Symposium S13  27-28 June 2019

Jets and disk Winds Across Cosmic Scales

Aims and scope

Outflows in the form of jets and accretion-related winds arise in a surprisingly diverse array of astrophysical environments, from new-born stars to the hearts of active galaxies. This meeting is intended to bring together researchers from several fields focusing on outflows at all scales, including Cataclysmic Variables, stars, X-ray Binaries and ULX, Gamma Ray Bursts, AGN, Tidal Disruption Events. Despite the many commonalities between outflow phenomena at different scales, researchers from these fields rarely meet and interact. Both Jets and Winds have been phenomenologically characterised at every frequency of the electromagnetic spectrum, yet many fundamental open questions remain. In the era of multi-messenger astrophysics, with neutrinos being detected from jetted AGN and some detected gravitational wave events likely being related to short GRB, the topic of outflows is of wide interest and links most fields of observational and theoretical astrophysics. We will also focus on the still unsolved issues of winds origin and launching mechanisms at all scales, involving experts on both the theoretical and observational sides.


Invited speakers

  • B. Czerny (Copernicus Astronomical Center)
  • H. Falcke (Radboud Univ.)
  • N. Higginbottom (Southampton Univ.)
  • K. Long (Space telescope Science Institute)
  • J. Neilsen (MIT)
  • C. Pinto (ESA-ESTEC)
  • D. Russell (NYU Abu Dhabi)
  • F. Tombesi (University of Rome-Tor Vergata)
  • E. Troja (University of Maryland)

Scientific organisers

Elisa Costantini (SRON, The Netherlands) chair; Eileen Meyer (Univ of Maryland, USA) co-chair; Pierre-Olivier Petrucci (Institute of Planetology and Astrophysics of Grenoble, France) co-chair; Volker Beckmann (CNRS, France); Ehud Behar (Department of Physics, Technion, Israel, co-chair); Stefano Bianchi (University of Roma Tre, Italy); Katherine Blundell (Oxford, UK); Massimo Cappi (Astrophysics and Space Science Observatory, Italy); Alessandra De Rosa (INAF-Institute for Space Astrophysics and Planetology, Italy); Chris Done (University of Durham, UK); Rob Fender (Oxford, UK); Jonathan Ferreira (Institute of Planetology and Astrophysics of Grenoble, France); Paola Grandi (INAF, Bologna, IT); Jelle Kaastra (Netherlands Institute for Space Research, Netherlands); Christian Knigge (Univ. Southampton, UK); Jerry Kriss (Space Telescope Science Institute, USA); Robert Laing (ESO, Garching, DE); Giorgio Matt (University of Roma Tre, Italy); Maria Petropoulou (Princeton, USA); Francesco Tombesi (Univ. of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy); Maria-Diaz Trigo (ESO, Germany); Yoshihiro Ueda (Univ. of Kyoto, Japan)


e.costantini @ ; meyer @ ; pierre-olivier.petrucci @

Updated on Mon Feb 25 18:12:33 CET 2019