Fermi and Jansky: Our Evolving Understanding of AGN

November 10-12, 2011
Harbourtowne Conference Center
St Michaels, MD, USA

Fermi and Jansky: Our Evolving Understanding of AGN


A large number of exciting results from the marriage of Fermi gamma-ray and radio data has made the last couple of years uniquely fulfilling for students of active galactic nuclei. Three years into the Fermi era it is time to step back and reassess our science goals based on what we have learned so far. Additional progress is likely to need new theoretical studies and modified observing strategies. This meeting will bring together observers, theoreticians and modelers to reframe and recalibrate the questions to be addressed while Fermi is observing and specify the types of data that can best answer them.

Registration & Hotel Information

The registration and abstract submission will open on August 11th, 2011. The number of participants is limited to 40 to facilitate discussions so you are encouraged to register early.

The meeting will take place at the Harbourtowne Conference Center in the historic town of St. Michaels (it dates back to the mid-1600s, practically pre-historic by US standards), which is located on Maryland's storied Eastern Shore about halfway between the Susquehanna River and the Atlantic mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. Directions to the hotel from all three area airports are at: http://www.harbourtowne.com/harbourtowne-directions.html. Note that BWI is the closest airport to St. Michaels, MD and also the easiest to drive to/from.

A block of rooms has been pre-booked at the hotel. Please print and fill out the booking form, sign it, and either fax it to +1-301-286-1681 (Attention: Lynette Queen) or scan and email it to lynette.queen@nasa.gov There is a conference fee of US$210 payable at the same time and using the same form as your hotel booking. Please note that this covers the cost of all meals during the meeting. An accompanying partner can be accommodated for an additional $61 per day ($183 for all three days) to cover their meals. These rooms are only available at this special rate till SEPTEMBER 25TH so please be sure to book by that date.

Participants should plan on arriving on Wednesday (9th) afternoon and dinner will be provided that evening. The meeting will begin early on Thursday (10th) morning and conclude at lunch on Saturday (12th).


Poster Information

Important Dates:

Aug 11, 2011: First Announcement
Aug 11, 2011: Registration and abstract submission open
Sep 25, 2011: Deadline for hotel bookings
Sep 25, 2011: Deadline for abstract submission
Oct 25, 2011: Program announced
Nov 10, 2011: Workshop begins
Jan 25, 2012: Deadline for submitting proceedings

Abstract Submission (Talk and Poster)


Instructions for compiling and sending the manuscript to the organizers:

Organizing Committees

Scientific Organizing Committee:

Charles Dermer (Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC)
Matthias Kadler (Univ. of Würzburg, Germany)
Alan Marscher (Boston University, Boston MA)
Julie McEnery (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD)
Roopesh Ojha (Chair; NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD)
Anthony Readhead (Caltech, Pasadena, CA)
Gregory Taylor (Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM)
Gino Tosti (Univ. of Perugia, Italy)
Stefano Vercellone (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica, Palermo, Italy)
Robert Wagner (Max-Planck-Institut für Physik, Munich, Germany)
Anton Zensus (Max-Planck-Institut for Radioastronomy, Bonn, Germany)

Local Organizing Committee:

Jay Blanchard
Michael Dutka
William McConville
Cornelia Mueller
Roopesh Ojha
Jeremy Perkins
Lynette Queen (secretary)


Roopesh Ojha, roopesh.ojha@gmail.com