Spectral/timing properties of accreting objects: from X-ray binaries to AGN  


3-5 April 2013


Madrid, Spain


Group photo


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Scientific rationale

"Spectral/timing properties of accreting objects: from X-ray binaries to AGN" has been a 3-day workshop held at the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC) in April 2013.

The aim of the workshop was to review the current understanding of the physics of accretion onto compact objects across the full range of masses, by bringing together young and active experts of the field. In order to encourage discussions and maximize collaborations, the attendance to the workshop was limited to about 90 people, selected on the basis of the proposed contribution after the registration deadline. There was no registration fee.

The main scientific topics covered were:

- Accretion modes at different scales;

- States and state transitions;

- Inflow/outflow connections;

- Accretion/ejection mechanisms;

- Unification schemes.


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Invited speakers

  • P. Casella (INAF/OAR) : Spectral/timing properties of X-ray binaries
  • B. De Marco (MPE) : Spectral/timing properties of Active Galactic Nuclei
  • M. Diaz Trigo (ESO) : Winds in X-ray binaries
  • E. Koerding (U. Nijmegen) : Unification of accretion in X-ray binaries
  • A. Merloni (MPE) Unification of accretion from Black Hole Binaries to Active Galactic Nuclei
  • F. Panessa (INAF/IAPS) Jets in Active Galactic Nuclei
  • D. Russell (IAC) : Jets in X-ray binaries
  • F. Tombesi (NASA GSFC/UMD) : Winds in Active Galactic Nuclei


Important dates

Registration and abstract submission deadline: 15 February 2013

Accepted contribution communication: 22 February 2013

Final programme: 1 March 2013

Workshop welcome cocktail (at NH hotel Alberto Aguilera): 2 April 2013

Workshop starts: 3 April 2013