The black-hole powered core of the Circinus galaxy.
(© NASA, Andrew S. Wilson et al.)


1. Blackholes in the early universe and first stages of galaxy formation

  • Andy Bunker (AAO): "Galaxy evolution at the earliest accessible times"

  • Stephen Fine (Sydney): "QSOs and the growth of supermassive black holes"

  • Mark Lacy (CalTech): "High redshift radio galaxies and SMBH evolution"

  • Roger Windhorst (Arizona): "When during galaxy assembly did AGN growth take place?"

    2. Role of mergers and blackholes in galaxy evolution

  • Michael Brown (Monash): "The Past 8 Billion Years of Red Galaxy Growth"

  • Warren Brown (CfA): "Hypervelocity stars from galactic nuclei"

  • Arman Khalatyan (Marseille): "The role of mergers in galaxy evolution"

  • Chiaki Kobayashi (ANU): "Chemodynamical Simulations of Elliptical Galaxies"

  • Barney Rickett (San Diego): "Redshift Dependence of Rapid Radio Scintillation from the MASIV survey: Evolution of Compact Radio Jets or Angular Broadening in the IGM ?"

  • Elaine Sadler (Sydney): "Observational estimates of the black hole mass function and merger rate in massive galaxies"

  • Julie Comerford (UC Berkeley): "A New Way of Identifying Galaxy Mergers: Offset AGN in Galaxy Merger Remnants in the DEEP2 Galaxy Redshift Survey"

    3. AGN's as tracers of blackholes and binary blackhole interactions

  • Scott Croom (Sydney): "AGN hosts and their evolution"

  • Ron Ekers (ATNF): "Insights into galaxy evolution"

  • Ilana Feain (ATNF): "The role of SMBH and AGN in galaxy formation"

  • Matt Jarvis (Herts): "Weighing black holes in active galaxies"

  • Ken Kellermann (NRAO): "The kinematics of AGN jets"

  • Raffaella Morganti (ASTRON): "Galaxy mergers and radio galaxies"

  • Lakshmi Saripalli (RRI): "X-shaped radio sources"

    4. Merging black hole theory, gravity wave emission, kicks

  • Laura Blecha (CfA): "Observable signature of ejected black holes"

  • Stefanie Komossa (MPE): "Supermassive BBHs, AGN pairs and recoiling SMBHs"

  • Bence Kocsis (CfA): "Prompt electromagnetic transients during supermassive black hole mergers"

    5. Astrophysical Sources of Gravitational Waves

  • Joan Centrella (GSFC): "Simulating Gravitational Wave Emission from Massive Black Hole Binaries"

  • Scott Hughes (MIT): "Tracing the growth of black holes through gravitational-wave observations"

  • Zhonglue Wen (NAO China): "Mergers of luminous early-type galaxies in the local universe and gravitational wave background"

    6. Detecting gravitational waves from SMBH binaries

  • Marta Burgay (Cagliari): "Detecting new pulsars for use in timing array projects"

  • Sarah Burke (Swinburne): "Implications of GW limits for hierarchical galaxy formation models"

  • William Coles (UCSD): "Techniques of GW detection using pulsar timing"

  • George Hobbs (ATNF): "From limits to detection of the GW background"

  • Rick Jenet (Texas): "What can pulsar timing tell us about the properties of gravitational waves"

  • Dick Manchester (ATNF): "The Parkes Pulsar Timing Array Project"

  • Joris Verbiest (Swinburne): "A new limit on the GW background from pulsar timing"

  • Daniel Yardley (Sydney): "Sensitivity of Pulsar Timing Arrays to Individual Sources of Gravitational Waves"

    7. Future Opportunities

  • David Blair (UWA): "Gravitational wave detection using ground based interferometers"

  • David Champion (ATNF): "MSP discoveries from the PALFA project"

  • Na Wang (Urumqi Obs): "Large Radio Telescopes in China"

  • Sterl Phinney (CalTech) "The relationship between PTAs and other GW detectors"