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MMT Symposium 2006 Schedule


Wednesday
June 14, 2006






08:00-09:00
Check-In and Coffee

09:00-09:15
Welcome by Faith Vilas


09:15-09:50
Warren Brown

Hypervelocity Stars Ejected from the Galactic Center
09:50-10:05
Scott Gaudi

A High-Precision Transit Survey for Hot Jupiters and Hot Neptunes with Megacam - I
10:05-10:30
Joel Hartman

A High-Precision Transit Survey for Hot Jupiters and Hot Neptunes with Megacam - II
10:30-10:50
Coffee Break

10:50-11:20
Brian McLeod

Deep Megacam Imaging of the Extended Groth Strip
11:20-11:55
Daniel Eisenstein

The AGN and Galaxy Evolution Survey (AGES)
11:55-12:25
Christine Jones

Hectospec - AGN in Bootes and Mapping the Cosmic Web to z=3





12:25-01:30
Lunch






01:30-01:55
Michael Meyer

Searching for Our Origins: Star and Planet Formation with the MMT
01:55-02:15
Laird Close

Hunting for Extrasolar Planets with ARIES and the Simultaneous Differential Imager (SDI)
02:15-02:35
Ivelina Momcheva

An MMT and Magellan Survey of the Environments of Strong Gravitational Lens Galaxies
02:35-03:00
Xiaohui Fan

High Redshift Quasars





03:00-03:25
Break






03:25-03:45
Steven Finkelstein

The Nature of High-Equivalent Width Lyman-Alpha Galaxies
03:45-04:10
James Muzerolle

The All Orion Spectroscopic Survey
04:10-04:30
Gabor Furesz

Application of Hectochelle: Dynamical Studies of Open Clusters
04:30-04:50
Matthew Walker

Kinematics of the Seven Dwarfs





06:00-09:30
Banquet at Stillwell House



Thursday
June 15, 2006






08:30-09:00
Coffee

09:00-09:20
Nelson Caldwell

M31 Globular Clusters with Hectospec
09:20-09:40
*David Burstein

The Nitrogen Conundra for M31 and Galactic Globular Clusters
09:40-10:00
Edward Olszewski

Deep UV Imaging in the HST M31 Halo Field with Megacam
10:00-10:25
Gary Schmidt

The MMT's Role in Understanding Magnetic Accretion Binaries





10:25-10:50
Coffee Break






10:50-11:10
Beth Biller

High Resolution Mid-Infrared Imaging of Dusty Circumstellar Structure around AGB and Post-AGB Stars with the MMT Adaptive Optics System
11:10-11:25
Jill Bechtold

Blue Channel Spectroscopy of DLAs
11:25-11:45
Joannah Hinz

Dynamical Masses in Luminous IR Galaxies
11:45-12:05
Grant Williams

Your MMT: An Overview of Recent and Upcoming Technical Activities
12:05-12:20
Dan Fabricant

Binospec, a Wide-Field Imaging Spectrograph for the MMT





12:20-01:30
Lunch






01:30-01:50
Jill Bechtold

Status Report on MAESTRO
01:50-02:10
Brian McLeod

The MMT/Magellan IR Spectrometer (MMIRS)
02:10-02:25
Douglas Miller

Status of the f/15 NGS AO System
02:25-2:40

Thomas Stalcup

MMT Laser Guidestar System Status
02:40-02:55
Christoph Baranec

Multi-Laser-Guided Adaptive Optics: Status and Results
02:55-03:10
Michael Lloyd-Hart

Multi-Laser-Guided Adaptive Optics: Science Goals





03:10-03:40
Break






03:40-3:55

Wilson Liu

A Summary of Results from Nulling Interferometry
03:55-04:10

Ari Heinze

Using the Adaptive Secondary to Find Planets at 3-5 Microns: Vega and Other Stars
04:10-04:25
Tim Pickering

The MMT All-Sky Camera
04:25-04:40
Summary by Faith Vilas







*Canceled






List of Participants


Poster Presentations

Name
Institution
Title





J. Duane Gibson

MMT Observatory

Behind the Scenes: Data Acquisition and Analysis from MMTO Subsystems
Tim Pickering

MMT Observatory

The MMT All-Sky Camera
Dusty Clark

MMT Observatory

In-situ Aluminization of the MMT Observatory 6.5m Primary Mirror