Title: New Horizons in Astronomy: Frank N. Bash Symposium 2009
Volume: 432 Year: 2010 View this Volume on ADS
Editors: Stanford, L. M.; Green, J. D.; Hao, L,; Mao, Y.
These are the proceedings of the third biennial Frank N. Bash Symposium.
Since the first "BashFest" held in honor of Professor Frank N.
Bash at his retirement in 2005, this symposium has brought together
excellent young researchers from around the world who are working
on frontier topics in astronomy and astrophysics to exchange research
ideas, experiences, and their visions for the future.
e symposium centered around invited review talks by thirteen
postdoctoral researchers covering the vast range of modern astronomical
research, from detection of extrasolar planets, to dynamics of
stars in the Milky Way and neighboring galaxies, to galaxy formation
in the early Universe, to theories and observations of dark matter in
our Cosmos, and to promising probes of cosmology including
Gamma-Ray burst, Lyman-alpha emission, Cosmic Microwave Background
radiation, long baseline optical and near-IR radiation, and
redshifted 21cm line observations. Poster contributions from undergraduate,
graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers also
covered a wide variety of topics, including stellar abundances, galaxy
formation and evolution, multi-wavelength observations, and
theoretical studies of supernovae and the early Universe.
These proceedings are suitable for young and experienced researchers
alike who wish to view a snapshot of a wide range of astronomical
topics as seen through the eyes of emerging scientists and framed by
their vision of the future of the science of astronomy.
ISBN: 978-1-58381-744-5 eISBN: 978-1-58381-745-2

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Front Matter   
Volume Cover Stanford, L. M.; Green, J. D.; Hao, L,; Mao, Y.
Front Matter 1 Stanford, L. M.; Green, J. D.; Hao, L,; Mao, Y.
Conference Photos 2 Stanford, L. M.; Green, J. D.; Hao, L,; Mao, Y.
Part 1. Reviews   
Optical and Near-IR Interferometry 3 Boyajian, T. S.
Toward the Formation of Realistic Galaxy Disks 17 Brooks, A.
Searching for the First Galaxies 33 Finkelstein, S. L.
The Formation of Star and Planetary Systems: New Results from Spitzer 49 Manoj, P.
Promising Observational Methods for Detecting the Epoch of Reionization 65 McQuinn, M.
Gamma-Ray Burst Central Engines: Black Hole Versus Magnetar 81 Metzger, B. D.
Frontier Planets: Wide Separation Giants and Planet Formation 98 Murray-Clay, R. A.
Magnetic Fields in Low-mass Evolved Stars 117 Nordhaus, J.
Particle Dark Matter: Status and Searches 133 Sandick, P.
Beyond the Power Spectrum: Primordial and Secondary Non-Gaussianity in the Microwave Background 147 Smith, K. M.
Part 2. Research Highlights   
The Dark Matter Halo Shape of NGC 2976 via Stellar Kinematics 175 Adams, J. J.; Gebhardt, K.; Hill, G. J.; Blanc, G. A.; van den Bosch, R.
The VIRUS-P Exploration of Nearby Galaxies (VENGA): Survey Design and First Results 180 Blanc, G. A.; Gebhardt, K.; Heiderman, A.; Evans II, N. J.; Jogee, S.; van den Bosch, R.; Marinova, I.; Weinzirl, T.; Yoachim, P.; Drory, N.; Fabricius, M.; Fisher, D.; Hao, L.; MacQueen, P. J.; Shen, J.; Hill, G. J.; Kormendy, J.
Chemistry in Class 0 and I Objects 187 Chen, J.-H.; Evans, N. J., II; Lee, Je.-E.
Investigating Inner Disk Lifetimes in Ophiuchus 192 Deen, C. P.
Evolutionary Models of the Formation of Protostars out of Low-Mass, Dense Cores: Towards Reconciling Models and Observations 197 Dunham, M. M.; Evans II, N. J.; Terebey, S.; Dullemond, C. P.; Young, C. H.
Cepheid Variables in the Antennae 202 Chavez, J. M.; Macri, L. M.; Riess, A. G.; Pellerin, A.
Cepheids and Long-Period Variables in NGC 4258 207 Hoffmann, S.; Macri, L.
The Impact of Peculiar Velocity and Inhomogeneous Reionization on 21cm Cosmology from the Epoch of Reionization 212 Mao, Y.; Shapiro, P. R.; Iliev, I. T.; Mellema, G.; Koda, J.; Pen, U.-L.
Barred Galaxies in the Coma Cluster 219 Marinova, I.; Jogee, S.; Trentham, N.; Ferguson, H. C.; Weinzirl, T.; Balcells, M.; Carter, D.; den Brok, M.; Erwin, P.; Graham, A. W.; Goudfrooij, P.; Guzmán, R.; Hammer, D.; Hoyos, C.; Peletier, R. F.; Peng, E.; Kleijn, G. V.
Exploring the Universe with White Dwarf Stars: The First Year of the Freshman Research Initiative 225 Montgomery, M. H.; Winget, D. E.; Allen, A.; Falcon, R. E.; Gomez, J.; Ellis, J.; Havanur, V.; Luecke, K.; Melin, K.; Miller, G.; Rendon, C.
Keeping the Universe Ionised: Photoheating and the High-redshift Clumping Factor of the Intergalactic Gas 230 Pawlik, A. H.; Schaye, J.; van Scherpenzeel, E.
Testing a New Method of Detecting RR Lyrae Variable Stars 235 Powell Jr., W. L.; Muehlbrad, T.; Wilhelm, R. J.; Ginn, D.; Jastram, A.
Detailed Abundances in a Metal-Poor Stellar Stream 239 Roederer, I. U.; Sneden, C.; Thompson, I. B.; Preston, G. W.; Shectman, S. A.
Vortices and Angular Momentum in Bose-Einstein-Condensed Cold Dark Matter Halos 244 Rindler-Daller, T.; Shapiro, P. R.
Fragmentation of Accretion Streams into the First Galaxies 249 Safranek-Shrader, C.; Bromm, V.; Milosavljevi─ç
Surprising Metallicity of a Newly Discovered M79 Post-AGB Star 254 ┼×ahin, T.; Lambert, D. L.
Spitzer Observations of Star Formation in Four H II Region Environments 259 Snider-Finkelstein, K. D.
The First Stars: Binary and Small Multiple Formation 265 Stacy, A.; Greif, T. H.; Bromm, V.
Back Matter   
Author Index 275 Stanford, L. M.; Green, J. D.; Hao, L,; Mao, Y.
Back Matter 277 Stanford, L. M.; Green, J. D.; Hao, L,; Mao, Y.