credit:  X-ray: NASA/CXC/IoA/A.Fabian et al.; Radio: NRAO/VLA/G. Taylor; Optical: NASA/ESA/Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA) & Univ. of Cambridge/IoA/A. Fabian

2nd ICM Theory and Computation Workshop

credit: P. Mendygral

August 29-31, 2012
340 West Hall
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Central Campus
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The Scientific Progam

Click here: ICMprogram.pdf

Wednesday, August 29th Speaker and Title
8:50-9:00am Mateusz Ruszkowski & Gus Evrard (University of Michigan
  Opening Remarks
9:00-9:40am Aurora Simionescu (Stanford University)
  Plasma physics in the intracluster medium from the smallest to the largest scales
9:40-10:10am Brian McNamara (University of Waterloo)
  Outflows in Clusters
10:10-10:40am Mike McCourt (University of California at Berkeley)
  Cool cores, conduction, and virial shocks: Sculpting cosmic gas into clusters
11:10-11:30am Dongwook Lee (University of Chicago)
  A New 3D Unsplit Staggered Mesh MHD Solver in FLASH and Recent Progress toward HEDP in FLASH
11:30-11:50am Gabor Toth (AOSS, University of Michigan)
  Multi-ion and Anisotropic Magnetohydrodynamics
11:50-12:10pm Dinshaw Balsara (University of Notre Dame)
  Inclusion of Thermal Conduction in Astrophysical Simulations-­Applications to SNRs and HVCs
12:10-12:30pm Stephanie Tonnesen (Princeton University)
  The Influence of a Galactic Magnetic Field on Ram Pressure Stripping
2:00-2:30pm Ellen Zweibel (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
  Waves in the ICM
2:30-3:00pm Alex Schekochihin (Oxford University)
  How to model the effect plasma microinstabilities on ICM dynamics?(Effective closure schemes for theory and simulations)
3:00-3:30pm Matt Kunz (Princeton University)
  Multiscale Plasma Dynamics & Anisotropic Transport in the Intracluster Medium
4:00-4:30pm Chris Reynolds (University of Maryland)
  The Physics of the ICM core: Conduction, the HBI, and cold filaments
4:30-5:00pm Martin Pessah (Niels Bohr Institute)
  On the Dynamical Stability of the ICM with Thermal and Composition Gradients
Thursday, August 30th Speaker and Title
9:00-9:30am Norbert Werner (Stanford University)
  Properties of hot and cold gas phases in nearby ellipticals
9:30-10:00am Mark Voit (Michigan State University)
  Triggering of AGN Feedback in Cluster Cores
10:00-10:20am Fulai Guo (University of California Santa Cruz)
  AGN feedback, cooling flows and cosmic rays in galaxy clusters
10:50-11:15am Karen Yang (University of Michigan)
  Fermi Bubbles as AGN Laboratories: Supersonic Jets with Anisotropic Cosmic Ray Diffusion
11:15-11:40am Pete Mendygral (University of Minnesota, Cray Inc.)
  Probing the ICM with AGN Jets
11:40-12:05pm Sean O'Neill (University of Colorado at Boulder)
  Current-driven Instabilities in AGN Jets
12:05-12:30pm Christoph Pfrommer (Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies)
  The Physics and Cosmology of TeV Blazars or The Physics of Radio Halos and Relics in Galaxy Clusters
2:00-2:30pm Tom Jones (University of Minnesota)
  Diffusive Shock Acceleration Simulations of Cluster Radio Relics 
2:30-2:50pm Francesco Miniati (ETH Zurich)
  Turbulence in Cluster Cores and Outskirts From Very High Resolution Simulations
2:50-3:10pm David Collins (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
  Gravity, Turbulence, and Magnetic Fields
3:10-3:40pm Paul Drake (AOSS, University of Michigan)
  Magnetic field generation in shocks: experiments and simulations
4:00-4:20pm Peng Oh (University of California Santa Barbara)
  Switching Radio Halos and Relics On and Off
4:20-4:40pm Andrey Beresnyak (Los Alamos National Laboratory) 
  MHD Turbulence and Cosmic Ray Reacceleration in Galaxy Clusters
4:40-5:00pm Sam Skillman (University of Colorado at Boulder)
  Galaxy Cluster Radio Emission: Viewing Cosmological MHD Simulations from All Angles
5:00-5:20pm Hao Xu (University of California San Diego
  Magnetic Fields and Radio Observations in Galaxy Clusters
Friday, August 31st Speaker and Title
9:00-9:30am Megan Donahue (Michigan State University) 
  They're Not Dead Yet: Star Formation and Dust in Brightest Cluster Galaxies
9:30-10:00am Andrey Kravtsov (University of Chicago)
  Pseudo-evolution of halo mass and implications for evolution of observable-mass relations
10:00-10:30am Elena Rasia (University of Michigan)
  The concentration-mass relation: observations and simulations
11:00-11:30am Paul Nulsen (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)
  Sloshing Cold Fronts and Cluster g-modes
11:30-12:00pm John ZuHone (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
  Gas Slashing, Mini-halos, and Thermal Conduction
12:00-12:30pm Daisuke Nagai (Yale Unviersity)
  Non-equilibrium Phenomena in the Outskirts of Galaxy Clusters
12:30pm Discussion