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Workshop Programme

Lund, 1-2 November 2023

Note that all talks are 20 min + 10 min discussion


13:00 Welcome – Nils Ryde

Theoretical Background - Session chair Brian Thorsbro
13:10 Galaxy Formation in a Cosmological Context – Oscar Agertz, Florent Renaud
13:45 Justin Read (TBD)
14:15 The Evolution of Europium in Galaxies – Francesca Matteucci
14:45 Galactic Chemical Evolution Models – Valeria Grisoni

15:15 – 16:00 Coffee

Theoretical Background - continued
16:00 GCE infall – Emanuele Spitoni
16:30 Origin of the s and r process elements – Chiaki Kobayashi
17:00 Galactic Dynamics – Ralph Schönrich
17:30 Heavy elements in the bulge: Progress, and a challenge for future surveys – Mike Rich

19:30 Dinner


Spectroscopic Background - Session chair Rebecca Forsberg
09:00 Linelists for 4MOST and the NIR – Martin Montelius
09:30 Non-LTE in abundance analyses – Anish Amarsi
10:00 Line Broadening in abundance analyses – Paul Barklem

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee

R-process Elements - Session chair Rebecca Forsberg
11:00 The r-process nucleosynthesis in kilonovae – Nikhil Sarin
11:30 The r-process Alliance – Terese T. Hansen
12:00 R-rich stars – Heitor Ernandes

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch

Neutron Capture Elements in Surveys - Session chair Govind Nandakumar
14:00 Heavy-element abundances as seen by GALAH  – Iryna Kushniruk
14:30 s-elements from Gaia/RVS spectra: content of the Galactic discs and AGB nucleosynthesis – Gabriele Contursi
15:00 Chemical maps of the Milky Way with Gaia – Patrick de Laverny

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee

16:00 The Evolution of Neutron-Capture Elements across the Milky Way with the Gaia-ESO survey – Marta Molero
16:30 The evolution of abundances with age and birth radii  – Bridget Ratcliffe

The future - Session chair Govind Nandakumar
17:00 Future with 4MOST and WEAVE – Thomas Bensby
17:30 Concluding Remarks – Nils Ryde
17:45 End of Workshop


PhD Defence Rebecca Forsberg
3 November 2023
Although not part of the workshop, the PhD defence of Rebecca Forsberg's thesis "The Milky Way as seen through Neutron-Capture Elements" will take place on the Friday November 3rd at 9:00 am in Lundmarksalen, Lund Observatory. The defence is an open event and we welcome everyone interested in attending.

Lund Observatory building.  Photo: Florent Renaud
Lund Observatory from above.

Local & Scientific Organising Committee (LOC/SOC)

Nils Ryde, Govind Nandakumar, Brian Thorsbro, Rebecca Forsberg, Karin Lennebo

The Milky Way with stars as streaks as we zoom into the image.
The Milky Way zoomed in. Credit: A. Ghizzi Panizza/ESO.