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Date: 2014-06-30 - 2014-07-04
Location: Yerevan, Armenia

1st Scientific ICRANet Meeting in Armenia – Black Holes: the largest energy sources in the Universe

The Physics of Black Holes (BHs) dominates some of the most energetic astrophysical phenomena in the Universe. The formation of a ~10 Msun. BH appears to be related to the emission of a Gamma Ray Burst (GRB), the most energetic transient phenomena in the Universe. The basic mechanism appears to be the creation of electron positron pairs plasma occurring by vacuum polarization process around a Kerr-Newman Black Hole by the Heisenberg-Euler-Schwinger mechanism.

Current effort of reaching such an extreme electromagnetic quantum regime is being currently approached also in MegaJoule Laser Projects in Europe, Russia, USA. In addition a prolonged emission appears to be related to rotating electromagnetic BHs (~10 Msun). in microquasars. The presence of Supermassive Black Holes (SMBHs) of 10^8-10^9 Msun appears to be related to active galactic nuclei, Blazars and Quasars. There is the possibility that unlike the 10 Msun. BHs, which are formed by the gravitational collapse of baryonic matter, the SMBHs can originate from the gravitational collapse of Dark Matter.

This meeting will address both observational/experimental and theoretical aspects. From an observational point of view results obtained from very high energy(VHE) observatories: from the ground such as HESS, MAGIC, AUGER and from next generation instruments will be reviewed. Similarly will be reviewed the observations from Space Observatories in X and Gamma Rays such as Agile, Fermi, Swift, MAXI and NuStar. The complementary observations in Microwave and infrared bands from Planck mission will be presented. Ongoing progress for experimental facilities to look for coincidence with Gravitational waves detectors and Neutrinos detectors will be also reviewed. From a theoretical point of view attention will be given to progress in understanding quantum and classical phenomena related to the physics of BHs and to the process of extraction of the Black Holic Energy (BHE).

Before the 1st Scientific ICRANet Meeting “Black Holes: the largest energy sources in the Universe” from June 30 to July 4, an IRAP Ph D School for graduate students will be organized from June 23 to June 27 at the National Academy of Science.

Registrations to both the meeting and the school are now possible at the web page http://www.icranet.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=752

Registration fee is 300€ including the admission to all sessions of the meeting and the school, coffee breaks and proceedings.

Please download the poster from http://www.icranet.org/images/stories/Meetings/meetingArmenia2014/Poster_Armenia_Yerevan_2014.pdf