MESA Summer School

August 13 - 17, 2012, UC Santa Barbara

 

Be prepared to interact with your fellow participants, the TAs, and the lecturers.  Bill Paxton, MESA’s primary developer, will have a ubiquitous presence. Throughout the day, as part of the lectures, and especially during the labs, there will be MESA driven activities designed to get everyone interacting. This is not your standard astrophysics summer school!


Expectations:

Bring your laptop or ssh-enabled mobile device as we are only providing internet access. You should complete the pre-school problems and reading before arriving.


Click the following link to access the pre-school material

http://mesastar.org/documentation/activities-to-complete-before-the-mesa-summer-school-2012


Click the following link to join a discussion group about the pre-school material

http://mesastar.org/forum/mesa-summer-school


Lecturers:                                       TAs:

Phil Arras                                         Ed Brown

Lars Bildsten                                    Chris Mankovich

Matteo Cantiello                               Kevin Moore

Mike Montgomery                            Jean-Claude Passy

Frank Timmes                                

Richard Townsend


Schedule:

Monday August 13

8:00am  - 8:45am  - Breakfast

8:45am  - 9:15am  - Welcome and discussion of pre-school MESA problems

9:15am  - 10:45am - Rich Townsend Lecture: Asteroseismology

10:45am - 11:15am - Break

11:15am - 12:30pm - Rich Townsend Lab

12:30pm - 2:00pm  - Lunch

2:00pm  - 3:30pm  - Matteo Cantiello Lecture: Stellar Rotation

3:30pm  - 4:00pm  - Break

4:00pm  - 5:30pm  - Matteo Cantiello Lab

5:30pm  - 7:00pm  - Dinner

7:00pm  - 10:00pm - Open Lab & optional Q&A with Bill Paxton


Tuesday August 14

8:00am  - 8:45am  - Breakfast

8:45am  - 9:15am  - Solutions and discussion of yesterday's problems

9:15am  - 10:30am - Rich Townsend Lecture: Asteroseismology

10:30am - 11:00am - Break

11:00am - 12:30pm - RIch Townsend Lab

12:30pm - 2:00pm  - Lunch

2:00pm  - 3:30pm  - Matteo Cantiello Lecture: Stellar Rotation

3:30pm  - 4:00pm  - Break

4:00pm  - 5:30pm  - Matteo Cantiello Lab

5:30pm  - 7:00pm  - Dinner

7:00pm  - 10:00pm - Open Lab & optional Q&A with Bill Paxton


Wednesday August 15

8:00am  - 8:45am  - Breakfast

8:45am  - 9:15am  - Solutions and discussion of yesterday's problems

9:15am  - 10:30am - Lars Bildsten Lecture: Accretion onto White Dwarfs

10:30am - 11:00am - Break

11:00am - 12:30pm - Lars Bildsten Lab

12:30pm - 2:00pm  - Lunch

2:00pm  - 3:30pm  - Frank Timmes Lecture: Reaction Networks

3:30pm  - 4:00pm  - Break

4:00pm  - 5:30pm  - Frank Timmes Lab

5:30pm  - 7:00pm  - Dinner

7:00pm  - 10:00pm - Open Lab & optional Q&A with Bill Paxton


Thursday August 16

8:00am  - 8:45am  - Breakfast

8:45am  - 9:15am  - Solutions and discussion of yesterday's problems

9:15am  - 10:30am - Mike Montgomery Lecture: White Dwarf Structure and Evolution

10:30am - 11:00am - Break

11:00am - 12:30pm - Mike Montgomery Lab

12:30pm - 2:00pm  - Lunch

2:00pm  - 3:30pm  - Phil Aras Lecture: Giant Planet Structure and Evolution

3:30pm  - 4:00pm  - Break

4:00pm  - 5:30pm  - Phil Arras Lab

5:30pm  - 7:00pm  - Dinner

7:00pm  - 10:00pm - Open Lab & optional Q&A with Bill Paxton


Friday August 17

8:00am  - 8:45am  - Breakfast

8:45am  - 9:15am  - Solutions and discussion of yesterday's problems

9:15am  - 10:30am - Mike Montgomery Lecture: White Dwarf Structure and Evolution

10:30am - 11:00am - Break

11:00am - 12:30pm - Mike Montgomery Lab

12:30pm - 2:00pm  - Lunch

2:00pm  - 3:30pm  - Phil Aras Lecture: Giant Planet Structure and Evolution

3:30pm  - 4:00pm  - Break

4:00pm  - 5:30pm  - Phil Arras Lab

5:30pm  - 7:00pm  - Dinner