Presentation PDFs and videos

PDF files for the talks and posters are available below, along with the black hole accretion parameters for each presentation. Videos of each session are also available below.

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Oral Presentations
    Monday 26 July
    Tuesday 27 July
    Wednesday 28 July
    Thursday 29 July

Poster Presentations
    Session 1
    Session 2
    Session 3
    Session 4


Monday 26 July 2010

Session 1 How does gas accrete onto black holes, from ~kpc scales to < 1 pc scales?
Storchi-Bergmann Mapping gas inflows towards massive black holes in nearby active galaxies | params | PDF
Davies The role of secular evolution in forming and fuelling AGN | params | PDF
Schartmann Evolution from nuclear starbursts to discs and tori in AGN | params | PDF

Due to technical issues, no video is available for Day 1, Session 2

Wada Multi-phase ISM around an AGN: Effects of X-ray feedback on tens of parsecs | params | PDF
Ward Constraints on black hole masses of narrow-line Seyfert 1s, from X-ray to optical SED fitting | params | PDF
Gillessen Flaring in Sgr A* | params | PDF
Micic Modeling the growth of the SMBH at the center of the Milky Way | params | PDF

Pedes Time dependent models of star formation in AGN accretion discs | params | PDF
Power Understanding black hole feeding and feedback from first principles | params | PDF
Dotti Massive black hole binaries in circumnuclear discs | params | PDF
Gandhi New insights on nuclei of nearby galaxies from high angular resolution mid-IR observations | params | PDF

Done Black-hole accretion states and AGN activity | params | PDF
Roberts ULXs: A local template for super-Eddington black hole growth | params | PDF
Mirabel Cosmic evolution of stellar black holes and their role at the dawn of the Universe | params | PDF
Robinson Probing gas flows around supermassive black holes with spectropolarimetry | params | PDF

Tuesday 27 July 2010

Session 2 What are the links between black-hole growth and their host galaxies and large-scale environments?
Bower Black holes, galaxy formation and the X-ray Universe | params | PDF
Brandt Black-hole ecology in the distant Universe: Results from cosmological X-ray surveys | params | PDF
Schawinski Black hole growth and its connection to host galaxy evolution | params | PDF
Goulding Towards a complete census of AGN activity in nearby galaxies: The incidence of growing black holes | params | PDF

Best The radio-AGN to host galaxy connection | params | PDF
Merloni A synthetic view of SMBH growth: Comparing and contrasting the radiative and mechanical sectors | params | PDF
Fanidakis Astrophysical aspects of SMBH evolution in the LCDM Universe | params | PDF
Nardini The relation between circumnuclear star formation and black hole growth in the mid-IR and hard X-rays | params | PDF
Lutz An infrared view on star formation in high-redshift AGN hosts | params | PDF

Wednesday 28 July 2010

Silverman Co-evolving AGN activity and star formation within the zCOSMOS density field | params | PDF
Coil The clustering of optical and X-ray AGN to z=1 | params | PDF
Martini The co-evolution of black holes and galaxies in clusters | params | PDF
Alexander The growth of black holes in distant overdense environments | params | PDF

Due to technical issues, no video is available for Day 3, Session 2

Croton Quasar vs. radio mode AGN heating and their environmental dependencies | params | PDF
Shankar Merger-induced quasars, their light curves, and their hosts | params | PDF
Hopkins Quasar fueling models, or, the missing link between galaxies and quasars | params | PDF
Bellovary How do black holes get their gas? | params | PDF

Session 3 What fuels the rapid growth of the most massive (and also the first) black holes?
Vestergaard Black hole masses and Eddington ratios of quasars across cosmic history | params | PDF
Peterson Uncertainties in AGN black hole masses | params | PDF
Sanders The growth of massive black holes during gas-rich major mergers | params | PDF
Coppin Starburst or AGN dominance in submillimetre-luminous candidate AGN? | params | PDF

Page Ionized winds in star-forming QSOs | params | PDF
Hao SEDs of AGNs from COSMOS: A single template with "torus-free" outliers | params | PDF
Vignali Obscured quasars at high redshifts | params | PDF
Hickox Clustering of obscured and unobscured quasars | params | PDF

Thursday 29 July 2010

Volonteri    Growing the first black holes | params | PDF
Fiore Black hole growth at high redshift | params | PDF
Johnson Accretion onto the first black holes formed by direct collapse | params | PDF
DeRosa Probing the black hole growth and the chemical evolution of their hosts at z~6 | params | PDF

Session 4 What is the detailed nature of AGN feedback and its effects on black hole fueling and star formation?
Decarli The MBH/MHost relation in quasars from z=3 to the Present Age | params | PDF
Booth The relations between black holes and their hosts: What determines the masses of supermassive black holes? | params | PDF
Jahnke Just good friends: The non-causal origin of black hole-galaxy scaling relations | params | PDF
King Black hole feedback in action | params | PDF

Gallagher The role of the high energy continuum in quasar disk winds | params | PDF
Reeves Ultra fast outflows from AGN and their role in feedback | params | PDF
Evans Do AGN outflows cease star formation? A new technique based on ultradeep Chandra HETG observations of NGC1068 | params | PDF
Nesvadba Quantifying the impact of AGN feedback on the evolution of massive galaxies | params | PDF

Mullaney What is driving the feedback-inducing, extended outflows around AGNs? | params | PDF
Hardcastle Radio-loud AGN feedback: How and when does it work? | params | PDF
McNamara Are radio AGN powered by accretion or black hole spin? | params | PDF


Session 1 How does gas accrete onto black holes, from ~kpc scales to < 1 pc scales?
1.1 Bartakova PMAS-PPAK integral field spectroscopy of nearby Seyfert and normal spiral galaxies | params | PDF
1.2 Bregman Resonant stars/disk interaction: implications for MBH evolution | params | PDF
1.3 Civano A runaway BH in COSMOS: GW or slingshot recoil? | params | PDF
1.4 Floyd Zooming in on quasar accretion | params | PDF
1.5 Ishibashi Clumpy accretion flows in active galactic nuclei | params | PDF
1.6 Jungwiert Growth of central supermassive blackholes and bulges due to bars and gas return from old stellar populations | params
1.7 Kuraszkiewicz SED and emission line properties of the low redshift red 2MASS AGN | params | PDF
1.8 Lagos Stellar and AGN accretion disc alignments from SDSS data | params | PDF
1.9 Lawrence Misaligned discs and black hole growth | params | PDF
1.10 Westoby A Magellan--IMACS-IFU Search for Dynamical Drivers of Nuclear Activity | params | PDF
1.11 Hobbs AGN Feeding: "the intermediate scale" | params | PDF
1.12 Stoklasova The central kiloparsec of Seyfert galaxies: Integral-field spectroscopy with OASIS | PDF

Session 2 What are the links between black-hole growth and their host galaxies and large-scale environments?
2.1 Aird The evolution of the hard X-ray luminosity function of AGN | params | PDF
2.2 Akiyama NIR spectroscopic survey of obscured AGNs at z~2 | params | PDF
2.3 Bradshaw The Environments of AGN at High Redshift (1.0 < z < 2.0) | params | PDF
2.4 Cardamone The disappearance of the Green Valley: AGN host galaxy populations at z~1 | params | PDF
2.5 Comastri Heavily Obscured AGN in the deep XMM survey in the CDFS | params | PDF
2.6 Dunn The prevalence and effects of AGN in clusters and ellipticals | params | PDF
2.7 Fan Cosmic Evolution of Mass, Size, and Velocity Dispersion for ETGs | params | PDF
2.8 Feruglio X-ray properties of power-law sources in COSMOS and CDFS | params | PDF
2.9 Geach Lya Blobs are powered by heating, not cooling | params | PDF
2.10 Herbert A Sample of Radio Galaxies Spanning Three Decades in Radio Luminosity - The Fundamental Plane and Star Formation Histories | params | PDF
2.11 Kimm Diffuse gas cooling onto satellite galaxies and its relevance on the black hole growth | params | PDF
2.12 Loiseau X-ray selected AGNs in the North Ecliptic Pole field | params | PDF
2.13 Nugroho Integral field spectroscopy of z~0.1 QSO host galaxies | params | PDF
2.14 Raimundo The effects of radiation pressure on the absorption in the Chandra Deep Field populations | params | PDF
2.15 Raychaudhury The dependence of AGN activity on host and environment | params | PDF
2.16 Siemiginowska Cluster--Quasar bound: 3C186, a quasar in a massive cluster at high redshift | params | PDF
2.17 Smolcic Observational constraints on the importance of radio-mode feedback in massive galaxy formation | params | PDF
2.18 Symeonidis The AGN content of infrared-selected luminous galaxies | params | PDF
2.19 Tugwell X-ray properties of Infrared luminous galaxies | params | PDF
2.20 Yan Disentangle AGN and Star Formation at High Redshifts | params | PDF
2.21 Zuther Borderline-type 1 QSOs: Probing AGN/host galaxy evolutionary aspects | params | PDF

Session 3 What fuels the rapid growth of the most massive (and also the first) black holes?
3.1 Allen A dramatic increase in the fraction of broad absorption line quasars coincident with the epoch of rapid black hole growth | params | PDF
3.2 Bauer Assessing obscured quasars at z~2 | params | PDF
3.3 Carrera Exploring structure around submm-bright QSOs | params | PDF
3.4 Cisternas No merger-quasar connection since z~1 | params | PDF
3.5 Down Modelling quasar accretion disks from Ha emission | params | PDF
3.6 Lietzen Large scale environments of nearby quasars | params | PDF
3.7 Scharwaechter Borderline type-1 QSOs: WiFeS integral field spectroscopy of early-stage QSO candidates | params | PDF
3.8 Trakhtenbrot Measurements of MBH and L/LEdd in High-Redshift type-I AGN | params | PDF
3.9 Treister Major Galaxy Mergers and the Growth of Supermassive Black Holes in Quasars | params | PDF

Session 4 What is the detailed nature of AGN feedback and its effects on black hole fueling and star formation?
4.1 Ammons From WFC3/IR: The Quenching Effect of AGN Feedback on Host Galaxies | params | PDF
4.2 Barai Implementation of AGN Feedback in Galaxy Formation: Spherical Tests of Bondi Accretion using SPH | params | PDF
4.3 Brusa Feedback in action in a z~1.6 XMM-COSMOS Obscured QSO | params | PDF
4.4 Gofford High-resolution spectroscopy of AGN outflows in 3C445 and MR2251-178 | params | PDF
4.5 Kim BH mass and Bulge Luminosity Relation in Nearby Type I AGNs | params | PDF
4.6 La Franca Tools for computing the AGN feedback: radio-loudness distribution and the kinetic luminosity function | params | PDF
4.7 Pope Controlling cooling flows and optimal AGN feedback | params | PDF

What Drives the Growth of Black Holes?
Durham University
26 - 29 July 2010

Scientific Organising Committee
D. Alexander
R. Hickox
P. Best
R. Davies
T. di Matteo
A. Fabian
J. Greene
M. Volonteri

Local Organising Committee
L. Borrero
K. Coppin
A. Danielson
J. Geach
A. Goulding
J. Mullaney

Last Updated: 6 June 2011

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