* Jana Grcevich: Neutral Hydrogen in Local Group Dwarf Galaxies

* Cameron Hummels: Constraints on Hydrodynamic Subgrid Models from Quasar Absorption Line Studies - Recent observational studies have traced quasar absorption lines through the halos of intervening galaxies, providing important clues as to the state of the circumgalactic medium. Using Enzo, we have produced a suite of cosmological hydrodynamics simulations following the evolution of individual galaxies at high resolution and adopting different subgrid models to represent stellar feedback in each simulation. We probe these halos with synthetic quasar sightlines detecting the extent of H I, C IV, O VI, O VII, and Mg II for each galaxy. These results are directly compared against the observational sample, rendering additional constraints for determining the true nature of stellar feedback in galaxies.

* Colin McNally?: A Meshless Adaptive Lagrangian Method for Protoplanetary Disk Magnetohydrodynamics - To understand the gas dynamics of in protoplanetary disks that dictate the formation environment, processing, and transport of solids we must connect large-scale observations of the nature of disks to observations of the properties of these solids in our solar system and other protoplanetary disks. To build models capable of probing the consequences for these solids of the turbulent gas flow in a disk, a numerical method which can overcome the time step and adaptivity limitations of Eulerian methods is desirable. I will discuss Phurbas, a meshless, Lagrangian, adaptive, parallel code for magnetohydrodynamics, and demonstrate its application to protoplanetary disk models.

* Kyle Parfrey: Dynamic Relativistic Magnetospheres of Pulsars, Magnetars, and Black Holes - Compact objects are generally surrounded by plasma in which the magnetic field strength is so high that hydrodynamic forces can be neglected---the "force-free" (vanishing-inertia) MHD limit. I'll describe simulations, performed in this regime using a new spectral code, of the pulsar magnetosphere and magnetar giant flares, and show results of preliminary studies of dynamic force-free plasmas in the curved spacetimes around neutron stars and black holes.

* Andreas Svedin: What problems do you need to solve if you want to make a model based prediction of the solar cycle.