NL Gaia meeting 2015

chaired by G. Nelemans (Radboud University)
Thursday, 3 September 2015 from to (Europe/Amsterdam)
at Nijmegen
As you probably know, the Gaia satellite has been performing observations nominally for over a year. In preparation for the first data release, expected in the summer of 2016, we are organizing a workshop to bring the interested community up to date on Gaia and the plans for the data releases. The aim is also to prepare ourselves in a more coordinated fashion across the whole of the Netherlands for the exploitation of this fantastic dataset.

Programme Dutch Gaia Meeting, 2 September 2015, Nijmegen

Room: HG00.071
10:30 Coffee/tea

* Gaia overview talks (Chair Jonker)
10:50-11:30  Gaia status and Data processing - Anthony Brown
11:30-11:45  Gaia alert status - Thomas Wevers
11:45-12:15  Data access - Grainne Costigan
12-15-12:30  Q&A on Gaia data

12:30-13:30  Lunch (Canteen)

Room: HG00.068
* Current NL projects/ideas (Chair Brown)
- Gaia Visualisation (Breddels) 15+5m
- Gaia Transients (Wevers) 15+5m
- Galactic dynamics and archeology (Helmi) 15+5m
- Gould Belt (Guo/Kaper) 10+5m
- Hypervelocity stars (Rossi) 10+5m
- Intermediate-Mass BHs (Jonker) 10+5m
- Halo white dwarfs in the Gaia era (van Oirschot) 10+5m
[Evolution of massive binaries (Nelemans)]

15:30 Coffee/tea

* Discussion how to coordinate Gaia related research in NL 
Participants Joshua Albert; Steven Bloemen; Wilfried Boland; Maarten Breddels; Wim Brouw; Anthony Brown; Jos de Bruijne; Jean-Michel Desert; Pugliese Giovanna; Costigan Grainne; Difeng Guo; Jorrit Hagen; Amina Helmi; Lucie Jilkova; Peter Jonker; Mihkel Kama; Lex Kaper; Valeriya Korol; Rudolf Le Poole; Carmen Martinez; G. Nelemans; Sterl Phinney; Tjibaria Pijloo; Onno Pols; Luis Henry Quiroga-Nunez; Serena Repetto; Valerio Ribeiro; Elena Maria Rossi; Stefania Salvadori; Ralph Snel; Ignas Snellen; Hao Tian; Silvia Toonen; Rien van de Weygaert; Huib van Langevelde; Pim van Oirschot; Smriti Vats; Jovan Veljanoski; Thomas Wevers; Ilsang Yoon; Eleonora Zari
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