Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) are truely multi-wavelengh objects. A long quest of AGN studies has been to measure the Spectral Energy Distribution (SED) and variability of AGN in different bands. AstroSat with broadband spectral covrage from Optical/UV to hard X-rays is observing bright AGN, and will make signficant contribution to AGN physics. A meeting is being organised to discuss observation strategies, analysis tools, and AGN science (non-blazar) relevant to AstroSat.

The meeting aims to gather experts in the study of AGN central engines with a focus on accretion disk/corona and the connection to jets through broadband X-ray spectroscopy and multiwavelength variability, and discuss AGN science and analysis techniques in the context of AstroSat. The Indian participants will be mainly those who have an accepted proposal in AstroSat, and experts in AGN physics. The meeting will have talks on AGN science relevant to AstroSat, the international participants are being invited keeping this in mind. The meeting will also focus on science analysis techniques for the multi-wavelength AstroSat data, and hands-on sessions on the application of these techniques to the AstroSat data.    

There will be no registration fees for the meeting.

This meeting is supported by IUCAA (Pune), TIFR (Mumbai) and ISRO thorugh the AstroSat Science Support Cell (ASSC).

Important dates:

July 31, 2017:  Meeting announcement
July 31, 2017: Registration opens
September 15, 2017: Registration and abstract submission deadline
October 10, 2017: Confirmation of participation
November 20, 2017: Meeting programme

Organisers: Gulab C. Dewangan, R. Misra, D. Bhattacharya

Scientific Organising Committee:

  • A. R. Rao (TIFR), Chair
  • K. P. Singh (IISER, Mohali)
  • I. M. McHardy (University of Southampton)
  • I. E. Papadakis (University of Crete)
  • J. S. Yadav (TIFR)
  • R. Misra (IUCAA)
  • C. S. Stalin (IIA)
  • G. C. Dewangan (IUCAA), Coordinator

Email: agn@iucaa.in