The restless nature of AGN: 10 years later

from Monday, 26 June 2023 (09:00) to Friday, 30 June 2023 (18:30)
Centro Congressi Federico II (Aula Magna)

        : Sessions
    /     : Talks
        : Breaks
26 Jun 2023
27 Jun 2023
28 Jun 2023
29 Jun 2023
30 Jun 2023
09:30 --- Welcome ---
X-ray/UV/optical/IR correlated variability - Ari Laor (Technion) (until 11:15) (Aula Magna)
09:45 Review: Continuum reverberation variability of AGN - Prof. Ian McHardy (University of Southampton)   (Aula Magna)
10:15 The AGN Variability Archive - AVA: A legacy database of intensive broadband reverberation mapping experiments - Juan Hernandez Santisteban (University of St Andrews)   (Aula Magna)
10:30 The multifaceted variability of the Seyfert AGN MCG+08-11-11 - Dr. Daniel Kynoch (University of Southampton)   (Aula Magna)
10:45 The Ultraviolet/optical Variability and Its Implication for the Physical Processes in Quasars - Wenyong Kang (University of Science and Technology of China)   (Aula Magna)
11:00 AGN Continuum Reverberation Mapping - Hengxiao Guo   (Aula Magna)
11:15 --- Coffee break ---
Poster (until 11:45) (Aula Magna)
X-ray/UV/optical/IR correlated variability - Norbert Schartel (ESA, European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC), 28692, Villanueva de la Cañada, Madrid, Spain ) (until 13:00) (Aula Magna)
11:45 Probing Accretion Disk Structure with Long Lags in AGN Photometry - Amy Secunda (Princeton University)   (Aula Magna)
12:00 Long and short term, X-ray/optical/UV time-lags in AGN - Iossif Papadakis   (Aula Magna)
12:15 Looking beyond the lamppost: a new method of understanding AGN continuum variability - Jack Neustadt (The Ohio State University)   (Aula Magna)
12:30 The Optical-to-X-ray continuum variability of AGN: thermal fluctuation rather than reprocessing? - Dr. Zhen-Yi Cai   (Aula Magna)
12:45 Modelling thermal reverberation in active galactic nuclei - Elias Kammoun (IRAP - CNRS)   (Aula Magna)
Emission Line variability - Dr. Dragana Ilić (Department of Astronomy, Faculty of Mathematics, University of Belgrade, Humboldt Research Fellow, Hamburger Sternwarte, Universitat Hamburg) (until 11:15) (Aula Magna)
09:30 Review: Reverberation Mapping of Emission Lines in AGNs: Last Decade and Future Prospects - Pu Du (Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences)   (Aula Magna)
10:00 Resolving the BLR with VLTI/GRAVITY - Daryl Joe Santos (MPE)   (Aula Magna)
10:15 Investigating the high-luminosity end of the H beta size-luminosity relation based on the 6-year Seoul National University Monitoring Project (SAMP) - Shu Wang (Seoul National University)   (Aula Magna)
10:30 MgII radius-luminosity relation: applications to the BLR structure and cosmology - Michal Zajaček (Masaryk University)   (Aula Magna)
10:45 Inferring long-term variability on scales of 10^4-5 yrs using extended emission line regions - Carolina Finlez   (Aula Magna)
11:00 Exploring the jet-BLR connection: flare-induced variability in the optical emission lines - Dr. Marco Berton (European Southern Observatory (ESO))   (Aula Magna)
11:15 --- Coffee break ---
Poster (until 11:45) (Aula Magna)
Accretion and variability theory - Fabrizio Nicastro (until 13:15) (Aula Magna)
11:45 Review: AGN accretion disk physics and variability - Omer Blaes (University of California, Santa Barbara)   (Aula Magna)
12:15 Hydrodynamical simulations of the variable accretion on to our closest SMBH - Prof. Jorge Cuadra (Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez)   (Aula Magna)
12:30 Simultaneous observations of radio and X-ray variability in radio-quiet Seyfert galaxies - Sina Chen (Technion)   (Aula Magna)
12:45 Stellar graveyards in AGN disks - prospects for multi-messenger transients - Imre Bartos   (Aula Magna)
13:00 Modified models of radiation pressure instability as a potential cause of Changing-Look AGN phenomenon - Marzena Sniegowska (Tel Aviv University)   (Aula Magna)
Current and Future Surveys - Guido Risaliti (Dip. di Fisica e Astronomia, Università di Firenze) (until 11:15) (Aula Magna)
09:30 Review: Restless AGNs in the Legacy Survey of Space and Time - Prof. William Brandt (Penn State University)   (Aula Magna)
10:00 Review: Spectroscopic surveys for AGN time-domaine science - Prof. Paulina Lira (Universidad de Chile)   (Aula Magna)
10:30 AGN Variability: A ZTF perspective - Dr. Matthew Graham (Caltech)   (Aula Magna)
10:45 The search for variable AGN with Gaia - Maria Isabel Carnerero Martin (INAF-Osservatorio Astrofisico di Torino)   (Aula Magna)
11:00 XMM-Newton Highlights of Black Hole Variability - Dr. Schartel Norbert (ESA)   (Aula Magna)
11:15 --- Coffee break ---
Poster (until 11:45) (Aula Magna)
Current and Future Surveys - Antonis Georgakakis (National Observatory of Athens) (until 13:30) (Aula Magna)
11:45 AGN in the La Silla QUEST Variability Survey - Paolo Coppi (Yale University)   (Aula Magna)
12:00 Review: AGN variability with eROSITA - Dr. Andrea Merloni   (Aula Magna)
12:30 Extreme variability in galactic nuclei detected with eROSITA - Dr. David Homan (Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam)   (Aula Magna)
12:45 eROSITA Detection of Cloud Occultation Events in Seyfert AGN, and Contributions for Clumpy-Torus models - Alex Markowitz (Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center, Polish Academy of Sciences)   (Aula Magna)
13:00 Continuous X-ray monitoring of the south ecliptic pole with eROSITA - Dr. Teng Liu (Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics)   (Aula Magna)
13:15 STAR-X: a next-generation X-ray and UV explorer to study the restless nature of AGN - Dr. Roberto Gilli (INAF - OAS Bologna)   (Aula Magna)
Extreme variability: CL AGN, TDEs and binary SMBHs - Paolo Coppi (Yale University) (until 11:00) (Aula Magna)
09:30 Review: Changing-look AGN - Dr. Claudio Ricci (Universidad Diego Portales)   (Aula Magna)
10:00 New Types of Flares from Accreting Supermassive Black Holes - Dr. Benny Trakhtenbrot (Tel Aviv University)   (Aula Magna)
10:15 Changing-look AGN in the BAT AGN Spectroscopic Survey - Matthew Temple   (Aula Magna)
10:30 The First Sample of "Changing Look" AGN in SDSS-V - Grisha Zeltyn   (Aula Magna)
10:45 Optical/X-ray variations of the changing-look AGN IRAS23226-3843 - W. Kollatschny   (Aula Magna)
11:00 --- Coffee break ---
Poster (until 11:30) (Aula Magna)
Extreme variability: CL AGN, TDEs and binary SMBHs - Franz Bauer (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile) (until 13:15) (Aula Magna)
11:30 Review: Extreme variability of AGNs: Tidal Disruption Events - Andreja Gomboc (University of Nova Gorica)   (Aula Magna)
12:00 Review: The Physics of Accretion and Outflow in Tidal Disruption Events - Prof. Jane Dai (The University of Hong Kong)   (Aula Magna)
12:30 Extracting physical parameters of SMBH accretion by modeling the X_ray spectra of TDE. - Richard Saxton (Telespazio for ESA, ESAC, Madrid, Spain)   (Aula Magna)
12:45 A repeating partial tidal disruption event discovered by eROSITA - Zhu Liu   (Aula Magna)
13:00 Infrared Dust Echoes and Extreme Coronal Lines: SMBH Environments Unveiled by TDEs - Megan Newsome (UC Santa Barbara, Las Cumbres Observatory)   (Aula Magna)
Outflows - Dr. Anna Lia Longinotti (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) (until 11:00) (Aula Magna)
09:30 Review: HST view of a multifarious landscape of winds in AGN - Dr. Missagh Mehdipour (Space Telescope Science Institute)   (Aula Magna)
10:00 Review: AGN outflows in X-ray - Elisa Costantini (SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research)   (Aula Magna)
10:30 Time variability of ultra-fast outflows in BAL quasars using SALT: C IV equivalent width analysis - Aromal Pathayappura (Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune)   (Aula Magna)
10:45 Time Dependent Line Driven Disc Winds - X-ray Irradiation - Sergei Dyda (University of Virginia)   (Aula Magna)
11:00 --- Coffee break ---
Poster (until 11:30) (Aula Magna)
Radio loud AGN - Maurizio Paolillo (Università di Napoli Federico II) (until 12:45) (Aula Magna)
11:30 Review: Multiwavelength variability of radio-loud AGN/blazars - Dr. Claudia M. Raiteri (INAF-Osservatorio Astrofisico di Torino)   (Aula Magna)
12:00 shocks and variabilities in relativistic AGN jet - zakaria meliani (Observatoire de Paris)   (Aula Magna)
12:15 Flat Spectrum Radio Quasars: 10 years of variability in gamma-ray - Luigi Pacciani (IAPS-INAF)   (Aula Magna)
12:30 Unveiling the periodic variability patterns of the multiwavelength light emission from the blazar PG 1553+113 - Tommaso Aniello (INAF OAR)   (Aula Magna)
13:00 --- Lunch break ---
X-ray/UV/optical/IR correlated variability - Norbert Schartel (ESA, European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC), 28692, Villanueva de la Cañada, Madrid, Spain ) (until 15:45) (Aula Magna)
15:00 Revisiting the dust torus size - luminosity relationship in AGN based on the mid-infrared reverberation mapping data - Dr. Amit Kumar Mandal (Seoul National University, Seoul)   (Aula Magna)
15:15 Searching for X-ray eclipses in NGC 6814 using dense optical/UV to X-ray monitoring with Swift - Dr. Adam Gonzalez (Saint Mary's University)   (Aula Magna)
15:30 What can we learn from correlated radio and X-ray variability? - Ari Laor (Technion)   (Aula Magna)
X-ray continuum variability - Prof. Patricia Arevalo (Universidad de Valparaiso) (until 16:45) (Aula Magna)
15:45 Review: X-ray variability of AGN - Dr. Guglielmo Mastroserio   (Aula Magna)
16:15 Opportunities and challenges for spectral-timing models of AGN - Andrew Young (University of Bristol)   (Aula Magna)
16:30 On the coronal temperature and its variability - Mr. Jia-Lai Kang (University of Science and Technology of China)   (Aula Magna)
16:45 --- Coffee break ---
Poster (until 17:15) (Aula Magna)
X-ray continuum variability - Prof. Patricia Arevalo (Universidad de Valparaiso) (until 18:45) (Aula Magna)
17:15 The universal shape of the X-ray variability power spectrum of AGN up to z ∼ 3 - Prof. Maurizio Paolillo (Università di Napoli Federico II)   (Aula Magna)
17:30 Exploring black hole scaling relations via the ensemble variability of active galactic nuclei - Dr. Antonis Georgakakis (NOA)   (Aula Magna)
17:45 X-ray variability properties of the BASS unobscured AGN from XMM-Newton observations. - Dr. Alessia Tortosa (Instituto de Estudios Astrofísicos, Facultad de Ingeniería y Ciencias, Universidad Diego Portales)   (Aula Magna)
18:00 Identifying low accretion rate AGN and studying their X-ray variability with the EPIC XMM Outburst Detector Ultimate System (EXODUS) - Dr. Maitrayee Gupta (Institute for Research in Astrophysics and Planetology (IRAP), CNRS, Toulouse, France)   (Aula Magna)
18:15 X-ray variability of SDSS quasars - Prof. Guido Risaliti (Università di Firenze)   (Aula Magna)
18:30 X-ray polarimetry of Seyferts and the nature of the hot corona - Dr. Francesco Ursini   (Aula Magna)
13:15 --- Lunch break ---
UV/Optical/IR Continuum variability - Dr. Matthew Graham (Caltech) (until 16:30) (Aula Magna)
15:00 Review: AGN Optical/UV Variability: pleasures and pains - Dr. Demetra De Cicco (Università degli Studi di Napoli "Federico II")   (Aula Magna)
15:30 Ensemble Power Spectral Density of AGN in optical bands - Vincenzo Petrecca (Università di Napoli Federico II)   (Aula Magna)
15:45 Uncovering Optical Quasar Variability After 20 Years - Zachary Stone (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign)   (Aula Magna)
16:00 Extracting AGN variable component properties with long-term optical photometry - Hartmut Winkler (University of Johannesburg)   (Aula Magna)
16:15 Studying Quasar accretion discs with massive optical variability surveys - Prof. Patricia Arévalo (Instituto de Física y Astronomía, Universidad de Valparaíso)   (Aula Magna)
16:30 --- Coffee break ---
Poster (until 17:00) (Aula Magna)
UV/Optical/IR Continuum variability - William Brandt (Penn State University) (until 18:30) (Aula Magna)
17:00 Review: Optical Variability of AGN with SF and PSD - Szymon Kozlowski (Warsaw University, Poland)   (Aula Magna)
17:30 A Decade of Near-Infrared Variability in NGC4388: Insights into the AGN Structure - Luis Gabriel Dahmer Hahn (Shanghai Astronomical Observatory)   (Aula Magna)
17:45 Revealing Changing-Look Quasar Candidates in SDSS Stripe 82 with SDSS, Pan-STARRS1, and ZTF data. - Krzysztof Suberlak (University of Washington)   (Aula Magna)
18:00 ZTF constraints on variability from intermediate-mass black hole candidates - Ernesto Camacho (Instituto de Astrofisica, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile. Millennium Institute of Astrophysics MAS, Nuncio Monsenor Sotero Sanz 100, Of. 104, Providencia, Santiago, Chile)   (Aula Magna)
18:15 Periodic variability of Stripe 82 quasar light curves - Lovro Palaversa   (Aula Magna)
18:30 --- Social event: walk through the city ---
14:00 --- Social event: visit to Pompeii or Herculaneum ---
13:15 --- Lunch break ---
Extreme variability: CL AGN, TDEs and binary SMBHs - Viola Allevato (until 16:45) (Aula Magna)
15:15 Review: Extreme variability around supermassive black holes: Quasi Periodic Eruptions - Dr. Margherita Giustini (Centro de Astrobiología (CAB), CSIC-INTA, Spain)   (Aula Magna)
15:45 Late-time X-ray Rebrightening vs. Early Double-peaked Balmer Emission: Investigating Disk Formation in Nuclear Transient AT2020nov - Nicholas Earl (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)   (Aula Magna)
16:00 The optically elusive, changing look active nucleus in NGC4156 - Giulia Tozzi (Università di Firenze)   (Aula Magna)
16:15 Broad spectral line variability of the changing-look AGN NGC 3516: Role of a dusty broad line region - Prof. Luka C. Popovic (Astronomical Observatory, Belgrade)   (Aula Magna)
16:30 Still alive and kicking: a significant outburst in changing-look AGN Mrk 1018 - Roisin Brogan (Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam)   (Aula Magna)
16:45 --- Coffee break ---
Poster (until 17:15) (Aula Magna)
Extreme variability: CL AGN, TDEs and binary SMBHs - Tristano Di Girolamo (until 18:15) (Aula Magna)
17:15 Multi-messenger observations of supermassive black hole binaries - Maria Charisi (Vanderbilt University)   (Aula Magna)
17:30 Supermassive black hole binaries and quasar broad emission line variability - Jessie Runnoe (Vanderbilt University)   (Aula Magna)
17:45 Candidate sub-kpc dual SMBHs revealed with variability-induced jitters of quasars - Haochen Wang (University of Science and Technology of China)   (Aula Magna)
18:00 The Unanticipated Phenomenology of the Blazar PKS 2131-021: A Unique Supermassive Black Hole Binary Candidate - Dr. Sebastian Kiehlmann (Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas, Institute of Astrophysics)   (Aula Magna)
20:00 --- Social dinner: location to define ---
12:45 --- Lunch break ---
Methods and techniques - Iossif Papadakis (until 16:30) (Aula Magna)
15:00 Review: On the complementarity of time domain techniques for detecting close binary supermassive black hole candidates: interferometric/(spectro)astrometric observables and periodicity detection - Prof. Andjelka Kovačević (Department of astronomy, Faculty of mathematics, University of Belgrade)   (Aula Magna)
15:30 Quasars with Periodic Variability: Capabilities and Limitations of Bayesian Searches for Supermassive Black Hole Binaries in Time-domain Surveys - Caitlin Witt (Northwestern University / Adler Planetarium)   (Aula Magna)
15:45 Modeling the effects of quasar variability source geometry on light curves - Bridget Ierace (CUNY/AMNH)   (Aula Magna)
16:00 Latent SDEs for Modelling Quasar Variability and Inferring Black Hole Properties - Joshua Fagin (CUNY)   (Aula Magna)
16:15 Fantastic fits of AGN spectra with FANTASY: case-study of SDSS-RM spectra - Prof. Dragana Ilic (University of Belgrade)   (Aula Magna)
16:30 --- Coffee break ---
Poster (until 17:00) (Aula Magna)
Methods and techniques - Demetra De Cicco (Università degli Studi di Napoli "Federico II") (until 18:15) (Aula Magna)
17:00 Review: AGN Selection and Characterization in Next-Generation Time-domain Surveys - Weixiang Yu (Drexel University)   (Aula Magna)
17:30 Searching for different AGN populations in massive datasets with Machine Learning - Dr. Paula Sanchez Saez (ESO)   (Aula Magna)
17:45 Detection of Quasi-Periodic Eruptions in Extragalactic X-Ray Sources with Machine Learning - Robbie Webbe (University of Bristol)   (Aula Magna)
18:00 Detecting AGN flares using Gaussian Processes - Summer McLaughlin (University of Sheffield)   (Aula Magna)
18:15 --- Closing remarks ---