Local hard X-ray selected AGN across the multi-wavelength spectrum


ESO, Santiago, Chile, March 12 - 16, 2018


Scientific Rationale

Observations of active galactic nuclei (AGN) in the hard X-ray band (>10 keV) allow to recover even some of the most obscured episodes of accretion onto supermassive black holes, providing a nearly complete census of these objects. The goal of this invited-only meeting is to present and discuss the latest results obtained studying the multi-wavelength properties of nearby AGN detected in the hard X-ray band.

Science topics will include: 

  • What is the structure and evolution of the circumnuclear material around supermassive black holes? 

  • What new insights can we gain from high signal-to-noise hard X-ray spectroscopy of local AGN?

  • What are the properties of outflows in AGN? 

  • What influence do AGN have on their host galaxies?

  • What can we learn from future missions (e.g. JWST, XARM, Athena, IXPE)?



Conference email: bass2018@eso.org

Organizer: ESO, PUC, ETH