Scientific program

Monday, February 20, 2006

Physics (Shenkar) Bldng., Melamed Hall (# 006)
09:15-09:30 Coffee and registration
09:30-09:40 Welcome

Morning Session: AGN components and unification

Chair: Martin Elvis
09:40-10:05     Gary Ferland History of photoionization models
10:05-10:30     Moshe Elitzur The AGN obscuring torus
10:30-10:55     Stephanie Komossa Radio-loud Narrow-Line Seyfert 1 galaxies
10:55-11:25 Coffee
11:25-11:50     Ari Laor On the Origin of Radio Emission in RQQ
11:50-12:15     Rick Edelson The principal eigenvector question
12:15-12:40     Dieter Lutz Spitzer Spectroscopy of AGN
12:40-14:00 Lunch

Afternoon Session: Starbursts and AGN

Chair: Moshe Elitzur
14:00-14:25     Danielle Alloin Molecule/dust content of AGN vs. formation of massive star clusters
14:25-14:50     Amiel Sternberg Molecules in AGN
14:50-15:15     Roberto Maiolino Gas and dust evolution in distant AGN
15:15-15:45 Coffee
15:45-16:10     Sylvain VeilleuxAGN in ULIRGs
16:10-16:35     Bob FosburyOptical to FIR SED of z=1-5 radio galaxies from Spitzer, HST and ground

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Physics (Shenkar) Bldng., Melamed Hall (# 006)

Morning Session: Mildly Active Black Holes

Chair: Bob Fosbury
09:30-09:55     Reinhard Genzel The massive black hole at the center of the Milky Way
09:55-10:20     Tal Alexander The interaction of stars with a MBH
10:20-10:45     Aaron Barth The lowest-mass black holes in nearby galactic nuclei
10:45-11:15 Coffee
11:15-11:40     Mike Eracleous X-rays from LINERs
11:40-12:05     Dan Maoz UV variability in LINERs
12:05-12:30     Joe Shields AGN Activity in Nuclear Star Clusters
12:55-14:00 Lunch

Afternoon Session: Outflows I

Chair: Brad Peterson
14:00-14:25     Nahum Arav Chemical abundances in AGN outflows: The case of Mrk 279
14:25-14:50     Doron Chelouche Mass Loss by X-ray winds from AGN
14:50-15:15     Mike CrenshawMass Outflows from AGN as seen in Absorption and Emission
15:15-15:40     Jack Gabel New Results on AGN outflows from High-Resolution UV Spectral Studies
15:40-16:10 Coffee

Special Session

16:10-16:55   Guenther Hasinger The Formation and Evolution of Black Holes in the Universe
16:55-17:10   Hagai Netzer Black Holes in Israel

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Physics (Shenkar) Bldng., Melamed Hall (# 006)

Morning Session: Outflows II

Chair: Danielle Alloin
09:30-09:55   Fred Hamann Quasar Outflows and High-Velocity Absorption Lines
09:55-10:20   Martin Ward Winds from AGN - links with the Coronal Lines and the Warm Absorber
10:20-10:45   Bev Wills The First-Known Radio-Loud BAL QSO, PKS 1004+13
11:15-11:40   Martin ElvisGetting it all together: Progress in Understanding AGN Winds
10:45-11:15 Coffee

Late Morning Session: Black Hole Accretion and Growth I

Chair: Bev Wills
11:40-12:05   Thomas BollerBH masses and accretion rates
12:05-12:30   Guenther Hasinger The X-ray background and the evolution of AGN
12:30-12:55   Hagai Netzer Open Questions
12:55-14:00 Lunch

Afternoon Session: Black Hole Accretion and Growth II

Chair: Gary Ferland
14:00-14:25    Brad PetersonBlack Hole Masses from Reverberation Mapping
14:25-14:50    Shai KaspiReverberation Mapping - Extending the Luminosity Range
14:50-15:15    Jian-Min WangBlack Holes in PG Quasars: Fast Spins
15:15-15:45 Coffee
15:45-16:10    Ohad ShemmerMultiwavelength View of Powerful High Redshift AGN
16:10-16:35    Avishai Dekel The role of AGN feedback in galaxy formation
16:35-17:00    Noah Brosch TAUVEX and AGNs