Programme

 

The conference starts Monday 8 April 2019 at 09:50 and ends Friday 12 April 2019 at 13:00.

Venue information

ESTEC is a secured site and access is only granted to registered participants and only with a valid passport or valid identity card. Security registration on Monday morning will provide you with an ESTEC visitor pass. This visitor pass, which should be worn visibly at all times, will be valid for the duration of the conference but access to ESTEC during the rest of the week requires you to bring this pass plus valid photo identification on every single day. Security checks of bags may take place at any time / at any location. The conference room (Einstein/Newton) and the restaurant are both in security zone 1 and are accessible to participants. Security zone 2 and 3 areas are off limits for registered particpants.

Coffee breaks

There will be coffee/tea breaks of about half an hour in the mornings at 11:00 and in the afternoons at 15:30. Coffee/tea and cookies are included in the conference fee.

Lunch break

Lunch breaks will be daily between 13:00 and 14:00 and lunches take place at the ESTEC restaurant. The restaurant serves a variety of choices, including a vegetarian one. Lunch is not included in the conference fee. Lunches can be paid in cash or by card.

Welcome reception

On Monday evening, a welcome reception is offered to you by the ESA Science Support Office. The bus departure time to the Noordwijk hotels takes this event into account.

Conference dinner

There will be no conference dinner.

Poster sessions

There will be two poster sessions organised, one on Tuesday (referred to as poster session I) and one on Thursday (referred to as poster session II). More information on the poster sessions can be found here. Also included on this page is a list of the accepted posters.

The bus departure time to the Noordwijk hotels takes these events into account.

Drinks and snacks will be offered during both poster sessions, which are included in the conference fee.

Poster Pitch sessions

During the poster pitch sessions, short (one or two minute) pitches will be given on research with access to digital material available for further reading. These pitch sessions are held right before coffee breaks to allow further discussion during the break. More information on the pitch sessions can be found here along with a list of the accepted poster pitches.

Presentations

Below you can find the programme with presentations and time slots for the pitch sessions. A list of accepted talks can be found here as well. Links to the abstracts will be added soon. Subjects of the talks given by the invited speakers will be announced soon.

 

MONDAY, 8 April 2019

 

Venue: Einstein + Newton. Chair: TBD
Time (local) Conference desk Conference room Speaker Topics
TBD TBD Bus leaves from Noordwijk hotels and brings you to the venue at ESTEC (*)
08:30 Open Security check and registration (**)
09:50 - 10:10 Open Newton Timo Prusti Opening of ESLAB53 / Status of the Gaia mission
10:10 - 10:40 Open Newton Cristina Chiappini Invited Speaker
10:40 - 11:00 Open Newton Harshil Kamdar Structure in the Galactic disk from clustered star formation
11:00 - 11:30 Open Around Newton - Coffee break
11:30 - 11:50 Open Newton Jorrit Hagen The tilt of the velocity ellipsoid in the Milky Way with Gaia DR2 - from spherical to cylindrical alignment
11:50 - 12:10 Open Newton Eloisa Poggio The kinematic signature of the Galactic warp in the Gaia era
12:10 - 12:30 Open Newton Merce Romero-Gomez On the cutting edge of vertical motion: Bending waves and the Galactic warp
12:30 - 12:50 Open Newton Pau Ramos Kinematic substructure and its variations throughout the Milky Way disk: an insight into the dynamics of our Galaxy
13:00 - 14:00 Open ESTEC Restaurant - Lunch break (not included in conference fee)
14:00 - 14:20 Open Newton Teresa Antoja New phase space structures in the Gaia data: a dynamically young disk
14:20 - 14:40 Open Newton Morgan Bennett Modelling vertical waves of the Galactic disc in the Solar neighbourhood
14:40 - 15:00 Open Newton Sergey Khoperskov The echo of the bar buckling: phase-space spirals in Gaia DR2
15:00 - 15:30 Open Newton Various speakers Monday pitch session
15:30 - 16:00 Open Around Newton - Coffee break
16:00 - 16:20 Open Newton Carme Gallart The evolutionary history of the Milky Way disk(s) and halo from Gaia DR2 color-magnitude diagram fitting
16:20 - 16:40 Open Newton Roger Mor Gaia DR2 reveals a star formation burst in the disc 2-3 Gyr ago
16:40 - 17:00 Closed Newton Federico Sestito Tracing the formation of the Milky Way through ultra and extremely metal-poor stars
17:00 - 17:20 Closed Newton Luis Henry Quiroga Nunez Synergies between Gaia and VLBI astrometry
17:20 - 19:45 Closed Welcome reception
20:00 Closed Bus leaves from the venue at ESTEC to bring you back to Noordwijk hotels (*)

 

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

 

Venue: Einstein + Newton. Chair: TBD
Time (local) Conference desk Conference room Speaker/Chair Topics
TBD TBD Bus leaves from Noordwijk hotels and brings you to the venue at ESTEC (*)
09:00 Open Security check (**)
09:30 - 10:00 Open Newton Ludovic Delchambre Invited Speaker
10:00 - 10:20 Open Newton Yuming Fu Uncovering hidden quasars behind the Galactic plane with ALLWISE and Gaia
10:20 - 10:40 Open Newton Robin Geyer Gaia astrometry and gravitational waves
10:40 - 11:00 Open Newton Valeri Makarov Properties of the Gaia-ICRF3 radio-optical reference frame
11:00 - 11:30 Open Around Newton - Coffee break
11:30 - 12:00 Open Newton Pier-Emmanuel Tremblay Invited talk: Gaia and the white dwarf cooling track
12:00 - 12:20 Open Newton Fran Jiménez-Esteban A white dwarf catalogue from Gaia-DR2 and the Virtual Observatory
12:20 - 12:40 Open Newton Carlo Manara The timescales of protoplanetary disk evolution constrained by Gaia membership analysis
12:40 - 13:00 Open Newton Berry Holl Variability results in DR2: what, where and how to use them
13:00 - 14:00 Open ESTEC Restaurant - Lunch break (not included in conference fee)
14:00 - 14:20 Closed Newton Anjali Rao Space distribution, dynamics, and the origin of Galactic black hole X-ray binaries revealed by Gaia DR2
14:20 - 14:40 Closed Newton Nicholas Chornay Towards a complete census of GAIA CSPNe
14:40 - 15:00 Closed Newton Gemma Rate Unlocking galactic Wolf-Rayet stars with Gaia DR2
15:00 - 15:30 Closed Newton Various speakers Tuesday pitch session
15:30 - 16:00 Open Around Newton - Coffee break
16:00 - 16:20 Closed Newton Saniya Khan New light on the Gaia DR2 parallax zero-point: influence of the asteroseismic approach; in and beyond the Kepler field
16:20 - 16:40 Closed Newton Giulia De Somma Gaia parallaxes versus updated pulsation model predictions
16:40 - 17:00 Closed Newton Tatiana Muraveva RR Lyrae stars as standard candles in the Gaia Data Release 2 era
17:00 - 17:20 Closed Newton Nami Mowlavi Study of stellar populations using long-period variables in the Gaia era
17:20 - 19:20 Closed Poster session I Reception
19:30 Closed Bus leaves from the venue at ESTEC to bring you back to Noordwijk hotels (*)

 

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

 

Venue: Einstein + Newton. Chair: TBD
Time (local) Conference desk Conference room Speaker/Chair Topics
TBD TBD Bus leaves from Noordwijk hotels and brings you to the venue at ESTEC (*)
09:00 Open Security check (**)
09:30 - 10:00 Open Newton Tristan Cantat-Gaudin Invited Speaker
10:00 - 10:20 Closed Newton Jing Zhong The substructure and halo population of the Double Cluster h and chi Persei
10:20 - 10:40 Closed Newton Stefan Meingast Extended stellar systems in the solar neighborhood - the Hyades tidal tails and beyond
10:40 - 11:00 Closed Newton Alfred Castro-Ginard How complete is the open cluster census?
11:00 - 11:30 Open Around Newton - Coffee break
11:30 - 11:50 Closed Newton Antonella Vallenari Open clusters from Gaia DR2
11:50 - 12:10 Closed Newton Philip Galli Unravelling the structure and kinematics of the Taurus star-forming region with Gaia-DR2 and VLBI astrometry
12:10 - 12:30 Closed Newton Josefa Grossschedl Orion A with Gaia DR2: how 3D changes everything
12:30 - 12:50 Closed Newton Eleonora Zari 3D mapping of young stars in the solar neighbourhood with Gaia DR2
13:00 - 14:00 Open ESTEC Restaurant - Lunch break (not included in conference fee)
14:00 - 14:20 Closed Newton Rosine Lallement Gaia-2MASS 3D maps of Galactic interstellar dust within 3 kpc
14:20 - 14:40 Closed Newton Clément Hottier Dust distribution in the Milky Way disk
14:40 - 15:00 Closed Newton Shu Wang The Optical to Mid-Infrared extinction law based on the APOGEE, Gaia DR2, Pan-STARRS1, SDSS, APASS, 2MASS and WISE Surveys
15:00 - 15:20 Closed Newton Sara Rezaei Kh. 3D map of the dust distribution towards the Orion-Eridanus superbubble with Gaia DR2
15:20 - 16:00 Open Around Newton - Coffee break
16:00 - 16:20 Closed Newton Tommaso Marchetti Searching for the fastest stars in the Galaxy with Gaia DR2
16:20 - 16:40 Closed Newton Douglas Boubert Hypervelocity discoveries with Gaia DR2
16:40 - 17:00 Closed Newton Alcione Mora The Gaia Archive. Present and evolution for future data releases
17:15 Closed Bus leaves from the venue at ESTEC to bring you back to Noordwijk hotels (*)

 

Thursday, 11 April 2019

 

Venue: Einstein + Newton. Chair: TBD
Time (local) Conference desk Conference room Speaker/Chair Topics
TBD TBD Bus leaves from Noordwijk hotels and brings you to the venue at ESTEC (*)
09:00 Open Security check (**)
09:30 - 10:00 Open Newton Josef Ďurech Invited talk: Progress made in asteroid research with Gaia DR2
10:00 - 10:20 Closed Newton Karri Muinonen Asteroid proper phase curves from Gaia DR2 photometry
10:20 - 10:40 Closed Newton Joao Ferreira Occultation astrometry with DR2: Assessing the capabilities of robotic telescopes
10:40 - 11:00 Closed Newton Federica Spoto New detections of the Yarkovsky effect with Gaia DR2
11:00 - 11:30 Open Around Newton - Coffee break
11:30 - 11:50 Closed Newton Paola Tanga New life for old asteroid astrometry: correcting systematic errors by Gaia DR2
11:50 - 12:20 Closed Newton Marc Buie Occultation investigations of small bodies in our solar system enabled by Gaia
12:20 - 12:40 Closed Newton Santiago Torres Dynamics of the Oort Cloud in the Gaia Era
12:40 - 13:00 Closed Newton Coryn Bailer-Jones Possible origins of the first interstellar object 'Oumuamua
13:00 - 14:00 Open ESTEC Restaurant - Lunch break (not included in conference fee)
14:00 - 14:30 Closed Newton Amina Helmi Invited talk: New insights into the formation of the Milky Way from Gaia
14:30 - 14:50 Closed Newton Paola Di Matteo The stellar halo of our Galaxy; as revealed by Gaia
14:50 - 15:10 Closed Newton Paolo Bianchini Globular clusters in the Gaia era: precision astrometry for precision dynamics
15:10 - 15:30 Closed Newton Various speakers Thursday pitch session
15:30 - 16:00 Open Around Newton - Coffee break
16:00 - 16:20 Closed Newton Ralph Schoenrich Galactic science with Gaia
16:20 - 16:40 Closed Newton Valeriya Korol Multi-messenger study of the Milky Way with LISA, Gaia and LSST
16:40 - 17:00 Closed Newton Paul Zivick Exploring Magellanic interactions through Bridge and Small Magellanic Cloud dynamics
17:00 - 17:20 Closed Newton Davide Massari Stellar 3D kinematics in dwarf spheroidal galaxies with Gaia + HST
17:20 - 19:20 Closed Poster session II Reception
19:30 Closed Bus leaves from the venue at ESTEC to bring you back to Noordwijk hotels (*)

 

Friday, 12 April 2019

 

Venue: Einstein + Newton. Chair: TBD
Time (local) Conference desk Conference room Speaker/Chair Topics
TBD TBD Bus leaves from Noordwijk hotels and brings you to the venue at ESTEC (*)
09:00 Open Security check (**)
09:30 - 10:00 Open Newton Jacqueline Faherty Invited Speaker
10:00 - 10:20 Closed Newton Céline Reylé New ultracool dwarfs in Gaia DR2
10:20 - 10:40 Closed Newton Alessandro Lanzafame The discovery of new magnetic transitions in Late-Type Dwarfs from Gaia DR2
10:40 - 11:00 Closed Newton Morgan Fouesneau Catalog of revised astrophysical parameters from Gaia DR2
11:00 - 11:30 Open Around Newton - Coffee break
11:30 - 11:50 Closed Newton François Mignard Gaia DR2 and Bessel legacy
11:50 - 12:10 Closed Newton Daniel Michalik Finding long-period companions in Tycho-2/Hipparcos/Gaia astrometry
12:10 - 12:30 Closed Newton Jonas Klüter Using Gaia for astrometric microlensing
12:30 - 13:00 Open Newton Anthony Brown Closing of the ESLAB #53 Conference: The Gaia Universe / A look forward to Gaia Data Release 3
13:00 - 14:00 Open ESTEC Restaurant - Lunch break (not included in conference fee)
14:00 Closed Transport from ESTEC to airport/train station to be arranged individually and not included in the conference fee

 

(*) Specifics of the shuttle bus service from Noordwijk hotels to the venue at ESTEC in the mornings and from the venue at ESTEC to Noordwijk hotels in the evenings will be provided soon.

(**) On the first day of the conference, you will be provided with a visitor badge so that you can enter the premises. You will need your passport or identification for this. Please remember to bring your passport / identification and the provided visitor badge with you every day.