6th AGORA Workshop in 2017


We are delighted to announce that the 6th Workshop for the AGORA Project will be held 11-13 August 2017 at the University of California, Santa Cruz.  

- Registration can be found here!
- Looking for the workshops in previous years?
- For the latest updates on the ongoing efforts in AGORA, visit the Project Workspace (membership required).  





Venue and Travel

    (1) 
On Aug. 11 the Workshop will be in the Simularium, Rm 180 of the Engineering 2 (E2) Building (mapin the northwest corner of UCSC campus.  This will be a joint session with the annual Santa Cruz Galaxy Workshop.  On Aug. 12-13 the Workshop will move to Rm 102 of the Interdisciplinary Science Building (ISB; map).

    (2) For a detailed direction to the meeting venue and the parking nearby, please go to the "General Info" tab in the Santa Cruz Galaxy Workshop 2017 webpage.  You may find it useful to visit the link for visitors by the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at UCSC.  

    (3) There will be a $50 registration fee to cover weekend breakfasts, lunches, and the dinner on Saturday evening Aug. 12.  Registered attendees will receive a separate notice about how to pay the registration fee later.  

    (4) Parking on campus is free on weekends.  However, on weekdays you will need to display a parking permit which you can purchase during the Galaxy or AGORA Workshop registration.  If you do not wish to purchase your permit through the Workshop registration, please do so at the campus main entrance.  If you plan to use public transportation the Santa Cruz Metro schedule to and from the UCSC campus might be helpful.

    (5) We recommend that if you plan to attend the Workshop, you arrange for lodging early.  Although hotel policies vary, ask if there is a special rate for UCSC.  You may find information about local lodging options in the "General Info" tab in the Santa Cruz Galaxy Workshop 2017 webpage.    



Program

    (1) The program of this year's Workshop below is incomplete and still very tentative!  However, we plan to design this year's Workshop to launch 2 science-oriented comparison with smaller numbers of participating code groups in each.  For details, visit the latest web discussion note in the Workspace (membership required).  Remote participation (eZuce or Skype) will be arranged for weekend sessions.  

    (2) All the simulation talks will be on Friday (Aug. 11) during the joint session with the Galaxy Workshop.  We do not plan to have any talks on Saturday or Sunday.  If you are coming only to the AGORA portion of the week, but want to give your talk on Friday 11, please contact the AGORA Project coordinator.  Feel free to send any suggestion about the Workshop to the Steering Committee members or to the Project coordinator, too.


08/11 (Fri)  - Rm 180, Engineering 2 Bldg.  (a.k.a. Simularium)
 TimeAgenda
 Sessions 17-20.
09:30 AM - 01:10 PMHigh-resolution galaxy simulation talks jointly with the Galaxy Workshop 2017
--
Including the AGORA updates talk by Kim, 
"Reproducibility: Insight from the AGORA High-resolution Galaxy Simulations Comparison",

and many other talks by AGORA members

--
Visit the Santa Cruz Galaxy Workshop 2017 webpage 
for the latest schedule, slides, and videos
01:10 PM - 02:20 PMLunch Discussion: Workshop Organizers, Leaders of Paper Groups, etc.
(tentative)
02:20 PM - 06:05 PMHigh-resolution galaxy simulation talks continue

08/12 (Sat)  - Rm 102, ISB
 TimeAgenda
09:00 - 09:30 AMBreakfast
 Session A1.
09:30 - 09:35 AMOpening Remarks by Primack
09:35 - 11:00 AMPaper Group "Clumps" Discussion (Paper Workspace)
--
- Discussion to be led by Ceverino (Lupi online), online participation via eZuce
- (1) Find code leaders, finalize remaining strategies and runtime parameters
- (2) Disseminate cosmological ICs (convex hull or ellipsoidal; Lupi)
- (3) Examine preliminary calibration results using isolated ICs
- (4) Build an analysis shopping list, showcase an example script and homework, start building shared analysis scripts
 (tentative)
11:00 - 11:15 AMBreak
11:15 - 12:30 PMPaper Group "CGM" Discussion (Paper Workspace)
--
- Discussion to be led by Shen (Hummels); online participation via eZuce
- (1) Find code leaders, finalize remaining strategies and runtime parameters
- (2) Disseminate cosmological ICs (ellipsoidal; Michael)
- (3) Examine results from calibration step #1 using isolated ICs
- (4) Build an analysis shopping list, showcase an example yt-Trident script and homework, start building shared analysis scripts
(tentative)
12:30 - 02:00 PMLunch
 Session A2. 
02:00 - 03:30 PMSplit Working Sessions for Paper Groups "Clumps" / "CGM"
--
Split Session for Newcomers: Quick Introduction to AGORA
- Session to be led by Kim
(suggested; tentative)
03:30 - 04:00 PMBreak
04:00 - 05:30 PMSplit Working Sessions for Paper Groups "Clumps" / "CGM" continue
(tentative)
05:30 - 06:00 PMBreak / Carpool to Primack's House
06:00 - 08:00 PMDinner at Primack's House

08/13 (Sun)  - Rm 102, ISB
 TimeAgenda
09:00 - 09:30 AMBreakfast
 Session A3.
09:30 - 10:30 AMCollaboration-wide Brainstorming Session (Discussion Agenda)
--
- Discussion to be led by Kim/Primack; online participation to be arranged via eZuce; see the mailing list
- (1) Updates from Paper Groups "Clumps" / "CGM"
- (2) Updates from other Groups (e.g., "DM-Highres", "Disk-II", "Metallicity")
- (3) Future timelines of AGORA in general, ideas for new projects
10:30 - 12:25 PMSplit Working Sessions for Paper Groups "Clumps" / "CGM" continue
(tentative)
12:25 - 12:30 PMClosing Remarks by Primack
12:30 - 02:00 PMLunch & Goodbye

08/14 (Mon)  - Rm 102, ISB
 TimeAgenda
 09:00 - 05:00PMFeel free to stay and work if you like 



List of Participants

 Registered Participants

    - Fernando Caro (Observatoire de Paris & UC Santa Cruz)
    - Daniel Ceverino (Heidelberg University)
    - Sukanya Chakrabarti (Rochester Institute of Technology)
    - Colin DeGraf (University of Cambridge)
    - Avishai Dekel (HU Jerusalem)
    - Jonathan Freundlich (HU Jerusalem)
    - Cameron Hummels (Caltech)*
    - Fangzhou Jiang (HU Jerusalem)
    - Ji-hoon Kim (SLAC/Stanford University)
    - Michael Kretschmer (University of Zurich)
    - Sharon Lapiner (HU Jerusalem)
    - Benjamin Lewis (University of Exeter & Rochester Institute of Technology)
    - Kameswara Bharadwaj Mantha (University of Missouri, Kansas City)
    - Ken Nagamine (Osaka University & University of Nevada, Las Vegas)**
    - Viraj Pandya (UC Santa Cruz)
    - Joel Primack (UC Santa Cruz)
    - Tom Quinn (University of Washington, Seattle)** 
    - Santi Roca-Fabrega (HU Jerusalem)
    - Clayton Strawn (UC Santa Cruz)
    Vadim Semenov (University of Chicago)*
    - [TO BE ADDED]
    - *  indicates people attending only the Friday session of the meeting
    - ** indicates people attending only the weekend sessions of the meeting 

 Remote Participants

    - Tom Abel (Stanford University)
    - Michele Fumagalli (Durham University)
    - Nick Gnedin (Fermilab)
    - Alessandro Lupi (Institut d'astrophysique de Paris)
    - Piero Madau (UC Santa Cruz)
    - Lucio Mayer (University of Zurich)
    - Andrea Pallottini (Centro Fermi & University of Cambridge)
    - Yves Revaz (EPFL/Lausanne)
    - Sijing Shen (University of Oslo)
    - James Wadsley (McMaster University)
    - Romain Teyssier (University of Zurich)
    - [TO BE ADDED]



Organizing Committees

 AGORA Science Steering Committee

    - Tom Abel (Stanford University)
    - Nick Gnedin (Fermilab)
    - Piero Madau (UC Santa Cruz)
    - Lucio Mayer (University of Zurich)    
    - Joel Primack (UC Santa Cruz)
    - Romain Teyssier (University of Zurich)
    - James Wadsley (McMaster University)
    - Ji-hoon Kim (SLAC/Stanford University, Project coordinator)

 Local Organizing Committee

    - Joel Primack (UC Santa Cruz)
    - Ji-hoon Kim (SLAC/Stanford University, Project coordinator)