Team meeting at University of Georgia, Athens


Hotel info: The UGA Hotel and Conference Center, 1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602-3603

Meeting location: Room 322, Physics Building

Meeting time: Benhui Yang will open the room at 8am. Benhui is in room 325B. I can't arrive until 9:30am, but feel free to start any time.

Coffee breaks: 11am and 3:30pm, but coffee should be available in the seminar room by 9am or so.

Contact info: Phillip Stancil, room 325A, 404-434-7958 (Atlanta area cell number - it is a long distance call from Athens)

Wireless: Guest accounts should be ready before Wednesday (more info soon). Wireless is PAWS.

Online journal access:, click "Journal" tab, enter journal name, return, choose an option for the journal provider (e.g. AIP), enter password=invoice when prompted. You can try from home or the hotel.

Food: There is a restaurant and a cafeteria in the Hotel. You can have breakfast in the cafeteria. The restaurant (Savannah Room) may be your best option for dinner Wednesday. If you are feeling adventurous, you can take a hotel shuttle north on Lumpkin St. to down town (or maybe Ryan can pick you up). There are three main streets filled with restaurants of all varieties. Some examples: NONA (Cajun seafood), Porterhouse Grill (steaks, etc.), Last Resort (modern southern), Da Palma's (Italian), Bombay Cafe (Indian), etc. A little north west (Prince St.) there is The Grit (vegetarian), also a nice Thai restaurant. A block south on Lumpkin there is a trendy, low-budget Mexican place. Another block south is a 5 star restaurant, the Five and Ten. For lunch, you can go to the student center food court/cafeteria. Downtown there is the trendy The National.

People who fly will arrive at the Atlanta airport. There are two shuttle bus services between the airport and the University of Georgia. The traditional shuttle costs about $35 each way. Ryan found a new service which costs $1 each way if you book on line.

Phillip sends links giving local information here and here. The University on-site hotel is here. The shuttle bus goes directly to this hotel from the Atlanta airport.

We will meet all day Thursday and Friday May 17 and 18, and part of Saturday the 19th.


This is a collection of topics we may wish to discuss. We can sort them into a coherent program as the time grows near.

  • removing logs from the input parser, and the output
  • status of chianti database
  • status of stout database
  • merging the molecular and atomic database formats
  • smart compression schemes for rates vs temperatures
  • filament heating (particle transport)
  • status of UGA lab. astro. projects
  • possible NASA proposal on molecular emission from PPDs: 1+1 (or 2D) extension to Cloudy, molecular excitation rates, potential surfaces, observations, ....


Thursday May 17 - Databases

  • 8:00 meet for breakfast in hotel cafeteria 8am
  • 8:45 Benhui meets us to walk over to Physics
  • 9:30 meeting starts Physics Building Room 322
    • welcome, introduction
    • status of Chianti, Stout databases
  • 11:00 - 11:30 coffee break
    • collisional data truncation
    • QUB plans
  • 12:30 - 14:00 lunch
  • 14:00 resume
    • Status of molecular excitation calculations (Benhui Y.)
    • database extensions to molecules
  • 3:30 - 4:00 coffee break
    • merge Chianti, Stout, level2 lines
    • common format for continuum processes?
  • 5:50 end of day

Friday May 18 - Chemistry and charge exchange

  • 8:00 meet for breakfast in hotel cafeteria 8am
  • 9:30 meeting starts Physics Building Room 322
  • charge exchange
    • observations of cool core clusters
    • Status of charge transfer calculations (Phillip)
    • UGa CX data for O+8 - H, n, l distribution

  • 11:00 - 11:30 coffee break
    • how to incorporate CX state resolved data into cloudy
    • prediction of spectrum
  • 12:30 - 14:00 lunch
  • 14:00 resume
  • molecular hydrogen
    • Status of photodissociation and other calculations (Phillip)
    • ticket #228 and H2 grain catalysis
    • Status of ice sticking coefficient calculations (Vijay V.)
    • H2star - goals and plans - Ryan Porter
    • H2 cooling at very low metallicity - Wang Ye

Saturday May 19

  • 8:00 meet for breakfast in hotel cafeteria 8am
  • 9:30 meeting starts Physics Building Room 322
  • summaries of Vienna and Leiden meeting comparisons
  • command parser
    • newmole commands
    • getting rid of logs
  • 11:00 - 11:30 coffee break
  • non-Maxwellian electrons Dopita
  • future project, proposals
  • C10.01 release
  • c13 release
  • 12:30 - 14:00 lunch
  • 14:00 resume

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