In June 2002, a group of interested researchers gathered at
We have had two years, and four workshops, to outline computational frameworks, discuss areas of strength and weakness, and to ponder observational consequences of our work. Now, at our fifth workshop, it is time to put our money where our mouth is.
MODEST-5 will be held at
There is a deadline for these projects – there will be a
MODEST meeting in summer 2006, probably associated with the IAU General
An underlying goal of this workshop is to draw from as many groups as we possibly can: stellar dynamicists, stellar evolutionists, observers, and especially people who have feet in more than one camp. We would like to forge as many productive collaborations as we can, with the idea of having those collaborations move from studying the one chosen cluster to applying their work to all kinds of dense stellar systems.
We look forward to having a wide range of people attend the MODEST-5 meeting, and aim to make it relevant and interesting to all participants, as well as a useful exercise in furthering our MODEST goals. We invite all interested researchers to join us.
In keeping with the spirit of an informal workshop, there will be no registration fee, nor will we have any means to offer financial assistance to the participants.