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Binary Black Holes & Dual AGN: A Workshop in Memory of David S. De Young

Binary Black Holes & Dual AGN:
A Workshop in Memory of
David S. De Young

Tucson, Arizona, November 29-30, 2012


Thursday, November 29

7:30 Set up
8:00 Continental Breakfast
Session Chair: J. Craig Wheeler
Informal remarks in memory of Dave De Young
8:50 David Silva Introduction & Welcome
9:00 Roger Blandford Binary Black Holes: An Introduction
9:45 David Merritt Binary Black Hole Dynamics
10:30 Break
11:00 Vikram Ravi Insights into the binary black hole population and black hole growth from gravitational wave studies with pulsar timing arrays
11:20 Claire Max Are AGNs more likely to occur in galaxy mergers?
11:40 Mike Koss Adaptive Optics Survey for Kpc Mergers and Dual AGN
12:00 Lunch
Session Chair: Buell Jannuzi
2:00 Sterl Phinney Observational Signatures of Merging Black Holes
2:45 Tom Jones AGN Outflows in Dynamic ICMs: Winds and Twists
3:30 Break
4:00 Vivian U The Inner Kiloparsec of Mrk 273 with Keck Adaptive Optics
4:20 Anne Medling Nuclear Disks Inside the Inner Kpc of Late-Stage Gas-Rich Mergers
4:40 Michael Ramolla Photometric Reverberation Mapping of AGN
5:00 John F. Hawley Launching Relativistic Jets

Friday, November 30

Session Chair: Todd Boroson
8:30 Michael Eracleous Spectroscopic Search for Binary Supermassive Black Holes
9:15 Julia Comerford Dual AGN as Tracers of Galaxy Evolution
10:00 Laura Blecha Double-Peaked Narrow-Line Signatures of Dual Supermassive Black Holes
10:20 Break
10:50 Jason Dexter The Size of the Jet Launching Region in M87
11:35 Rosalie McGurk Spatially Resolved Spectroscopy to Confirm or Disprove DualActive Galactic Nuclei
11:55 Scott Barrows Investigating the Dual Active Galactic Nucleus or Outflow Origins of High-Ionization Double-Peaked Emission lines in SDSS Quasars at z=0.8-1.6
12:15 Lunch
Session Chair: Tod Lauer
2:00 Jun-Qiang Ge Double-peaked narrow emission-line galaxies from SDSS: Sample and basic properties
2:20 Charles Steinhardt SDSS 0956+5128: A Broad-line Quasar with Extreme Velocity Offsets
2:40 Joseph M. Mazzarella The Dual AGN System Mrk 266 Revealed in Hard X-rays to Radio Frequencies and Implications for Surveys of Dual and Binary AGN
3:00 Tim Heckman Summary

Binary Black Holes & Dual AGN is sponsored by the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO). NOAO is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA), Inc. under cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation.

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