Letters of Intent for 2015

LoI 2015-187
Focus Meeting: Cosmological X-ray Surveys: Supermassive Black Hole growth and Cosmic structures


5 August 2015 to 7 August 2015


Honolulu, United States


Andrea Comastri (andrea.comastri@oabo.inaf.it)

Coordinating division:

Division D High Energy Phenomena and Fundamental Physics

Co-Chairs of SOC:

Andrea Comastri (INAF-OABO)
Guenther Hasinger (IfA)

Chair of LOC:




* SMBH demography and growth

* The light-up and early evolution of the first SMBH

* SMBH accretion physics and nuclear environment physics

* SMBH ecology - interactions with their galactic and larger

* X-raying AGN feedback

* Resolving the X-ray background

*Cosmic evolution of hard X-ray sources in starburst
and normal galaxies

* X-ray clusters as cosmological probes

* Physics of groups and clusters

* Future prospects for X-ray survey missions/instruments



The meeting will be focused on the role of past, present and future X-ray surveys to understand the energetic processes in the Universe.
The science drivers revolves around the
inter relation between black hole growth and the evolving large scale structure as traced by X-ray surveys complemented by multi-wavelength follow-up programs.

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