Elitzur Festschrift 2014

Elitzur Festschrift 2014: from Stars to Quasars

We wish to thank all those that were able to attend. A special thanks is in order to those that flew or drove long distances: Chile, Europe, Seattle (which I am told, is part of North America). The sessions were enlightening and entertaining. You will find links to photos below.

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Sumit & Moshe.jpg

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Moshe's Retrospective.jpg


Matt & Emily.jpg

Zeljko & Anatoly.jpg

Renbin & Isaac.jpg

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When: Saturday April 26, 0900-1700 EDT


Where: University of Kentucky, Chemistry-Physics Building (Room 183), 505 Rose ST, Lexington, KY 40506-0055

Link to Google Map of the University of Kentucky campus.

PDF map of Holiday Inn Express & south UK campus.

Invited Speakers: 


Frank Heymann - Astronomy! Back to the roots of Navigation

Zeljko Ivezic - LSST: a digital color movie of the Universe

Tim Knauer - Teaching Astronomy atop  Mt. MacAdam

Dalibor Kocevski - Illuminating the Black Hole – Galaxy Connection

Anatoly Miroshnichenko - How to distinguish a sphere from a disk

Robert Nikutta - The Weather Around Active Galactic Nuclei

Isaac Shlosman - The Central Engine of Active Galactic Nuclei: Removing the Veil

Matthew Sirocky - Did I just miss something?  A look at collision avoidance in space

Thomas Troland - Zeeman effect studies of the Galactic magnetic field - gravity vs. magnetism

Renbin Yan - ISM in early-type galaxies and a new IFU survey of nearby galaxies


  •   9:15-9:30   Welcome by the department Chair and Logistics Information
  •   9:30-10:00  Robert Nikutta
  • 10:00-10:30  Anatoly Miroshnichenko
  • 10:30-11:00  ** coffee break **
  • 11:00-11:30 Matthew Sirocky
  • 11:30-12:00 Frank Heymann
  • 12:00-1:00 ** lunch **
  •  1:00-1:30  Renbin Yan
  •  1:30-2:00  Thomas Troland
  •  2:00-2:30  Isaac Shlosman
  •  2:30-2:40  ** break **
  •  2:40-3:10 Dalibor Kocevski
  •  3:10-3:40  Tim Knauer
  •  3:40-4:10  Zeljko Ivezic
  •  4:10-4:20  Closing words by Moshe
  •  4:20-4:50  Tour of the MacAdam Student Observatory

Please check for updates/corrections as we get closer to the conference date.

Questions about Lexington and the mechanics of your visit, please contact Tim Knauer timknauer@uky.edu

Questions about conference content should be directed to Zeljko Ivezic: ivezic@astro.washington.edu

Most recent update: 2014-04-17


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