Catania Astrophysical Observatory
Osservatorio Astrofisico
di Catania

International Workshop
Trans Neptunian Objects
Dynamical and Physical properties
Catania, Hotel Nettuno
July 3-7 2006
Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica
Istituto Nazionale
di Astrofisica

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The entire set of abstracts is here collected in a pdf file.

Monday 3:  
Session: DYNAMICS  
16:40-17:20 The primordial sculpting of the Kuiper belt (Invited) Levison H.F.
17:20-17:40 Coffee Break
17:40-18:00 Dynamical evolution of Kuiper Belt Del Popolo A.
18:00-18:20 The Resonant Captures of TNOs Jiang I. & Yeh Li-Chin
18:20-18:40 Dynamical Friction and Planet Scattering in the Outer Solar System Ford E. & Chiang E.
18:40-19:00 The transneptunian region architecture: a formation scenario Sofia Lykawka P. & Mukai T.
Tuesday 4:  
Session: DYNAMICS continued  
09:00-09:40 The Extended scattered disk: Kuiper belt or Oort cloud? (Invited) Fernandez J.
09:40-10:20 The formation of binary TNOs (Invited) Farrelly D. et al.
10:20-10:40 Capture of Irregular Moons by 3-Body Reactions Nesvorny D. et al.
10:40-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:20 TNO orbit computation: analysing the observed population Virtanen J. et al.
11:20-11:40 Meteorites from the outer solar system? Gounelle M. et al.
11:40-12:00 Dynamics of Centaurs Dones L. et al.
12:00-12:20 Orbit determination of Binary TNOs Hestroffer D. & Vachier F.
12:20-13:00 The big objects population (Invited) Brown M.E.
16:00-16:40 The CFHT survey: first results (Invited) Petit J.M. & Gladman B.
16:40-17:20 The census of binary TNOs (Invited) Noll K.
17:20-17:40 Coffee Break
17:40-18:00 Discovery and Characterization of Binary KBOs with the Magellan Telescopes Kern S. & Elliot J.L.
18:00-18:20 Modelling the populations of Trans-neptunian objects Campo Bagatin A. et al.
18:20-18:40 Taiwanese-American Occultation Survey: status of the project Bianco F.
18:40-19:00 Whipple: A Space-Based Occultation Survey Lehner M.
Wednesday 5:
Session: DISCOVERIES continued  
09:00-09:20 Detection of Sub-Kilometre Radius KBO's by Occultation - 7,000 star hours logged using UKST - Preliminary Results Georgevits G. et al.
09:20-09:40 The invisible Kuiper Belt Explored by Stellar Occultations Roques F.
Session: EVOLUTION  
09:40-10:20 Collisional evolution (Invited) O'Brien D.
10:20-10:40 Coffee Break
10:40-11:20 Thermal evolution (Invited) Coradini A.
11:20-11:40 New ideas on the origin of the irregular satellites of Saturn Turrini D. et al.
11:40-12:00 The dust coma of the active Centaur P/2004 A1 (LONEOS): a CO-driven environment? Mazzotta Epifani E. et al.
12:00-12:20 Oort Cloud Formation in the Primordial Solar Environment Duncan M. & Brasser R.
12:20-12:40 Structure and evolution of large Kuiper Belt objects and dwarf planets McKinnon W.
12:40-13:00 Thermal model of the active Centaur P/2004 A1 (LONEOS) Capria M.T. et al.
16:00-16:40 Cosmic ion induced color changes (Invited) Brunetto R.
16:40-17:20 Synthesis of molecules by cosmic ion bombardment (Invited) Moore M.H. & Hudson R.L.
17:20-17:40 Coffee Break
17:40-18:00 Laboratory data on ices, silicates and organics for TNOs and Centaurs: what is missing? de Bergh C. et al.
18:00-18:20 New Optical Constants for Amorphous and Crystalline H2O-ice and H2O-mixtures Mastrapa R. et al.
18:20-18:40 Physical properties of ices present in TNOs Satorre M.A. et al.
21:00 Public Conference:"Gerard Kuiper: the man and the scientist"
M. Fulchignoni with the contribution of D. Cruikshank and S. Destombe
Thursday 6:  
09:00-09:40 Energetic ion fluxes in the TNO region (Invited) Cooper J.F.
09:40-10:20 Pluto(Invited) Stern A.
10:20-10:40 Coffee Break
10:40-11:00 The surface of Pluto-twin TNOs 2005 FY5 and 2003 UB313 Licandro J. et al.
11:00-11:20 Surface modelling of TNOs Merlin F. & Barucci M.A.
11:20-11:40 Charon like objects Pinilla-Alonso N. et al.
11:40-12:00 TNO surface Ices : analysis of the populations spectral properties Barucci M.A. & Merlin F.
12:00-12:20 Polarization measurements of TNOs and Centaurs Boehnhardt H. et al.
12:20-12:40 Constraints on surface albedo of Kuiper belt objects from low phase angle photometry Belskaya I. et al.
12:40-13:00 Pluto's thermal lightcurve: Spitzer/MIPS observations Lellouch E. et al.
16:00-16:40 Spectroscopy and identification of specific molecules (Invited) Trujillo C.
16:40-17:20 Radiometric observations (Invited) Stansberry J.A. et al.
17:20-17:40 Coffee Break
17:40-18:00 Reflectances at lambda > 2.5 microns of TNOs, Centaurs, and Pluto Emery J. et al.
18:00-18:20 Composition Trends in KBOs and Centaurs Dalle Ore C. et al.
18:20-18:40 A search for correlations between magnitude-phase curves of KBOs and their physical and orbital parameters Rousselot P. & Belskaya I.N.
18:40-19:00 The Neptune Trojans: Their Colors, Population and Inclination Distribution Sheppard S. & Trujillo C.
Friday 7:  
Session: CHARACTERIZATIONS continued  
09:00-09:40 Correlations between colors and orbital parameters (Invited) Peixinho N.
09:40-10:00 Crystalline Water Ice on the Satellite of the Trans-Neptunian Object 2003 EL61 Takato N. et al.
10:00-10:20 J and M band spectroscopy of Pluto and Charon Protopapa S. et al.
10:20-10:40 Coffee Break
10:40-11:00 Spitzer/MIPS Survey of Dynamically Cold KBOs Grundy W.
11:00-11:20 Discovery of Cometary Activity on Centaur 174P/Echeclus Choi Y. & Weissman P.
11:20-11:40 Analysis of the Rotational Properties of KBOs Lacerda P. & Luu J.
11:40-12:00 Spitzer Space Telescope MIPS photometry of the active centaur 60558 Echeclus Bauer J.M. et al.
12:00-12:20 Spectroscopy of Icy Planetoids Barkume K. & Brown M.E.
12:20-12:40 Linking TNOs to the populations of Centaurs and Jupiter Trojans: analysis of the physical properties Dotto E. et al.

Poster list

Posters will be displayed in the conference room and discussed during coffee breaks

  1. The Dust Distributions in a Kuiper Belt-Debris Disc System,
    Yeh L.-C. & Jiang I.-G.
  2. NIR spectroscopy of (59358) 1999 CL158: Probing the Irradiation - Collisional resurfacing model,
    Alvarez-Candal A., Melita M., Lazzaro D., Jones D., Williams I.
  3. A possible case of TNOs migration,
    Solovaya N. & Pittich E.M.
  4. The Production of Methane on Kuiper Belt Objects,
    Schaller E., Eiler J.M., Roe H. G. Schaller Emily
  5. A combined stellar-Neptune perturbation of outer Kuiper belt and its outer border at 50 AU,
    Neslusan L. & Paulech T.
  6. Search for aqueous alteration evidence on KBO surfaces,
    Delsanti A., Yang, B., Chizmadia, L., Meech, K.
  7. The search for Sedna-like objects,
    Roe H., Barkume K., Brown M.E.
  8. TNO Precovery survey using KLENOT archive - first results,
    Tichy M. & Ticha J.
  9. Thermodynamic behavior of small bodies during the collisional evolution of the Edgeworth-Kuiper Belt,
    Marboeuf U., Petit J., Mousis O.
  10. Search for cometary activity in three Centaurs ((60558) 2000 EC98, 2000 FZ53, 2000 GM137) and two Transneptunian Objects ((29981) 1999 TD10 and (28978) Ixion),
    Lorin O. & Rousselot P.
  11. 100 Myr of KBO internal evolution,
    Sarid G. & Prialnik D.
  12. Rotational properties of TNOs and Centaurs,
    Santos Sanz P., J.L. Ortiz, P.J. Gutierrez
  13. VLT Photometry of Uranus Irregular Satellites: Sycorax, Prospero, Stephano, Setebos and Trinculo,
    Maris M., Carraro G., Parisi G.M.
  14. Photophoresis and Cometary Silicates,
    Horner J., Mousis O., Petit J.M., Wurm G., Krauss O.
  15. ESO-VLT observations of Charon and large TNOs with SINFONI: An analysis of their surface composition,
    Dumas C., Hainaut, O., Barucci, A., deBergh, C., Merlin, F., Guilbert, A.
  16. Visible-near-infrared colors of transneptunian objects from the Meudon Multicolor Survey,
    Doressoundiram A. & Peixinho N.
  17. Peculiar Orbits in the Centaur and Transneptunian Populations,
    Tancredi G., Virtanen J., Muinonen K.
  18. Modelling the surface of centaurs,
    Pinilla-Alonso N. & Licandro, J.
  19. Analysis of absorption features in TNO and asteroid spectra,
    Erard S., Despan D., Merlin F.
  20. Near-Infrared Spectral Similarities between Cometary Nuclei and Trojan Asteroids,
    Campins H., Ziffer J., Licandro J., Fernandez Y., Pinilla-Alonso, N.
  21. Celestial Mechanics and Atomic Physics,
    Lee E., Farrelly D.
  22. The Density and Albedo of Binary KBO 1998 SM165,
    Spencer J., Grundy W., Stansberry J., Noll K.
  23. The World Space Observatory for UV (WSO/UV): implications for solar system studies,
    Pagano I. et al.
  24. Irradiation of water, ammonia, and their mixtures,
    Brunetto R., Leto G., Licandro J., Pinilla-Alonso N., Strazzulla G.
  25. Laboratory simulations of planetary surfaces space weathering induced by solar wind and cosmic ions,
    Brunetto R., Blanco C., Fulvio D., Strazzulla G.
  26. Ion irradiation of TNO surface analogue ice mixtures: the chemistry,
    Baratta G.A., Brunetto R., Caniglia G., Fulvio D., Ioppolo S., Leto G., Palumbo M.E., Spinella F., Strazzulla G.

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