Second Announcement of the KIAA-PKU Workshop on Galactic Studies with the LAMOST Surveys -C



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             "Chemistry, dynamics and structure of the Milky Way"
     Summer School and Workshop on Galactic Studies with the LAMOST Surveys
                      KIAA-PKU, Beijing --- July 5-23, 2010
                      URL:
http://kiaa.pku.edu.cn/Activities/sw2010/index.html

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Scientific Rationale
--------------------
China has recently completed the construction of an important new instrument
which will revolutionise the field of large spectroscopic surveys. The Large
Sky Area Multi-Object Fiber Spectroscopic Telescope (LAMOST) is an
innovative quasi-meridian reflecting Schmidt Telescope capable of
simultaneously securing spectra of 4,000 objects in a field of view of 5
degrees in diameter. The telescope, which is located at Xinglong Station
operated by the National Astronomical Observatories (CAS), is currently
undergoing commissioning with surveys due to commence in 2011.
The LAMOST Experiment for Galactic Understanding and Evolution (LEGUE) will
secure optical spectra of millions of Galactic stars and measure their
radial velocities and basic parameters (effective temperatures, surface
gravities and metallicities). In excellent synergy with the forthcoming GAIA
mission, LEGUE will generate a unique data set to 1) study the composition,
kinematics and structure of the thin/thick disks and halo; 2) identify tidal
streams/debris of disrupted dwarfs and clusters; 3) probe the gravitational
potential and dark matter distribution; 4) map interstellar dust extinction
in three dimensions; 5) search for rare objects (e.g.
extremely-low-metallicity/hyper-velocity stars and brown dwarfs); and 6)
ultimately advance our understanding of the assembly of the Milky Way and
the formation and evolution of stars and galaxies in general.
As a consequence of this important development, KIAA-PKU will be hosting a
Summer School and Workshop on the chemistry, dynamics and structure of the
Milky Way. The School will consist of a two-week long series of lectures,
given by some of the most distinguished academics in the field. Following
the School we will hold a one-week Workshop, where many of the leading
researchers will come together to present their latest results. We will
allow a significant amount of time for discussions, in order to encourage
interaction between the Workshop participants and also the younger
researcher who are attending the School. This Summer School and Workshop
will train young scientists in this diverse field and promote collaboration
for future partnerships.

Participation
-------------
The summer school will be limited 60 students. The following workshop will
be limited to, at most, 120 participants. Among them, 60 are expected to be
PhD students who have attended the Summer School.
There is no registration fee for the summer school. For the followup
workshop, the registration fee will be 120 USD if registering before the
15th of March and 180 USD otherwise. The fee includes the opening reception,
morning and afternoon refreshments, and daily lunch. Limited financial
support may be available for students attending the summer school. In order
to be considered for support, the students will have to register before the
Early Registration Deadline (15th March).
For maximum flexibility, accommodation is the responsibility of the
participants, but we will provide a list of good hotels conveniently located
adjacent to the conference venue.
To register for the Workshop or School, please fill in the online
registration form here:
http://kiaa.pku.edu.cn/Activities/sw2010/index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=registers
Note that students attending the school are required to arrange for a brief
letter of recommendation to be sent to Ms. Ning Zhang by email <
zhangn at kiaa.pku.edu.cn>, fax (+86 10 6276 7900) or post (Ms. Ning Zhang, The
Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Peking University, Yi He
Yuan Lu 5, Hai Dian Qu, Beijing 100871, P. R. China). To receive full
consideration, this letter should arrive before March 15th.

Location
--------
The conference will take place at Peking University. The campus, known as
"Yan Yuan" (the garden of Yan), is situated at Haidian District in the
northwestern suburb of Beijing, with a total area of 274 hectares. It stands
near to the Yuanmingyuan Garden and the Summer Palace.

Key dates
---------
15 December 2009      : 1st announcement
31 January 2010       : 2nd announcement
15 March 2010         : Early registration and abstracts submission
31 May 2010           : Deadline of registration
30 June 2010          : Third announcement
5 July 2010           : School begins
9 July 2010           : Workshop begins

Publication
-----------
We do not plan to produce hard-copy proceedings. Instead we will post the
electronic presentations on the website soon after the conference.

Summer School lecturers
-----------------------
Timothy Beers (MSU)
James Binney (University of Oxford)
Kenneth Freeman (RSAA)
Steven Majewski (University of Virginia)
Simon White (MPA)

Invited Workshop Speakers
-------------------------
G Battaglia, V Belokurov, E Wylie de Boer, A Brooks, D Carollo, L Chen, A
Cooper, X Cui, V Debattista, LC Deng, L Eyer,  R Guhathakurta, A Helmi, JL
Hou, R Ibata, M Juric, D Kawata, S Keller, S Koposov, C Liu, XW Liu, YS Lee,
A Maccio, D Mackey, N Martin, Lucio Mayer (TBC), J Penarrubia, C Rockosi, R
Roskar, R Schoenrich, A Siebert, K Venn, M Walker, HC Wang, Y Zhao, X Zhou,
D Zucker

Scientific Organizing Committee
-------------------------------
Timothy Beers (MSU)
Yaoquan Chu (USTC)
Licai Deng (NAOC; co-chair)
Zhanwen Han (YAO)
Jinliang Hou (ShAO)
Biwei Jiang (BNU)
Xiaowei Liu (KIAA-PKU; co-chair)
Heidi Newberg (RPI)
Eric Peng (KIAA-PKU)
Martin Smith (KIAA-PKU)
Nic Walton (IoA)
Ji Yang (PMO)
Gang Zhao (NAOC)
Yongheng Zhao (NAOC)

Local Organizing Committee
--------------------------
Ruben Garcia-Benito
Zhiying Huo
Chengze Liu
Huawei Zhang
Ning Zhang (Chair)
Jie Yao
Haibo Yuan


-- 
Ning ZHANG (Ms.)
Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics
Peking University
Yi He Yuan Lu 5, Hai Dian Qu
Beijing 100871, P. R. China
Tel: +86 (10) 6275-6692
Fax: +86 (10) 6276-7900
http://kiaa.pku.edu.cn/
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             "Chemistry, dynamics and structure of the Milky Way"      
     Summer School and Workshop on Galactic Studies with the LAMOST Surveys 
                      KIAA-PKU, Beijing --- July 5-23, 2010   
                      URL: http://kiaa.pku.edu.cn/Activities/sw2010/index.html
  
*********************************************************************************


Scientific Rationale
--------------------
China has recently completed the construction of an important new instrument which will revolutionise the field of large spectroscopic surveys. The Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fiber Spectroscopic Telescope (LAMOST) is an innovative quasi-meridian reflecting Schmidt Telescope capable of simultaneously securing spectra of 4,000 objects in a field of view of 5 degrees in diameter. The telescope, which is located at Xinglong Station operated by the National Astronomical Observatories (CAS), is currently undergoing commissioning with surveys due to commence in 2011.

The LAMOST Experiment for Galactic Understanding and Evolution (LEGUE) will secure optical spectra of millions of Galactic stars and measure their radial velocities and basic parameters (effective temperatures, surface gravities and metallicities). In excellent synergy with the forthcoming GAIA mission, LEGUE will generate a unique data set to 1) study the composition, kinematics and structure of the thin/thick disks and halo; 2) identify tidal streams/debris of disrupted dwarfs and clusters; 3) probe the gravitational potential and dark matter distribution; 4) map interstellar dust extinction in three dimensions; 5) search for rare objects (e.g. extremely-low-metallicity/hyper-velocity stars and brown dwarfs); and 6) ultimately advance our understanding of the assembly of the Milky Way and the formation and evolution of stars and galaxies in general.

As a consequence of this important development, KIAA-PKU will be hosting a Summer School and Workshop on the chemistry, dynamics and structure of the Milky Way. The School will consist of a two-week long series of lectures, given by some of the most distinguished academics in the field. Following the School we will hold a one-week Workshop, where many of the leading researchers will come together to present their latest results. We will allow a significant amount of time for discussions, in order to encourage interaction between the Workshop participants and also the younger researcher who are attending the School. This Summer School and Workshop will train young scientists in this diverse field and promote collaboration for future partnerships.


Participation
-------------
The summer school will be limited 60 students. The following workshop will be limited to, at most, 120 participants. Among them, 60 are expected to be PhD students who have attended the Summer School. 

There is no registration fee for the summer school. For the followup workshop, the registration fee will be 120 USD if registering before the 15th of March and 180 USD otherwise. The fee includes the opening reception, morning and afternoon refreshments, and daily lunch. Limited financial support may be available for students attending the summer school. In order to be considered for support, the students will have to register before the Early Registration Deadline (15th March).

For maximum flexibility, accommodation is the responsibility of the participants, but we will provide a list of good hotels conveniently located adjacent to the conference venue.

To register for the Workshop or School, please fill in the online registration form here:
http://kiaa.pku.edu.cn/Activities/sw2010/index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=registers

Note that students attending the school are required to arrange for a brief letter of recommendation to be sent to Ms. Ning Zhang by email <zhangn at kiaa.pku.edu.cn>, fax (+86 10 6276 7900) or post (Ms. Ning Zhang, The Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Peking University, Yi He Yuan Lu 5, Hai Dian Qu, Beijing 100871, P. R. China). To receive full consideration, this letter should arrive before March 15th.

Location
--------
The conference will take place at Peking University. The campus, known as "Yan Yuan" (the garden of Yan), is situated at Haidian District in the northwestern suburb of Beijing, with a total area of 274 hectares. It stands near to the Yuanmingyuan Garden and the Summer Palace.


Key dates
---------
15 December 2009      : 1st announcement             
31 January 2010       : 2nd announcement            
15 March 2010         : Early registration and abstracts submission
31 May 2010           : Deadline of registration                     
30 June 2010          : Third announcement             
5 July 2010           : School begins              
9 July 2010           : Workshop begins

Publication
-----------
We do not plan to produce hard-copy proceedings. Instead we will post the electronic presentations on the website soon after the conference.


Summer School lecturers
-----------------------
Timothy Beers (MSU)
James Binney (University of Oxford)
Kenneth Freeman (RSAA)
Steven Majewski (University of Virginia)
Simon White (MPA)

Invited Workshop Speakers
-------------------------
G Battaglia, V Belokurov, E Wylie de Boer, A Brooks, D Carollo, L Chen, A Cooper, X Cui, V Debattista, LC Deng, L Eyer,  R Guhathakurta, A Helmi, JL Hou, R Ibata, M Juric, D Kawata, S Keller, S Koposov, C Liu, XW Liu, YS Lee, A Maccio, D Mackey, N Martin, Lucio Mayer (TBC), J Penarrubia, C Rockosi, R Roskar, R Schoenrich, A Siebert, K Venn, M Walker, HC Wang, Y Zhao, X Zhou, D Zucker

Scientific Organizing Committee
-------------------------------
Timothy Beers (MSU)
Yaoquan Chu (USTC)
Licai Deng (NAOC; co-chair)
Zhanwen Han (YAO)
Jinliang Hou (ShAO)
Biwei Jiang (BNU)
Xiaowei Liu (KIAA-PKU; co-chair)
Heidi Newberg (RPI)
Eric Peng (KIAA-PKU)
Martin Smith (KIAA-PKU)
Nic Walton (IoA)
Ji Yang (PMO)
Gang Zhao (NAOC)
Yongheng Zhao (NAOC)


Local Organizing Committee
--------------------------
Ruben Garcia-Benito
Zhiying Huo
Chengze Liu
Huawei Zhang
Ning Zhang (Chair)
Jie Yao
Haibo Yuan


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