Understanding the roles of rotation, pulsation and chemical peculiarities in the upper main sequence

11th - 16th September 2016, Lake District, UK

Conference Programme

The scientific programme consists of a special review session, four science sessions that are listed on the home page and a poster session, with details given below. Please note that invited talks are 25+5 minutes and contributed talks are 15+5 minutes.

An full abstract book is available here.

Details about the conference excursion on Wednesday afternoon can be found here.

Below is the conference programme with links to PDFs of talks (if available):


09:00-09:10 Stewart Eyres
Welcome address

09:10-09:40 Derek Ward-Thompson
The life and times of Donald Wayne Kurtz

09:40-10:10 Michel Breger
The many faces of Donald Wayne Kurtz [PDF]

10:10-10:40 Thebe Medupe
Don Kurtz, the South African connection

11:20-11:50 Tom Barclay
Kepler/K2 Overview

11:50-12:10 Robert Szabo
The Kepler/K2 RR Lyrae survey [PDF]

12:10-12:30 Ewa Niemczura
Spectroscopic survey of A- and F-type stars in the original Kepler field-of-view

14:00-14:30 John Landstreet
The chemically peculiar A and B stars [PDF]

14:30-14:50 Gautier Mathys
How slowly do Ap stars rotate?

14:50-15:10 Miroslav Jagelka
Global characteristics of photometric light curves of magnetic chemically peculiar stars [PDF]

15:10-15:30 Evgenii Semenko
Spectroscopy of magnetic chemically peculiar stars in binary and multiple systems [PDF]

16:00-16:20 Sylvie Vauclair
Unexpected consequences of chemical peculiarities inside stars: instabilities induced by heavy element accumulation

16:20-16:40 James Silvester
Magnetic field and abundance mapping of chemically peculiar stars [PDF]

16:40-17:00 James Sikora
Understanding the fossil magnetic fields in Ap/Bp stars: conclusions from a volume-limited survey


09:00-09:30 Rhita-Maria Ouazzani
On the arduous task of modelling rotating A-type stars and their pulsations [PDF]

09:30-09:50 Masao Takata
Inference for the internal rotation profile of stars based on dipolar modes of oscillations [PDF]

09:50-10:10 Frederick Royer
Normal fast rotating A- and B-type stars seen pole-on

10:10-10:30 Ghina Halabi
Two-Dimensional Stellar Evolution: 2DStars [PDF]

11:00-11:30 Tamara Rogers
Internal gravity waves in massive main sequence stars

11:30-11:50 Joanna Molenda-Zakowicz
Activity indicators and their atmospheric parameters of the Kepler targets [PDF]

11:50-12:10 Markus Schoeller
The central role of low-resolution FORS 1/2 spectropolarimetric observations for the investigation of magnetic fields in massive pulsating stars [PDF]

14:00-14:30 Andrzej Pigulski
Science with nano-satellities: BRITE-Constellation [PDF]

14:30-14:50 Daniel Holdsworth
Asteroseismology with SuperWASP [PDF]

14:50-15:10 Paul Greer
Characteristics of a new Blazhko effect population in the SuperWASP archive [PDF]


09:00-09:30 Peter Papics
Rotation and mixing in SPB stars - Where are we now? [PDF]

09:30-09:50 Sergio Simon-Diaz
New insights about stellar oscillations in O and B supergiants with NOT, HERMES and SONG spectroscopic observations [PDF]

09:50-10:10 Andreas Irrgang
The slowly pulsating B-star 18 Peg: A testbed for upper main sequence stellar evolution [PDF]

10:10-10:30 Swetlana Hubrig
Pulsations challenging the detection of magnetic fields in upper main sequence stars [PDF]

11:00-11:30 JJ Hermes
Watching stellar evolution all the way to the closing credits

11:30-11:50 Victoria Antoci
Mysteriously oscillating stars - Eliminating the impossible to find the probable

11:50-12:10 Dominic Bowman
Amplitude modulation in delta Scuti stars: statistics from an ensemble of Kepler targets [PDF]


09:00-09:30 Jaymie Matthews
A roAp by any other name would cast a spell as sweet [PDF]

09:30-10:00 Douglas Gough
Ap stars: the phenomenon of rapid oscillations [PDF]

10:00-10:20 C. Simon Jeffery
Pulsation in the chemically peculiar hot zoo [PDF]

10:50-11:10 Margarida Cunha
Revisiting the Instability Strip for rapidly oscillating Ap stars

11:10-11:30 Hideyuki Saio
Models for the amplitude-phase modulation of the peculiar roAp star HD 24355 [PDF]

11:30-11:50 Paola Quitral-Manosalva
A theoretical tool for the study of radial velocities in the atmospheres of roAp stars [PDF]

11:50-12:10 Oleg Kochukhov
Doppler imaging of stellar non-radial pulsations

12:10-12:30 David Mkrtichian
Acoustic tomography of gamma Equulei: discovery of acoustic separation of the first and second ions in the statified clouds of rare-Earth elements

14:00-14:30 Konstanze Zwintz
Tracing the early lives of stars with asteroseismology

14:30-14:50 Nami Mowlavi
The roles of rotation and pulsation in the new B- and A-type periodic variable stars in NGC 3766 [PDF]

14:50-15:10 Masahide Takada-Hidai
A spectroscopic analysis of KIC 11145123

15:10-15:30 Javier Pascual-Granado
Unbiased estimation of a multifrequency solution in delta Scuti stars [PDF]

16:00-16:20 Juan Carlos Suarez
The impact of gap-filling methods for the determination of periodicities in the oscillation spectra of A-F stars [PDF]

16:20-16:40 Valentina Schmid
Modelling the binary F-type g-mode pulsator KIC 10080943 [PDF]

16:40-17:00 Mark Cropper
Convection without the mixing length parameter [PDF]


09:00-09:30 Barry Smalley
Binarity, pulsations and peculiarities [PDF]

09:30-09:50 Hiromoto Shibahashi
The Blazhko RR Lyrae variables and phase modulation in binary systems [PDF]

09:50-10:10 Simon Murphy
Kepler's non-eclipsing binary population for delta Scuti stars

10:40-11:10 Laurent Eyer


A1 Swetlana Hubrig et al.
Pulsations versus magnetic field in the atmosphere of the strongly magnetic Bp star HD 96446

A2 Christopher Corbally et al.
Investigating pulsating lambda Bootis stars [PDF]

A3 Santosh Joshi et al.
The Nainial-Cape survey: a project initiated by Don Kurtz et al. at ARIES Nainital [PDF]

A4 Ilya Yakunin et al.
Magnetic field of CP stars in Ori OB1 association

A5 Yves Fremat et al.
Gravity darkening in stars with surface differential rotation [PDF]

A6 Paulina Sowicka et al.
Detection of rapid differential rotation in the Gamma Doradus star KIC 8197761 [PDF]

A7 Margit Paparo et al.
Characterisation of echelle ridges in fast rotating delta Scuti stars: eigenmodes or rotationally split modes [PDF]

A8 Filiz Kahraman Alicavus et al.
Comparison of delta Scuti and gamma Doradus stars [PDF]

A9 Filiz Kahraman Alicavus et al.
Delta Scuti components in eclipsing binary systems [PDF]

A10 Jeremy Jones et al.
The ages of A stars: interferometric observations of our brightest neighbours

A11 Tao Wu
An independent seismic analysis of stellar fundamental parameters and interiors: KIC 6225718