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Carnegie Observatories Centennial Symposium I


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

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Invited talks = 45 minutes total (35 min + 10 min discussion). Contributed talks = 15 minutes total (10 min + 5 min discussion).

Sunday, 20 October 2002
14:00-17:00 Registration at Santa Barbara Street
14:00-17:00 Reception at Santa Barbara Street
Monday, 21 October 2002
08:00-08:45 Registration
08:45-09:00L. Ho and G. Oemler Opening remarks
Session 1. Observational Evidence for Massive Black Holes
Chair D. Richstone
09:00-09:45 J. Kormendy Inactive galaxies
09:45-10:30 A. Barth Active galaxies
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:45 A. Ghez The Galactic Center
11:45-12:00 D. Axon Black holes in spiral galaxies: do the different experimental approaches agree?
12:00-12:15 M. Sarzi Supermassive black holes in bulges
12:15-12:30 A. Marconi Searching for massive black holes in the NIR domain
12:30-14:00 Lunch + poster viewing
Chair K. Gebhardt
14:00-14:45 R. van der Marel Intermediate-mass black holes
14:45-15:00 R. Green AGN black hole masses and bulge velocity dispersions
15:00-15:15 B. Peterson Reverberation-based black hole masses
15:15-15:30 K. Hayashida X-ray variability of various AGNs and their use as a BH scale measure
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
Session 2. Formation Processes
16:00-16:45 Z. Haiman The first objects in the Universe
16:45-17:30 R. Blandford Accretion onto black holes
17:30-17:45 P. Amaro-Seoane Dense gas-star systems: Super-massive stars evolution
17:45-18:00 Q. Yu Growth of massive black holes
Tuesday, 22 October 2002
Session 2. Formation Processes (continued)
Chair R. van der Marel
08:30-09:15 S. Sigurdsson Adiabatic growth
09:15-10:00 C. Clarke Collapse of massive gas clouds, formation of nuclei
10:00-10:15 M. Umemura The growth of supermassive black holes and QSO formation
10:15-10:45 Coffee break
10:45-11:30 S. Shapiro Formation of supermassive black holes: simulations in General Relativity
11:30-12:15 F. Rasio Dynamical evolution of dense stellar systems
12:15-12:30 M. Freitag The complex long-term dynamics of spherical galactic nuclei
12:30-14:00 Lunch + poster viewing
Session 3. Growth and Fueling
Chair R. Blandford
14:00-14:45 P. Martini QSO lifetimes
14:45-15:30 K. Wada Simulations of gas fueling
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-16:45 J. Sellwood The AGN-disk dynamics connection
16:45-17:00 J. Shen The survival of bars with central mass concentrations
17:00-17:15 W. Maciejewski Relating gas flow in non-axisymmetric spiral galaxies to the mass of the central black hole
17:15-17:30 E. Emsellem Role of central density waves in fueling galactic nuclei
17:30-17:45 S. Komossa (TBD) A new X-ray probe of supermassive black holes in non-active galaxies
17:45-18:00 T. Alexander Non-disruptive stellar tidal processes near massive black holes
Wednesday, 23 October 2002
Session 4. Central Structure of Galaxies
Chair A. Dressler
08:30-09:15 T. Lauer Inner photometric structure of early-type galaxies
09:15-10:00 M. Carollo Inner photometric structure of late-type galaxies
10:00-10:15 A. Graham The central and global structure of galaxies, and the connection with black hole mass
10:15-10:45 Coffee break
10:45-11:30 K. Gebhardt Influence of black holes on stellar orbits
11:30-12:15 D. Merritt Influence of single and binary black holes on central cusps
12:15-12:30 J. Walcher The nuclear star cluster in bulgeless galaxies
12:30-13:30 Lunch + poster viewing
13:30- Free afternoon
Thursday, 24 October 2002
Session 5. Demographics
Chair A. Barth
08:30-09:15 D. Richstone Correlations of black holes with host galaxy properties
09:15-10:00 L. Ho Constraints from nearby galactic nuclei
10:00-10:15 G. Kauffmann Properties of the host galaxies of AGNs in the local Universe
10:15-10:30 L. Hao AGN populations in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:45 P. Osmer Evolution of the AGN population
11:45-12:30 J. Dunlop Constraints from host galaxies of QSOs
12:30-14:00 Lunch + poster viewing
Chair R. Somerville
14:00-14:15 X. Fan The evolution of quasars in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
14:15-14:30 C. Peng Quasar host morphologies at z > 1.5
14:30-14:45 M. Lacy Massive black holes and their hosts at high redshifts
14:45-15:00 M. Vestergaard The distribution of distant quasar masses
15:00-15:45 S. M. Fall Cosmic star formation history, evolution of galaxy population
15:45-16:15 Coffee break
Session 6. Connections to Galaxy Formation
16:15-17:00 T. Heckman AGNs and starbursts
17:00-17:45 M. Begelman Feedback mechanisms from AGNs
17:45-18:00 N. Scoville Starburst fueling of AGNs
19:30- Banquet at Cafe Santorini
Friday, 25 October 2002
Session 6. Connections to Galaxy Formation (continued)
Chair S. M. Fall
08:30-09:15 R. Somerville Pieces of the galaxy formation puzzle: how do black holes fit in?
09:15-10:00 M. Haehnelt Joint formation of black holes and galaxies
10:00-10:45 A. Burkert Formation of spheroids
10:45-11:15 Coffee break
Session 7. Implications for Background Radiation
11:15-12:00 S. Phinney Mergers, binary black holes, gravitational radiation predictions
12:00-12:15 P. Armitage Accretion during binary black hole mergers
12:15-12:30 D. Backer The stochastic background from massive black hole binaries and its detection via pulsar timing
12:30-14:00 Lunch + poster viewing
Chair M. Begelman
14:00-14:15 P. Bender LISA gravitational waves capabilities and the early massive black hole formation process
14:15-15:00 A. Fabian Implications from X-ray, IR, and sub-mm backgrounds
15:00-15:30 Coffee break
Session 8. Panel Discussion
15:30-17:00 D. Richstone (Chair) Panel discussion (Begelman, Haehnelt, Rasio, van der Marel)
17:00-17:45T. de Zeeuw Summary

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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