Chinese Astronomical Society Workshop No. 389

黑洞吸 积盘理论国际研讨会 - Black Hole Accretion Disk
Peking University, Beijing     November 6-9, 2007

Introduction

Black hole accrete surrounding gas and releasing its gravitational energy, powering AGNs, QSO, black hole X-ray binaries, and ultra-luminous X-ray sources.  Black hole accretion may relate to gamma-ray bursts and probably provide photons reionizing the universe. Massive black holes at galactic centers grows rapidly by accreting gas and binary mergers, while  the interaction of massive black hole binaries (MBHBs) and the disk gas is believed to boost the hardening of MBHBs at pc-scale, leading to the coalescence of MBHBs on a viscous timescale and giving rise to a burst of gravitational wave radiation. The outflow and relativistic jets forming in black hole accretion play an important role in the formation of galaxies and the structure and in the distribution of ISMs and IGMs. However, the black hole accretion physics, in particular the viscosity, accretion modes and the changes with accretion rate, the possibility of super-Eddington accretion, the formation of outflow and relativistic jets, about the accretion process near black hole horizon, etc, are still unclear.

The aim of the workshop on black hole accretion disk is to provide an opportunity for the people working on broad aspects of black hole accretion processes to discuss all the relevant problems and to identify new areas of collaborations. The workshop will invite Prof. Marek Abramowicz at Gothenburg University to give four one hour lectures for graduate student, and Prof. Doug N.C. Lin at University of California at Santa Cruz, and Prof. Ronald Taam at Northwest University each to give an one hour topic review. The workshop will also leave plenty of time for discussions.

First announcement (Chinese) on 20 July 2007: pdf, doc
Second announcement(Chinese) on 30 Oct 2007: pdf, doc

Acknowledgments:

     Peking University, National Natural Science Foundation of China, National Astronomical Observatory, Yunnan Astronomical Observatorty,  Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, Institute of High Energy Physics

Invited Speaker

M. Abramowicz (GU)
M. Bursa (Astron Inst.)
X.W. Cao (SHAO)
W.M. Gu (XMU)
X.D. Li (NJU)
D.N.C. Lin (UC Santa Cruz)
B.F. Liu (YNAO)
F.K. Liu (PKU)
J.F. Lu (XMU)
R. Misra (IUCAA)
R. Taam (NWU)
G. Torok (SU)
D.X. Wang (HUST)
J.M. Wang (IHEP)
X.B. Wu (PKU)
F. Yuan (SHAO)
Y.F. Yuan (USTC)
A. Zdziarski (CAMK)
S.N. Zhang (THU)

Organizors

Ju-Fu Lu (XMU)
Xue-Bing Wu (PKU)
Fu-Kun Liu (PKU, Chair)
Bi-Fang Liu (YNAO)
Feng Yuan (SHAO)
Jian-Min Wang (IHEP)
Guo-Xuan Dong (NSFC)