The Southern Crab
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27-31 May 2002
La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain
The Southern Crab

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Nebulae around symbiotic stars

Scientific Programme

Sunday, May 26

  • 17:00-21:00 Registration
  • 19:00-21:00 Welcome buffet dinner

  • Monday, May 27

    • 08:30-09:20   Registration
    • 09:20-10:00   Opening (R. Rutten, Director of the I.N.G.)
    Session 1: Basic parameters of symbiotic stars and related systems
    • 10:00-10:45   J. Mikolajewska: Orbital and stellar parameters of symbiotic stars
    • 10:45-11:15   Coffee break
    • 11:15-11:55   A. Jorissen: The link between symbiotic stars and chemically-peculiar red giants
    • 11:55-13:00   Oral contributions:
      • R. Jurdana-Sepic: Digging the Asiago plate archive for symbiotic stars
      • B. Espey: High-resolution far-UV observations of the eclipsing symbiotic star EG And
      • G. Wallerstein & Andrew Vanture: Abundances of Post-Iron Peak Elements in HD 35155: A Symbiotic Star of Spectral Type S
      • S. Shugarov: The analysis of the 12-yr orbital periodicity of the symbiotic nova RT Ser on the base of BVRI photometry
    13:00-16:00   Lunch break
    • 16:00-16:40   P.A. Whitelock: Symbiotic and Normal Miras: A Comparison
    • 16:40-17:20   N. Soker: Magnetic Activity of the Cool Companion
    • 17:30-18:00   Coffee break
    • 18:00-19:15   Oral contributions:
      • C.B. Pereira, K. Cunha and V.V. Smith: High resolution observations of D'-type symbiotic stars
      • G.C. Anupama; Spectroscopic monitoring of symbiotic stars from the Vainu Bappu Observatory
      • S. Parimucha: 15-year period of activity in the symbiotic nova V1016 Cyg
      • A. Skopal: Impact of photometric observations on the symbiotic stars research
      • I.L. Andronov et al.: Changes of characteristics of variability in symbiotic stars

    Tuesday, May 28

    Session 2: The hot component and physics of the outburst

    • 09:00- 09:50   I. Iben: Evolution Symbiotics and Other Binaries with Accreting White Dwarfs
    • 09:50-10:30   E. Sion: Model Atmospheres of the Hot Components of Symbiotics and Related Systems including Mira B
    • 10:30-10:45   Oral contribution:
      A. Retter: the transition phase in classical novae
    • 10:45-11:15   Coffee break
    • 11:15-11:55   J. Sokoloski: Rapid Variability as a Diagnostic of Accretion and Nuclear Burning in Symbiotic Stars and Supersoft X-ray Sources
    • 11:55-13:00   Oral contributions:
      • M. Kato: On the ignition mass of shell-flashes in accreting white dwarfs
      • E. Kilpio: The structure of the gas flow in Z And in quiescent state and during outburst
      • A. Tatarnikova: YY Her and AS 338 - classical symbiotic stars notably differing from their prototype Z And
      • L. Hric et al.: YY Herculis - the new eclipsing symbiotic system
    13:00-16:00   Lunch break
    • 16:00-17:30   Training session: workshops for young researchers on KEY PROBLEMS IN THE FIELD
    • 17:30-19:00   Coffee break & POSTER SESSION No.1
    • 19:15   Public talk by Juan Manuel Castro: La Palma: the beautiful island

    Wednesday, May 29

    Session 3: Evolutionary paths to and from symbiotic stars and related objects

    • 09:00- 09:40 I. Hachisu: Recurrent Novae as a Progenitor System of Type Ia Supernovae
    • 9:45-10:45   Oral contributions:
      • K. Werner: Stellar atmosphere and accretion disk models for the hot component in symbiotic stars
      • A. Frankowski: AGB stage in binaries
      • O. Pols: Evolution and nucleosynthesis of the barium stars and their relatives
      • H. Van Winckel: Binaries among post-AGB stars: proto symbiotic systems?
    • 10:45-11:15   Coffee break
    • 11:15-12:15   Oral contributions:
      • Z.X. Zhu: The model of AG Dra
      • R. Viotti: What observations tell us about the symbiotic system AG Dra
      • T. Bulik & K. Belczynski: The evolutionary history of the galactic microquasar GRS1915+105
      • R. Zamanov et al.: Nano-quasars ?
    12:30-21:00 Guided visit to the Roque de Los Muchachos Observatory (for all participants. This includes lunch on route, and a training session for young researchers at the Observatory).

    Thursday, May 30

    Session 4: Circumstellar material and outflows from symbiotic stars I

    • 09:00- 09:40   H. Nussbaumer: Modelling of symbiotic nebulae
    • 09:40-10:20   H.M. Schmid: Circumstellar material in symbiotic systems
    • 10:20-10:45   Oral contributions:
      • A. Gawryszczak: AGB winds in binary systems: 2D and 3D hydrodynamical modelling
      • D. Kotnik-Karuza: New results concerning the Fe II lines of RR Tel
    • 10:45-11:15   Coffee break
    • 11:15-11:55   M.F. Bode: High spatial resolution optical/radio imagery of the circumbinary environment
    • 11:55-12:35  T. Tomov: Spectroscopic evidence for high velocity bipolar outflows in symbiotic binaries
    • 12:35-12:50  Oral contributions:
      • L. Leedjaerv: Symbiotic stars with high velocity jets - in the example of CH Cyg
    13:00-16:00   Lunch break
    • 16:00-16:40   R.L.M. Corradi: Large-scale ionized outflows in symbiotic Miras: a real link with planetary nebulae?
    • 16:40-17:30  Oral contributions:
      • S. Schmeja: Symbiotic Miras vs. Planetary nebulae in the near infrared
      • S. Kwok: Relationship between symbiotic stars and planetary nebulae
      • D. Goncalves: New results on R Aquarii
    • 17:30-19:00  Coffee break & POSTER SESSION No.2
    21:00  Conference Dinner

    Friday, May 31

    Session 5: Circumstellar material and outflows from symbiotic stars II

    • 09:00-09:40   B. Balick: Planetary Nebulae: A Symbiotic Relationship?
    • 09:40-10:30   Oral contributions:
      • J. Lim & S. Kwok: A Mirror-Symmetric Ionized Jet at the Center of the Bipolar Nebula M2-9
      • J.A. Lopez et al.: The bipolar, symbiotic nebula Sa 2-237
      • W. Steffen & J.A. Lopez: Massloading acting in the shaping of circumstellar nebulae
    • 10:30-11:00   Coffee break
    Session 6: Perspectives
    • 11:00-11:40   H.E. Schwarz: The symbiotic science-large telescope connection
    • 11:40-12:20   U. Munari: Symbiotic stars from space: the Hipparcos legacy, GAIA and the other coming astrometric/photometric/spectroscopic missions
    • 12:20-13:20  Conference summary and concluding remarks
    13:20 Lunch

    Saturday, June 1

    11:00-19:00 Visit to the South of La Palma, offered by the local government of the island, including a lunch in a wine-cellar/restaurant

    Last Updated: May 9, 2002
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