Workshop on Relativistic Astrophysics

August 17-21, 2015
Tuuru Castle, Kavalto farm, Piikkiö



The workshop is devoted to different problems of relativistic astrophysics.
We will discuss physics of accretion onto black holes and neutron stars, physics and observations of active galaxies, supernovae and gamma-ray bursts.


Program

Monday, August 17

8.00-9.00 breakfast for those staying at Kavalto
12.30-14.00 lunch for everybody
14.00-16.00 session 1a
  Seppo Mattila – "Observations of supernovae"
  Tom Reynolds - "Gone without a bang: An archival HST survey for vanishing massive stars"
  Tuomas Kangas - "Interacting type II supernova SN 2013fc"
16.00-16.30 coffee break
16.30-18.00 session 1b
  Marat Gilfanov - "Constraints on populations of accreting white dwarfs (in the context of SN Ia progenitors)"
  Teppo Heikkila - "Progenitor constraints for core-collapse supernovae from Chandra"
19.00- Reception

Tuesday, August 18

8.00-9.00 breakfast for those staying at Kavalto
9.00-11.00 session 2a
  Elina Lindfors – "Very high energy gamma-rays from blazars"
  Vandad Fallah Ramazani - "A multiwavelength prediction method for TeV BL Lacs"
  Mauri Valtonen - "The use of outbursts in OJ287 as tests of General Relativity"
11.00-11.30 coffee break
11.30-12.30 session 2b
  Boris Stern - "Fermi observations of blazars"
12.30-14.00 lunch for everybody
14.00-16.00 session 3a
  Andrzej Zdziarski - "Jet launching and hadronic processes in blazars"
  Indrek Vurm - "Disentangling the physics of gamma-ray burst jets"
16.00-16.30 coffee break
16.30-18.00 session 3b
  Andrei Beloborodov – "Magnetic energy dissipation in magnetars"
19.00- smoke sauna and a light dinner for everybody

Wednesday, August 19

8.00-9.00 breakfast for those staying at Kavalto
9.00-11.00 session 4a
  Alexander Lutovinov - "Binary systems in hard X-rays. INTEGRAL view"
  Alexander Mushtukov - "X-ray pulsars in a wide luminosity range"
11.00-11.30 coffee break
11.30-12.30 session 4b
  Sergey Tsygankov - "Accreting magnetar M82 X-2"
12.30-14.00 lunch for everybody
14.00-18.00 activities (rowing, cable sliding)
19.00- dinner for those staying at Kavalto

Thursday, August 20

8.00-9.00 breakfast for those staying at Kavalto
9.00-11.00 session 5a
  Juri Poutanen - "Radiative processes in accreting black holes"
  Marat Gilfanov - "Comptonization and spectral formation in X-ray binaries"
11.00-11.30 coffee break
11.30-12.30 session 5b
  Vitaly Neustroev - "Evolution of accretion discs of dwarf novae and low-mass X-ray binary transients through their whole outburst cycle"
12.30-14.00 lunch for everybody
14.00-16.00 session 6a
  Pavel Abolmasov - "Rotation and vertical structure of thick accretion discs"
  Roman Rafikov - "Boundary and spreading layers in accretion on compact objects"
16.00-16.30 coffee break
16.30-18.00 session 6b
  Valery Suleimanov - "Model spectra of neutron stars and their radii measurements"
  Joonas Nättilä - "Equation of state constraints of the dense matter inside neutron stars"
19.00- banquet (for everybody)

Friday, August 21

8.00-9.00 breakfast for those staying at Kavalto
9.00-11.00 session 7a
  Andrei Beloborodov - "Disc-magnetosphere interaction in accreting millisecond pulsars"
  Dmitrij Nagirner - "Synchrotron radiation of mildly relativistic electrons"
11.00-11.30 coffee break
11.30-12.30 session 7b
  Andrei Berdyugin – "High-precision optical polarimetry and its applications: from exoplanets to cosmology"
12.30-14.00 lunch for everybody
14.00-19.00 free time in Turku
19.00- dinner for those staying at Kavalto


Organizing committee Contacts
sergey.tsygankov [at] utu.fi
Working groups

X-ray binaries

Description of the group activity.
Group meetings take place on Wednesdays (first and third of each month), 15.00 in the coffee room.

Stellar explosions

Description of the group activity.
Group meetings take place on Mondays, 15.00 in the coffee room.

AGNs and Very High Energy Astrophysics

Description of the group activity.
Group meetings take place on Wednesday (second and fourth of each month), 15.00 in the coffee room.