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Carnegie Observatories Centennial Symposium I

COEVOLUTION OF BLACK HOLES AND GALAXIES

20-25 October 2002, Carnegie Observatories, Pasadena, USA


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INTRODUCTION

In honor of the Centennial of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, the Observatories will host an international conference on the topic of supermassive black holes and their relation to galaxy formation and evolution. Efforts to search for supermassive black holes in the centers of galaxies have made rapid progress in the last few years. Candidate black holes have been identified in increasingly large numbers of galaxies, both inactive and active, to the point where statistical studies are now possible. Recent work has highlighted the close connection between the formation, growth, and evolution of supermassive black holes and their host galaxies. The purpose of this conference is to explore this exciting theme by assembling a group of researchers with diverse, but interrelated, observational and theoretical expertise. The scientific program will be framed by a series of in-depth invited reviews, to be supplemented by contributed talks, posters, and discussion sessions.



TOPICS AND INVITED SPEAKERS
 
  • Observational Evidence for Black Holes

      A. Barth, A. Ghez, J. Kormendy, R. van der Marel

  • Formation Processes

      R. Blandford, C. Clarke, Z. Haiman, F. Rasio, S. Shapiro, S. Sigurdsson

  • Growth and Fueling

      P. Martini, J. Sellwood, K. Wada

  • Central Structure of Galaxies

      C. M. Carollo, K. Gebhardt, T. Lauer, D. Merritt

  • Black Hole Demographics and Host Galaxies

      J. Dunlop, S. M. Fall, L. Ho, P. Osmer, D. Richstone

  • Connections to Galaxy Formation

      M. Begelman, A. Burkert, M. Haehnelt, T. Heckman, R. Somerville

  • Implications for the Background Radiation

      A. Fabian, S. Phinney

  • Conference Summary

      T. de Zeeuw

 

MEETING LOCATION
 
The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Pasadena Hotel, the same hotel where most of the participants will stay. It is located near the heart of Old Town Pasadena and not far from Carnegie Observatories.



 
LIMITED PARTICIPATION
      
 
The meeting will be limited to a maximum of 120 participants. This restriction is necessary because of the capacity of the venue. A smaller number of participants also provides more opportunity for interaction. If you are interested in the meeting, we encourage you to register early. The organizers reserve the right to select participants based on the suitability of their proposed contributions to the overall scientific agenda of the meeting.






For more information contact:

Luis Ho
Carnegie Observatories
813 Santa Barbara Street
Pasadena, CA 91101, U.S.A.
Email: lho@ociw.edu
URL: http://www.ociw.edu/ociw/symposia/symposium1

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