This workshop will be held July 27-29, 2009 on the University of
Michigan campus. The goal of this workshop is to explore and
emphasize fundamental connections in the formation and evolution of
dark matter-dominated dwarf galaxies. All talks will be brief (15
minutes) with plenty of time set aside for discussion. Specific
- what is the origin of their huge mass-to-light ratios?
- why was star formation so inefficient in their host dark matter halos?
- how low are the metal abundances of their stars and do they have any
primordial lower limit?
- can the observed or potentially measurable velocity dispersions tell
apart a cusp vs. a core in their centers?
- can the signatures of possible dark matter annihilation be detected?
Registration deadline: June 26, 2009
Travel support deadline: June 1, 2009
West Hall, room 340, University of Michigan
(Central campus map)
Please send the Application form
this link for visitor information
in Ann Arbor.
Airport (DTW) is the closest major airport, located
approximately 25 miles east of Ann Arbor. A convenient door-to-door
airport shuttle is Custom
Transit. You need to make an advance reservation on their
(round trip is $65).
Rooms are reserved in two hotels: Campus Inn, within walking
distance of workshop venue on Central campus, and Microtel,
located 4 miles from town center but with free shuttles to Central campus.
this link for hotel information.
Public parking is available at the
Forest Avenue Parking Structure.
From the structure walk north to the corner with
South University Avenue, turn left on South University Avenue, and
then right on pedestrian walkway (East University) after Espresso
Royale cafe. West Hall is on your left.
There will be a reception on sunday July 26 from 6 pm to 9 pm
in East Conference room of
Building. There will also be a conference dinner on
wednesday July 29 in a
Participants and presentations
Carl Akerlof (Michigan)|
Ayesha Begum (Wisconsin) [PPT]
Eric Bell (Michigan) [PPT]
Michael Busha (Stanford) [PDF]
Jeff Carlin (Virginia) [PPT]
Janet Colucci (UC Santa Cruz) [PDF]
Brian Demczyk (Michigan)
Gus Evrard (Michigan)
Katie Freese (Michigan) [PPT]
Karoline Gilbert (Washington) [PDF]
Oleg Gnedin (Michigan) [PPT]
Gail Gutowski (Haverford) [PPT]
Jessie Hart (Michigan)
Gordon Kane (Michigan)
Michael Kavic (Virginia Tech)
Andrey Kravtsov (Chicago) [PPT]
Charles Kuehn (MSU)
Joel Lamb (Michigan) [PPT]
Sam Leitner (Chicago)
Mario Mateo (Michigan)
Ana Matkovic (STScI) [PPT]
Frederick Mayer (Michigan)
Stacy McGaugh (Maryland) [PDF1]
Tim McKay (Michigan)
Quinn Minor (UC Irvine) [PDF]|
Ricardo Munoz (Yale) [PDF]
Alexander Muratov (Michigan) [PPT]
Sarah Nickerson (McMaster) [PDF]
Sally Oey (Michigan)
Shashi Pandey (Michigan)
Brian O'Shea (MSU) [PDF]
Eric Pellegrini (Michigan)
Carolyn Peruta (MSU)
Douglas Richstone (Michigan)
Evan Skillman (Minnesota) [PPT]
Josh Simon (Carnegie) [PPT]
Greg Stinson (McMaster) [PDF]
Kostas Tassis (JPL) [PPT]
Erik Tollerud (UC Irvine) [PPT]
Monica Valluri (Michigan)
Sandor Van Wassenhove (Michigan)
Matt Walker (Cambridge) [PPT]
Dan Weisz (Minnesota)
Joe Wolf (UC Irvine) [PDF]
Basilio Yniguez (UC Irvine)
Jordan Zastrow (Michigan)
Marcel Zemp (Michigan) [PDF]
Dan Zucker (AAO) [PPT]
Pictures from the workshop