NERQUAM-26    Thursday, June 9, at Brandeis University

8:30 – 9:00  Breakfast snacks and morning coffee (and tea etc)

9:00  Welcome  — John Wardle

9:05  Chandra – Director’s Update – Belinda Wilkes

9:10  Malaga Jets Meeting highlights – John Wardle

9:15 – 10:45  Session 1: Blazars, gamma-rays

Alan Marscher (BU) “The Blazar Conundrum”

Mahito Sasada (BU) “Polarization Connection between the Optical and Radio Emitting Regions in Blazar OJ 287”

Manasvita Joshi (BU) “Magnetic Field Geometry And Its Implications On the High-Energy Emission Of Blazars”

Anna Barnacka (CfA) “Resolving the High Energy Universe with Strong Gravitational Lensing”

(withdrawn) Mark McConnell (UNH) “Gamma-ray Polarimetry as a Probe of the Central Engine of Gamma-Ray Bursts”

Anna Wolter (INAF-OABrera) “In search of the seeds of AGNs”

Wystan Benbow (CfA) “Highlights from the VERITAS AGN Observation Program”

10:45 – 11:05 Refreshments and Posters

11:05 – 11:35   Invited talk

Sheperd Doeleman  “The Event Horizon Telescope”

11:35 – 12:50 Session 2: Black Holes and accretion disks

Joey Neilsen (MIT) “X-ray Flares from Sgr A*, or How to Try to be an AGN Without Really Succeeding”

Yan-Fei Jiang (CfA) “Radiation MHD Simulations of Black Hole Accretion Disks in AGNs”

Dacheng Lin (UNH) “A Wandering Massive Black Hole Caught Shredding a Star”

Grant Tremblay (Yale) “A Galaxy-Scale Fountain of Cold Molecular Gas Pumped by a Black Hole”

McKinley Brumback (Dartmouth) “Exploring the warped accretion disk around the magnetized neutron star LMC X-4”


12:50 – 14:05 Lunch and Posters

14:05 – 15:35 Session 3: Jets and Galaxies and more

Hermann Marshall (MIT/Kavli) “The Chandra Survey of Quasar Jets”

Dan Schwartz (SAO) “Confronting 100 kpc X-ray Jets with an origin from maximally spinning black holes”

Kazunori Akiyama (MIT/Haystack) “The global radio structure of the archetypical quasar 3C 273”

Dave Roberts (Brandeis) “X-Shaped Radio Sources and Gravitational Waves”

Nick Cappelluti (Yale) “The birth of black holes in the Universe: fingerprints in Cosmic Backgrounds”

Martin Elvis (CfA) “What can Commercial Space do for Astronomy?”

15:35 – 15:55 Refreshments and Posters

15:55 – 17:25 Session 4: Obscuration, Host galaxies and Evolution

Ryan Hickox (Dartmouth) “AGN synthesis of the cosmic X-ray background with NuSTAR”

John Silverman (Kavli IPMU) “Narrow-line properties of X-ray AGNs at z > 1”

Mckenzie Jones (Dartmouth) “Intrinsic Eddington Ratio Distribution of Type 2 AGN in Star-forming galaxies from SDSS”

Wei Yan (Dartmouth) “NuSTAR Observations of Heavily Obscured Quasars Selected by WISE”

Emmet Golden-Marx (BU) “The High-Redshift COBRA Galaxy Cluster Survey”

Mike DiPompeo (Dartmouth) “The halo masses of obscured quasars and evolutionary models”

17:25 – 17:30 Concluding Remarks and Walk to the Shapiro Science Center

17:30    Reception — the Dan Harris Happy Hour