Program for NERQUAM 2006
Tuesday, May 30 in room 32-141, the Stata Center, MIT

8:45-9:15 Gathering over light breakfast fare

9:15-9:45 News of important discoveries or new or future instruments

   Jonathan Grindlay (CfA):   DASCH: Digital Access to a Sky Century from Harvard
   Belinda Wilkes (CfA):   Report on NASA Advisory sub-Committees Meeting, 3,4 May 2006
   Dan Harris (CfA):   M 87 Update

9:45-10:15 Invited talk

   Eric Gawiser (Yale):   MUSYC Studies of the AGN-Galaxy Connection

10:15-10:45 Break

10:45-12:15 Scientific talks: Surveys and Spectra

   Shanil Virani (Yale):   New EXOs in the MUSYC Survey
   Ryan Hickox (CfA):   Thousands of AGN in the 9 square degree Bootes field: X-ray and infrared properties
   Brooke Simmons (Yale):   AGN Hosts and Inactive Galaxies: the same, but different
   Hermine Landt (CfA):   Radio number counts, Evolution and Luminosity Functions of Blazars
   Dan Evans (CfA):   Multiwavelength observations of the circumnuclear environment in NGC 2110
   Andy Young (MIT):   High-Resolution X-ray Spectroscopy of the Low-Luminosity AGN M81* with Chandra

12:15-1:45 Lunch

1:45-3:00 Scientific Talks: Jets

   Alan Marscher (Boston U.):   Upper Limit to the Positron Content of the 3C 120 Jet
   John Wardle (Brandeis):   Faraday Rotation gradients in 3C273
   Svetlana Jorstad (Boston U.):   The Kiloparsec Scale Jet of the Quasar 1317+520
   Herman Marshall (MKI):   Resolving the 3C 273 Jet using Chandra in 2D
   Jonathan Gelbord (MKI):   Chandra Observations of Quasar Jets

3:00-3:30 Break

3:30-5:00 Scientific Talks: The Central Engine and Environs

   Colin Lonsdale (Haystack Obs.):   A Very Active Galactic Nucleus
   Paul Nulsen (CfA):   Growth of Black Holes and Bulges in Cluster Central Galaxies
   Paul Green (CfA):   Lens-Aided Multi-Angle Spectroscopy (LAMAS) and Small-Scale Outflow Structure in Quasars
   Rudy Schild (CfA):   The failure of Luminous Accretion Disc Theory
   Darryl Leiter (FSTC, Charlottesville, VA):   Does the Quasar Q0957+561 Have an Intrinsic Magnetic Moment Instead of an Event Horizon?
   Martin Elvis (CfA):   The Future of Quasar SEDs

5:00-6:00 Informal discussions over beer, wine, soda, and munchies

Posters (all day)

   Tom Aldcroft (CfA):   YAXX: Yet Another X-ray Xtractor
   Carolin Cardimone (Yale):   Likelihood Source Matching Applied to the Extended Chandra Deep Field-South (ECDF-S)
   Ritaban Chatterjee (BU):   Evidence Supporting the Accretion Disk - Jet Connection in the Radio Galaxy 3C 120
   Francesca D'Arcangelo (BU):   A Multiwavelength Polarization Study of Blazars
   Alexander Richardson (Yale):   X-ray Properties of LAEs in the MUSYC Survey
   Shanil Virani (Yale):   Searching for Compton-thick AGN with INTEGRAL
   Suwicha Wannawichian (BU):   Relativistic Outflow in the Inner Jet of Quasars