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The Manchester Microlensing Conference: The 12th International Conference and ANGLES Microlensing Workshop

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January 21-25, 2008
Manchester, UK

The Manchester Microlensing Conference (M2C) was held at the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics at Manchester University in the UK from 21st-25th January 2008. M2C comprised two elements: the ANGLES Microlensing Workshop and the 12th International Conference on gravitational microlensing. M2C began with the two-day Workshop, providing interactive Master Classes to around 60 researchers on selected hot topics in microlensing. The Master Classes were delivered by world-leading experts on each of the topics. The topics reflected the diverse techniques and applications of microlensing, such as crowded-field photometry, modelling of extra-solar planetary systems, and the use of microlensing in cosmology.

The 12th International Conference on microlensing followed immediately after the Workshop and was attended by around 90 researchers. The Conference covered all aspects of current research in microlensing, including: Microlensing towards the Magellanic Clouds; Cosmological Microlensing; Stellar and Galactic Microlensing; Galactic Microlensing Surveys; Follow-up Programmes and Planetary Microlensing; M31 Microlensing; and Future Directions.

The M2C Proceedings serve three functions. Through the expert master classes the M2C Proceedings provide a great starting point for those who wish to enter the field or who just wish to learn more about microlensing at a depth beyond that usually covered by a single review article. The M2C proceedings also provide a snapshot of the state-of-the art in microlensing observations and theory as of January 2008, in what is a rapidly developing field. Lastly, the M2C meeting and its Proceedings are dedicated to the memory of the late Bohdan Paczynski, a towering figure and founding father of modern day microlensing research.

If you wish to cite an article within the M2C Proceedings you can use the following example as a template:

Mao, S., 2008, "Introduction to Microlensing", in Proceedings of the Manchester Microlensing Conference: The 12th International Conference and ANGLES Microlensing Workshop, eds. E. Kerins, S. Mao, N. Rattenbury and L. Wyrzykowski, PoS(GMC8)002

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Sessions
The Manchester Microlensing Conference: the 12th International Conference and ANGLES Microlensing Workshop
ANGLES Microlensing Workshop: Microlensing Master Classes
Conference Session 1: Microlensing towards the Magellanic Clouds
Conference Session 2: Cosmological Microlensing
Conference Session 3: Galactic Microlensing Surveys
Conference Session 4: Stellar and Galactic Microlensing
Conference Sessions 5 and 6: Follow-up Programmes and Planetary Microlensing
Conference Session 7: M31 Microlensing
Conference Session 8: Future Directions
Conference Posters
The Manchester Microlensing Conference: the 12th International Conference and ANGLES Microlensing Workshop
The Manchester Microlensing Conference: the 12th International Conference and ANGLES Microlensing Workshop
PoS(GMC8)001 pdf attachments E. Kerins, S. Mao, N. Rattenbury and L. Wyrzykowski
A Tribute to Bohdan Paczynski (1940-2007)
PoS(GMC8)065 pdf S. Mao
ANGLES Microlensing Workshop: Microlensing Master Classes
Introduction to Microlensing
PoS(GMC8)002 pdf S. Mao
Crowded Field Photometry and Difference Imaging
PoS(GMC8)003 pdf P. Wozniak
Serendipitous Science from Microlensing Datasets
PoS(GMC8)064 file missing D. Minniti and P. Lucas
Galactic Structure from Microlensing
PoS(GMC8)006 file missing J. Binney
Cosmological Microlensing
PoS(GMC8)007 pdf attachments J. Wambsganss
Modelling Microlensing Events
PoS(GMC8)008 pdf M. Dominik
Modelling Planetary Microlensing Events
PoS(GMC8)009 file missing D. Bennett
Conference Session 1: Microlensing towards the Magellanic Clouds
First Results from the SuperMACHO Survey of the LMC
PoS(GMC8)010 file missing A. Rest
The OGLE search for microlensing events towards the LMC
PoS(GMC8)011 pdf L. Wyrzykowski, S. Kozlowski, V. Belokurov, M.C Smith, J. Skowron and A. Udalski
Non-gaussian velocity distribution for the LMC sources: microlensing implications
PoS(GMC8)012 pdf L. Mancini
Conference Session 2: Cosmological Microlensing
A quasar under a microlensing caustic
PoS(GMC8)013 pdf T. Anguita and R. Schmidt
Modelling anomalous lensed quasars
PoS(GMC8)014 pdf N. Bate
Time delays in the gravitationally lensed quasar SDSS J1004+4112
PoS(GMC8)016 pdf J. Fohlmeister
Probing the nature of dark matter with gravitational microlensing
PoS(GMC8)017 pdf G. Lewis
The time-delay in the double quasar UM 673
PoS(GMC8)019 file missing R. Schmidt
Microlensing to probe the quasar structure: spectrophotometry of Q2237+0305 and of J1131-1231
PoS(GMC8)020 pdf D. Sluse, A. Eigenbrod, F. Courbin, D. Hutsemekers, J.F. Claeskens, G. Meylan, E. Agol and J. Surdej
Conference Session 3: Galactic Microlensing Surveys
16th microlensing season of the OGLE survey
PoS(GMC8)024 pdf attachments A. Udalski
MOA-II microlensing survey
PoS(GMC8)025 pdf attachments T. Sumi
Conference Session 4: Stellar and Galactic Microlensing
Microlensing towards the Galactic centre an analysis of the Galactic Bulge IMF
PoS(GMC8)021 pdf S. Calchi Novati
Final results from EROS towards the Galactic Plane
PoS(GMC8)026 pdf M. Moniez
Polarization and SEDs from microlensing of circumstellar envelopes
PoS(GMC8)027 pdf R. Ignace
How to treat stellar limb darkening in the analysis of microlensing events
PoS(GMC8)028 pdf D. Heyrovsky
Beyond the fold approximation: the extended-source effect in two-point-mass microlensing
PoS(GMC8)029 pdf O. Pejcha and D. Heyrovsky
Microlensing Events Near-Field Surveys
PoS(GMC8)030 pdf C. Han
Microlensing in binary systems
PoS(GMC8)031 pdf D. Ricci
Repeating microlensing events in the OGLE data
PoS(GMC8)032 pdf J. Skowron, L. Wyrzykowski and S. Mao
The Wellington microlensing modelling programme
PoS(GMC8)033 pdf D. Sullivan
Conference Sessions 5 and 6: Follow-up Programmes and Planetary Microlensing
Discovery of a Jupiter/Saturn Analog with Gravitational Microlensing
PoS(GMC8)034 file missing S. Gaudi
Modelling planets in high-magnification events with HMMM
PoS(GMC8)035 file missing S. Dong
Preliminary Analysis of OGLE-2007-BLG-472
PoS(GMC8)036 pdf N. Kains, K. Horne and M. Dominik
Detecting exoplanets with the xallarap microlensing effect
PoS(GMC8)037 pdf S. Rahvar and M. Dominik
MicroFUN 2007
PoS(GMC8)038 pdf A. Gould
Report on the PLANET Collaboration Operation
PoS(GMC8)039 file missing J.P. Beaulieu
Status of RoboNet
PoS(GMC8)040 file missing K. Horne
High Magnification Events by MOA in 2007
PoS(GMC8)041 pdf P. Yock
Conference Session 7: M31 Microlensing
An analysis of the M31 microlensing events
PoS(GMC8)043 pdf P. Jetzer
Gravitational lensing by the supermassive black hole in M31
PoS(GMC8)044 pdf V. Bozza, S. Calchi Novati and L. Mancini
The Angstrom Project survey of M31 bulge microlensing
PoS(GMC8)045 pdf E. Kerins
Conference Session 8: Future Directions
Microlensing from Antarctica
PoS(GMC8)046 file missing S. Mao
Delivering Machine Readable Microlensing Data Across the Internet
PoS(GMC8)047 pdf I. Bond
ARTEMIS, cooperative efforts, and optimal short-term strategies
PoS(GMC8)048 pdf M. Dominik
The Microlensing Planet Finder mission
PoS(GMC8)049 file missing D. Bennett
Conference Posters
Complete Catalog of M31 Microlensing Events from MEGA
PoS(GMC8)050 pdf attachments P. Cseresnjes, A. Bergier, A.P.S. Crotts, J. De Jong, K.H. Kuijken, E.A. Baltz, L.M. Widrow and E. Brogt
Microlensing variability in the gravitationally lensed quasar QSO 2237+0305 ≡ the Einstein Cross
PoS(GMC8)051 pdf A. Eigenbrod
An Implementation of the Ray Shooting Method
PoS(GMC8)053 pdf M. Hundertmark, F. Hessman and S. Dreizler
Gravitational Lensing and Cusp Slope Value Limit for the Dark Matter Haloes
PoS(GMC8)054 pdf attachments P. Mutka
The WEB-plop observation prioritisation system
PoS(GMC8)056 pdf C. Snodgrass, Y. Tsapras, R. Street, D. Bramich, K. Horne, M. Dominik and A. Allan
Are the Einstein Crossing Times of Galactic Microlensing Bimodal?
PoS(GMC8)057 pdf T. Wickramasinghe
The Angstrom Survey: Status Report
PoS(GMC8)058 pdf M. Darnley
Detection efficiencies in high magnification events
PoS(GMC8)059 pdf attachments V. Batista
Gravitational Lensing along multiple paths as a probe of physics beyond Einstein gravity
PoS(GMC8)062 pdf H. Asada
Gravitational lensing by gravitational wave pulse
PoS(GMC8)063 pdf O. Tsupko
The RoboNet-II project: Microlensing Anomaly Follow-up with the Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network
PoS(GMC8)066 pdf Y. Tsapras