Stellar Atmospheres Workshop VUB Final Announcement
We would like to invite you to attend the 2-day workshop on "Stellar
Atmospheres in the Gaia Era: Quantitative Spectroscopy and Comparative
Spectrum Modelling" in Brussels, Belgium, 23 & 24 June 2011.
Please find below the third and final announcement of this workshop
about spectroscopy and spectrum modelling of cool (1st day) and hot (2nd
day) stars. There are still a few time slots available for contributed
talks and ample room for posters. The conference proceedings will be
published by IOPCS.
The scientific program, paper abstracts, and more info are at
http://great-esf.oma.be. The total number of officially registered
participants is currently 44. Registration will close when 50 workshop
participants have been registered.
In case you have questions please contact the workshop helpdesk at
Great.esf at oma.be
on behalf of the SOC and LOC
Royal Observatory of Belgium
Gaia Research for European Astronomy Training
European Science Foundation
"Stellar Atmospheres in the Gaia Era: Quantitative Spectroscopy and
Comparative Spectrum Modelling"
Thur 23 & Fri 24 June 2011, Free University Brussels - VUB, Belgium,
Royal Observatory of Belgium
Free University Brussels - VUB, Belgium
European Science Foundation GREAT
Research Foundation - Flanders
The Gaia ESA mission in 2013 will observe a billion stellar objects in
the Galaxy and provide spectrophotometric and high-resolution spectra of
an unprecedented amount of stars observed with a space-based instrument.
The confrontation of these data with theoretical models will drastically
advance our understanding of the physics of stellar atmospheres. New
stellar populations such as previously unknown emission line stars will
be discovered, and fundamental questions such as the basic scenarios of
stellar evolution will be addressed with Gaia data. Contemporary
theoretical models of high-resolution stellar spectra are however
seriously hampered by systematic uncertainties due to inadequate input
physics and inaccurate or incomplete atomic data.
The 50-participant GREAT-ESF workshop in Brussels, Belgium, aims to
discuss important topics in spectrum synthesis methods and detailed line
profile calculations urgently needed for accurate modelling of Gaia
spectra. The meeting will bring together scientists and students of the
stellar physics communities investigating hot and cool star spectra. The
2-day workshop will address and identify key areas for the improvement
of model spectra from various modern spectral synthesis codes required
to determine reliable physical parameters of hot and cool stars. The
accuracy of basic stellar atmospheric parameters Teff, log g, [Fe/H]
obtained from different grids of high-resolution model spectra of hot
and cool stars will be discussed to evaluate and enhance the quality of
the input physics and atomic data.
The workshop will take place Thur 23 & Fri 24 June 2011 at the Free
University Brussels (VUB) following the GREAT-ESF Plenary Meeting 4
(http://www.ast.cam.ac.uk/GREAT/events/Brussels-Jun11/) at Institut
d'Astronomie et d'Astrophysique of the Universite' Libre de Bruxelles
(ULB) on 21-23 June.
IMPORTANT: The number of workshop participants is limited to 50. There
is currently room for 6 more participants. There is no workshop fee. Two
lunch tickets of the VUB restaurant will be provided with your
registration package. A preliminary list of talks and poster
presentations with abstracts is at:
If you wish to present a contributed talk or poster forward the Title
and Abstract through the online form:
More details of the GREAT-ESF Workshop are at: http://great-esf.oma.be
For questions contact the workshop helpdesk: Great.esf at oma.be
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