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Scientific program:

Below you find the conference program in html-format.
Download a pdf-version of the program here.

The abstract book for all talks and the posters (format A0)
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Monday, September 2nd

9:30   - 9:40   :  Welcome Adresses (Convenors, Mayor of Brindisi)

Session 1: Black hole breaking news
(chair: Francesca Panessa)

9:40   - 10:10 :  Stefan Gillessen - A gas cloud on its way toward Sgr A*
(invited talk)
10:10 - 10:30 :  Vincent Fish  - Black Holes as Seen by the Event Horizon Telescope Experiment Today and Tomorrow (solicited talk)
10:30 - 10:50 :  Coffee break
10:50 - 11:20 :  Fiona Harrison - A Broad-band View of Accretion with the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) High-Energy X-ray Mission (invited talk)
11:20 - 11:40 :  Giorgio Matt - The Broad Band view of Seyfert galaxies (pdf)
11:40 - 12:00 :  Andrea Marinucci - A long simultaneous XMM-NuSTAR look of MCG-6-30-15 (pdf)
12:00 - 12:20 :  Matteo Bachetti - The NuSTAR ULX program (pdf)


Session 2: Accretion and ejection of matter around black holes
(chair: Rene Goosmann)

12:20 - 12:50 :  Mitch Begelman - The Diversity of Black Hole Accretion Flows
(invited talk) (pdf)
12:50 - 14:20 :  Lunch break
14:20 - 14:50 : 
James Miller-Jones - Accretion and jet ejection in black hole X-ray binaries (invited talk) (pdf)
14:50 - 15:10 :  Laura Maraschi - Accretion Disks and Jets in AGN: steps towards unification based on physical parameters ? (pdf)
15:10 - 15:40 :  Shane Davis - Comparing Theory and Observations of Accretion Disk Spectra Across Mass Scales (invited talk) (pdf)
15:40 - 16:00 :  Coffee break
16:00 - 16:20 : 
Ari Laor - Why are AGN so similar? (pdf)
16:20 - 16:40 :  Rudy Wijnands - Subluminous accreting black holes in Galactic X-ray transients (pdf)
16:40 - 17:00 :  Mari Kohlemainen -The disc inner radius in the low/hard state of Galactic black hole binaries (pdf)

Posters session 2:
- Neslihan Alan - The relation between supermassive black hole and host-galaxy masses (pdf)
- Kirsten Bonson - A deep, multi-epoch X-ray analysis of the unobscured Seyfert 1 galaxy HE 0436-4717 (pdf)
- Theo van Grunsven - Dynamic mass determination of compact binaries: search for sources of systematic uncertainties (pdf)


Session 3: Disks and winds at different accretion rates
(chair: Elisa Costantini)

17:20 - 17:50 :  Maria Diaz-Trigo - Disc winds in X-ray binaries (invited talk) (pdf)


Tuesday, September 3rd

Session 3: Disks and winds at different accretion rates

(chair: Elisa Costantini)

9:30   - 10:00 :  Omer Blaes - High Luminosity Accretion and the Role of Radiation Pressure Across all Mass Scales (invited talk) (pdf)
10:00 - 10:20 :  Daniel Evans - The Chandra Survey of Outflows in AGN with Resolved Spectroscopy (SOARS): Mapping the Kinematics and Geometries of AGN Winds in Seyfert Galaxies (pdf)
10:20 - 10:40 :  Andrea Tarchi - Narrow line Seyfert 1 galaxies and water masers: a surprising partnership
10:40 - 11:00 :  Francesco Tombesi - Unification of X-ray winds in Seyfert galaxies
(pdf)
11:00 - 11:20 :  Coffee break
11:20 - 11:50 :  Daniel Proga - The physics of winds from black hole accretion disks (invited talk)
(pdf)
11:50 - 12:10 :  Alexei Baskin - What physical parameters underlie the broad absorption line quasar winds? (pdf)
12:10 - 12:30 :  Jonay Isai Gonzalez Hernandez - Probing angular momentum loss in low-mass black hole X-ray binaries : the cases of XTE J1118+480 and A0620-00
12:30 - 12:50 :  Frederic Marin - Are disk-born winds continuous, fragmented or hollow ? A spectropolarimetric study of outflow geometries (pdf)
12:50 - 14:20 :   Lunch break

Posters session 3:
- Montserrat, Armas Padilla - Sub-luminous accreting black holes and neutron stars (pdf)
- Alexei Baskin - Radiation Pressure Confinement in the Broad Line Region (pdf)
-
Laura Di Gesu - UV/X-ray observation of the Seyfert 1 galaxy 1H0419-477 (pdf)
- Jacobo Ebrero - X-ray and UV winds in the Seyfert galaxy NGC 4593 (pdf)
- Megumi Shidatsu - On the Nature of Accretion Disk, Dip and Ionized Absorber of MAXI J1305-704 (pdf)


Session 4: Black hole grand-unification and scaling relations - what do they mean and where do they fail?
(chair: Sera Markoff)

14:20 - 14:50 :  Chris Done - AGN in the light of stellar mass black hole binaries: scaling accretion flows and jets (invited talk)
(pdf)
14:50 - 15:10 :  Malgoscia Sobolewska - Scaling relationships between GBHs and AGN (solicited talk) (pdf)
15:10 - 15:30 :  Jiri Svoboda - AGN spectral states from simultaneous X-ray and UV measurements by XMM-Newton (pdf)
15:30 - 15:50 :  Amy Reines - Accreting Massive Black Holes in Dwarf Galaxies (pdf)
15:50 - 16:10 :  Coffee break
16:10 - 16:40 :  Sebastian Heinz - Manifestations of Scale Invariance in Jet Physics
(invited talk) (pdf)
16:40 - 17:00 :  Louis Ho - AGN Feedback and BH-Galaxy Coevolution Across Cosmic Time (pdf)
17:00 - 17:20 :  Zsolt Paragi - Transient stellar and intermediate-mass black holes with VLBI (pdf)
17:20 - 17:40 :  Qingwen Wu - A Physical Link Between Jet Formation and Hot Plasma in AGN (pdf)

SOCIAL DINNER - Departure at 19h in front of the train station


Wednesday, September 4th

Session 5: Time scales and variability in different accretion states
(chair: Giorgio Matt)

9:30   - 10:00 : 
Julien Malzac - Models for the multi-wavelength emission of BH binaries (invited talk) (pdf)
10:00 - 10:20 :  Omaira Gonzalez-Martin - X-ray variability of 88 active galactic nuclei. XMM-Newton power-spectrum density profiles (pdf)
10:20 - 10:40 :  Adam Ingram - An exact analytic treatment of propagating mass accretion rate fluctuations in X-ray binaries (pdf)
10:40 - 11:00 :  Daniel Plant - A global study of X-ray reflection in black hole binaries
11:00 - 11:20 :  Coffee break
11:20 - 11:40 :  Georgios Vernardos - Adventures in the microlensing cloud: eResearch tools for zooming into the heart of quasars (pdf)
11:40 - 12:10 :  Phil Uttley - Getting close to black holes: X-ray reverberation and spectral-timing from stellar-mass to the supermassive (invited talk)
12:10 - 12:30 :  Victoria Grinberg - Defining states and state transitions with all sky monitors: Cygnus X-1
12:30 - 12:50 :  Sara Motta - Time to weigh black holes: From general relativity to spin and mass measurements through the Relativistic Precession Model
12:50 - 13:10 :  Jason Dexter - A model of the steep power law spectra and high-frequency quasi-
periodic oscillations in luminous black hole X-ray binaries
(pdf)
13:10 - 14:30 :  Lunch break

Posters session 5:
- Wasutep Luangtip - Chandra observations of ULXs in LIRGs (pdf)

FREE AFTERNOON


Thursday, September 5th

Session 6: Ultraluminous X-ray sources and intermediate mass black holes - the missing link?
(chair: Delphine Porquet)

9:30   - 10:00 : 
Phil Kaaret - X-ray luminous binaries, metallicity, and the early universe (invited talk)
10:00 - 10:20 :  Jeanette Gladstone - Ultraluminous X-ray sources and intermediate mass black holes (solicited talk) (pdf)
10:20 - 10:40 :  Matthew Middleton - ULXs as extra-Galactic microquasars - prospects for revealing the nature of Eddington accretion
10:40 - 11:00 : 
Tim Roberts - The ultraluminous state revisited: ULXs as super-Eddington black holes (pdf)
11:00 - 11:20 :  Coffee break
11:20 - 11:50 : 
Roberto Soria - Unwrapping the mystery of HLX1 (invited talk) (pdf)
11:50 - 12:10 :  Fabien Grisť - A close look at the ULX Holmberg IX X-1 using HST/WFC3 and Chandra (pdf)
12:10 - 12:30 :  Anna Wolter - Radio observations of ULXs: an answer to the enigma? (pdf)

12:30 - 12:50 :  Michela Mapelli - Massive stellar black holes and X-ray binaries in young dense star clusters (pdf)
12:50 - 14:30 :  Lunch break

Posters session 6:
- Michela Mapelli - Investigating the nature of HLX-1 (pdf)
- Achile Nucita - Intermediate Black Holes in close dSph Milky Way satellites (pdf)
- Achile Nucita - The high energy view of NGC 6388 (pdf)


Session 7: Spin evolution and black hole mergers
(chair: Ari Laor)

14:30 - 15:00 :  David Merritt - Relativistic collisionel dymanics near supermassive black holes (invited talk) (pdf)
15:00 - 15:20 :  Laura Blecha - Signatures of Supermassive Black Hole Pairs (solicited talk) (pdf)
15:20 - 15:40 :  Danilo Morales Teixeira - No Evidence For Bardeen-Petterson Alignment in Conservative GRMHD Simulation Of Moderately Thin, Tilted Accretion Disk (pdf)
15:40 - 16:00 :  Coffee break
16:00 - 16:30 :  Tamara Bogdanovic -
Supermassive black hole binaries: the search continues (invited talk) (pdf)
16:30 - 16:50 :  Jillian Bellovary - How do Black Holes Get Their Gas? (pdf)

Session 8: Feeding and feedback across the mass scale

(chair: Andrea Merloni)

16:50 - 17:20 :  Andrew King - Evolution of Supermassive Black Holes and their Host Galaxies (invited talk) (pdf)
17:20 - 17:40 :  Martin Albert Bourne - Are broadband X-ray observational signatures of AGN outflows missing? (pdf)


Friday, September 6th

Session 8: Feeding and feedback across the mass scale

(chair: Andrea Merloni)

9:30   - 10:00 :  Roberto Maiolino -
Observational evidence of AGN feedback (invited talk) (pdf)
10:00 - 10:20 :  Marcella Brusa - Revealing powerful outflows in z~1.5 QSOs (pdf)
10:20 - 10:40 :  Morgan MacLeod - Spoon-Feeding Stars to Supermassive Black Holes (pdf)
10:40 - 11:00 :  Coffee break
11:00 - 11:20 : 
Jonathan Stern - Radiation Pressure Confinement in the ISM of AGN Hosts (pdf)
11:20 - 11:40 :  Stephanie La Massa - The AGN-Star Formation Connection in the Local Universe (pdf)
11:40 - 12:00 :  Richard Bower - Black Holes, Galaxy Formation and the critical importance of Angular Momentum

Posters session 8:
- Jonathan Stern - Radiation Pressure Confinement in the Broad Line Region (pdf)
- Megan Urry - Stripe 82 X: An X-ray/Multiwavelength Survey in the SDSS Stripe 82 Equatorial Field (pdf)

12:00 - 13:00 :  Concluding remarks and discussion