23-26 July 2019
SKA Global Headquarters
Europe/London timezone

Scientific Programme

Download the FULL conference programme here - [Conference Programme]


Key topics:

  • Jet generation & launching
  • Propagation
  • Dissipation
  • Feedback

Range of subjects:

  • Launch & acceleration mechanism
  • Radiation processes
  • Particle acceleration
  • Theory (numerical & analytical simulations)
  • Diffusive shock acceleration, PIC, reconnection
  • Proper motion, VLBI and small scale jet
  • Large scale radio jets (observation & theory)
  • Superluminal motion & relativistic particles
  • Magnetic fields theory
  • Accretion modes & jets
  • Multi-messenger (cosmic rays, neutrinos & gravitational waves)
  • Winds, molecular outflows, cluster-shock & bubbles
  • Large scale environment
  • X-ray binaries, cavities & driven shocks
  • Gamma rays from jets/CTA

TALK Summary

Day 1: Tuesday 23rd July

  • Jet Theory: Some Key Questions - Mitch Begelman (Colorado, USA)
  • Jets and their connection to the accretion flow - Chris Done (Durham, UK)
  • Numerical simulations of black hole jets - Ramesh Narayan (Harvard CfA, USA)
  • Comparing radio-loud Swift/BAT AGN with their radio-quiet counterparts - Maitrayee Gupta (NCAC, Poland)
  • Strong lensing reveals jets in a sub-microJy radio quiet quasar - Philippa Hartley (SKAO, UK)
  • Effects of Numerical Resolution and Disc Tilt on Jet Properties - Chris White (California, USA)
  • VLBI studies on AGN jets - Keiichi Asada (ASIAA, Taiwan)
  • Synthetic VLBI Imaging of Relativistic Jet Simulations: Applying Polarized Radiative Transfer Through 3D RMHD and 3D PIC Jet Calculations - Nicholas MacDonald (MPIfR, Germany)
  • A mechanism for triple-ridge emission structure of AGN jets - Taiki Ogihara (Tohoku, Japan)
  • Modelling relativistic jets via evolutionary algorithms - Christian Fromm (Goethe, Germany)
  • Powerful blazar jets dissipate their kinetic power to radiation from a single location: the molecular torus - Adam Harvey (University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA)
  • Resolving the Enigma: Half a Century of VLBI Studies of Relativistic Jets - Andrei Lobanov (MPIfR, Germany)

Day 2: Wednesday 24th July

  • Lessons Learned from M87 - Jet collimation break as a new unification in AGN jets - Masanori Nakmura (ASIAA, Taiwan)
  • Probing signature of black hole spin in M87 shadow in flaring state - Tomohisa Kawashima (NAO, Japan)
  • Long-term, deep millimeter VLBI observations of M87 down to 7Rs and larger spatial scales - Jae-Young Kim (MPIfR, Germany)
  • Internal structure of relativistic jets - Vasily Beskin (LPI & MPIT, Russia)
  • The Overall B Field Configuration of AGN Jets - Denise Gabuzda (Cork, Ireland)
  • Hot, Pair Dominated Relativistic Jets - Marek Sikora (NCAC, Poland)
  • Numerical simulation of the polarization produced by recollimation shocks in jets with an initially disordered magnetic field - Christopher Kaye (UCLan, UK)
  • Are BL Lac jets weakly magnetised? - Emanuele Sobacchi (Negev, Israel)
  • Optical AGN jets at milliarcsecond scales - Leonid Petrov (NASA GSFC, USA)
  • Coupling between the small and large scale magnetic field configuration in the relativistic jet of OJ 287 - Ioannis Myserlis (MPIfR, Germany)
  • Particle acceleration at shocks in astrophysical jets - James Matthews (Oxford, UK)
  • Plasmoid reconnection as a mechanism for rapid radiation flares from relativistic jets - Krzysztof Nalewajko (NCAC, Poland)
  • The Feasibility of Magnetic Reconnection Powered Blazar Flares - Paul Morris (Oxford, UK)
  • High-energy neutrinos from AGN? - Sara Buson (Wuerzburg, Germany)
  • The First Radio Polarization Measurement of a Gamma-ray Burst Jet - Tanmoy Laskar (Bath, UK)
  • TeV Gamma-rays from jets - Jim Hinton (MPI-Heidelberg, Germany)
  • Highlights from the VERITAS AGN Observation Program - John Quinn (Dublin, Ireland)
  • Lepto-hadronic Blazar Modelling - Bruno Jiménez Fernandez (Bath, UK)

Day 3: Thursday 25th July

  • The importance of resolved X-ray data for understanding extragalactic radio jets - Diana Worrall (Bristol, UK)
  • Proper Motions from Radio to X-rays: New Results and Future Prospects - Eileen Meyer (UMBC, USA)
  • The remarkable survivability of AGN jets - Serguei Komissarov (Leeds, UK)
  • Large-scale jets: observations - Robert Laing (SKAO, UK)
  • Revisiting the Fanaroff-Riley dichotomy with the LOFAR Two-Metre Sky Survey (LoTSS) - Beatriz Mingo (Open University, UK)
  • Unveiling the cause of hybrid morphology radio sources (HyMoRS) - Jeremy Harwood (Hertfordshire, UK)
  • Jet propagation: energy dissipation and the FRI/FRII dichotomy - Manel Perucho (Valencia, Spain)
  • The multi-band properties of FR0 radio galaxies - Ranieri Diego Baldi (Southampton, UK)
  • Numerical simulations of colliding jets in an external wind: Application to 3C 75 - Gibwa Musoke (Radboud, Netherlands)
  • Jet-environment interaction as diagnostic of the central engine - Martin Krause (Hertfordshire, UK)
  • 50 years of Microquasar Jets - Ralph Spencer (Manchester, UK)
  • Microquasar Jets - Felix Mirabel (IAFE-CONICET-UBA, Argentina)
  • Feedback from relativistic jets in evolving galaxies - Geoff Bicknell (ANU, Australia)
  • Is gas outflowing in a direction perpendicular to radio jets? - Davide Lena (SRON & Radboud University, Netherlands)
  • A systematic multi-phase study of galactic feedback by jets in quasars - Miranda Jarvis (ESO, Germany)
  • Varieties of interactions between radio galaxies and the intergalactic medium - Mark Birkinshaw (Bristol, UK)

Day 4: Friday 26th July

  • Radio jets as driving mechanism of gas outflows - Raffaella Morganti (ASTRON, Netherlands)
  • The impact of relativistic jets on the ISM of the host galaxies during the breakout phase - Clive Tadhunter (Sheffield, UK)
  • Jet-driven bubbles in Fanaroff--Riley type I sources - Christopher Irwin (Tel Aviv, Israel)
  • Radio source lifecycles from the LoTSS survey - Martin Hardcastle (Hertfordshire, UK)
  • Energetics and duty cycles of radio galaxies: insights from models - Stas Shabala (Tasmania, Australia)
  • Probing radio restarting activity and duty cycle in high-energy selected giant radio galaxies - Gabriele Bruni (INAF, Italy)
  • The LOFAR Two-Metre Sky Survey view of radio-AGN in the local Universe: The most massive galaxies are always switched on - Jose Sabater Montes (Edinburgh, UK)
  • Numerical modelling of Mpc scale jets - Dynamics and Energetics - Joydeep Bagchi (IUCAA, India)
  • Jet production efficiency in the youngest radio galaxies - Anna Wójtowicz (Jagiellonian, Poland)
  • Giant radio galaxies as ideal laboratories to study megaparsec jets - Pratik Dabhade (IUCAA, India)
  • Summary + Discussions on future perspectives on jets - Annalisa Celotti (SISSA, Italy)

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