Second Astronomy School
"The Many Faces of AGN"
National Obsertvatory of Athens, Insitute of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Schedule & Talks
Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) are at the forefront of astrophysical research. They represent natural laboratories to explore physics under extreme conditions, they form cosmic beacons which can be used to probe the early Universe and also signpost sites of intense galaxy and supermassive black-hole formation. Understanding AGN is therefore important for a wide range of applications, from elucidating how galaxies form and evolve, to constraining fundamental cosmological parameters and testing new physics.
The goal of the 2nd Astronomy School organised by the Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics of the National Observatory is to provide a comprehensive review of the key recent developments in the study of AGN and to highlight open problems and challenges for the future.
The school is sponsored by the British Council, the Ministry of Education, the National Observatory of Athens in Greece, and the General Secretary of Research and Technology. Lectures will be presented by astrophysicists from both Greek and International Universities and Research Institutes. The school will take place at the facilities of the National Observatory of Athens at Pendeli.
Content and Schedule
Monday 22 to Wednesday 24, September 2008. Lectures will run from 9:00-17:00. Topics covered:
National Observatory of Athens,
Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics,
I. Metaxa & V. Pavlou, Pendeli, Athens,
Seminar room "Aimilios Harlaftis"
List of Speakers
Kirpal Nandra, Imperial College London
Michael Rowan-Robinson, Imperial College London
Andrea Cattaneo, Astrophysical Institute Potsdam
Apostolos Mastichiadis, University of Athens
Spyros Basilakos, Academy of Athens
Manolis Xilouris, National Observatory of Athens
Eleni Chatzichristou, National Observatory of Athens
Antonis Georgakakis, National Observatory of Athens
Manolis Plionis, National Observatory of Athens
Ioannis Georgantopoulos, National Observatory of Athens
Athanassios Akylas, National Observatory of Athens