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Conference Programme

Wednesday 1st of July 2020

Plenary Session 1A: Introduction (SS21)

Start Time: 09:00 | Chair: Simon Portegies Zwart

09:00 - 09:15
Oral Contribution (O0.1)
Peter Barthel
NAC Opening
09:15 - 09:35
Oral Contribution (O0.2)
Ewine van Dishoeck
NOVA: current and future plans
09:35 - 09:55
Oral Contribution (O0.3)
Michael Wise
SRON and the next decade in space astrophysics
09:55 - 10:15
Oral Contribution (O0.4)
Carole Jackson
ASTRON highlights and future developments

Plenary Session 1B: Interferometry (SS22)

Start Time: 14:30 | Chair: Dirk van Dam

14:30 - 14:54
Invited talk (I0.1)
Heino Falcke
Interferometry at the extreme ends of the radio spectrum: from LOFAR to the EHT
14:54 - 15:08
Oral Contribution (O0.2)
Nika Jurlin
Life cycle of radio galaxies
15:08 - 15:22
Oral Contribution (O0.3)
Joeri van Leeuwen
First Results and Data from the Apertif Surveys
15:22 - 15:36
Oral Contribution (O0.4)
Jakob van den Eijnden
A new radio census of accreting neutron stars
15:36 - 16:00
Invited talk (I0.5)
Leo Burtscher
Optical Long-Baseline Interferometry: Technological Overview and Science Highlights

Focus session 1B: Training on outreach (SS24)

Start Time: 14:30 | Chair: Marieke Baan

14:30 - 14:52
Invited talk (I0.1)
Marieke Baan
How do stories get on the news?
14:52 - 15:14
Invited talk (I0.2)
Erik Arends
How to write an astornomical press release
15:14 - 15:36
Invited talk (I0.3)
Frank Nuijens
Communication channels
15:36 - 15:58
Invited talk (I0.4)
David Redeker
Storytelling

Plenary Session 1C: Outreach (SS23)

Start Time: 16:30 | Chair: Frits Sweijen

16:30 - 16:54
Invited talk (I0.1)
Peter Barthel
Astronomical Outreach - a recipe
16:54 - 17:08
Oral Contribution (O0.2)
Umit Kavak
Watch out: Exoplanet in the Netherlands!
17:08 - 17:22
Oral Contribution (O0.3)
Eva Laplace
How being single or in a couple affects the death of massive stars
17:22 - 17:36
Oral Contribution (O0.4)
Mehmet Deniz Aksulu
A new approach to modelling gamma-ray burst afterglows: Using Gaussian processes to account for the systematics
17:36 - 18:00
Invited talk (I0.5)
Pedro Russo
Public value and public purpose of Astronomy

Focus Session 1C: GAIA (SS25)

Start Time: 16:30 | Chair: Martijn Wilhelm

16:30 - 16:54
Invited talk (I0.1)
Anthony Brown
Mission status and recent science highlights from the second data release

Thursday 2nd of July 2020

Focus Session 2A: NOVA (SS27)

Start Time: 09:00 | Chair: Simon Portegies Zwart

09:00 - 09:24
Invited talk (I0.1)
Henk Hoekstra
Overview of NOVA Network 1 activities
09:24 - 09:48
Invited talk (I0.2)
Ignas Snellen
NOVA Network 2
09:48 - 10:12
Invited talk (I0.3)
Anna Watts
NOVA Network 3
10:12 - 10:26
Invited talk (I0.4)
Ralph Wijers
Long-term Strategy in Dutch Astronomy

Focus Session 2B: Cosmological simulations (SS28)

Start Time: 14:30 | Chair: Martijn Oei

14:30 - 14:54
Invited talk (I0.1)
Matthieu Schaller
Cosmological simulations of galaxy formation: background and recent advancements

Plenary Session 2C: Simulations, modeling and theory (SS26)

Start Time: 16:30 | Chair: Martijn Wilhelm

16:30 - 16:54
Invited talk (I0.1)
Onno Pols
The mysterious evolution of AGB binaries
16:54 - 17:18
Invited talk (I0.2)
Sera Markoff
Putting the hair back on black holes
17:18 - 17:32
Oral Contribution (O0.3)
Oliver Porth
Dynamics of black hole accretion. Of flux-tubes, plasmoids and transient phenomena
17:32 - 17:46
Oral Contribution (O0.4)
Francisca Concha Ramirez
External photoevaporation of circumstellar discs constrains the time-scale for planet formation
17:46 - 18:00
Oral Contribution (O0.5)
Anne Hutter
Simulating the first galaxies and reionization with ASTRAEUS

Focus Session 2C: AMUSE data reduction (SS29)

Start Time: 16:30 | Chair: Frits Sweijen

16:30 - 16:54
Invited talk (I0.1)
Inti Pelupessy
A gentle introduction to AMUSE

Friday 3rd of July 2020

Plenary Session 3A-1: Optical astronomy (SS30)

Start Time: 09:00 | Chair: Rafael Mostert

09:00 - 09:24
Invited talk (I0.1)
Yamilia Miguel
What do we know about the interiors of the big giants in the Solar System?
09:24 - 09:38
Oral Contribution (O0.2)
Turgay Caglar
BASS : The black hole mass - sigma relation of type 1 AGNs
09:38 - 09:52
Oral Contribution (O0.3)
Hyoyin Gan
Exploring noise sources in detecting the first luminous objects with LOFAR
09:52 - 10:06
Oral Contribution (O0.4)
Dirk van Dam
An Asymmetric Eclipser Seen Towards the Pre-Main Sequence Binary System V928 Tau
10:06 - 10:30
Invited talk (I0.5)
Eline Tolstoy
Resolved stellar populations in nearby galaxies

Plenary Session 3A-2: More astronomy (SS33)

Start Time: 09:00 | Chair: Martijn Oei

09:00 - 09:22
Invited talk (I0.1)
Scott Trager
WEAVE: Overview and current status
09:22 - 09:34
Oral Contribution (O0.2)
Kelly Gourdji
Constraining the origin of localized fast radio bursts
09:34 - 09:46
Oral Contribution (O0.3)
Bjarni Pont
Determining Cosmic Ray Composition with Corsika Simulations at the AERA Radio Detector
09:46 - 10:08
Invited talk (I0.4)
Gideon Koekoek
Modeling and detecting resonant tides of exotic compact objects
10:08 - 10:30
Invited talk (I0.5)
Gijs Nelemans
Combining gravitation waves with electromagnetic data

Plenary Session 3B: Instrumentation & Astronomy (SS31)

Start Time: 14:30 | Chair: Lydia Stofanova

14:30 - 14:54
Invited talk (I0.1)
Paul Groot
14:54 - 15:18
Invited talk (I0.2)
Serena Viti
Statistical and machine learning approach to the study of astrochemistry.
15:18 - 15:32
Oral Contribution (O0.3)
Lingyu Wang
Galaxy evolution with SPICA
15:32 - 15:56
Invited talk (I0.4)
Hiroki Akamatsu
Development of a cryogenic microcalorimeter towards high-resolution X-ray spectroscopy

Focus Session 3B: Machine Learning (SS34)

Start Time: 14:30 | Chair: Liam Connor

14:30 - 16:00
Invited talk (I0.1)
Liam Connor
Machine Learning in Transient Astrophysics + Interactive Session

NAC jaarvergadering (SS32)

Start Time: 16:30 | Chair: Simon Portegies Zwart

16:30 - 17:30
Birds of a Feather Discussion (B.10)
KNA jaarvergadering - see NAC 2020 home page on how to join

Closing ceremony (SS32)

Start Time: 17:30

17:30 - 18:00
NAC 2020 Closing ceremony


Legend
  • Invited talk
  • Oral contribution
  • Lightning talks
  • Focus Demo
  • Other activity
  • Break