AGN Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM, USA

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Date:  2023-03-22  -  2023-03-24

Location:  Santa Fe, NM, USA

Please join us for AGN Santa Fe: Where are the Objects in AGN Disks?, in sunny Santa Fe, New Mexico over March 22-24, 2023 at The Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza Hotel, hosted by Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

The conference will focus on Active Galactic Nucleus (AGN) accretion disks – including physical properties and observability – and the physics of objects embedded in the disks. These objects can be stars or stellar-mass black holes that may or may not be interacting with other embedded objects. Embedded binary-black holes may also be an important population of gravitational-wave events.

A goal of the conference is to make connections between the broader community and the LANL-funded project, Solving the Mystery of LIGO Heavyweight Mergers: New Windows on Gravitational Wave Science in the Multi-Messenger Era. The project focuses on modeling single and binary black holes in AGN disks on global and horizon scales, along with observational signatures.

The format will be 2.5 days of invited talks focused on several topics including: (i) observations and theory of AGN disks, (ii) single objects in AGN disks, (iii) binary objects in AGN disks, and (iv) feedback from these objects. There will also be a poster session.

Organizing Committee:
Eve Chase (LANL)
Adam Dempsey (LANL)
Greg Salvesen (LANL)
Hui Li (LANL)