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INSTITUTE FOR THEORETICAL PHYSICS

Program on

Black Hole Astrophysics

February 1999 - July 1999

Coordinators: R.D. Blandford, D.M. Eardley, J.-P. Lasota

Speakers: Please give your transparencies to the ITP staff members in the front office (Rm 1102) for scanning. They will be returned promptly to your mailbox.

2/9 10:30 a.m. Dr. Jean-Marie Hameury
ITP & Obs-Strasbourg
Instabilities in Accretion Disks[Audio]
2/11 12:15 p.m. Dr. Suzy Collin
ITP & Obs de Paris
Formation and Evolution of Stars in Accretion Disks Around Black Holes[Audio]
2/12 12:15 p.m. Dr. Jean-Paul Zahn
ITP & Obs de Paris
Turbulence and differentially rotating flows
2/12 12:15 p.m. Dr. Robert Wagoner
ITP & Stanford Univ
Probing Black Holes via Diskoseismology[Audio]
2/18 10:30 a.m. Dr. Marek Abramowicz
ITP & Chalmers Univ of Tech
Transitions Between Cold and Hot Accretion Disks
Informal Seminar
[Audio]
2/23 10:30 a.m. Dr. Michael Nowak
ITP & JILA
U of Colorado
Time Lags and Comptonization in X-ray Binaries[Audio]
2/24 10:30 a.m. Dr. Eric Agol
ITP & Johns Hopkins Univ
The Mystery of the Lyman Jump in AGN's[Audio]
3/2 10:30 a.m. Dr. Shoji Kato
ITP & Univ Kyoto
Instabilities of Transition Regions Between Cold and Hot Disks[Audio]
3/4 10:30 a.m. Dr. Peter Meszaros
ITP & Penn State
Models of Central Engines of Gamma Ray Bursts
Informal Seminar
[Audio]
3/8 12:15 p.m. Dr. Jean-Pierre Lasota
ITP & IAP Paris
Why Cataclysmic Binaries are Fun
ITP Blackboard Lunch
[Audio]
3/9 10:30 a.m. Dr. Norman Murray
ITP & Univ of Toronto
The Quasar Broad Emission Line Region[Audio]
3/10-11 10:30 a.m. Dr. Mitchell Begelman
ITP & Univ. Colorado
Winds from Accretion Flows
Informal Seminar
[Audio]
3/22 12:15 p.m. Dr. Piero Madau
ITP & Johns Hopkins Univ
Black Holes in the Universe
ITP Blackboard Lunch
[Audio]
3/23 10:30 a.m. Dr. Andrew King
ITP & U-Leicester
Evolution of Black Hole and Related Binaries[Audio]
3/24 10:30 a.m. Dr. Marek Sikora
ITP & Nicolaus Copernicus
Learning about Central Engines from Relativistic Outflows
Informal Seminar
[Audio]
3/30 10:30 a.m. Dr. Annalisa Celotti
ITP & SISSA
Learning about Central Engines from Relativistic Outflows, Part II[Audio]
4/1 10:30 a.m. Dr. Roger Blandford
ITP & Caltech
Relativistic Jets
Informal Seminar
[Audio]
4/6 10:30 a.m. Dr. Douglas Eardley
ITP
Magnetism, Turbulence and Viscosity in Disks: On Beyond alpha?
Informal Seminar
[Audio]
4/7 10:30 a.m. Dr. Eric Blackman
ITP & Caltech
An Overview of MHD Dynamo Theory[Audio]
4/14 10:30 a.m. Dr. Jean-Pierre Lasota
ITP & I.A.P.
France
Viscosity, Irradiation, Shapes and Everything You Don't Want to Know about Accretion Disks [Audio]
4/15 10:30 a.m. Dr. Ann Esin
ITP & Caltech
Irradiation of the Outer Disk in Outburst: Comparing GRS 1124-68 and A0620-00[Audio]
4/20 10:30 a.m. Dr. Arieh Konigl
ITP & Univ of Chicago
Megamaser Disks in AGNs.[Audio]
4/21 10:30 a.m. Dr. Julian Krolik
ITP & Johns Hopkins
Innermost Structure of Accretion Disks Around Black Holes
4/27 10:30 a.m. Dr. Jean-Pierre Lasota
ITP & I.A.P.
Paris
France
Viscosity, Irradiation, Shapes and Everything You Don't Want to Know about Accretion Disks, Part II[Audio]
4/29 10:30 a.m. Dr. Lee Lindblom
Caltech
Gravitational Radiation Instabilities in Hot Young Neutron Stars
5/4 10:30 a.m. Dr. Roger Blandford
ITP & Caltech
Electromagnetic Effects of Astrophysical Black Holes[Audio]
5/4 11:30 a.m. Dr. Eric Blackman
ITP & Caltech
Aspects of Magnetic Reconnection[Audio]
5/4 2:00 p.m. Dr. Benjamin Chandran
UCLA
The Origin of the Galactic Center Magnetic Field: Lessons for AGN[Audio]
5/4 3:00 p.m. Dr. Charles Gammie
Univ.of Illinois
Efficiency of Magnetized Thin Accretion Disks in the Kerr Metric[Audio]
5/11 10:30 a.m. Dr. Paolo Coppi
ITP & Yale
Astronomy
Starbursts and AGNs[Audio]
5/12 10:30 a.m. Dr. Gregory Benford
UC Irvine
Coherent Synchrotron Radiation
Informal Seminar
[Audio]
5/13 10:30 a.m. Dr. Douglas Richstone
ITP & Univ of Michigan
Counting Past Ten: Black Hole Demographics[Audio]
5/18 10:30 a.m. Dr. Tadahiro Manmoto
ITP & Kyoto Univ
The Transition from an Optically Thick Disk to an Optically Thin Disk[Audio]
5/20 10:30 a.m. Dr. Dimitrios Psaltis
ITP & Harvard
Astrophysics
Frame Dragging Effects around Accreting Neutron Stars and Black Holes
5/25 10:30 a.m. Dr. Wlodzimierz Kluzniak
ITP & Univ. Wisconsin
Hydrodynamics of Black Hole-Neutron Star Coalescence[Audio]
5/27 10:30 a.m. Dr. Roland Svensson
ITP & Stockholm Observatory
Winds from Accretion Disks, Polarization, and the Lyman Edge[Audio]
6/1 10:30 a.m. Informal Discussion Black Holes in Galactic Nuclei[Audio]
6/3 10:30 a.m. Dr. Gregory Shields
ITP & Univ of Texas
Lyman Continuum Polarization as a Black Hole Diagnostic[Audio]
6/3 10:30 a.m. Dr. Kevin Rauch
ITP & Univ of Maryland
Views of Black Holes: The Movie[Video][Audio]
6/8 10:30 a.m. Dr. John Hawley
ITP & Univ. Virginia
Astro.
Three Dimensional Global MHD Accretion Disk Simulations[Video][Audio]
6/10 10:30 a.m. Dr. Colin Norman
ITP & Johns Hopkins
Black Holes and the Structure and Evolution of Galaxies[Audio]
6/14 12:15 p.m. Dr. Roger Blandford
ITP & Caltech
Black Hole Astrophysics - A Progress Report
ITP Blackboard Lunch
[Audio]
6/15 10:30 a.m. Dr. Didier Barret
CNRS
CESR
Hard X-ray Emission from Neutron Stars -- Similarities/Differences with Black Hole Candidates[Audio]
6/17 10:30 a.m. Dr. Kevin Rauch
ITP & Univ. Maryland
Astro.
Resonant Relaxation in Galactic Nuclei[Audio]
6/18 12:15 p.m. Dr. Ronald Taam
ITP & Northwestern Univ
Variability of Black Hole Candidate Sources
Informal Seminar
[Audio]
6/22 10:30 a.m. Dr. Andrew Wilson
University of Maryland
Extragalactic Jets[Audio]
6/23 10:30 a.m. Dr. Michal Jaroszynski
ITP & Warsaw Univ Obs
Orbits of Stars Near Sgr A* and What Can One Expect
Informal Seminar
[Audio]
6/24 10:30 a.m. Dr. Greg Madejski
ITP & NASA
GSFC
Radio-Quiet AGNs and Blazars from the High Energy Perspective[Audio]
6/25 10:30 a.m. Dr. Re'em Sari
ITP & Caltech
Gamma Ray Bursts and Afterglows
Informal Seminar
[Audio]
6/29 10:30 a.m. Dr. John Cannizzo
ITP & NASA
A New Model for Soft X-ray Transients in Quiescence[Audio]
6/30 10:30 a.m. Dr. Andrzej Zdziarski
ITP & Copernicus Astro. Ctr.
The Soft State of Cyg X-1[Audio]
7/1 10:30 a.m. Dr. Guillaume Dubus
ITP & Univ Amsterdam, Astro
The Nucleus of M33 and Intermediate Mass Black Holes Informal Seminar

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