplanetary disks?

Friday Feb 24
9:00 AM
SSR
Gagik Tovmasian
Discussion on Nova-Like Variables


Week 8
Time
Place*
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links,...
Monday, Feb 27
2:00 PM
SSR
All participants
Organizational Meeting

Tuesday, Feb 28
9:00 AM
SSR
All participants
Discussion on Critical Observations
See references tab

2:00 PM
AUD
Wladimir Lyra
Hydrodynamical Instabilities in the Ohmic Dead Zone in Circumstellar Disks and Dwarf Novae

Wednesday, Mar 1
9:00 AM
SSR
All participants
Discussion on Critical Simulations
See references tab
Thursday, Mar 2
9:00 AM
SSR
All participants
Coffee and Discussion


2:00 PM
AUD
Colin McNally
Dust and Planets in Protoplanetary Disks

Friday, Mar 3
9:00 AM
SSR
All participants
Coffee and Discussion


Week 9
Time
Place*
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links, ...
Monday, Mar 6
12:15 PM
AUD
Richard Nelson
Current Problems and Recent Developments in Understanding Accretion Discs
KITP Blackboard Lunch

2:00 PM
SSR
All participants
Organizational Meeting

Tuesday, Mar 7
9:00 AM
SSR
Christian Knigge
Discussion on Dwarf Novae across the Electromagnetic Spectrum


2:00 PM
AUD
Alexandra Veledina
Spectral and Timing Modeling of Accreting Black Hole Binaries

Wednesday, Mar 8
9:00 AM
SSR
Richard Nelson and
Ake Nordlund
Discussion on Planet's Orbital Migration

Thursday, Mar 9
9:00 AM
SSR
Phil Charles
Discussion on V404 Cygni


2:00 PM
AUD
Catherine Espaillat
Tracking Planet Footprints in Dusty Disks

Friday, Mar 10
9:00 AM
SSR
Anna Chashkina & Dan Gole
PhD Research Talks


Week 10
Time
Place*
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links, ...
Monday, Mar 13
2:00 PM
SSR
All participants
Organizational Meeting

Tuesday, Mar 14
9:00 AM
SSR
Jean-Pierre Lasota
Outbursting Helium Disks


2:00 PM
AUD
Uma Gorti
Photoevaporation and Evolution of the Gas and Dust in Disks

Wednesday, Mar 15
9:00 AM
SSR
Neal Turner, Jake Simon,
Phil Armitage, Hubert Klahr,
Richard Nelson
Discussion on Transport Constraints from Presence of Clumpy
Structures in Protoplanetary Disks

Thursday, Mar 16
9:00 AM
SSR
Eric Blackman
Discussion on Issues in MRI-Turbulence based Modeling of
Observed Accretion Disks, and Planetary Nebulae


2:00 PM
AUD
Åke Nordlund
Modeling Accretion Disks in a Realistic Context

Friday, Mar 17
9:00 AM
SSR
Eliot Quataert
Discussion on Microphysical Plasma Processes in Corona/ADAF
Phases in X-ray Binary Accretion Flows


Week 11
Time
Place*
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links, ...
Monday, Mar 20
2:00 PM
AUD
All participants
Organizational Meeting

Tuesday, Mar 21
9:00 AM
AUD
Kaitlin Kratter, Yan-Fei Jiang, Richard Nelson
Self-gravitating disks


2:00 PM
AUD
Colette Salyk
Molecular Spectral Diagnostics of Protostellar Disk Winds

Wednesday, Mar 22
9:00 AM
AUD
Chris Nixon, Sasha Tchekhovskoy
Warped and tilted disks


2:00 PM
AUD
Thomas Rivinius
Be-XRB decretion disks

Thursday, Mar 23
9:00 AM
AUD
Wlodek Kluzniak, Marek Abramowicz
Quasi-Periodic Oscillations in X-Ray Binaries


2:00 PM
AUD
Bailey Tetarenko
Outbursts in Black-Hole Low-Mass X-ray Binaries:
Testing the Irradiated Disc-Instability Model with Observations

Friday, Mar 24
9:00 AM
AUD
Sasha Tchekhovskoy et al.
Jets across black hole and young star systems


Week 12
Time
Place*
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links, ...
Monday, Mar 27
2:15 PM
SSR
All participants
Organizational Meeting

Tuesday, Mar 28
9:00 AM
SSR
All participants
Coffee and Discussion


2:00 PM
AUD
Iliaria Pascucci
Observational Diagnostics to Constrain Angular Momentum Transport in Protoplanetary Disks

Wednesday, Mar 29
9:00 AM
SSR
All participants
Coffee and Discussion

Thursday, Mar 30
9:00 AM
SSR
All participants
Coffee and Discussion



*Aud=Auditorium, SSR=Small Seminar Room, MSR=Main Seminar Room FR=Founders' Room
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