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KITP Conference: Massive Black Holes: Birth, Growth and Impact
(Aug 5-9, 2013)
Tamara Bogdanovic, Elena Gallo, Lucio Mayer, Marta Volonteri
Scientific Advisors: John Baker, Mitch Begelman, Cole Miller

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Monday, August 05, 2013

Session: Formation and early growth of supermassive and intermediate mass black holes, Chair: Marta Volonteri (IAP)

9:15am Lars Bildsten (KITP) Welcome[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:25am Marta Volonteri (IAP) Conference rationale and scope[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:40am Priya Natarajan (Yale) Planting seeds: assembling the first black holes in the universe[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:20am Silvia Bonoli (Univ. of Zurich) Massive black hole seeds from galaxy mergers: properties of the black holes and the large-scale environment[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:40am

Morning Break

11:10am Benny Trakhtenbrot (Weizmann Inst.) The extreme growth of supermassive black holes and their host galaxies at z=5[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Michael Tremmel (Univ. of Washington) Modeling early black hole formation and growth in cosmological simulations[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:50am Ezequiel Treister (Univ. de Concepcion) New observational constraints on the growth of the first supermassive blacholes[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:10pm

Lunch Break

Session: Formation and early growth of supermassive and intermediate mass black holes, Chair: Monica Colpi (Univ. of Milano-Bicocca)

2:00pm Jarrett Johnson (Los Alamos) The supermassive seeds of supermassive black holes[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:40pm John Wise (Georgia Tech) Black hole seeds from the first stars[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:20pm Elena Rossi (Leiden Univ.) Connecting the growth of galaxies and black hole seeds[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:40pm

Afternoon Break

4:10pm Barry McKernan (CUNY/AMNH) Intermediate mass black holes as analogs to 'hot Jupiters': Have we been looking in the wrong places for intermediate mass black holes[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:30pm Steinn Sigurdsson (Penn State) Black holes in globular clusters[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:50pm Melvyn Davies (Lund Univ.) Black hole formation and growth involving nuclear stellar clusters in galactic nuclei[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:10pm Amy Reines (NRAO) Probing the origin of supermassive black hole seeds with nearby dwarf galaxies[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm

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Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Session: Massive black hole pairs, Chair: Lucio Mayer (Univ. of Zurich)

9:00am Monica Colpi (Univ. of Milano-Bicocca) Formation of binary black holes in galactic nuclei[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:40am Jorge Cuadra (Pontificia Universidad Católica) Modeling supermassive black hole binaries in gas-rich environments[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:20am Fazeel M. Khan (Islamabad Inst. of Space Technology) Supermassive black hole binary evolution in axisymmetric galaxies[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:40am

Morning Break

11:10am Davide Fiacconi (Univ. of Zurich) Evolution of massive black hole pairs in clumpy environments: from circumnuclear disks to major mergers[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Pedro Capelo (Univ. of Michigan) Nuclear coups in unequal mass galaxy mergers[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:50am David Ballantyne (Georgia Tech) The contribution of merger and secular processes to the evolution of active galactic nuclei[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:10pm

Lunch Break

Session: Massive black hole pairs, Chair: Priya Natarajan (Yale)

2:00pm Mike Eracleous (Penn State) An overview of observational searches for close supermassive binary black holes[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:40pm Julie Comerford (Univ. of Colorado) Observations of dual supermassive black holes at kpc-scale separations[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:20pm

Afternoon Break

3:50pm Laura Blecha (Univ. of Maryland) A candidate recoiling black hole in a nearby dwarf galaxy
4:10pm Massimo Dotti (Univ. of Milano-Bicocca) Massive black hole spin evolution[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:30pm Tal Alexander (Weizmann Instit.) Stars, disks and massive black holes[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:50pm

RECEPTION & POSTER SESSION

6:00pm

SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER

8:00pm

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Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Session: Black hole mergers and gravitational waves, Chair: Omer Blaes (UCSB)

9:00am Alberto Sesana (Albert Einstein Inst.) Probing massive black holes with space-based interferometry and pulsar timing[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:40am Scott Noble (Rochester) Predicting the needle in the haystack: simulating accreting (Rochester) supermassive binary black holes[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:20am Carlos Lousto (Rochester) Astrophysical effects of gravitational radiation in black-hole binaries[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:40am

Morning Break

11:10am Scott Hughes (MIT) Gravitational waves from massive black hole binaries[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:50am Sarah Burke-Spolaor (JPL) Observational investigations of late-stage binary supermassive black hole candidates[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:10pm Constanze Roedig (Johns Hopkins) Migration of super-massive BH binaries in self-gravitating disks: prograde versus retrograde configurations and their observational implications[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm Saavik Ford (CUNY/AMNH/KITP) Signatures of massive black hole mergers: What should we look for[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:50pm

Lunch Break

2:30pm

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Thursday, August 08, 2013

Session: Co-evolution of black holes and their host galaxies, Chair: Elena Gallo (Univ. of Michigan)

9:00am Yohan Dubois (IAP / Oxford Univ.) AGN feedback in adaptive mesh refinement cosmological simulations[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:40am Andrea Merloni (MPE) Cosmological evolution of supermassive black holes: clues about AGN feedback from multi-wavelength surveys[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:20am Alison Coil (UC San Diego) The host galaxies of AGN at 0.2<z<1[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:40am

Morning Break

11:10am Brendon Kelly (UC Santa Barbara) Investigating the growth of black holes with the quasar black hole mass (UC Santa Barbara) function[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Daniel Angles-Alcazar (Univ. of Arizona) Is black hole growth in galaxies self-regulated[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:50am Akos Bogdan (CfA) The asynchronous evolution of bulges and supermassive black holes in NGC4342 and NGC4291[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:10pm

Lunch Break

Session: Co-evolution of black holes and their host galaxies, Chair: Mike Eracleous (Penn State)

1:40pm Kayhan Gültekin (Univ. of Michigan) Probing the black hole-galaxy scaling relations: present and past[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:20pm Tiziana Di Matteo (Carnegie Mellon) Supermassive black holes in cosmic structure formation[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm

Afternoon Break

3:30pm Tommaso Treu (UC Santa Barbara) The co-evolution of galaxies and black holes in the past ten billion years[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:50pm Marianne Vestergaard (Niels Bohr Instit.) Black hole demographics and mass estimates of high-redshift AGN and quasars[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:10pm Remco van den Bosch (MPA) Supermassive black holes in compact galaxies[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:30pm Gregory Shields (Univ. of Texas at Austin) A captured runaway black hole in NGC 1277[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:50pm

Short Break

5:00pm Roger Blandford (KIPAC) Massive black holes: Open questions[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:40pm

RECEPTION

6:00pm

SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER

8:00pm

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Friday, August 09, 2013

Session: Modeling black hole accretion and outflows, Chair: Tamara Bogdanovic (Georgia Tech)

9:00am Chris Reynolds (Univ. of Maryland) The temporal variability of model accretion disks[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:40am Julian Krolik (JHU) The Bardeen-Petterson effect in magneto-hydrodynamics[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:20am Jim Stone (Princeton) New magneto-hydrodynamic simulations of radiation pressure dominated accretion disks[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:40am

Morning Break

11:10am Gregory Novak (Paris Observatory) Hydrodynamic simulations of black hole fueling and feedback[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Ken Nagamine, Univ. of Nevada / Osaka) Gas accretion onto a supermassive black hole: a step to model AGN feedback[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:50am Kwangho Park (Carnegie Mellon) Accretion onto black holes from large scales regulated by radiative feedback[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:10pm Ross Parkin (ANU) Magnetized accretion disk turbulence[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm

Lunch Break

Session: Modeling black hole accretion and outflows, Chair: Cole Miller (Univ. of Maryland)

2:00pm Omer Blaes (UC Santa Barbara) Issues in radiation dominated accretion[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:40pm Daniel Proga (Univ. of Nevada) The physics of mass outflows driven by radiation from active galactic nuclei[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:20pm Chris Fragile (College of Charleston) General relativistic radiation magneto-hydrodynamic simulations of black hole accretion[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]

FINAL DISCUSSION

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4:30pm

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