[vsnet-alert 11807] 1st announcement of the CV meeting in Kyoto

Daisaku NOGAMI nogami at kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Thu Feb 4 18:58:40 JST 2010

Dear Sir/Madam,

We are very happy to send you the 1st announcement of the
CV meeting in July 26-30, 2010 in Kyoto!  We would be very
grateful if you forward this to your colleagues who seem
interested in this meeting.  We look forward to seeing you
in Kyoto in July!

With best regards,
Organizing Comittee of the Kyoto CV Meeting 2010
       The 1st announcement of the international meeting of
             `Physics of Accreting Compact Binaries'
                  July 26(Mon) - 30(Fri), 2010
                 Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

1. Scientific aim

The scientific aims of this meeting are summarized as follows:
- Bring together researchers studying binary star systems containing
    an accreting white dwarf (WD) star and those studying systems
    with related stellar constituents and physical processes.
- Facilitate discussion that will advance our understanding of
    accretion phenomena, constituent star properties, and population
    makeup and evolution for both white-dwarf-primary and other
    types of accreting stellar systems and their progenitors.
- Use this improved understanding to both direct and exploit ongoing
    and near-future observations and surveys.

2. Agenda

* Accretion Disks
        -- disks in compact binaries
* Magnetic Accretion
        -- magnetically dominated accretion flow
* Outflows
        -- jets and winds in compact binaries
* White Dwarfs
        -- WDs as primaries and donors in compact binaries
* Secondary Stars
        -- non-degenerate donors and their relation to detached
           main sequence stars and brown dwarfs
* Evolution
        -- the evolution of compact binaries and their progenitors
* Novae and Supersoft Sources
        -- thermonuclear burning and its consequences
        -- the 2010 eruption of U Sco
* SNIa progenitors
        -- Recurrent novae as SN Ia progenitors
        -- Double degenerates
        -- Supersoft X-ray binaries
* Next Generation Surveys 
        -- opportunities for the next decade

3. Important Dates

Early May: Start of the registration
Early April: Deadline of the early registration, and
                abstract submission of oral presentations
Mid May: Deadline of the late registration, and abstract
                submission of poster presentations
July 25: Welcome reception
July 26-30: Meeting

The deadline will be fixed by the second announcement which will
be distributed by early March.

4. Location/Accommodation

The meeting will be held at the seminar house of the graduate
school of Science, Kyoto University.  This seminar house is now
under construction in the west ground of the Building No.4 in
the map:
The access to the Yoshida-North campus of Kyoto University
including the seminar house is described in the web page of
the Yukawa Institute (YITP) also in the Yoshida-North campus:

Kyoto is the most famous sightseeing area in Japan, and July is
not the highest season (because it's hot, ~36-38C at the daily
highest, with high humidity in July).  So, many good hotels can
be easily found in the region within 30-min bus, probably.  If
it's difficult to find accommodations you like, please feel free
to make a contact with the LOCs (cv2010 at kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp).

5. Registration

The registration form in the web page will appear by the end of
February.  The registration fee is 15,000 JPY, or 170 USD for
the early registration, and will be 18,000 JPY, or 200 USD, which
should be paid at the meeting reception by cash.  It includes
the abstract book, conference pack, welcome reception,
coffee/tea/refreshments, and banquet.

5. Financial Support

The LOCs are applying to some foundations and organizations for
funds, but the available funds will be very limited.  The attendance
from the developing countries and PhD students/young PostDocs who
do not have own funds have priority for the support, then.  If you
need financial support from us, please send an e-mail to the LOCs
(cv2010 at kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp) with explicitly writing an estimate
of the minimum necessary expenses.

6. Scientific and Local Organizing Committee

Boris Gaensicke (Warwick University, England)
Paul Groot (Radboud University, Netherlands)
Izumi Hachisu (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Donald W. Hoard (California Institute of Technology, USA)
Christian Knigge (University of Southampton, England)
Ulrich Kolb (Open University, England)
Elena Mason (European Southern Observatory, Chile)
Paul Mason (University of Texas at El Paso, USA)
Koji Mukai (NASA, USA)
Daisaku Nogami (Kyoto University, Japan)
Dean Townsley (University of Alabama, USA)
Patrick Woudt (University of Cape Town, South Africa)

Akira Imada (National Astronomical Observatory, Japan)
Taichi Kato (Kyoto University, Japan)
Tetsuya Kuramoto (Kyoto University, Japan)
Hiroyuki Maehara (Kyoto University, Japan)
Yuuki Moritani (Kyoto University, Japan)
Daisaku Nogami (Kyoto University, Japan)
Tomohito Ohshima (Kyoto University, Japan)
Jumpei Tanaka (Kyoto University, Japan)
Makoto Uemura (Hiroshima University, Japan)

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