Sunday, November 3

16:00-18:00 Registration (Makai Lawn) 
17:30-19:30 Reception (Makai Lawn) 


Monday, November 4

08:00-08:55  Light Breakfast 
08:55-09:00  Workshop Welcome  (Tom Geballe)
09:00-09:25  The Galactic Center - A Unique Laboratory for Astrophysics  (Heino Falcke)

Session I - Large Scale Structures: Surveys and Interactions

Moderator: Miller Goss
09:25-09:45  High-resolution HI Absorption Survey of the Central 300 pc  (Cornelia Lang)
09:45-10:05  High Resolution Imaging of the Galactic Center at Low Frequencies  (Michael Nord)
10:05-10:20  Spatially Resolved 74 MHz Absorption Toward the Galactic Center  (Crystal Brogan)
10:20-11:00  Poster Session/Coffee Break 
11:00-11:20  Chandra view of the central 300 pc of our Galaxy  (Q. Daniel Wang)
11:20-11:35  An XMM-Newton Survey of the Galactic Centre Region  (Robert Warwick)
11:35-11:50  Two Thousand X-Ray Stars in the Central 20 pc of the Galaxy  (Michael Muno)
11:50-12:20  Discussion 
12:20  Lunch: (Kamaaina Terrace) 

Session II: Molecular Clouds and Magnetic Fields

Moderator: Mark Morris
14:00-14:15  A Molecular Face-on View of the Galactic Center Region  (Tsuyoshi Sawada)
14:15-14:30  The Inner 200pc: Hot Dense Molecular Gas in the Galactic Center  (Christopher Martin)
14:30-14:50  Gravitational Stability of Molecular Clouds in the Galactic Center  (Tomoharu Oka)
14:50-15:10  Spectroscopy of Hydrocarbon Grains toward the Galactic Center and Quintuplet Cluster  (Jean Chiar)
15:10-15:50  Poster Session/Coffee Break 
15:50-16:10  X-rays from the HII regions and Molecular Clouds  (Katsuji Koyama)
16:10-16:25  Reflected X-ray Emissions on Giant Molecular Clouds -Evidence of the Past Activities of Sgr A*  (Hiroshi Murakami)
16:25-16:45  Observation of toroidal magnetic fields on 100 pc scales in the Galactic center  (Giles Novak)
16:45-17:00  The origin and stability of strong vertical magnetic fields in the central 150 pc of the Galaxy  (Benjamin Chandran)
17:00-17:30  Discussion 

Tuesday, November 5

08:00-08:55  Light Breakfast 

Session III - Sagittarius A and its Environs

Moderator: Angela Cotera
09:00-09:20  Deep X-Ray Imaging of the Central 20 Parsecs of the Galaxy with Chandra  (Mark Morris)
09:20-09:40  Mapping Magnetic Fields in the Cold Dust at the Galactic Center  (David Chuss)
09:40-10:00  Recent Observations and Theory of the Galactic Center Nonthermal Filaments  (Ted LaRosa)
10:00-10:20  Interaction between the Eastern Boundary of Sgr A East and Giant Molecular Clouds  (Sungho Lee)
10:20-11:00  Poster Session/Coffee Break 
11:00-11:20  Hot and Cold Matter in Sgr A - The XMM-Newton View  (Peter Predehl)
11:20-11:40  Sgr A East and around - a view with XMM-Newton  (Masaaki Sakano)
11:40-12:00  Chandra View of Sgr A East  (Yoshitomo Maeda)
12:00-12:30  Discussion 
12:30  Lunch: (Kamaaina Terrace) 

Session IV - Stars and Star Formation

Moderator: Kris Sellgren
14:00-14:20  Really Cool Stars and the Star Formation History at the Galactic Center  (Robert Blum)
14:20-14:40  Massive Stars and The Creation of our Galactic Center  (Don Figer)
14:40-15:00  The Galactic Center source IRS13E: a star cluster  (Jean-Pierre Maillard)
15:00-15:20  SiO Maser Sources Within 30 pc of the Galactic Center  (Shuji Deguchi)
15:20-16:00  Poster Session/Coffee Break 
16:00-16:20  Expectations for Polarized Hard X-rays from 1E1740.7-2942  (Matthew Baring)
16:20-16:40  X-Ray Emission from Stellar Clusters Near the Galactic Center  (Casey Law)
16:40-17:00  Simulated X-ray emission from the Arches Cluster  (Pablo Velazquez)
17:00-17:30  Discussion 

Wednesday, November 6

08:00-08:55  Light Breakfast 

Session V - Sgr A* I: New Observational Results

Moderator: Ramesh Narayan
09:00-09:20  Linear and Circular Polarization from Sgr A*  (Geoff Bower)
09:20-09:40  X-ray Flares and Quiescent Emission of Sgr A*  (Fred Baganoff)
09:40-10:00  The Intrinsic Variability of Sgr A* at Radio Wavelengths  (Jun-Hui Zhao)
10:00-10:15  Flares of Sagittarius A* at Short Millimeter Wavelengths  (Atsushi Miyazaki)
10:15-10:55  Poster Session/Coffee Break 
10:55-11:10  Limits on the Short Term Variability of Sgr A* in the Near-IR  (Seth Hornstein)
11:10-11:25  A New X-Ray Flare from the Galactic Nucleus Detected with the XMM-Newton  (Andrea Goldwurm)
11:25-11:45  Searching for Structural Variability in Sgr A*  (Z-Q. Shen)
11:45-12:00  Observations of the Galactic Centre at 610 MHz with the GMRT  (Subhashis Roy)
12:00-12:30  Discussion 
12:30  End of Sessions for the day 
14:00-18:30 Snorkel Cruise (reservations only; buses depart hotel at 13:30) 

Thursday, November 7

08:00-08:55  Light Breakfast 

Session VI - Sgr A* II: Theoretical Models

Moderator: Rashid Sunyaev
09:00-09:25  Accretion Models for Sgr A*  (Elliot Quataert)
09:25-9:45  Jet-ADAF model for Sgr A*  (Feng Yuan)
09:45-10:05  Jet Models for Flaring in Sgr A*  (Sera Markoff)
10:05-10:25  Circular Polarization and the Radiation Efficiency of Sgr A*  (Thomas Beckert)
10:25-10:55  Poster Session/Coffee Break 
10:55-11:15  Relativistic Disk in Sgr A*  (Siming Liu)
11:15-11:30  On the Chandra Detection of Diffuse X-Ray Emission from Sgr A*  (Martin Pessah)
11:30-11:45  Condensing Flow model for the Galactic Center  (Sergei Nayakshin)
11:45-12:00  Comparison of the Black Hole and Fermion Ball Scenarios of the Galactic Center  (Raoul Viollier)
12:00-12:30  Discussion 
12:30  Lunch: (Kamaaina Terrace) 

Session VII - The Central Parsec

Moderator: Fulvio Melia
14:00-14:30  The Discovery of Sgr A*  (Miller Goss)
14:30-14:50  Position and Proper Motion of Sgr A*  (Mark Reid)
14:50-15:10  Tidal processes very near the black hole in the Galactic Center  (Tal Alexander)
15:10-15:25  Orbital accelerations and recent VLT MIR observations of the central cluster  (Andreas Eckart)
15:25-16:05  Poster Session/Coffee Break 
16:05-16:25  The W. M. Keck Dynamical Study of the Galaxy's Central Stellar Cluster  (Andrea Ghez)
16:25-16:45  The GC stellar cluster: The central arcsecond  (Rainer Schoedel)
16:45-17:00  Stellar Dynamics in the Central Parsec: 1000 Proper Motions in 100 Nights  (Thomas Ott)
17:00-17:30  Discussion 
18:00 No Host Cocktail Hour (Kuakini Halau) 
19:00 Banquet (Kuakini Halau) 

Friday, November 8

08:00-08:55  Light Breakfast 

Session VIII - Morphology and Dynamics of the Central 10 Parsecs

Moderator: Fred Lo
09:00-09:20  Hot Molecular Gas in the Central 10 Parsecs of the Galaxy  (Robin Herrnstein)
09:20-09:40  HST P alpha Imaging of Sgr A  (Nick Scoville)
09:40-9:55  Structural analysis of the Minispiral from high-resolution Brackett gamma data  (Thibaut Paumard)
09:55-10:10  Resolving the Enigmatic Northern Arm Sources in the Central Parsec  (Angelle Tanner)
10:10-10:50  Poster Session/Coffee Break 
10:50-11:10  The gas physics and dynamics in the central 30 pc of the Galactic Center  (Berndt Vollmer)
11:10-11:30  Determination of the 3-Dimensional Motions of Ionized Gas in the Galactic Center  (Doug Roberts)
11:30-11:50  Simple Hydrodynamical Simulations of the Circumnuclear Disk  (Robert Coker)
11:50-12:20  Discussion 
12:20-12:50  Conference Summary  (Eric Becklin)
12:50-13:00  Conference Adjournment 

Saturday, November 9

9:00-18:30  Tour of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (incl. lunch at Volcano House), reservations only 
9:30-18:30  Tour of Mauna Kea Summit (incl. lunch at Hale Pohaku), reservations only 

POSTER SESSIONS (Kahalu'u I) Monday-Friday

I -Large Scale Structures: Surveys and Interactions

I-1 Magnetic Field in the GC: Rotation Measure observations of extragalactic sources  (Subashis Roy)
I-2 Study of the Nuclear Bulge region of the Galaxy  (Kiran Baliyan)
I-3 A morphological study of the Galactic Inner Bulge  (Kiran Baliyan)
I-4 Ionized gas in the Nuclear Bulge  (Nemesio Rodríguez-Fernández)
I-5 Low Frequency Radio View of the Central 300 pc  (Namir Kassim)
I-6 43 GHz masers and astrometry with VERA in the Galactic Center  (Lorant Sjouwerman)
I-7 A Search for Radio Transients at 327 MHz in the Galactic Center  (Scott Hyman)

II. Molecular Clouds and Magnetic Fields

II-1 On the heating of the Galactic center molecular clouds  (Nemesio Rodríguez-Fernández)
II-2 Propagation of charged particles from the source in the Galactic Center  (Wlodzimierz Bednarek)
II-3 Discovery of new SNR candidates in the Galactic Center region with ASCA and Chandra  (Atsushi Senda)
II-4 Molecular Line Observations of the Tornado Nebula and its Eye  (Jasmina Lazendic)
II-5 Water and Other Molecules Observed in the Galactic Centre with the ODIN Satellite  (Aage Sandqvist)

III - The Inner 30 pc

III-1 A Census of dust components in the Galactic Centre  (Andy Adamson)
III-2 The Line-of-Sight distribution in the inner 30 pc of the Galaxy  (Berndt Vollmer)
III-3 Thermal SiO observations of a shell attached to the nonthermal filaments in Sgr A  (Toshihiro Handa)
III-4 Absorption and Emission in the Four Ground-state OH Lines Observed with the VLA Towards the GC  (Roland Karlsson)
III-5 Constraints on distances to Galactic Centre non-thermal filaments from HI absorption  (Subashis Roy)
III-6 Discovery of a non-thermal X-ray filament in the Galactic Centre  (Masaaki Sakano)
III-7 High-negative velocities in the inner 25 pc  (Lorant Sjouwerman)
III-8 32 GHz polarization results for the ARC and the SGR A complex  (Wolfgang Reich)

IV - Stars and Star Formation

IV-1 Dust features of AGB stars in the Inner Galaxy  (Nicole van der Bliek)
IV-2 86 GHz SiO maser survey of late-type stars in the Inner Galaxy  (Maria Messineo)
IV-3 C, N, and O Abundances in VR 5-7 Compared to IRS 7  (Kris Sellgren)
IV-4 Radio Detections of Stellar Winds in the Galactic Center Clusters  (Cornelia Lang)
IV-5 New results on the helium stars in the Galactic Center  (Thibaut Paumard)
IV-6 The Gemini Galactic Center imaging data set  (Francois Rigaut)
IV-7 Structure of the central stellar cluster  (Nelly Mouawad)
IV-8 Dynamical Friction Near the Galactic Center  (Sungsoo Kim)
IV-9 First adaptive optics observations of the Galactic Center with NAOS/CONICA  (Yann Cle'net)
IV-10 Radio Pulsars in the Galactic Center  (Joseph Lazio)
IV-11 Review of Low-Mass X-ray Binaries near the Galactic Center  (Alexander Lutovinov)
IV-12 Neutral radiation from the pulsar in the Galactic Center region  (Wlodzimierz Bednarek)

V - Sgr A*: Observations

V-1 A Week-long Multiwavelength Campaign to Monitor the Flaring Activity of SgrA*  (Fred Baganoff)
V-2 Closure Amplitude Analysis of 7mm VLBA Observations of Sagittarius A*  (Geoff Bower)
V-3 VLBI observation of SgrA* at burst time  (Makato Miyoshi)
V-4 A Chandra View of Diffuse X-ray Emission in the Vicinity of Sagittarius A*  (Sangwook Park)
V-5 Investigating the submillimetre variability of Sagittarius A* with SCUBA  (Douglas Pierce-Price)
V-6 Near-infrared flux limits for Sgr A* based on NICMOS data  (Susan Stolovy)
V-7 The Wavelength Dependence of Sgr A* Size and the Unified Model of Compact Radio Sources  (Fedor Prigara)
V-8 Search for Circular Polarization toward Sagittarius A* at 100 GHz  (Masato Tsuboi)

VI - Sgr A* II: Theory

VI-1 The formation and feeding of supermassive black holes in galactic centers  (Wolfgang Duschl)
VI-2 Gamma-ray Emission from an Accretion Flow around a Kerr Black Hole  (Kazutaka Oka)
VI-3 Unified Description of Dark Matter at the Center and in the Halo of the Galaxy  (Raoul Viollier)
VI-4 NGC 4258: a jet-dominated low-luminosity AGN?  (Feng Yuan)

VII - The Central Parsec

VII-1 A bow shock of heated dust at IRS 8  (Francois Rigaut)
VII-2 The Magnetic Field in the central Parsec  (Alistair Glasse)
VII-3 Mid-infrared imaging and spectroscopy observation of the Galactic Center with Subaru/COMICS  (Takuya Yamashita)
VII-4 Physical Conditions in the Central parsec Derived from Mid-Infrared Imaging Photometry  (Daniel Gezari)

VIII - Future Instrumentation

VIII-1 The LBT interferometric camera LINC  (Andreas Eckart)