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ITP Conference on

Black Holes: Theory Confronts Reality

February 2-5, 1999

Scientific Organizing Committee:

R. ANTONUCCI, N. GEHRELS, S. M, KAHN, R. NARAYAN,

E.S. PHINNEY, D.O. RICHSTONE, J.H. SWANK, A.S. WILSON,

Coordinators: O. BLAES, R. BLANDFORD, D.M. EARDLEY, J.-P. LASOTA (Chairman)

Schedule

All events will be held in the ITP Main Seminar Room, Kohn Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara, unless otherwise indicated.

Tuesday, February 2, 1999

Time: Speaker: Title:
7:30 am Registration ITP Lobby
8:15 David Gross
J.-P. Lasota
Welcome to the ITP
Welcome to the conference
8:30 Steve Giddings
UCSB
Introduction to strings, supersymmetric strings and M-theory[Audio]
9:30 Andrew Fabian
Cambridge Univ.
Introduction to black hole observations [Audio]
10:30 Refreshment Break ITP Courtyard
11:00 Mitchell Begelman
Univ. Colorado-JILA
Classical black holes in theoretical astrophysics[Audio]
12:00 N Lunch Break ITP Courtyard
1:30 pm Gary Horowitz, UCSB Quantum aspects of black holes[Audio]
2:30 Doug Richstone
Univ. Michigan
Black holes in non-active galactic nuclei [Audio]
3:30 Refreshment Break ITP Courtyard
4:00 Robert Antonucci
UCSB
Black holes in active galactic nuclei [Audio]
5:00 Luis Ho
Carnegie Obs.-Pasadena
Black holes in "weak" active galactic nuclei [Audio]
6:00 Reception ITP Courtyard
6:30 Buffet Dinner ITP Courtyard

Wednesday, February 3, 1999

Time: Speaker: Title:
8:30 am Phil Charles
Oxford Univ.
Black holes in X-ray transient systems[Audio]
9:30 Jean Swank
NASA-GSFC
Black holes in X-ray binaries, QPOs, neutron stars vs black holes[Audio]
10:30 Refreshment Break ITP Courtyard
11:00 Mark Reid
CfA
Jets and black holes - observation[Audio]
12:00 N Sterl Phinney
Caltech
Jets and black holes - theory[Audio]
1:00 p Lunch Break ITP Courtyard
2:30 Primary working groups:
1) How do we Measure the Hole Mass and Spin Unambiguously?[Audio]
Co-Chairs: J. Krolik* (Johns Hopkins) & R. Remillard (MIT)
(*replacing C. Norman)
2) How does the Mass Inflow and Outflow vary with the Mass Supply Rate?[Audio]
Co-Chairs: R. Mushotzky (NASA-GSFC) & R. Taam (Evanston)
N. Murray Evidence for (non-Jet) Outflows
3) How do we Measure the Physical Properties of Outer Disks?[Audio]
Co-Chairs: R. Narayan (Harvard) & J. van Paradijs (Amsterdam/ Huntsville)
4) Does Spin Energy Power Jets and Nonthermal Emission and, if so, How?[Audio]
Co-Chairs: M. van Putten (MIT) & A. Wilson (Maryland)
4:00 Refreshment Break ITP Courtyard
6:30 End Session

Thursday, February 4, 1999

Time: Speaker: Title:
9:00 am Reports of primary working groups, general discussion - viewgraphs to the web
10:30 Refreshment Break ITP Courtyard
12:00 N Lunch Break ITP Courtyard
1:30 pm Secondary Working Groups:
1a) Is General Relativity Valid in Strong Gravitational Fields?[Audio]
Co-Chairs: C. Gwinn (UCSB) & B. Wagoner (Stanford)
2a) What are the Future Observations that would Allow us to Observe Directly Relativistic Flows Around Black Holes?[Audio]
Co-Chairs: S. Kahn (Columbia) & A. King (Leicester)
3a) What Hydro and Magnetohydrodynamic Processes Drive Accretion onto Black Holes?[Audio]
Co-Chairs: J. Frank (LSU-Baton Rouge) & C. Gammie (Urbana-Ch.)
S. Colgate Don't Be Afraid of Magnetic Fields
4a) Genesis and Evolution of Black-Hole Systems.[Audio]
Co-Chairs: A. Loeb* (Harvard) & D. Merritt (Rutgers)
(*replacing P. Madau)
D. Merritt Stellar Dynamical Mechanisms for the Genesis and Evolution of Black Hole Systems
A. Loeb Black Holes in Hierarchical Models of Galaxy Formation
P. Bender What Information May Gravitational Waves Carry About Early Galaxies?
4:30 Refreshment Break ITP Courtyard
6:30 Reception ITP Courtyard
7:00 Barbeque Dinner ITP Courtyard

Friday, February, 5, 1999

Time: Speaker: Title:
9:00 am Reports of secondary working groups, general discussion
10:30 Refreshment Break ITP Courtyard
11:00 am All Chairs General Discussion[Audio]
12:00 N Lunch Break ITP Courtyard
1:30 pm Revision of viewgraphs, informal dicussions
3:30 Refreshment Break ITP Courtyard
5:00 End Conference

last updated 1/12/99 ds