The 2004 Ringberg Castle Workshop on AGN Physics

Scientific Programme

 

 

Monday,  22. November, 2004

Session I: Observational manifestations of relativistic effects

 

Chair:   H. Netzer
 
08.50-08.55   Welcome address
 
G. Hasinger
08.55-09.00     Opening Remarks Th. Boller
 
09.00-09.20   Fe K-line astrophysics: The past, the present and the future
  
A.C. Fabian
09.25-09.45   Transient Fe Emission Features in AGN:  A New Diagnostic of
Accreting Systems
 
J. Turner
09.50-10.10   Flux and energy modulation of Fe K emission in NGC3516 and
implications for the black hole mass
K. Iwasawa

 
10.15-10.35   A reflection-dominated interpretation of the NLS1 1H 0707-495:
X-ray spectrum and variability
 
G. Miniutti

 

10.40-11.00 Coffee break

 

11.00-11.20   Partial covering and reflection in NLS1  
 
L. Gallo
11.25-11.45   XMM-Newton/Chandra Fe K line statistics and the role of ionized
accretion discs
 
Th. Boller
 
11.50-12.10   The Fe line in the mean XMM-Newton X-ray spectra of type 1 and
type 2 AGN  
A. Streblyanskaya

 

12.30-14.00 Lunch

                                            

Chair:   K. Pounds
 
14.00-14.20   Some effects of strong gravity on AGN X-ray light curves   P. Arevalo
 
14.25-14.45   Gravitational redshift in optical emission lines of
Seyfert galaxies
  
W. Kollatschny
 
14.50-15.10   AGN Jet Physics   T. Krichbaum
 
15.15-15.35   An overlooked effect of General Relativity and some
implications concerning fast spinning BH  
B. Aschenbach

 

15.40-16.00 Coffee break

 

16.00-16.30 Open Discussion
    Moderators: A.C. Fabian and K. Pounds
     

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday   23. November, 2004  

Session II: Black Hole Mass, Accretion Processes  and Variability
  

(i) Mass and Accretion rate: Observation and Theory

Chair:   M. Gaskell    
 
08.45-09.05   Black Hole Accretion in the Local Universe   L. Ho 
 
09.10-09.30   New BH Mass, Accretion Rate, and Metallicity
Measurements of High Redshift AGN
  
 
O. Shemmer
09.35-09.55   First Steps Toward Constraining Supermassive Black-Hole Growth   M. Vestergaard
 
10.00-10.20   Black Hole Growth by Accretion   S. Mathur
 

 

10.25-10.50Coffee break

 

Chair:   D. Porquet 
 
10.50-11.20   Time Dependent Mass, Accretion Rate and Metallicity    H. Netzer
 
11.25-11.45   The fundamental plane of active black holes and the accretion modes of
AGN 
A. Merloni
 
11.50-12.10   Magnetized accretion flow, jets, and coronae   S. Mineshige
 
12.15-12.35   Physics of Super-Eddington Accretion Discs   T. Kawaguchi
 

 

12.40-14.00 Lunch

 

14.00-14.20   Are the accretion rates super-Eddington in NLS1s?   S. Collin
 
14.25-14.45   Radiation hydrodynamical simulations of supercritical
accretion flows
 
 
K. Ohsuga
 
14.50-15.10   Soft X-ray emission of NLS1: disk hot skin vs. outflow   B. Czerny
 
15.10-15.30   Specific features of the X-ray spectra of NLS1s
  
Y. Tanaka

 

 

15.35-16.00 Coffee break

 

(ii) Variability

Chair:   K. Leighly  
 
16.00-16.20   What AGN continuum variability is telling
us about AGN physics
  
M. Gaskell

 
16.25-16.45   Spectra and variability patterns of Seyferts   A. Zdziarski
 
16.50-17.10   The origins of variability in AGN and the
AGN-X-ray binary connection
 
P. Uttley
 

 

 

17.15-17.45 Open Discussion
    Moderators: H. Netzer and J. Turner

 

 

Wednesday, 24. November, 2004   

Session III:   Physics of the surrounding material        

 

(i) Mass outflows

 

Chair:   D. Lutz 
 
08.30-08.50   The Connection Between Narrow-Line Regions
and Outflowing Absorbers in Seyfert Galaxies
  
 
M. Crenshaw
 
08.55-09.15   The AGN outflow in Mrk 279: Results from a
deep simultaneous Chandra/HST/FUSE campaign
  
 
N. Arav
 
09.20-09.40   Dynamical and Spectral Modeling of Ionized
Gas and Nuclear Environment in NGC 3783
  
 
D. Chelouche
 
09.45-10.05   X-ray evidence for massive outflows in AGN   K. Pounds
 
10.10-10.20 Outflows from AGN: New evidence from UV and IR spectral features M. Ward

 

10.25-10.50 Coffee break

 

10.50-11.10   The Physical Significance of AGN Outflows   E. Behar
 
11.15-11.35   X-ray insights into interpreting CIV Blueshifts
and Optical/UV continua
 
 
S. Gallagher
 
11.40-12.00   A view of AGN Accretion Flows by Means
of Double-Peaked Emission lines
 
 
M. Eracleous
 
12.05-12.25   The nature of the accretion disk and surrounding material in the nucleus of NGC 1097 T.Storchi-
Bergmann

 
12.30-12.50   Radiative & Hydromagnetic Driving of Winds in AGN   J. Everett
 
12.55-13.15 Outflows from AGN A. King

 

13.20-14.15 Lunch

 

(ii) dust

Chair:   H. Kunieda  
 
14.15-14.35   Infrared constraints on dust properties and torus   D. Lutz
 
14.40-15.00   The AGN dusty torus -observational clues for
its structure and dynamics
  
 
M. Elitzur
 
15.05-15.25   Some effects of dust in AGN   A. Laor
 
15.30-15.50   Active star formation close around AGN   R. Davies
 

16.00-16.30 Open Discussion
    Moderators: A. Laor and M. Ward

 

                                             16.30-17.00 Coffee break

 

Session IV: General Issues

Chair:   S. Mineshige  
 
17.00-17.20   AGN Spectral Energy Distribution:
its origin and influence on emission line
ratios and kinematics
  
 
K. Leighly
 
17.25-17.45   A 4D Eigenvector 1 Parameter Space:
An H-R Diagram for Quasars

  
J. Sulentic
 
17.50-18.10   Strategy of AGN observations with Astro-E2   H. Kunieda

 

                                                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday,  25. November, 2004

Session V:  Insight into AGN physics from recent surveys  

 

Chair:   S. Gallagher
 
09.00-09.20   AGN Accretion History revealed from X-ray surveys   G. Szokoly
 
09.25-09.45   Broad Absorption Line Quasars from the SDSS DR3   P. Hall
 
09.50-10.10   Physical models of AGN evolution based on
new results from the 2dF survey
 
L. Miller
 
10.15-10.35   Quasar Physics from SDSS, Chandra, and Spitzer   G. Richards

 

10.40-11.00 Coffee break  

                                                

11.00-11.20   The Iron line background
 
M. Brusa
 
11.25-11.45   The  Role of Accretion in Massive
Starbursting Galaxies
 
D. Alexander
 
11.50-12.10   Unveiling EXO's in Large Multi-Band Surveys   A. Koekemoer
 
12.15-12.35   The light-up and evolution of AGN from
hard X-ray surveys
  
A. Comastri

 

12.40-14.00 Lunch  

                                                    

Chair:  M. Eracleous
 
14.00-14.20 The Host Galaxies of Radio-Loud AGN G. Kauffmann
 
14.25-14.45   A survey of hard X-ray emitting AGN selected
by the Chandra Multiwavelength Project

 
J. Silverman
 
14.50-15.10   AGN host galaxies from 0.5<z<3: young stars and mergers?
  
K. Jahnke

 
15.15-15.35   The Chandra and XMM-Newton view of
optically defined samples of Compton-thick
Seyfert 2 galaxies

 
M. Guainazzi
 
15.40-15-50 Sub-mm detection of high redshift type 2 QSO V. Mainieri

 

15.55-16.15 Open Discussion
Moderators: G. Kauffmann and P. Hall

 

 

 

 

Other Participants 

W. Brinkmann (MPE Garching)

I. Balestra (MPE Garching)

S. Hess (Johann-Wolfgang Goethe Universitšt Frankfurt am Main)

D. Porquet (MPE)