University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Fine Theoretical Physics Institute Seminar

Monday, August 22nd 2016

8:45 AM
West Bank Office Building, Room 142
1300 2nd Street S
Minneapolis, MN 55455

8:55 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Tom Jones
University of Minnesota

9:00 AM
New Kid on the Block: Kinematic Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect
Daisuke Nagai
Yale University

9:25 AM
Viscosity, Conduction, Convection, and Dynamo in a Weakly Collisional Magnetized Plasma
Matthew Kunz
Princeton University

9:50 AM
New High‐order Methods using Gaussian Processes for CFD
Dongwook Lee
University of California, Santa Cruz


10:35 AM
Rest-Frame UV Spectroscopy of Hot Gas in the Centers of Cool Core Brightest Cluster Galaxies
Megan Donahue
Michigan State University

11:00 AM
Cluster kinematics in the post-Hitomi era
Sebastian Heinz
University of Wisconsin

11:25 AM
Poster abstracts
Nine Poster Abstracts (~5 min per)

12:10 PM
Discussion Session I


2:00 PM
Flow dynamics in galaxy clusters
Elke Roediger
University of Hull

2:25 PM
Simulating the ICM As Seen Through the Next Generation of X-ray Telescopes
John ZuHone
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2:50 PM
Deep Chandra observations as probes of detailed ICM physics
Norbert Werner
Stanford University


3:35 PM
Microphysics of ICM from X-ray images: effective equation of state, turbulence, heating
Irina Zhuravleva
Stanford University

4:00 PM
Witnessing the growth of the nearest galaxy cluster
Aurora Simionescu
ISAS – Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

4:25 PM
High-resolution micro-calorimeter X-ray spectroscopy of the core of the Perseus Cluster of galaxies
Hitomi Collaboration

4:50 PM
Discussion Session II

5:20 PM Workshop Ends for the Day

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