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TIARA Workshop on Dim KBOs
December 8-12, 2008
TIARA, 8F General Building II, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan

Program

Dec. 08 Monday
09:30-10:30 M. Brown (Caltech) Observational constraints on the populations of the Kuiper belt and what they might tell us
10:30-11:00   Break
11:00-12:00 R. Malhotra (U. Arizona) Finding order in Kuiper Belt chaos
12:00-12:30   Break
12:30-14:00   Lunch
14:00-14:30 M. Lehner (ASIAA) Occultations Occultations by by Extended Disk Objects
14:30-14:45   Question & Discussion
14:45-15:15 K. Zhang (NCU) Results from First Two Year Data of the TAOS Project
15:15-15:30   Question & Discussion
15:30-16:00   Break
16:00-18:00   Free Discussion
Dec. 09 Tuesday
09:30-10:30 H. Levison (SWRI) A Nice Story About the Origin of the Kuiper Belt
10:30-11:00   Break
11:00-12:00 A. Morbidelli (CNRS) A re-analysis of the size distributions of the Kuiper belt populations and of Jupiter Trojans: support for the Nice model and the structure of the primordial planetesimal disk
12:00-12:30   Break
12:30-14:00   Lunch
14:00-14:30 A. Wang (ASIAA) The TAOS Project: Upper Limits on the Size Distribution of Inner Oort Cloud Objects
14:30-14:45   Question & Discussion
14:45-15:15 P. Protopapas (CfA) MMT/Megacam Survey
15:15-15:30   Question & Discussion
15:30-16:00   Break
16:00-17:30 F. Roques (Paris Observatory) Exploration of the Kuiper Belt by Stellar occultations
(via the remote video conference facility)
17:30-18:00   Free Discussion
Dec. 10 Wednesday
09:30-10:30 R. Sari (Hebrew U. & Caltech) KBOs: Formation, Binaries & Size Distribution
10:30-11:00   Break
11:00-12:00 B. Bromley (U. Utah) The Evolution of Kuiper Belt Objects: A Dusty Disk Connection
12:00-12:30   Break
12:30-14:00   Lunch
14:00-14:30 S.-Y. Wang (ASIAA) TAOS - the Next Generation
14:30-14:45   Question & Discussion
14:45-15:15   Break
15:15-15:30 W.-P. Chen (NCU) Pan-STARRS and KBO Studies
15:30-16:00   Question & Discussion
16:00-18:00   Free Discussion
18:00   Banquet
Dec. 11 Thursday
09:30-10:30 M. Duncan (Queens University) The Role of the Galaxy in the Dynamical Evolution of Transneptanian Objects
10:30-11:00   Break
11:00-11:40 H. Schlichting (Caltech) Measuring the size distribution of small Kuiper Belt objects using HST's Fine Guiding Sensors
11:40-12:30   Break
12:30-14:00   Lunch
14:00-14:30 H.-K. Chang (NTHU) Search for TNO Occultation in X-rays
14:30-14:45   Question & Discussion
14:45-15:15 S.-K. King (ASIAA) Distance Estimate in TNO Occultation
15:15-15:30   Question & Discussion
15:30-16:00   Break
16:00-18:00   Free Discussion on the future and possible collaboration.
Dec. 12 Friday
09:30-10:30 C. Alcock (CfA) Steps towards a space-based occultation survey of the outer solar system
10:30-11:00 C. Alcock (CfA) Final Remarks
12:00   Lunch
Bus tour to Palace Museum
Dine at Ding-Tai-Feng