Please keep the following times free for talks and activities:



Key to rooms:

Daily, 11:00am Morning Coffee (except holidays)



Aud = Auditorium (1403)
Daily 3:15pm KITP coffee, tea & cookies



SSR = Small Seminar Room (1003A)




MSR = Main Seminar Room(1003)
Online talks page.



FR = Founders' Room (1201)





OT = Ocean Tower (2514)
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Week 1
Time
Place*
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links,...
Mon, Jul 1
12:15pm
Aud
Aaron Dubrow
Cyborg Journalism: Reporting from the Front Lines of Scientific Computing
Journalist-in-Residence. All welcome.

2:00 pm
Aud
All participants
Organizational Meeting + What's a Wiki Good For

Tue, Jul 2
11:00am
FR
All participants
Morning coffee: Open questions in astrophysics of massive BHs

Wed, Jul 3
11:00am
FR
All participants
Morning coffee: BH seed formation
Discussion led by Amy Reines

2:00 pm
SSR
Kevin Schawinski
(ETH Zurich)
Observational constraints on black hole seed formation and early growth
Seminar by participant
Fri, Jul 5
11:00am
FR
All participants
Morning coffee

Week 2
Time
Place*
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links,...
Mon, Jul 8
11:00am
FR
All participants
Morning coffee


2:00pm
Aud
Jillian Bellovary
(Vanderbilt)
No accounting for Taste: Black Holes Will Eat Anything
Seminar by participant
Tue, Jul 9
11:00am
FR
All participants
Morning coffee: The Latest on Radio Bursts
Thorton et al. , Falcke et al.

2:00pm
Aud
Chris Carilli
(NRAO)
Dust, gas and star formation in z>6 quasar host galaxies
Seminar by participant
Wed, Jul 10
11:00am
FR
All participants
Morning coffee: Science with PTAs
Led by Alberto Vecchio
Thu, Jul 11
11:00am
FR
All participants
Morning coffee: Science with LIGO
Led by Will Farr: 1304.0670

4:00pm
Aud
Julie Comerford
(CU Boulder)
Observations of Dual Supermassive Black Holes
Seminar by external speaker
Fri, Jul 12
11:00am
FR
All participants
Morning coffee: Group discussion on BH growth scenarios

Week 3
Time
Place
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links...
Mon, Jul 15
11:00am
FR
All participants
Morning coffee cancelled because of the BB Lunch


12:15pm
Aud
Michael Eracleous
(Penn State)
Blackboard Lunch:
How supermassive black holes alter the evolution oftheir host galaxy







Tue, Jul 16
11:00am
FR
All participants
Morning coffee: Dynamics of tidal disruptions by SMBHs
Led by Hagai Perets

2:00pm
Aud
Richard Mushotzky
(U Maryland)
Host galaxies of a hard X-ray low redshift sample
Seminar by participant






Wed, Jul 17
11:00am
SSR
All participants
Morning coffee: You're Doing It Wrong: A Lighthearted (?) Look at
Some Shortcuts that Matter
Led by Kelly Holley-Bockelmann






Thu, Jul 18
11:00am
SSR
All participants
Morning Coffee: SMBH accretion and feedback: implementation in numerical simulations
Led by Amit Kashi

2:00pm
SSR
Remco van den Bosch
(MPIA)
The extremities of the local black hole scaling relations
Seminar by participant






Fri, Jul 19
11:00am
SSR
All participants
Morning Coffee: Effect of GW Recoil on Galaxy-BH Co-evolution
Led by Javiera Guedes
Week 4
Time
Place
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links
Mon, Jul 22
11:00am
SSR
All participants
Morning coffee: Observational evidence for a correlation between BH spin and jet power (?)
Led by Elena Gallo
Tue, Jul 23
11:00am
SSR
All participants
Morning coffee: Observational evidence for a correlation between BH spin and jet power (?) - second act
Led by Elena Gallo

2:00pm
AUD
Christian Reisswig (Caltech)
Formation and Coalescence of Cosmological Supermassive Black Hole Binaries in Supermassive Star Collapse
Seminar by
external speaker
Wed, Jul 24
11:00am
SSR
All participants
Massive stars early growth (and the role of supercritical accretion)
Led by Milos Milosavljevic
Thu, Jul 25
11:00am
SSR
All participants
Morning coffee: Black hole accretion flow modeling
Led by Charles Gammie

2:00pm
SSR
Raffaella Schneider
(INAF Roma)
The growth of the first QSOs: Constraints from the host galaxies
Seminar by participant
Fri, Jul 26
11:00am
SSR
All participants
(Massive stars early growth), BH formation and the role of supercritical accretion
Led by Milos Milosavljevic
Week 5
Time
Place
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links
Mon, Jul 29
11:00am
SSR
All participants
Morning coffee: Efficient Merger of Binary SMBHs in Merging Galaxy
Led by Fazeel Khan






Tue, Jul 30
11:00am
SSR
All participants
Morning coffee: AGN outflows and feedback
Led by Daniel Proga

2:00pm
SSR
John Baker
(NASA Goddard)
An overview of BH mergers in numerical relativity simulations
Seminar by participant
Wed, Jul 31
11:00am
SSR
All participants
Morning coffee: Broad AGN emission lines and close supermassive binary black holes
Led by Mike Eracleous

2:00pm
FR
Interested participants
Splinter group: Circumbinary discs
Led by Constanze Roedig

4:00pm
FR
Interested participant
eLISA mergers and astrophysics
Led by John Baker
Thu, Aug 1
11:00am
SSR
All participants
Morning coffee: Hypervelocity stars by stellar binary-SgrA* encounter
Led by Elena Rossi

2:00pm
SSR
Jenny Greene (Princeton)
Black Hole Demographics at Low Mass
Seminar by external speaker

4:00pm
FR
Interested participants
Splinter group: Bardeen-Patterson effect
Led by Julian Krolik






Fri, Aug 2
11:00am
SSR
All participants
Morning coffee: Good to know about AGN BH mass determinations
Led by Marianne Vestergaard
Week 6
Time
Place
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links
Mon, Aug 5 - Fri, Aug 9



CONFERENCE

Week 7
Time
Place
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links
Mon,
Aug 12
11:00am
SSR
All participants
Morning Coffee: Meet & Greet


12:15pm
Aud
Thomas Lecuit
Blackboard Lunch:The making of an embryo:
information and mechanics

Tue,
Aug 13
11:00am
SSR
All participants
Morning Coffee: Tidal interaction of stars with
SMBHs : Partially disrupted stars
Led by Tamara Bogdanovic

2:00pm
SSR
David Merritt (RIT)
Relativistic dynamics at the centers of galaxies
Seminar by external speaker
Wed,
Aug 14
11:00am
SSR
All participants
Morning Coffee: Formation of the first galaxies and
black holes
Led by John Wise


Courtyard
Priya Natarajan
Chalk Talk: From Fasting to Feasting: The Strange Feeding Habits of Black Holes

Thu,
Aug 15
11:00am
SSR
All participants
Morning Coffee: Signs of black hole mergers, spin
flip, and recoil
Led by Xian Chen

2:00pm
SSR
Pau Amaro Seoane
Stellar dynamics around massive black holes:
Connecting (missing?) cusps and general relativity
Seminar by participant
Fri,
Aug 16
11:00am
SSR
All participants
Morning Coffee: Alignment of the spins in
supermassive black hole binaries
Led by Cole Miller
Week 8
Time
Place
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links
Mon, Aug 19
12:15pm
AUD
Cole Miller
Blackboard lunch: The universe of black holes that will be revealed with gravitational waves

Tue,
Aug 20
11:00am
SSR
All participants
Morning Coffee: Galaxy evolution and
AGN feedback
Led by Meg Urry
Wed,
Aug 21
11:00am
SSR
All participants
Morning Coffee: AGN Feedback in Clusters of Galaxies:
Open Problems and Challenges
Led by Arif Babul
Thu,
Aug 22
11:00am
SSR
All participants
Morning Coffee:Black hole dynamics in galaxy mergers and AGN activity
Led by Pedro Capelo

2:00pm
SSR
Andrea Ghez
News from the Galactic Center
Seminar by external
speaker
Fri,
Aug 23
11:00am
SSR
All participants
Morning Coffee: High redshift blazars and black
hole growth -- postponed
Led by Francesco Haardt
Week 9
Time
Place
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links
Mon, Aug 26
11:00am
SSR
All participants
Morning Coffee: The most massive black holes
Led by P. Natarajan

12:15pm
AUD
L. Susskind
Blackboard lunch: Inside Black Holes

Tue, Aug 27
11:00am
SSR
All participants
Morning Coffee: High redshift blazars and black hole growth
Led by F. Haardt

2:00pm
SSR
K. Hayasaki
Title: Tidal disruption flares from stars on bound orbits
Seminar by participant
Wed, Aug 28
11:00am
SSR
All participants
Morning Coffee: Reverberation mapping
Led by Aaron Barth
Thu, Aug 29
11:00am
SSR
All participants
Morning Coffee: MBH growth: accretion vs mergers
Led by M. Volonteri

2:00pm
SSR
G. Novak
Title: Issues surrounding implementation of AGN feedback in numerical simulations


3:15pm
TR
or
FR
Interested participants
Segue: Issues surrounding implementation of AGN feedback in numerical simulations
Led by T. Abel
Fri, Aug 30
11:00am
SSR
All participants


Week 10
Time
Place
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links
Mon, Sep 2



LABOR DAY HOLIDAY -- NO ACTIVITIES AT KITP

Tue, Sep 3
11:00am
FR
All participants
Morning Coffee: BHs and cosmic re-ionization
Led by F. Haardt

2:00pm
SSR
Jong-Hak Woo
Title: Probing the M-sigma relation using active galaxies: from present to past
Seminar by participant
Wed, Sep 4
11:00am
FR
All participants
Morning Coffee: X-ray constraints on the local SMBH occupation fraction
Led by E. Gallo
Thu, Sep 5
11:00am
FR
All participants
Morning Coffee: The growth of high red-shift super-massive black holes
Led by Y. Dubois

2:00pm
SSR



Fri, Sep 6
11:00am
FR
All participants
Morning coffee: What we do and do not know about the local scaling relations
Led by K. Gultekin
Week 11
Time
Place
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links
Mon, Sep 9
11:00am
FR

Morning Coffee:

Tue, Sep10
11:00am
FR
All participants
Morning Coffee: Radiation-regulated Accretion onto Black Holes
Led by K. Park
Wed, Sep 11
11:00am
FR
All participants
Morning Coffee: Why there is no stalling problem of SMBH binaries in stellar dynamics
Led by R. Spurzem
Thu, Sep 12
11:00am
FR
All participants
Morning Coffee: AGNs behind M31 from the Palomar Transient Factory
Led by S. Tang
Fri, Sep 13
11:00am
FR
All participants
Morning Coffee: Determining accretion phase in field AGNs
Led by M. Micic



Week 12
Time
Place
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links
Mon, Sep 16
11:00am
FR

Morning Coffee:

Tue, Sep17
11:00am
FR
All participants
Morning Coffee: SMBH Binary-Gas Interactions
Led by A. Escala
Wed, Sep 18
11:00am
FR
All participants
Morning Coffee: The indecent behaviour of the IMBH system HLX-1 in the galaxy ESO 243-49
Led by J. P. Lasota
19
11:00am
FR
All participants
Morning Coffee: Gravitational radiation and black hole evolution and electromagnetic counterparts to SMBH mergers
Led by
C. Palenzuela
Fri, Sep 120
11:00am
FR
All participants

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Open questions in astrophysics of massive BHs
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