Symposium S2  25-26 June 2019

Quasars in cosmology

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Aims and scope

The importance of quasars in cosmology has been recognized twenty years ago with the discovery of the black hole mass-bulge mass relation and the co-evolution of the star formation rate and quasar density. Now it is time to make a step forward in using quasars as a tool in cosmology. With this aim we plan to combine several lines of research, which are complementary, since they address various topics but based on quasars. By bringing together various aspects of the quasar applications in cosmology we plan to uncover common goals and methods. All quasar-based research need quasar catalogs, even quasar monitoring, face similar technical problems, but these communities do not always mix enough to get the added value from the different quasar studies.


  • Quasars as standard rulers (BAO, strong lensing)
  • BAO with Lyman alpha forest
  • Quasars as standard candles (photometric and spectroscopic approach)
  • First quasars (formation, reionization)
  • Black hole growth in quasars as a tracer of galaxy evolution

Invited speakers

  • Niel Brandt (Penn State University)
  • Guido Risaliti (Universitŗ degli Studi di Firenze)
  • Jian-Min Wang (Institute of High Energy Physics, Beijing)
  • Roberto Decarli (INAF,Bologna)
  • Joseph Hennawi (University of California, Santa Barbara)
  • Francesco Shankar (University of Southampton)
  • Matthew Pieri (LAM, Marseille)
  • Frederic Courbin (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne)
  • Deborah Dultzin (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico)

Scientific organisers

  • Edi Bon (Astronomical Observatory, Belgrade, Serbia)
  • Natasha Bon (Astronomical Observatory, Belgrade, Serbia)
  • Bozena Czerny (Center for Theoretical Physics, Warsaw, Poland) - contact person
  • Elisabeta Lusso (Durham University, UK)
  • Paola Marziani (INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova, Italy)
  • Mauro D'Onofrio (Department of Astronomy, University di Padova, Italy)


Bozena Czerny (bcz @

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