Giants of Eclipse
2013 July 29 - August 2
Venue: Hyatt Regency Hotel, Monterey, California
"Giants of Eclipse" will provide a forum to discuss the physics of cool giant stars, examine new data for those objects, and compare the latest theories. Studies of giants in eclipsing binaries have afforded us a means of deriving precise cool-star physics, and the role of these systems as astrophysical calibrators is central to the meeting. The minute details of the eclipses of ζ Aurigae systems and other binaries will be examined along with new results from the mysterious two-year eclipse of ε Aurigae. Some of the long-standing and challenging aspects of these systems are now being tackled with new-generation techniques, and novel technologies such as Kepler, involving young scientists.