Category archives for KITP
the Kavli Institute program on Dynamics and Evolution of Globular Clusters is reaching the end, and we highlight the important issues… The west is the best The west is the best Get here, and we’ll do the rest
“…we really do not understand the quantum theory in an intuitive manner because quantum laws are so radically different from the classical laws of physics. The dichotomy that the modern world is quantum, but the precise meaning of the quantum remains elusive, disturbed the stalwarts of physics such as Einstein, Schrodinger, and Feynman, and continues…
final stretch and we contemplate big stellar clusters in small galaxies in particular, if you plot the observed number of globular clusters as a function of galaxy magnitude you find the specific incidence, the number of globulars per unit light, is high for large ellipticals and small for Milky Way like spirals, but there is…
last week of the globs workshop, so the pace is stepped up, with two talks this afternoon
back from a brief but complex zig zag across the Southland and we are getting ready to wrap up the globs workshop if only we could find someone to organise the final thursday dinner…
Bob! We move on to open clusters, in the hope that we may actually understand those, since they are smaller and more tractable for simulations, right?
This beautiful tuesday morning, Dave tutors us on relaxation and cluster core collapse. Then it is party at Alison’s place. But, first, we go through thermodynamics of self-gravitating internally relaxed systems, multiple equilibria and general dimensionless solutions.
Steven Simon from Oxford University gives the Director’s Blackboard Talk: “Interesting and Useful” (video and podcast)
The dynamics workshop in back, refreshed and ready to rock with yet more people in place. This morning Melvyn tutors us on planets. In globular clusters.