XMM-Newton 2015 Science Workshop

The Extremes of Black Hole Accretion
ESAC, Madrid, Spain, 8 - 10 June 2015

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Printed Proceedings


The refereed proceedings articles have been published in volume 337 04-05 (May 2016) of the Astronomische Nachrichten / Astronomical Notes (AN) and can be accessed from the ADS.

Online Presentations

All contributions are listed with title and name of first author. All abstracts and electronic materials, if available, will also be stored in the ADS. The electronic versions can be accessed in pdf format by clicking on the titles. Other formats, if provided by the authors, are accessible via links in brackets at the end of each line.

Oral Presentations

Opening Remarks, Andy Fabian

Unwrapping the X-ray Spectra of AGN, Christopher Reynolds

Measurement of the black hole spin and the size of the X-ray source in AGNs with strong relativistic reflection, Guido Risaliti

Gravitational Lensing Size Scales for Quasars, George Chartas

Eclipsing the X-ray emitting regions in AGN, Mario Sanfrutos

X-ray - UV/optical lag measurement in the very low mass AGN NGC4395 using the OM in sub-second readout mode: Implications for disc models, Ian McHardy

Swift/HST reverberation mapping of the accretion disk in NGC 5548: lessons for XMM?, Rick Edelson

Space Telescope and Optical Reverberation Mapping Project: Unraveling the Broad Line Region and the Intrinsic Absorption in NGC 5548, Gerard Kriss

Recent Highlights from the NuSTAR Mission, Dominic Walton

NuSTAR catches the unveiling nucleus of NGC 1068, Stefano Bianchi

High-energy monitoring of Seyfert galaxies: the case of NGC 5548 and NGC 4593, Francesco Ursini

The coronal parameters of local Seyfert galaxies, Andrea Marinucci

Direct Observations of an Extragalactic Advection Dominated Accretion Flow, Michael Hogan

'Harder when Brighter' Spectral Variability in Low-Luminosity AGN, Sam Connolly

Spectral comonents in black hole binaries - disc, Comptonization, reflection and jets, Julien Malzac

Tracking a hard state radio-quiet to radio-loud transition in the black hole X-ray binary Swift J1753.5-0127, Mari Kolehmainen

The unusual accretion state of the black hole candidate Swift J1753.5-0127, Aarran Shaw

Patterns of disc-jet-wind coupling in black hole binaries, Rob Fender

Accretion flows govern black hole jet properties, Karri Koljonen

Connection between accretion state and FeK winds in neutron stars, Gabriele Ponti

Broadband X-ray Study of the Galactic Black Hole Binary 4U 1630-47 with Suzaku, Takafumi Hori

Broad-band analysis of the spectral evolution of GX 339-4, Maica Clavel

Winds in X-ray binaries, Maria Diaz Trigo

Focused winds in high mass X-ray binaries: the case of Cyg X-1/HDE 226868, Victoria Grinberg

Wind Absorption in High Mass X-ray Binaries, Maria Hirsch

An introduction to X-ray variability from black holes, Simon Vaughan

Review of X-ray variability in black hole binaries, Adam Ingram

Power-Colours: Direct Power Spectral Comparison, Lucy Heil

Testing propagating mass accretion rate fluctuations model PROPFLUC on Black Hole X-ray Binaries, Stefano Rapisarda

Quasi-periodic oscillations in black-hole binaries, Sara Elisa Motta

A New Route to Phase-Resolved Spectroscopy of QPOs in X-ray Binaries, Abigail Stevens

Fast multi-wavelength broad-band and QPO variability in a black hole X-ray binary: accretion flow and/or a jet origin?, Maithili Kalamkar

Decoding black hole variability with spectral-timing, Phil Uttley

Modelling X-ray reverberation lags, Edward Cackett

The QPO-reverberation connection in AGN, William Alston

A global view of reverberation in bare Seyferts, Erin Kara

Signatures of reverberation signals in the X-ray power-spectra of AGN, Iossif Papadakis

Reverberation lags in black hole X-ray binaries, Barbara De Marco

The 'iron-line/continuum' time-lags in AGN, Anastasios Epitropakis

Variabilities of the X-ray Broad Iron Spectral Features in Active Galactic Nuclei and Black-hole Binaries, Misaki Mizumoto

Magneto centrifugal winds from accretion discs around black hole binaries, Susmita Chakravorty

Timing the warm absorber in NGC4051, Catia Silva

Anatomy of the AGN in NGC5548: Discovery of a fast and massive outflow - An overview, Massimo Cappi

Ultraluminous X-ray sources - three exciting years, Matteo Bachetti

ULX behaviour: the ultraluminous state, winds and interesting anomalies, Timothy Roberts

A New Characterization of the Compton Process in the ULX Spectra, Shogo Kobayashi

An Intermediate-Mass Black Hole candidate in M51, Hannah Earnshaw

Accretion disk winds in active galactic nuclei: X-ray observations, models and feedback, Francesco Tombesi

A complex high velocity outflow in PG1211+143, Ken Pounds

The Powerful Black Hole Wind in the Luminous Quasar PDS 456, James Reeves

Broad-band short term X-ray spectral variability of the quasar PDS 456, Gabriele Matzeu

Fast Ionized X-ray Absorbers in AGNs, Keigo Fukumura

Modelling the Spectra of Quasars: Clumpy Winds and X-ray Properties, James Matthews

Unveiling the X-ray/UV properties of AGN winds using Broad and mini-Broad Absorption Line Quasars, Margherita Giustini

Constraining The Wind-Shield Scenario Of PG 2112+059, Cristian Saez

Massive, long-duration, soft X-ray flares from galactic nuclei, Richard Saxton

Revealing the ionized wind in NGC1365, Valentina Braito

Review of Relativistic Reflection Models, Thomas Dauser

Minimum X-ray source size for a lamppost corona in light-bending models for AGN, Michal Dovciak

Driving Extreme Variability: Measurements of the changing coronae and evidence for jet launching, Dan Wilkins

Relativistic Fe Kalpha line study in Seyfert 1 galaxies observed with SUZAKU, Giulia Mantovani

Disk reprocessing in three dimensions - emerging spectra and polarization, Rene Goosmann

Constraining Key Coronal Parameters of Black Holes via X-ray Reflection Spectroscopy, Javier Garcia

How well can we measure black hole spin?, Kirsten Bonson

Astro-H: science goals, development status, and European contribution, Celia Sanchez-Fernandez

Concluding Remarks, Chris Done

Poster Presentations

Spectral components (AGN)
Showing variability in AGN by principal component analysis (PCA), Beatriz Agis-Gonzalez

A Variable-Density Absorption Event in NGC 3227 mapped with Suzaku and Swift, Tobias Beuchert

A hard X-ray view of the soft-excess in AGN, Rozenn Boissay

Modelling the Extreme X-ray Spectrum of IRAS 13224-3809, Chia-Ying Chiang

Using gravitational lenses to study the broad-band X-ray spectrum of distant QSOs; the case of B1422+321, Mauro Dadina

MUSE observations of the intermediate mass black hole ESO 243-49 HLX-1, Adrien Detoeuf

Origin of the Characteristic X-ray Spectral Variation of the Narrow Line Seyfert 1 Galaxies, Ken Ebisawa

Positive AGN feedback caught in action in NGC 2617, Margherita Giustini

XMM-Newton Observations of the Super-Eddington Intermediate-Mass Black Hole: RX J1140.1+0307, Chichuan Jin

Monitoring the Dusty S-cluster object (DSO/G2) near the Galactic center black hole: model predictions for Br-gamma energy shift during the passage, Vladimir Karas

Influence of stellar component on the conditions for thermal instability in the Galactic center Minispiral region, Devaky Kunneriath

X-Ray Characteristics of Megamaser Galaxies, Katharina Leiter

A redshifted Kalpha line from the peculiar gamma-ray source PMN J1603-4904, Cornelia Mueller

X-ray and UV Studies of the Central Engine in Seyfert NGC 3227 with Suzaku and Swift, Hirofumi Noda

Measuring the Spin Parameter of the Supermassive Black Hole RXJ 1131-1231, Carter Rhea

Highly variable AGN in the XMM-Newton Slew Survey, Rhaana Starling

The Seyfert that lost its big blue bump, Rhaana Starling

Laboratory measurements of K-shell transitions in highly charged iron ions, Rene Steinbruegge

X-ray reflection from black-hole accretion discs with a radially stratified ionisation, Jiri Svoboda

The NuSTAR X-ray spectrum of the low-luminosity AGN in NGC 7213, Alessia Tortosa
Spectral components (BHB)
Spectral analysis of the XMM-Newton data of GX 339-4 in the low/hard state during the outburst of 2013: Disk truncation radius and other issues, Rupal Basak

On the Optical - X-ray correlation from outburst to quiescence in Low Mass X-ray Binaries, Federico Bernardini

Evidence for changes in the radiative efficiency of transient black hole X-ray binaries, Alex Eckersall

The complex accretion geometry of GX339-4 as seen by NuSTAR, Felix Fuerst

X-ray Polarimetry Studies of Black Holes with the The Polarization Spectroscopic Telescope Array (PolSTAR), Janie Hoormann for the PolSTAR Team

Evidence for a variable accretion geometry in the black hole binary SWIFT J1753.5-0127, Jari Kajava

Spectral state dependence of the high energy polarised emission in Cyg X-1 seen with INTEGRAL and link with the AMI-15 GHz radio data, Jerome Rodriguez

X-ray outburts from a candidate black hole binary in NGC 55, Jithesh Vadakkumthani

The X-ray spectra of the black hole candidate 4U 1630-47 during its 2012 outburst, Yanan Wang

Accretion onto the intermediate mass black hole candidate ESO 243-49 HLX-1, Natalie Webb
Spectral components (Theory)
Turbulent-convection accretion disk with super-critical accretion, Itzhak Goldman

Super-Eddington accretion in ultra-luminous neutron star binary, Maxim Lyutikov
Variability (Broadband)
Long-term photometric monitoring of binary systems with neutron star components, Tugce Icli

Fast X-ray (and optical?) flashes; signs of a tidal disruption of a white dwarf by an IMBH?, Peter Jonker

Long-term photometric monitoring of binary systems with black hole components, Dolunay Kocak

Looking inside jets: optical polarimetry as a probe of Gamma-Ray Bursts physics, Drejc Kopac

The EXTraS project: Exploring the X-ray Transient and variable Sky, Annika Kreikenbohm

X-ray Timing Properties of the QSO, PG 1211+143, Andrew Lobban

X-ray Spectral and Variability Properties of Low-Mass AGN, Renee Ludlam

Completing the identifications of XMM-Newton Slew Survey sources, Rhaana Starling
Variability (QPO)
X-ray timing and spectral studies from Ultra-Luminous X-ray sources, Maria D. Caballero-Garcia

The Complex Emission States of a near-Eddington Black Hole: IGR J17091-3624, James Court
Winds (AGN)
Modelling the Absorption Measurement Distribution (AMD) for Mrk 509, Tek Prasad Adhikari

X-raying the gamma-ray sky, Nuria Alvarez Crespo

Discovery of a cold outflow in the radio-loud quasar 4C +74.26, Laura Di Gesu

New insights on the blazar phenomenon: low radio frequency observations of the unidentified gamma-ray sources, Francesco Massaro

The cause of soft X-ray variability in AGN: variable absorption by obscuring winds or intrinsic continuum variability?, Missagh Mehdipour

XMM-Newton view of the central degrees of the Milky Way: the energetic environment of an extremely faint SMBH, Gabriele Ponti
Winds (BHB)
The evolution of the jet ejection of the ultraluminous X-ray source Holmberg II X-1, David Cseh

Formation and Evolution of the SS 433 Jets, Herman Marshall

Optically thick disc wind in GRO J1655-40?, Megumi Shidatsu

On the spin of stellar-mass black hole by the continuum-fitting method, Bei You
New spectral-timing techniques
Revealing the inner accretion flow around black holes using frequency-resolved spectroscopy, Magnus Axelsson

Spectral-timing modeling of the X-ray reverberation in Mrk 335, Poemwai Chainakun

A comprehensive spectral-timing study of the 2014 outburst of H1743-322, Holger Stiele

Invited Speakers

Matteo Bachetti INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
George Chartas College of Charleston, Charleston, USA
Thomas Dauser Dr. Karl Remeis-Observatory, Bamberg, Germany
Maria Díaz-Trigo European Southern Observatory, Garching, Germany
Rob Fender University of Oxford, UK
Adam Ingram University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Julien Malzac Université de Toulouse, France
Sara Motta University of Oxford, UK
Chris Reynolds University of Maryland, College Park, US
Francesco Tombesi University of Maryland, College Park, US
Phil Uttley University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Simon Vaughan University of Leicester, UK
Dominic Walton California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA

Scientific Organising Committee

Chris Done (chair) University of Durham, United Kingdom
Massimo Cappi Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica di Bologna, Italy
Maria Diaz Trigo European Southern Observatory, Garching, Germany
Andy Fabian University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Vladimir Karas Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic
Giorgio Matt Universita degli Studi Roma Tre, Italy
Jon Miller University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
Giovanni Miniutti Centro de Astrobiología, Villanueva de la Cañada, Spain
Delphine Porquet Observatoire Astronomique de Strasbourg, France
Daniel Proga University of Nevada Las Vegas, USA
James Reeves Keele University, United Kingdom
Christopher Reynolds University of Maryland, College Park, USA
Maria Santos-Lleo European Space Agency, Villanueva de la Cañada, Spain
Norbert Schartel (co-chair) European Space Agency, Villanueva de la Cañada, Spain
Stuart Sim Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom
Yasuo Tanaka Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany
Francesco Tombesi Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, USA
Phil Uttley University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Jörn Wilms Karl Remeis-Observatory & ECAP, Bamberg, Germany

Local Organising Committee

Jan-Uwe Ness (chair), Michelle Arpizou, Jacobo Ebrero, Matthias Ehle, Carlos Gabriel, Aitor Ibarra, Richard Saxton, Norbert Schartel
XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre, European Space Astronomy Centre, Madrid, Spain

Group Picture