In June, 2002, Piet Hut and Mike Shara organized a one-week workshop
in New York, at the American Museum of Natural History, bringing
together experts from stellar dynamics, stellar evolution, stellar
hydrodynamics, as well as other interested astrophysicists and
computer scientists. At the end of the meeting, the acronym MODEST
was coined, and the meeting was renamed MODEST-1. It was decided to
continue with a series of biannual meetings, with MODEST-2 in
Amsterdam, in December of 2002, and MODEST-3 in Melbourne to coincide
with the General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union.
A snapshot of the opening discussion at MODEST-1, June 17, 2002,
at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
MODEST-1 took place June 17-21, 2002, at the American Museum for
Natural History, in New York City.
See the list of participants.
The MODEST-1 summary paper,
contains the main conclusions of the workshop.
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