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Black Holes


The 2007 Spring Symposium was held from Monday April 23, 2007 to Thursday April 26, 2007 at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, Maryland. The topic of this year's symposium was Black Holes. Aspects of black hole physics and astrophysics were discussed regarding stellar mass, intermediate mass, and supermassive black holes.

Confirmed Speakers

Tal Alexander Stars Near the Galactic Supermassive Black Hole
Roger Blandford Accretion onto Black Holes
Kate Brand Build-Up of Supermassive Black Holes
Joan Centrella Gravitational Waves from Black Hole Mergers
Marco Chiaberge Radiatively Inefficient AGN
Monica Colpi Birth of Supermassive Black Hole Binaries
Giuseppina Fabbiano Ultraluminous X-Ray Sources
Andy Fabian Spins of Supermassive Black Holes
Reinhard Genzel The Black Hole at the Galactic Center
Suvi Gezari Tidal Disruptions of Stars by Supermassive Black Holes
Alexander Heger Black Holes from Stellar Evolution
Gary Horowitz Black Holes, Entropy and Information
Anton Koekemoer High-Redshift Black Holes
Julian Krolik Making Black Holes Visible: Accretion, Radiation, and Jets
Greg Landsberg Black Holes in Future Colliders
Mario Livio Astrophysical Jets
Duccio Macchetto Black Hole Masses from Gas Dynamics
Jeff McClintock Estimating the Spin of Stellar-Mass Black Holes
Steve McMillan The Formation of Black Holes in Globular Clusters
David Merritt Dynamics Around Black Holes
Felix Mirabel Microquasars
Andreas Muller Evolution of Supermassive BH Mass Function
Ramesh Narayan Black Hole Event Horizon
Bradley Peterson Black Hole Masses from Reverberation Mapping
Dimitrios Psaltis Black Holes and Strong-Field General Relativity
Douglas Richstone Black Hole Demographics
Stuart Shapiro Black Hole Formation and Growth: Simulations in General Relativity
Meg Urry Black Holes in Deep Surveys
Marianne Vestergaard Black Hole Masses in Distant AGN
Marta Volonteri Supermassive Black Hole Growth

Organizing Committee Members

Mario Livio, Chair
Kate Brand
Marco Chiaberge
Linda Dressel
Andy Fruchter
Anton Koekemoer
Michele Trenti
Roeland Van der Marel

2007 Spring Symposium Poster