Abstract submission deadline: 10th April 2019

Final program: 6th May 2019

Early registration deadline: 17th May 2019



The conference will take place in the Rectory House of the Ionian University which is the oldest University in Greece dating back to 1824.

The conference is held in association with the Astronomical Society of Corfu



Scientific Committee

J. Aird (Univ. of Leicester), R. Assef (Univ. Diego Portales), D. Alexander (Univ. of Durham), V. Allevato (Scuola Normale Superiore Pisa), M. Brusa (Univ. Bologna), M. Cappi (INAF/OAS), A. Coil (Univ. California, San Diego), F. Civano (CfA), A. Merloni (MPE), F. Nicastro (INAF/OAR), D. Rosario (Univ. of Durham), H. Rottgering (Univ. of Leiden), F. Shankar (Univ. Southampton), R. Somerville (Rutgers Univ.)

Invited Speakers

J. Aird (Univ. of Leicester), V. Allevato (Scuola Normale Superiore Pisa), F. Civano (CfA), R. Decarli (INAF), E. Giallongo (INAF), C. Harrison (ESO), E. Lusso (Durham), F. Nicastro (INAF), M. Powell (Yale), R. Schneider (Univ. of Rome), N. Zakamska (Johns Hopkins)



Two decades of multi-wavelength studies have greatly expanded our understanding of supermassive black hole growth in the context of galaxy formation. A broadly consistent picture of active black hole demographics has been derived across cosmic time, emphasising the strong evolution of the energetic Universe and its relation to the formation of stars in galaxies.

The galaxy occupation of active supermassive black-holes have been constrained out to high redshift thereby, shedding light onto the small and large-scale physics that are conducive to accretion events and how they may change from late to early times.

Mounting evidence points to the ubiquity of energetic winds produced as a result of accretion events onto supermassive black-holes. It is suggested that these may be important for understanding galaxy evolution and structure-formation in the Universe.

This progress has also risen new questions and produce new research directions. The significance of obscured accretion, especially in the case of deeply buried systems, remains under discussion. The details of the black-hole growth evolution at early epochs are still debated. The mass and energy budget of winds detected at X-rays, UV, infrared and sub-mm wavelengths remain uncertain. The connection between the different phases of the outflowing material at these different wavelengths is also poorly constrained. Finally at much larger scales, Recent XMM observations revealed a much larger picture of hitherto unseen matter (WHIM).

The aim of this conference is to review and discuss the most recent multi-wavelength observations of supermassive black holes and compare them with simulations and observations. The exciting discovery space that opens with eROSITA, XARM and ATHENA will be a primary part of this meeting


I. Black-hole demographics from multi-wavelength surveys

II. The environment of black holes & WHIM

III. Black-hole growth in the context of galaxy evolution

IV. The early Universe

V. Feedback processes and their impact on kpc and Mpc scales

VI. Key surveys and new missions, synergies between missions and ground based facilities

Organizing Committee

A. Akylas

S. Basilakos

A. Georgakakis

I. Georgantopoulos (chair)

E. Koulouridis

F. Metalinou

G. Mountrichas

A. Ruiz

Registration fees

The early registration fee is 300 euro, while after 17/5/2019 lthe fee is 400 euro. This includes a welcome reception, coffee breaks and the conference material. A reduced fee of 200 euro is available to Ph.D. students only during the early registration period. An email verification should be sent by their supervisor to smbh.corfu@gmail.com

The conference dinner will take place at the Corfu sailing club, on Thursday the 20th of June at 20.00. The distance from the conference centre is less than 10 min. The cost will be 35€, payable at registration.