IR= Invited Review;  IT= Invited Talk; CT= Contributed Talk


SESSION 1: Chemistry, ages, Gaia
Chair: Ivo Saviane
08:30 Registration
Chair welcome - Ivo Saviane, Chair of GBX2018, Site manager of La Silla
VIP welcome -  Carlos Barra, Mayor of Pucon
09:10 Renzini, Alvio
An Intro to Bulge Formation: Milky Way vs High Redshift Galaxies
DOI 10.5281/zenodo.2595394
Chair: Beatriz Barbuy
09:40 (IR) Chiappini, Cristina
Galactic Archaeology in the Bulge : in the era of Gaia & Large Spectroscopic Surveys
DOI 10.5281/zenodo.2595309
10:20 (IT) Nataf, David
He abundances of Galactic bulge stars
DOI 10.5281/zenodo.2595378
10:45 (CT) Matteucci, Francesca
The chemical evolution of the Bulge
DOI 10.5281/zenodo.2595366
11:00 Coffee break
Chair: Manuela Zoccali
11:30 (IT) Schiavon, Ricardo
Peculiar bulge stars
11:55 (CT) Sbordone, Luca
The GIRAFFE Inner Bulge Survey (GIBS). Lithium-rich giants towards the Milky Way Bulge
12:10 (CT) Ryde, Nils
Detailed Abundances of Giants in the Inner Bulge and Galactic Centre
DOI 10.5281/zenodo.2650409
12:25 (CT) Arentsen, Anke
Uncovering very metal-poor stars in the Galactic bulge with the Pristine survey
DOI 10.5281/zenodo.2646473
12:40 Lunch
Chair: Doug Geisler
14:30 (IR) Rich, R. Michael
The Galactic Bulge: metallicity and perspective
DOI 10.5281/zenodo.2595396
(IT) Bensby, Thomas Ages and abundances of microlensed bulge stars
DOI 10.5281/zenodo.2595301
15:35 (CT) Navarro, Maria Gabriela Microlensing events in the Galactic Bulge
DOI 10.5281/zenodo.2595380
15:50 Coffee break
Chair: Tali Palma
16:20 (IT) Recio-Blanco, Alejandra The galactic bulge as seen by Gaia
16:45 (CT) Simion, Julia
Orbital properties of the Bulge giants with Gaia DR2
DOI 10.5281/zenodo.2595406
17:00 (CT) Majewski, Steve APOGEE's plans for exploring the bulge
17:15 Discussion Chair: Saito, Roberto
18:00 End of the day


SESSION 2: Ages, globular clusters, mass, formation
Chair: Francesca Matteucci
09:00 (IR) Valenti, Elena
The Milky Way bulge stellar ages
DOI 10.5281/zenodo.2595416
09:40 (IT) Barbuy, Beatriz
Globular clusters in the Galactic Bulge
DOI 10.5281/zenodo.2644145
10:05 (CT) Geisler, Doug
CAPOS: bulge Cluster APOgee Survey
DOI 10.5281/zenodo.2595328
10:20 (CT) Muñoz, Cesar
Homogeneity Chemical Analysis of Four Bulge Globular Clusters
DOI 10.5281/zenodo.2595376
10:35 Coffee break
Chair: Bruno Dias
11:05 (IT) Cohen, Roger
Hubble Space Telescope Imaging of Bulge Stellar Populations
DOI 10.5281/zenodo.2595315
11:30 (CT) Saracino, Sara
GEMINI/GeMS Observations of GCs in the Galactic Bulge
DOI 10.5281/zenodo.2595402
11:45 (CT) Salinas, Ricardo
GLIMPSE-C01: the most massive intermediate-age star cluster in the Galaxy
12:00 Lunch
Chair: Javier Alonso-Garcia
14:00 (IT) Zoccali, Manuela
The mass and stellar populations of the Galactic bulge
DOI 10.5281/zenodo.2595424
14:25 (CT) Perez-Villegas, Angeles
Assembling Galactic globular clusters using orbital criteria
14:40 (CT) Schultheis, Mathias
The Nuclear Star Cluster
14:55 (CT) Morihana, Kumiko
Near-Infrared Study of the Galactic Bulge X-ray Emission
DOI 10.5281/zenodo.2595374
15:10  Coffee break
Chair: Victor Debattista
15:40 (IR) Tacchella, Sandro Bulge formation scenarios
DOI 10.5281/zenodo.2595410
16:20 Poster session (TBD)
16:50 Discussion
Chair: Renzini, Alvio
17:35 End of the day

Outreach Talk (Spanish)

Dante Minniti: "Viaje al centro de la Galaxia"


SESSION 3: Variability
    Chair: Roberto Saito
09:00 (IT) Soszynski, Igor
The Galactic bulge as seen by the OGLE survey
09:25 (CT) Calamida, Annalisa
New Cepheids identified towards the Galactic bulge: Does the disk extend for more than 80 kpc? [presented by Bhardwaj, Anupam]
09:40 (CT) Vivas, Kathy
RR Lyrae stars as Reddening Probes: Calibration in the DECam Optical Bandpasses
DOI 10.5281/zenodo.2595418
09:55 (CT) Bhardwaj, Anupam
Predicting Physical Parameters of Cepheid and RR Lyrae variables
DOI 10.5281/zenodo.2595305
10:10 (CT) Minniti, Javier
Classical Cepheids in the direction of the Galactic bulge
10:25 Coffee break
Chair: Elena Valenti
10:55 (IT) Minniti, Dante
Near-IR variability of the bulge stellar population
DOI 10.5281/zenodo.2595370
11:20 (CT) Gran, Felipe
Unleashing the inner Galaxy: the proper motion revolution
DOI 10.5281/zenodo.2644178
11:35 (CT) Hempel, Maren
The VVV & VVVx survey- Status Report
11:50 (CT) Braga, Vittorio Francesco
The structure of the old Galactic Bulge revealed by Type II Cepheids
DOI 10.5281/zenodo.2595307
12:05 (CT) Alonso-Garcia, Javier A billion-source atlas of the inner Milky Way
DOI 10.5281/zenodo.2595299
12:20 Box lunch offered by the LOC  
14:20 Free afternoon

Outreach : Talk in Spanish

Cesar Muñoz: "Brevísima Historia de la Astronomía en Chile"

21:30 Outreach activity: Sky observations with small telescopes


SESSION 4: Chemodynamics, structure, extinction
Chair: Dante Minniti
09:00 (IR) Kunder, Andrea
Bulge structure from kinematics
DOI 10.5281/zenodo.2595346
09:40 (IT) Rojas-Arriagada, Alvaro
Correlations between kinematics and metallicity of bulge stars
DOI 10.5281/zenodo.2595398
10:05 (CT) Zasowski, Gail
Inner Galaxy Abundance Patterns with APOGEE
DOI 10.5281/zenodo.2595420
10:20 (CT) Tang, Baitian
Chemical and Kinematic Analysis of CN-strong  Metal-poor Field Stars in LAMOST
DOI 10.5281/zenodo.2595412
10:35 (CT) Zhou, Yingying
Chemical abundances and ages of the bulge stars in APOGEE high-velocity peaks
DOI 10.5281/zenodo.2595422
10:50 (CT) Clarkson, Will
Chemically-dissected main-sequence rotation curves of the Galactic bulge
DOI 10.5281/zenodo.2595313
11:05 Coffee break
Chair: Mathias Schultheis
11:35 (IT) Matsunaga, Noriyuki
Interstellar extinction toward the Galactic bulge
DOI 10.5281/zenodo.2595364
12:00 (CT) Nogueras Lara, Francisco
The star formation history and metallicity in the galactic inner bulge revealed by the RGBB
DOI 10.5281/zenodo.2595382
12:15 (CT) Saito, Roberto
Exploring windows of low extinction in the Galactic plane with VVV
12:30 (CT) Saha, Abhijit
What Multi-band Temporal Photometry of RR Lyrae stars can tell us about the Galactic Bulge
DOI 10.5281/zenodo.2595400
12:45 Lunch
Chair: Cristina Chiappini
14:45 (IR) Shen, Juntai
Dynamical modelling of the Milky Way Bar/Bulge
DOI 10.5281/zenodo.2595404
15:25 (IT) Debattista, Victor
Understanding the chemodynamics of the Bulge (+ x2 Ring/Disk)
DOI 10.5281/zenodo.2595319
15:50 Coffee break
Chair: Sergio Ortolani
16:20 (CT) Lee, Young-Wook
Assembling the Milky Way bulge from globular clusters : Evidence from the double red clump
DOI 10.5281/zenodo.2595348
16:35 (CT) López-Corredoira, Martín
No X-shape in the Milky Way bulge
DOI 10.5281/zenodo.2595362
16:50 (CT) Chung, Chul
Bulge and Globular Cluster Connection: Evolutionary Population Synthesis with Multiple Populations
DOI 10.5281/zenodo.2595311
17:05 Discussion Chair: Chiappini, Cristina
17:50 End of the day
19:00 Dinner aperitif at hotel terrace, accompanied by folkloric group MasDanza
19:30 Conference dinner at hotel restaurant (Chilean buffet)
21:30 End


SESSION 5: Extragalactic bulges, future surveys, instrumentation
Chair: Alvio Renzini
09:00 (IR) Gonzalez, Oscar
Bulges in nearby galaxies :  Linking the properties of the bulge of the MW with those of external galaxies
DOI 10.5281/zenodo.2595330
09:40 (CT) Li, Zhao-Yu
Shape of LOSVDs in Barred Disks: Implications for Future IFU Surveys
DOI 10.5281/zenodo.2595350
09:55 (IR) Foerster-Schreiber, Natascha
Bulges (and Disks) at High Redshift : An Observational Perspective
DOI 10.5281/zenodo.2644167
10:35 (CT) Gargiulo, Ignacio
Formation and properties of galactic bulges in MW-sized haloes in the AURIGA simulations
10:50 Coffee break
Chair: Celeste Parisi
11:20 (IT) Dias, Bruno
Chemical tagging of stars based on low-resolution spectroscopy
DOI 10.5281/zenodo.2595321
11:45 (CT) Lim, Dongwook
Yonsei Spectroscopic Survey for Bulge Red Clump Stars
DOI 10.5281/zenodo.2650996
12:00 (CT) Ivanyuk, Oleksiy
Accuracies of abundance determinations in large spectroscopic surveys
DOI 10.5281/zenodo.2595342
12:15 Lunch
Chair: Noriyuki Matsunaga
14:15 (IT) Origlia, Livia
Future surveys of the bulge stellar populations
DOI 10.5281/zenodo.2595386
14:40 (CT) Tucci Maia, Marcelo
Building sets of reference stars for current and future spectroscopic survey stellar parameters
DOI 10.5281/zenodo.2595414
14:55 (IT) Cirasuolo, Michele The Extremely Large Telescope: the future of European ground-based astronomy [remote presentation]
15:20 (CT) Penny, Matthew
The WFIRST Microlensing Survey: Symbiosis with Galactic Bulge studies
DOI 10.5281/zenodo.2595392
15:35 Coffee break
Chair: Oscar Gonzalez
16:05 (IT) Falcke, Heino
Imaging Black Holes
DOI 10.5281/zenodo.2644152
16:30 (CT) Gordon, Chris
Is the Galactic Bulge Shining in Gamma Rays?
DOI 10.5281/zenodo.2595332
16:45 Saviane, Ivo Summary
17:15 End of the day