Black Holes on Broadway: The Next Generation of AGN Models in Galaxy Formation 

Date & Time

When: December 4th to December 7th 2023
Where: Marion T. Greenup (MTG) Conference Center – 160 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10010
Hosted by: Center for Computational Astrophysics

Event Details: With galaxy formation simulations pushing to the sub-parsec regime and beyond, this workshop will bring together the small-scale and large-scale simulation communities to review simulating AGN across all aspects: seeding, accretion, feedback, and dynamics. The key conference goal is to generate discussion and facilitate new collaborations across the scales, with a focus on four key questions:

  • How do we implement the different theoretical seeding models into galaxy formation simulations, and can we use these to make testable predictions for future (and current) observational facilities?
  • How will the next generation of large-scale models bridge the gap between black hole accretion discs and galaxies?
  • How can we self-consistently model accretion and feedback across a range of regimes and scales?
  • How can we accurately model black hole dynamics in galaxy formation simulations given the advent of multi-messenger astronomy?
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION WILL CLOSE ON JUNE 23RD END OF DAY US PACIFIC TIME. We expect to select about 50 contributed talks. Not all abstracts may be selected for a talk if we are oversubscribed.
We expect to announce the contributed talk selections by the end of July.

Confirmed invited speakers:
Elisa Bortolas
Tiago Costa
Shane Davis
Melanie Habouzit

SOC Members
Yan-Fei Jiang (CCA, Flatiron Institute)
Sophie Koudmani (CCA, Flatiron Institute, SOC/LOC co-chair)
Doug Rennehan (CCA, Flatiron Institute, SOC/LOC co-chair)
Chris Reynolds (IoA, Cambridge)
Rachel Somerville (CCA, Flatiron Institute)
Marta Volonteri (IAP, Paris)

*Please note: Full service catering will be provided free of charge for breakfast and lunch. Snacks will be available throughout the event. Dietary restrictions and preferences are collected within the registration link. Please feel free to reach out with any specific needs you may have.

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