Program Outline

The IAU Symposium, entitled "Extragalactic Jets from every angle" (Galapagos 2014), will be held in the Galapagos Islands from September 15th (Monday) to 19th (Friday), 2014. Registration and welcome will be organized on September 14th (Sunday), while the social dinner will be on September 16th (Tuesday).

The conference will start every day at 9am and will finish around 6pm, with the exception of Wednesday when we plan to finish at 1pm when a half day social event will be organized in the afternoon. Lunch time will be from 1pm to 2:30pm every day. Each session will be interrupted by a coffee break 30 min long to facilitate discussions between participants.

We expect to have 4.5 days of meeting, for a total of 9 sessions, 2 sessions per day (1 only on Wednesday), corresponding to each topic, with the last one focusing on a detailed discussion on how the current and future facilities will help to investigate the physics of the extragalactic jets.

The total number of invited talks is 14 consisting of the 1 opening, 1 closing, 3 reviews, and 9 invited talks. We plan to have an invited review talk each day of the conference allocating 45 mins for it (35 min talk + 10 min discussion period) each day of the conference; the first day it will represent our overview talk while in the afternoon of the last day, it will serve as summary talk of the symposium. At the beginning of each session, there will be an invited talk of 30 minutes (25 min talk + 5 min discussion and questions) to summarize the current status of the research concerning the specifc topic.

Three highlight talks (20 min talk + 5 min for questions) have been also organized to present future prospectives from CTA, SKA and LSST, and a present perspective talk from RadioAstron. We can also comfortably arrange about 10 contributed talks per day (5 only on Wednesday), each of them of 20 min duration (15 min talk + 5 min discussion and questions) to have at least 60 contributed talks allowed in our schedule.

Scientific Program

-Reviews and Opening generally 35-40 min: 30-35 min talk + 5 min questions and discussion.

-Invited 30 min = 25 min talk + 5 min questions and discussion.

-Contributed 20 min = 15 min talk + 5 min questions and discussion.

-Contributed 15 min  (usually single sources) = 12 min talk + 3 min questions and discussion.





Invited Reviews and Opening generally 35-45 min: 30-35 min talk + 5-10 min questions and discussion
Invited 30 min = 25 min talk + 5 min questions and discussion
Highlight 25 min = 20 min talk + 5 min questions and discussion
Contributed 20 min = 15 min talk + 5 min questions and discussion
Contributed 15 min  (usually single sources) = 12 min talk + 3 min questions and discussion
*Indicates TBC
SUNDAY, 14 September 2014
  Self-organized excursion opportunities 
Evening Event
5:00 -8:00     Registration Desk Open 
6:30 - 10:00 Welcome reception
MONDAY, 15 September 2014
8:00 - 11:00  Registration Desk Open
8:45 - 9:10  Welcome
  Mayor of Puerto Ayora Municipality 
Rector Escuela PolitŽcnica Nacional
LOC Welcome
Special Session Monday
9:10 - 9:45  SEBASTIAN HEINZ (University of Wisconsin, USA) - Opening Lecture (Invited)
  Morning Review 1: Observations
9:45 - 10:15 JUN KATAOKA (Waseda University, Japan) - Observational aspects of AGN jets at high energy (Invited Review)
  Session I. Multi-frequency Observations of Highly Variable Relativistic Jets - I
10:15 -10:30 BENOIT LOTT (CENBG/IN2P3/CNRS, France) - Gamma-ray Blazars and Active Galactic Nuclei seen by the Fermi-LAT
  BREAK (30 min)
11:00 - 11:30 TALVIKKI HOVATTA (Aalto University, MetsŠhovi Radio Observatory, Finland) - Multifrequency observations of highly variable relativistic jets (Invited)
11:30 - 11:45 WALTER MAX-MOERBECK (National Radio Astronomy Observatory, USA) - The connection between the 15 GHz radio and gamma-ray emission in blazars
11:45 -12:00 SARA BUSON (INFN & University of Padova, Italy) - Flaring gamma-ray blazars
12:00 -12:15 MALGORZATA SOBOLEWSKA (Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center, Poland) - Stochastic Modeling of the Fermi/LAT Gamma-Ray Blazar Variability
12:15 -12:30   ELINA LINDFORS (Finnish Centre for Astronomy with ESO, Finland) - Very High Energy Gamma Rays from Flat Spectrum Radio Quasars
12:30 - 12:45 SVETLANA JORSTAD (IAR, Boston University, USA) - The Jet of the Quasar 4C+21.35 from Parsec to Kiloparsec scales and its Role in High Energy Photon Production
12:45 - 1:00 MIKHAIL LISAKOV (Astro Space Center of Lebedev Physical Institute (ASC LPI), Russia) - Multifrequency VLBI Follow-up of Study of a Strong Gamma-ray Flare in the Blazars 3C273 and 3C279
  LUNCH (90 min)
Session II. Multi-frequency Observations of Highly Variable Relativistic Jets - II
2:30 - 2:45 JONATHAN LEON-TAVARES (INAOE, Mexico) - The link between broad emission line fluctuations and non-thermal emission form the inner jet
2:45 - 3:00 JEDIDAH ISLER (Syracuse University, USA) - Using Long-term Optical Infrared Color Variability to Probe the Disk-Jet Connection in Blazars
3:00 - 3:15 TULLIA SBARRATO (INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera, Italy) - The jet-disc connection in AGN
3:15 - 3:30 LOC Announcements
  BREAK (30 min)
4:00 - 4:15 JUN-HUI FAN (Guangzhou University, China) - Beaming Effect for Fermi/LAT Blazars
4:15 - 4:30     ALESSANDRO PAGGI (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics) - Multi-wavelength selection and identification of gamma-ray blazar candidates
4:30 - 4:45 JOSEFA BECERRA GONZALEZ (NASA GSFC, UMD, USA) - TeV BL Lacs through the MAGIC glasses
4:45 - 5:05 WYSTAN BENBOW (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, USA) - Highlights of the VERITAS AGN Observation Program
5:05 - 5:20     ROBERT LAUER (University of New Mexico, USA) - First results from monitoring extra-galactic jets with the HAWC gamma-ray observatory
5:20 - 5:45 ELISABETE DE GOUVEIA DAL PINO (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil) - Cherenkov Telescope Array - CTA: Unveiling the Gamma Ray Universe and the AGN Nuclear Regions (Highlight Talk)
5:45 - 6:00 IURII SUSHCH (North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa) - Probing Cluster Environments of Blazars Through Gamma-Gamma Absorption
  Evening Events
TUESDAY, 16 September 2014
  Special Session Tuesday
Morning Review 2: Theory and Simulations
9:00 - 9:45 GEOFF BICKNELL (Australian National University, Australia) - Quasar-Mode and Maintenance Mode Feedback by Relativistic Jets (Invited Review)
  Session III. Jet Structure, Collimation, and the role of the Magnetic Field
9:45 - 10:15 ROBERT LAING (European Southern Observatory, Germany) - Kinematics and dynamics of kiloparsec-scale jets
10:15 - 10:30 SAYALI AVACHAT (Florida Institute of Technology, USA) - Multi-wavelength polarimetry and spectral study of M87 jet during 2003-2008
  BREAK (30 min)
11:00 - 11:20 ALAN MARSCHER (Boston University, USA) - Time-variable Linear Polarization as a Probe of the Compact Jets of Blazars
11:20 - 11:40 EVGENIYA KRAVCHENKO (Astro Space Center LPI, Russia) - New results of 5-43 GHz parsec-scale Faraday rotation measure and its variability in 17 blazar jets
11:40 - 12:00 ULISSES BARRES DE ALMEIDA (Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Fisicas, Brazil) - Polarimetric Tomography of Blazar Jets
12:00 - 12:15 TIMOTHY PEARSON (Caltech, USA) - The optical linear polarization behavior of blazar jets from RoboPol
12:15 - 12:30 JOSEPH RICHARDS (Purdue University, USA) - The Parsec-scale Structure, Kinematics, and Polarization of Radio-Loud Narrow-Line Seyfert 1 Galaxies
12:30 - 12:45 2-minute 2-slide poster summaries and Poster Session
  CORNELIA MUELLER (University of Wuerzburg & Remeis Observatory, Germany) - TANAMI reveals the unusual multiwavelength properties of the gamma-ray source PMNJ1603-4904
SARA TURRIZIANI (University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy) - Blazar Monitoring with LOFAR
MARIA ISABEL CARNERERO MARTIN (INAF-Osservatorio Astrofisico di Torino, Italy) - Multiwavelength Behaviour of Blazar OJ 248 from Radio to Gamma Rays
12:45 - 1:00   LOC announcements
  LUNCH (90 min)
Session IV. Particle Acceleration Mechanisms, Cosmic rays, and High-energy Radiative Processes
2:30 - 3:00 JOHN KIRK (Max-Planck Institut fur Kernphysik, Germany) - Particle acceleration mechanisms and their radiative signatures (Invited)
3:00 - 3:20 JACEK NIEMIEC (Institute of Nuclear Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland) - Kinetic simulations of collisionless shock formation and particle injection
3:20 - 3:30 LOC announcements
  BREAK (30 min)
4:00 - 4:20 MARSHALL COHEN (Caltech, USA) - Large Scale Superluminal AlfvŽn Waves in BL Lacertae
4:20 - 4:40 MARKUS BOETTCHER (North-West University, South Africa) - Diagnosing Relativistic Particle Acceleration in Blazar Jets
4:40 - 4:55    JULIEN MALZAC (CNRS/Universite de Toulouse, IRAP, France) - Spectra and fast multi-wavelength variability of compact jets powered by internal shocks
4:55 - 5:10  PRAJVAL SHASTRI (Indian Institute of Astrophysics, India) - Systematics of Jets from Multiwavelength Data
5:10 - 5:25 ANTONIO MARINELLI (Physics Institute UNAM, Mexico) - Very High Energy neutrino expectations from Fanaroff-Riley I sources
5:25 - 5:45 NEIL NAGAR (Universidad de Concepcion, Chile) - Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays: the case for and against radiogalaxies
5:45 - 6:00     DOUGLAS FINKBEINER (Harvard University, USA) - Hints of a Milky Way Jet in Gamma Rays
  Evening Events 
7:30 - 8:00 Public lecture: 'MAGNETISMO COSMICO' by Professor Elisabete de Gouveia Dal Pino (Universidad de Sao Paulo, Departamento de Astronomia y Astrofisica IAG/USP, Sao Paulo, Brasil)
8:00 - 8:30     Public lecture: 'LA CIENCIA ASTRONOMICA EN ECUADOR Y EN LA REGION' by Professor Ericson L—pez (Observatorio Astron—mico de Quito, Ecuador)
8:30 - 11:00 Star Party
WEDNESDAY, 17 September 2014
  Special Session Wednesday - Note: 15 minute earlier start
Historical Talks
8:45 - 9:05 DAVID JAUNCEY (CSIRO & Australian National University, Australia) - The Sequence of Events that led to the 1963 Publications in Nature of 3C273, the first Quasar and the first Extragalactic Jet
9:05 - 9:25 KEN KELLERMANN (National Radio Astronomy Observatory, USA) - The Road to Quasars
  Morning Review 3: Observations meet theory
9:25 - 10:00 DANIEL E. HARRIS (Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, USA) - Extragalactic jets: observations meet theory (Invited Review)
  Session V. Black-hole - Extragalactic Jet Connections: statistics, intermittency, unification 
10:00 - 10:30 PREETI KHARB (Indian Institute of Astrophysics, India) - Clues about Jet Formation and Unification from Sources Straddling the Fanaroff-Riley and Radio-loud/Radio-quiet Divides (Invited)
  BREAK (30 min)
11:00 - 11:20 DAN SCHWARTZ (Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, USA) - A Survey of X-ray Emission From 100 kpc Radio Jets
11:20 - 11:35 HERMAN MARSHALL (MIT, USA) - Recent HST observations of Quasar Jets
11:35 - 11:50 GIULIA MIGLIORI (Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, USA) - Tracing the X-ray jet emission in gamma-ray radio-loud quasars
11:50 - 12:05 LEAH MORABITO (Leiden Observatory, The Netherlands) - Spatially Resolved Studies of Extragalactic Jets in High-z Radio Galaxies at Low Frequencies
12:05 - 12:20 PAUL NULSEN (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, USA) - Interaction of Cygnus A with its Environment
12:20 - 12:35 JOHN PAUL MCKEAN (ASTRON / Kapteyn, RuG, The Netherlands) - Testing particle acceleration models and jet-energetics with LOFAR: The case of Cygnus A 
12:35 - 12:45    LOC announcements
  LUNCH (75 min)
Session VI. Afternoon: Free
2:00 - 8:00  Group Excursion
  Evening Events
THURSDAY, 18 September 2014
  Session VII. Jet Interactions and their role in the Structure evolution and Feedback 
9:00 - 9:30 LAURA BIRZAN (Hamburger Sterwarte, Germany) - An overview of jet-mode AGN feedback and the prospects for studying its cosmic evolution with LOFAR (Invited)
9:30 - 9:50 ANDREW FABIAN (University of Cambridge, UK) - AGN Feedback via Jets in Nearby Galaxy Clusters
9:50 - 10:10 DIANA WORRALL (University of Bristol, UK) - Jet-gas interactions at the crucial jet power for feedback
10:10 - 10:30 CHRISTINE JONES (Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, USA) - AGN Feedback in Clusters over Cosmic Time
  BREAK (30 min)
11:00 - 11:20 BRIAN MORSONY (University of Wisconsin-Madison, NSF AAPF Fellow, USA) - Jet feedback and metallicity: Redistribution of gas in galaxy clusters
11:20 - 11:35 GRANT TREMBLAY (European Southern Observatory, Germany & Yale University, USA) - New ALMA results on the cold phase of mechanical AGN feedback: a massive jet-driven molecular outflow, a 10 kpc molecular cavity, and jet-triggered star formation in Abell 2597 
11:35 - 11:50 TAMELA MACIEL (Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK) - Radio source evolution from galaxy core to intracluster medium
11:50 - 12:05 SCOTT RANDALL (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, USA) - Unraveling ICM Physics and AGN Feedback with Deep Chandra X-ray Observations of the Galaxy Group NGC 5813
12:05 - 12:20 ELIZABETH MAHONY (ASTRON, The Netherlands) - Evidence for jet-driven outflows of cold gas: the case of 3C293
12:20 - 12:40 RAFFAELLA MORGANTI (ASTRON/Kapteyn Inst Groningen, The Netherlands) - Radio Jets Clearing the Way Through Galaxies
12:40 - 1:00 MARK BIRKINSHAW (HH Wills Physics Laboratory, University of Bristol) - Dust heating in the cores of low-power radio galaxies
  LUNCH (90 min)
Session VIII. Cosmological Evolution of Jet Progenitors
2:30 - 3:00 MAREK SIKORA (N. Copernicus Astronomical Center, Poland) - What makes the jet production efficiency in quasars so diverse
3:00 - 3:15 GIANPIERO TAGLIAFERRI (INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera, Italy) - Searching for blazars with a central BH of >109 solar masses at z>5: results and implications
3:15 - 3:30 2-minute 2-slide poster summaries and Poster Session
       RHAANA STARLING (University of Leicester, UK) Ð TBD
BREAK (30 min)
4:00 - 4:20 SHANE O'SULLIVAN (University of Sydney, Australia) - Testing the magnetic flux paradigm for AGN jets
4:20 - 4:40  LEITH GODFREY (ASTRON, The Netherlands) - Radio Galaxies in the Jet Power - Radio Luminosity Plane
4:40 - 5:00 WILLIAM FORMAN (Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, USA) - Supermassive Black Holes at Work: ''Fossil Records'' of Outbursts from Supermassive Black Holes and the Effects of Outbursts on the Evolution of Gas Rich Galaxies, Groups, and Galaxy Clusters
5:00 - 5:20 ELIZABETH BLANTON (Boston University, USA) - Extragalactic Jets as Probes of Distant Clusters of Galaxies
5:20 - 5:40     MELANIE JOHNSTON-HOLLITT (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand) - Using the morphology and magnetic fields of tailed radio galaxies as environmental probes
5:40 - 6:00 LOC announcements
  Evening Event
7:00-11:00 Social Dinner
  Special talk: KEN KELLERMANN
FRIDAY, 19 September 2014
  Session IX. Close to the Black Hole: Launching Jets
9:00 - 9:30 ALEXANDER TCHEKHOVSKOY (Princeton University) - Simulating black hole accretion and jets: opening the black box (Invited)
9:30 - 9:50     VAHƒ PETROSIAN (Stanford University, USA) Ð On the relation between the AGN jet and accretion disk emissions
9:50 - 10:05     FERYAL OZEL (University of Arizona, USA) - The Role of Jets and Outflows in the Co-Evolution of Black Holes and Galaxies
10:05 - 10:30    KIRILL SOKOLOVSKY (Astro Space Center, Lebedev Physical Institute and Moscow University, Russia) - RadioAstron (Highlight Talk)
  BREAK (30 min)
11:00 - 11:15  KAZUHIRO HADA (INAF-IRA/NAOJ, Italy/Japan) - A strong radio brightening at the jet base of M87 during the elevated very-high-energy gamma-ray state in 2012
11:15 - 11:30 DIMITRIOS EMMANOULOPOULOS (University of Southampton, UK) - Pinpointing the base of the AGN jets through general relativistic X-ray reverberation studies
11:30 - 11:45   TEDDY CHEUNG (Naval Research Laboratory, USA) - Fermi Large Area Telescope Detection of Gravitational Lens Delayed Gamma-Ray Flares from Blazar B0218+357
11:45 - 12:00 ERICSON LOPEZ (Quito Astronomical Observatory, Ecuador) - Polarization Features of AGN Dusty Plasmas
12:00 - 12:30   Poster Session
  LUNCH (90 min)
Session X. Extragalactic and Galactic Jet Synergies
2:00 - 2:30 GUSTAVO ROMERO (IAR-CONICET, Argentina) - Extragalactic and Galactic jet synergies (Invited)
2:30 - 2:50 I. FELIX MIRABEL (IAFE-Argentina & CEA-France) - Galactic and Extragalactic jet synergies: an observational approach
2:50 - 3:05 DAVID CSEH (Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands) - Unveiling recurrent jets of the ULX Holmberg II X-1: evidence for a massive stellar-mass black hole?
  BREAK (30 min)
3:35 - 3:55 RICHARD PLOTKIN (University of Michigan, USA) - Black Hole Jets at the Lowest Luminosities
3:55 - 4:15 ANDRZEJ ZDZIARSKI (N. Copernicus Astronomical Center, Poland) - Jet models for black-hole binaries and AGNs
4:15 - 4:30 MONIKA MOSCIBRODZKA (Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands) - A coupled jet-disk model for Sgr A*: explaining the flat-spectrum radio core with GRMHD simulations of jets
  Closing Lecture
4:30 - 5:05 ANNALISA CELOTTI (SISSA - International School for Advanced Studies, Italy) - Closing Lecture (Invited)
5:05 - 5:30 SOC chairs - closing remarks
  Evening Events
7:30 - 8:00 Public lecture: 'AGUJEROS NEGROS EN EL UNIVERSO' by Professor Felix Mirabel (CEA-Francia & CONICET-Argentina)
8:00 - 8:30 Public lecture: 'DESCUBRIMIENTOS ASTRONOMICOS CON  EL TELESCOPIO HUBBLE' by Dr. Susana Deustua (Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, USA)
8:30 - 11:00 Star Party
SATURDAY, 20 September 2014
  Self-organized excursion opportunities