14-16 September 2022

European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC)
Villanueva de la Cañada
Madrid, Spain




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VENUE change!

The venue of the "Panchromatic view of the life-cycle of AGN" -workshop has changed. The workshop will be organised at Hotel Majadahonda:

The venue change requires no action on the participants' side. There will be a bus from Moncloa to Hotel Majadahonda and back every day for those wishing to stay in Madrid. It is also possible to stay in Hotel Majadahonda, but there is no special workshop rate for the rooms.


In the last two decades, the unified models of active galactic nuclei (AGN) have been able to explain several of their observational properties. Whereas the simple orientation-based unification model works as a first-degree approximation, the reality is more complicated, and there is a host of different parameters at play. Statistical methods, aimed at simplifying multidimensional data, and in particular the so-called eigenvector 1 (EV1), have proven to be a useful tool in studying AGN grand unification. The position of a source on the EV1 is believed to be a combination of observational (mainly inclination) and physical properties, with the Eddington ratio acting as the main driver. However, different stages of AGN evolution can also appear as different classes of sources. Indeed, mounting evidence shows that the AGN life-cycle, that is, how AGN are born, how they grow, and how they interact with their closest environment, likely plays an essential role in this grand unification scenario. The main purpose of this workshop is to present the current status of the research on the life-cycle of active galactic nuclei, to discuss its future direction, and prepare for the advent of the new space- and ground-based observational facilities (e.g., JWST, Athena, ELT, Euclid).


We invite contributed talks and posters to be submitted for the workshop "Panchromatic view of the life-cycle of AGN". Our main topics are:

Narrow-line Seyfert 1 galaxies
Early-stage AGN
Intermittent activity
Duty cycle of AGN
Quasar main sequence
Multifrequency observations


Luigi Foschini INAF Brera Observatory, Merate, Italy
Magdalena Kunert-Bajraszewska Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland
Paola Marziani INAF Padova Observatory, Padova, Italy
Stefanie Komossa Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy, Bonn, Germany


Anne Lähteenmäki Aalto University Metsähovi Radio Observatory, Espoo, Finland
Emilia Järvelä ESA / European Space Astronomy Centre, Villanueva de la Cañada, Spain
Guillermo García López Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Marco Berton European Southern Observatory, Santiago, Chile
Stefano Ciroi University of Padova, Padova, Italy



We have reached the maximum number of participants, and the registration is closed.

Opening of Registration 24.5.2022
Opening of Abstract Submission 24.5.2022
Deadline for Abstract Submission 24.7.2022
Notification to Speakers 12.8.2022
Registration deadline 26.8.2022



We have reached the maximum number of participants, and the registration is closed.

in-person registration with ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

Registration form with abstract submission can be found here, and will remain open until 24.7.2022. Since one of the main goals of this workshop is to encourage discussion, which has proven to be challenging in hybrid/online meetings, all the talks will be given in-person.


The registration form will remain open until 26.8.2022 and can be found here. There is no registration fee. We can not provide financial support for any other expenses, such as, lunch, dinner, accommodation, or flights. However, lunch is available at the ESAC canteen at a modest price.

Please be informed that due to the continuously evolving situation of the pandemic, the COVID policy at ESAC might change in the coming months and more or less restrictions may apply during the workshop. We will be keeping you updated, if this would be the case.

As the Organising Committee of the workshop, we assume that all participants share our commitment to create a meeting environment that values diversity and inclusion and therefore is free from harassment. We want to promote a diverse environment with respectful and courteous behaviour and therefore we expect all participants to adhere to our Code of Conduct.

ONLINE participation

The workshop talks will be streamed online. The link to the stream will be provided on the workshop web page closer to the workshop.



ESAC is located some 30 km west of Madrid and it will thus be best to search for a hotel in the western parts of Madrid.

Please note that ESA does not offer hotel reservation services, nor has authorised any third party to do so on its behalf.

We will not block hotel rooms for the conference in any particular hotel, but a list of recommended hotels in this area together with useful links is posted below:

Other useful links to find budget hotels:


A shuttle bus service will be provided free of charge for transport between Madrid and ESAC and back to Madrid for the three days of the meeting. Detailed schedule and route will be provided later.


The workshop will be held in person at ESAC, Madrid, Spain. We will follow closely the development of the pandemic and travelling restrictions in the next months. Changes and updates will be announced on this page and via email to the registered participants.


    Emilia Järvelä,

    Marco Berton,

Privacy notice

The Privacy Notice of the workshop can be found here and the SCI Event Recording Notification here.