sci22072 — Announcement

Black Holes at All Scales — Giant Magellan Telescope Community Science Meeting

July 21, 2022

Registration is open for Black Holes at All Scales!

This will be the 8th annual Community Science Meeting hosted by the Giant Magellan Telescope project. The meeting will take place from 31 August to 2 September 2022 at the Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock in Sedona, Arizona.

The meeting is open to all with no registration fee. Partial travel reimbursement may be provided for graduate students and postdocs. The registration deadline is 22 August, but there is a registration cap, so don’t wait. 26 July is the deadline for discounted hotel reservations at the conference venue.

More information, including the registration portal, can be found on the Community Science Meeting website.

This meeting has been designed to bring together a cross-disciplinary group on black hole research. Revolutionary strategies for studying black holes — from gravitational wave detection of merging black holes to imaging of event horizon–scale regions. These discoveries have revolutionized the field while demonstrating how much remains to be learned about the demographics, formation and evolution, and interactions of black holes with their environments. This conference will focus on dynamics as a way to probe and learn about black holes across all mass scales, and topics will include the environment around Sgr A*, black hole mass measurements, demographics, rates for gravitational wave events, accretion disk dynamics around single and binary black holes, and tidal disruption events. Experts across this wide range of subfields will be brought together to canvass observational and theoretical progress, highlight key unanswered questions, and motivate future directions, particularly in the era of extremely large telescopes.

The meeting program will encourage workshop-style discussion at a beautiful retreat in Sedona.

Regardless of local masking requirements, the conference will require masks indoors and hold all poster sessions and meals outside. Please see the conference website for more information.

Invited Speakers

Richard Ananuta, UT San Antonio
Katie Auchettl, University of Melbourne
Jillian Bellovary, AMNH
Misty Bentz, Georgia State University
Laura Blecha, University of Florida
Thomas Callister, Flatiron Institute
Jason Dexter, CU Boulder
Maya Fishbach, University of Chicago
Suvi Gezari, University of Maryland
Jenny Greene, Princeton University
Kayhan Gultekin, University of Michigan
Kelly Holley-Bockelmann, Vanderbilt University
Nora Lützgendorf, ESA/STScI
Chung-Pei Ma, UC Berkeley
Morgan Macleod, Harvard CfA
Chiara Mingarelli, Flatiron Institute
Smadar Naoz, UCLA
Amy Reines, Montana State University
Jessie Runnoe, Vanderbilt University