Brochure and Abstracts
Code of Conduct
Hadrian's Wall Excursion
Astrophysics and Cosmology at Durham
Thanks to all our delegates for a great meeting!
PDFs of the talks and poster presentations are now available.
Powered by mass accretion onto super-massive black holes, Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) are undoubtedly exotic
phenomena. According to most theoretical models of galaxy
formation, AGN have also had a profound impact on the way the
Universe looks today. However, AGN activity is, in another sense,
a common phenomenon: the finding that essentially all massive
galaxies host a central supermassive black hole clearly indicates
that these galaxies have all hosted AGN activity at some point
during their lives. Are these AGN phases a special period in the
lifetime of the galaxy that require specific environmental
conditions, or are they simply a random event that can occur at
any time in any galaxy?
The objective of this
international workshop is to bring together observers and
theorists to explore the environmental dependence and global
impact of AGN activity. During the five days of the workshop we
What host-galaxy properties facilitate AGN activity?
What larger-scale environments facilitate AGN activity?
Is the high-redshift Universe a special environment for AGN activity?
How do AGN shape the way the Universe looks?
The workshop will be held in the historical city of Durham in England over
30th July to 3rd August 2018. The workshop will include a
combination of invited, contributed, and poster talks, in
addition to extended discussion sessions.
James Aird, Thaisa Storchi Bergmann, Almudena Alonso Herrero, Alison Coil, Vernesa Smolcic, Debora Sijacki, Bram Venemans, Yohan Dubois, Nadia Zakamska, Giovanni Cresci
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"Local" Organizing Committee
David Rosario (Durham, chair)
David Alexander (Durham)
Sotiria Fotopoulou (Durham)
Thomas Jackson (Durham)
Lizelke Klindt (Durham)
Elisabeta Lusso (Durham)
Jan Scholtz (Durham)
Mike DiPompeo (Dartmouth)
Christopher Harrison (ESO Garching)
Ryan Hickox (Dartmouth)
George Lansbury (Cambridge)
Lauranne Lanz (Dartmouth)
Allegra Santis (Brand Designer)
Science Organizing Committee
David Alexander (Durham, co-chair)
Ryan Hickox (Dartmouth, co-chair)
Richard Bower (Durham)
Marcella Brusa (Bologna)
Alison Coil (UC San Diego)
Sara Ellison (Victoria)
Santiago Garcia-Burillo (Madrid Observatory)
Ian McCarthy (Liverpool John Moores)
Adam Myers (Wyoming)
Priya Natarajan (Yale)
Debora Sijacki (Cambridge)
Thaisa Storchi-Bergmann (UF Rio Grande do Sul)
Benny Trakhtenbrot (ETH Zurich)