Jet Triggering Mechanisms in Black Hole Sources

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

January 20-23, 2016

The Workshop will be held at:

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research,
Dr. Homi Bhabha Road,
Navy Nagar, Colaba,
Maharashtra 400005.
022 2278 2000

Important Information:

We are pleased to welcome 92 participants for the Workshop. All relevant details regarding Reaching TIFR, Daily Commutes, Conference Rooms, Important Contacts and Food, can be found in Part 1 of this Information Booklet.

We request the Participants to kindly go through all the relevant details.

Information regarding Cultural Events and Tourism can be found in Part 2.

Relativistic jets are ubiquitous in black hole sources at diverse settings: X-ray binaries, Active Galactic Nuclei and Gamma-ray bursts. The exact jet launching mechanism, however, has remained un-understood, in spite of the collection of a vast amount of observational data. This workshop plans to make an in-depth study of the jet triggering mechanisms in black hole sources.


Accommodation details
can be found here.

The links to the hotels and guest-houses are given below:

The Taj Vivanta
Fariyas Hotel Mumbai
YWCA, Colaba (near Regal)
YMCA, Colaba (near Regal)
TIFR Guest House

For queries during the stay, please contact Prof. A. R. Rao or Mr. M. K. Hingar.

Workshop details:

Final Schedule.

All talks are being uploaded here.

Workshop themes:

  • Observation of superluminal jet emission in galactic black hole sources: examining the predictive power from multi-wavelength observations.
  • Theoretical understanding of the last mile in accretion onto black holes: hot flow, magnetic field, and catastrophic mass ejection
  • Quasar/microquasar comparison of disk-jet properties, in particular in Narrow Line Seyfert Galaxies.
  • Connection between accretion disks and jets in blazars.
  • Jet triggering in Gamma-ray Bursts.

Scientific Organizing Committee:

A R Rao, K P Singh, S Bhattacharyya, G C Dewangan,
B Mukhopadhyay, A Mangalam, A Nandi