The physics of galactic nuclei has recently attracted substantial renewed
interest, also due to the tentative connection to galaxy evolution.
Spectacular new high spatial resolution observations based on adaptive optics
(SINFONI, NACO) and interferometric techniques (MIDI) recently unveiled
unexpected new details of the central region of our own galactic centre, as well
as nearby Seyfert galaxies. A consistent model has been developed that can
explain different types of active galactic nuclei (AGN) as a result of inclination
angle dependence of a torus surrounding an accretion disk around a central black hole.
Current research focuses on the interaction with the intense
interaction of gas streams pointing towards the centre or star
subsequent feedback from a nuclear stellar cluster. These processes
turbulence in the Broad Line Region (BLR), the adjacent molecular/
or the Narrow Line Region (NLR). The resulting multiphase turbulence
small-scale dynamical as well as thermodynamical evolution of the gas
necessitates special numerical techniques. This, together with the
of new efficient codes concerning the coupling of radiative transfer
hydrodynamics enables a realistic treatment of the main physical
acting in the complicated environment we are facing in galactic
The link to the large scale structure of the galaxy is given by black
constrained for example by the black hole sigma relation and the
evolution of AGN. A better understanding of the physics of the
environment and its possible physical feedback processes towards
is therefore also essential for quantitative modelling of galaxy
The main aim of this workshop is to bring together observers and
working in the fields of active as well as currently inactive
galactic nuclei and the
connection of AGN to galaxy evolution, in order to acquire a more
and to foster new collaborations.
Max Camenzind, Moshe Elitzur, Reinhard
Genzel, Sadegh Khochfar, Stefanie Komossa, John Kormendy, Julian Krolik, Klaus Meisenheimer, Thorsten Naab, Hagai Netzer, Joseph Silk, Rashid Sunyaev.
|Black Hole Physics: Accretion, Ejection and Radiation || Julian Krolik |
|Broad and Narrow Line Region || Hagai Netzer |
|Molecular Torus (obs./theo.) || Klaus Meisenheimer / Moshe Elitzur |
|Large Scale Jets and interaction with the ISM || Max Camenzind |
|Galactic centre physics (Milky Way) || Reinhard Genzel |
|Nuclear stellar dynamics || John Kormendy |
|Black hole galaxy connection || Joseph Silk |
|Cosmological black hole evolution (theo/obs)|| Sadegh Khochfar / Stefanie Komossa |
- Invitation to Reviewers: July 28, 2008
- First Announcement: December 18, 2008
- Deadline for registration: March 31, 2009
- E-Mail to accepted participants: April 7, 2009
- Conference start: June 15, 2009
All participants will be accommodated in Ringberg Castle, the
workshop venue or hotels nearby. The Organisers will make bookings for you!
Many thanks to Achim Bohnet for providing the template of this conference webpage!