Obscured AGN Across Cosmic Time Programme

Obscured AGN Across Cosmic Time

Seeon, Bavaria, Germany, 5-8 June 2007


Final programme

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Tuesday 5 June 2007
De Breuck and Vernet
Session 1: Finding Type-2 AGN
9:10-9:45 Philip Best Identification of AGN in radio surveys (Invited Review)
9:45-10:20 Daniel Stern Identification of AGN in mid-IR survey (Invited Review)
10:20-10:40 Matt Jarvis The Spitzer-Herschel Active Galaxy Survey)
10:40-11:10 Coffee Break  
11:10-11:35 Alejo Martinez-Sansigre Obscured quasars at high redshift (Targeted talk)
11:35-12:00 Mari Polletta Identification of obscured QSOs and properties of their obscuring matter (Targeted talk)
12:00-12:20 Almudena Alonso-Herrero Obscured AGN at intermediate and high redshift
12:20-13:50 Lunch  
13:50-15:20 Short talks  
  Bram Venemans Discovery of obscured, luminous z~2 quasars in the infrared UKIDSS Large Area Survey
  Tanya Urrutia Evidence of Mergers in Dust-Obscured Type 1 Quasars
  Chris Simpson The obscured AGN content of the Subaru/XMM-Newton Deep Field
  Brigitte Rocca-Volmerange Populations of ULIRG/AGNs from infrared surveys
  Jennifer Donley How common are obscured AGN at z~1?
  Steve Croft Obscured radio-loud AGN in the NDWFS Bootes field
  Michele Cirasuolo Multi-wavelength study of AGN in the UKIDSS Ultra Deep Survey
  Cristian Vignali The quest for Type 2 quasars: What are the X-ray observations of optically selected QSOs2 telling us?
  Liza Videla On the infrared properties of dusty torus
  Wil van Breugel Galaxies, Black Holes & Laboratories: ISM dust in energetic environments
  Anita Reimer Gamma-ray absorption in quasars: a theoretical perspective
  Daniel Dicken The effect of orientation on the mid to far infrared properties of radio loud AGN
  Francesca Pozzi The bolometric output of luminous obscured X-ray sources in the HELLAS2XMM survey: The Spitzer view
  Fabio La Franca The history of obscured accretion in the Universe
  Roberto Gilli The abundance of Compton Thick AGN
15:20-15:55 Dave Alexander Identification of AGN in X-ray surveys (Invited Review)
15:55-16:20 Jack Tueller Swift/BAT Complete Hard X-ray Survey of Local AGN (Targeted talk)
16:20-16:50 Coffee Break  
16:50-17:10 Paolo Tozzi Obscured AGN in the Chandra Deep Field South
17:10-17:30 Paul Martini Obscured AGN in Clusters of Galaxies
17:30-18:05 Nadia Zakamska Identification of AGN in optical surveys (Invited Review)
18:05-18:30 Anton Koekemoer Current Searches for AGN at the Highest Redshifts (Targeted talk)

Wednesday 6 June 2007
Session 1: Finding Type-2 AGN
09:00-09:20 Marcella Brusa X-ray selected obscured AGN in COSMOS: a combined X-ray, optical and infrared view
Session 2: The nature and structure of obscuration
09:20-09:55 Roberto Maiolino The nature and structure of obscuration (Invited Review)
09:55-10:15 Julian Krolik Supporting Optically Thick Obscuration by Infrared Radiation Pressure
10:15-10:35 Andy Lawrence Misaligned Fuelling and the Unified Scheme
10:35-11:05 Coffee Break  
11:05-11:30 Kate Brand Broad-line heavily obscured AGN at z~2 (Targeted talk)
11:30-11:50 Martin Hardcastle Unobscured AGN across cosmic time -- what radio galaxy populations tell us about accretion modes
11:50-12:10 Guido Risaliti Extreme X-ray absorption variability in the Seyfert Galaxy NGC 1365
12:10-12:30 Konrad Tristram Interferometric observations of the circumnuclear dust in AGN
12:30-14:00 Lunch  
14:00-15:00 Short talks  
  Ari Laor On the Origin of Radio Emission in Radio Quiet Quasars
  Erin Hicks Viewing the Molecular Torus in AGN
  Gaelle Dumas Two-dimensional kinematics of Stars, Ionised and Neutral Gas in Seyfert and Inactive Host Galaxies
  Alessandro Rettura Stellar populations properties of massive Radio Galaxies at z>2.5
  Jaron Kurk The red sequence in proto-clusters associated with radio galaxies at 2 < z < 3
  Audrey Galametz Red Galaxies Cluster Members around HzRG at z~1.5
  Mark Allen Emission from Shock Excited Gas in Active Galaxies
  Andrew Bunker Extended Lyman-alpha haloes around radio-quiet objects
  Mark Dijkstra Probing AGN and their Surroundings with Ly-a
  Andrea Cattaneo Black holes in galaxy formation and evolution
15:00-15:20 Henrik Spoon Probing the central power sources of ULIRG nuclei using Spitzer-IRS
15:20-15:40 Masatoshi Imanishi Luminous buried AGNs in the local universe
15:40-16:00 Martin Haas IRS spectroscopy of 3CR radio galaxies and quasars
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break  
Session 3: Lessons from local AGN
16:30-17:05 Raffaella Morganti Lessons from local AGN (Invited Review)
17:05-17:30 Clive Tadhunter Understanding the mid- to far-IR properties of AGN: deep Spitzer observations of a complete sample of southern radio galaxies (Targeted talk)
17:30-17:55 Ric Davies A connection between AGN activity and nuclear star formation in Seyfert Galaxies (Targeted talk)
17:55-18:15 Hien Tran Keck Observations of Type-2 AGNs
18:15-18:35 Chris Odea Spitzer Observations of the 12-micron Sample of Seyfert Galaxies

Thursday 7 June 2007
Session 4: AGN feedback
09:00-09:35 Matt Lehnert AGN feedback mechanisms: an observational perspective (Invited Review)
09:35-10:10 Volker Springel AGN feedback mechanisms: a theoretical perspective (Invited Review)
10:10-10:30 Andrea Merloni Kinetic luminosity, jet production efficiency and feedback properties of growing black holes
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break  
11:00-11:20 Nicole Nesvabda Immense Outflows in High-Redshift Radio Galaxies: The ``Smoking Gun'' of AGN feedback
11:20-11:40 Vivienne Wild The recent star formation of host galaxies with accreting black holes
11:40-12:00 Kevin Schawinski Observing AGN Feedback in Action in Early-type Galaxies
12:00-12:35 Marek Sikora The difference between radio-loud and radio-quiet AGN (Invited Review)
12:25-13:55 Lunch  
Session 3: Lessons from local AGN
14:05-14:40 Reinhard Genzel The lurking black hole in the Galactic center (Invited Review)
Session 5: Extended structures
14:40-15:00 Montse Villar-Martin Ly-alpha excess in high redshift radio galaxies: a signature of star formation
15:00-15:20 Tohru Nagao Metallicity of NLRs in high-z narrow-line radio galaxies
15:20-15:45 Yuichi Matsuda The nature of radio-quiet Lyman alpha blobs (Targeted talk)
15:45-16:05 Andrew Humphrey Giant Lyman-alpha haloes around z>2 radio galaxies: evidence for infall
16:05-16:35 Coffee Break  
Session 6: Host galaxies properties
16:35-17:10 Tim Heckman Stellar properties of host galaxies (Invited Review)
17:10-17:35 Nick Seymour Properties of High Redshift Radio Galaxies from Longwavelength Observations (Targeted talk)
17:35-18:00 Linda Tacconi High Resolution Molecular Spectroscopy of Submillimeter Galaxies (Targeted talk)
18:00-18:20 Guinevere Kauffmann The role of Tidal Interactions and Mergers in Triggering Starbursts and AGN
18:20-18:40 Manuela Magliocchetti The Spitzer view on high-redshift dusty galaxies: AGN contribution and its connection with star formation, large-scale properties and masses of the hosts

Friday 8 June 2007
Session 7: Global picture
08:45-09:10 Sandro D'Odorico Observations of AGN and their enviroment with Future VLT and E-ELT Instruments (Targeted talk)
09:10-09:45 Guenther Hasinger Cosmic evolution of AGN (Invited Review)
09:45-10:05 Ohad Shemmer The correlation between the hard X-ray photon index and the accretion rate in AGN: probing black-hole growth across cosmic time.
10:05-10:25 Brent Groves Understanding the Far-IR & Sub-mm Spectra of Obscured AGN
10:25-10:45 Coffee Break  
10:45-11:10 Ezequiel Treister The Evolution of AGN Obscuration (Targeted talk)
11:10-11:30 Sergey Sazonov Statistics of local hard X-ray selected AGN: implications for the CXB and unification model
11:30-11:50 Roderik Overzier Observations and simulation predictions of the large scale environment of radio galaxies and quasars at high redshift
11:50-12:10 Andrew Zirm The Environments of High-Redshift AGN
12:10-14:00 lunch