The conference will be held at the Old Town of Lijiang – a World
Heritage site in Yunnan province, China, from August 1-5, 2011. The deadline for
registration is May 31, 2011. The number of participants of the
workshop will be limited to about 70. If the number of
applications exceeds the maximum number, participants will be
selected on a first come first serve basis.
The workshop will cover the following themes:
link of massive black hole binaries to the formation and
evolution of galaxies.
2. The theory and numerical hydrodynamic simulations of
massive black hole binaries in gas-rich galactic nuclei.
theory and numerical computations on stellar dynamics of massive
black hole binaries in galactic nuclei.
4. The astrophysics of
massive black hole binaries.
5. The electromagnetic signatures of
binary black holes and recoiling black holes.
6. SMBHB in AGNs and transient objects
7. Numerical simulations and post-Newtonian approximation techniques of the mergers
of black hole binaries.
8. The detection and data analysis of gravitational waves.
9. Ground- and space-based gravitational wave detectors.
10. PTA programs
11. GW sources for ground- and space-based instrumentations and PTA
The Old Town of Lijiang in Yunnan Province,
southwest China's Lijiang Naxi Autonomous County, also known as
Old Town of Lijiang Dayan Town, was built in the late Song and
early Yuan Dynasties (late 13th century). The ancient city located
in the transition region of Yunnan and Tibetan Plateau with
average altitude of about 2,400 meters above sea level makes full
use of the Jade River, which in the downtown city is firstly
divided into three rivers, then into nine, and finally into
countless little canals, so that every avenue is at its own river
side and each alley is surrounded by a canal. There are 354
bridges inside the old city, implying a density of about 93
bridges per square kilometer. The houses in Lijiang have both the
mixed essence of Han, Bai, Yi, and Tibetan minorities and the unique
style of Naxi minority and are an important history legacy for
studying both the Chinese architectural and cultural histories.
The meeting will be opened by an historical review on black holes
by Roy Kerr, and then be followed by a number of invited review
talks, and contributed talks.
Invited review speakers:
Pau Amaro-Seoane (Albert Einstein Institute, Germany)
Jinming Bai (Yunnan Astronomical Observatory, China)
John Baker (NASA, USA)
Gabriela Canalizo (University California at Riverside, USA)
Joan M. Centrella (NASA, USA)
Monica Colpi (University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy)
Friedrick Jenet (University of Texas at Brownsville, USA)
George Hobbs (CSIRO, Australia)
Kelly Holley-Bockelmann (Vanderbilt University, USA)
Roy Patrick Kerr (University of Canterbury, New Zealand)
Stefanie Komossa (Technical University of Munich, Germany)
Fukun Liu (Peking University, China)
Lucio Mayer (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
Dave Sanders (University of Hawaii, USA)
Bernard F. Schutz (Albert Einstein Institute, Germany)
Alberto Sesana (Albert Einstein Institute, Germany)
Hideyuki Tagoshi (Osaka University, Japan)
Marianne Vestergaard (Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
Jianyan Wei (National Astronomical Observatory, China)
Xue-Bing Wu (Peking University, China)
Yongheng Zhao (National Astronomical Observatory, China)
Shu Zhang (Institute of High Energy Physics, China)
Ming Zhu (National Astronomical Observatory, China)