Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Mount Stromlo and Siding Spring Observatories
The idea behind this meeting is to explore the common physics underlying accretion, energy generation and outflow in different systems such as black holes with masses ranging from a few to several billion solar masses, young stellar objects, the early phases of protoplanetary disks and starburst galaxies. Sessions will cover new theoretical ideas and results and new observational data from space- and ground-based observatories, including Chandra, HST, Gemini, HESS, Keck, Spitzer, Swift, VLT and XMM. It is envisaged that a number of people will be interested in attending both this meeting and the Texas Symposium, which will be held in Melbourne during the following week (11 -15 December).
The program of talks will be from Monday 4 December to Friday 8 December. Sessions will be organised along the following lines with both invited and contributed talks. Poster sessions will be arranged if necessary to cope with the number of participants.
1 AGN: magnetic transport; relativistic effects; powering of coronae; analogies with micro-blazars
2 Micro-blazars and Ultra-luminous X-ray sources: high/soft and low/hard states
3 YSOs and Protoplanetary systems
Small scale jets and winds
4 AGN: Blazars; Multi-wavelength studies of jets in the GLAST era; intraday variablity; launching; mass loading and Lorentz factor; associated winds; radio-loud/radio-quiet quasars and radio galaxies
5 Gamma-ray bursters: launching; hyper-relativistic jets; mass loading; Afterglows Large scale jets and winds
Large scale jets and winds
6 AGN and Starburst Galaxies: Interaction with ISM; feedback in galaxy formation; large scale jets observed with Chandra; Interaction with cooling flows; multi-wavelength emission
Planets, Star formation, Jets from evolved stars
7 YSOs and planetary disks: Interaction with environment; feedback in star formation; Herbig Haro objects; Bipolar flows; winds and jets as transporters of angular momentum. Jets from evolved stars
8 Pulsars: Plerions, wind simulations, launching of jets
9 Evolved stars: Jets from AGB stars and white dwarfs; planetary nebulae with jets.
Updates to the program, including additions to the list of invited speakers will be posted on this site.
Scientific Organising Committee
Geoff Bicknell (co-chair), Maria Cunningham, Neil Gehrels, Alice Harding, Zdenka Kuncic, Charley Lineweaver, Laura Maraschi, Eric Perlman, Raquel Salmeron, Rita Sambruna (co-chair), Roberto Soria, Stefan Wagner, Mark Wardle
Main Image : Colour-coded image of the starburst galaxy M82. Stars rendered from blue green and red images taken with the NASA Hubble Space Telescope; Hydrogen emission image from the WIYN telescope rendered in purple. Mark Westmoquette (UCL), Jay Gallagher (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Linda Smith (UCL), WIYN/NSF, NASA/ESA
Smaller Images L to R :