International Astronomical Union Symposium 324: New Frontiers in Black Hole Astrophysics

Datum objave: 11. 5. 2016
Fizikalno srečanje
12. - 16. september 2016, Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana

The first International Astronomical Union (IAU) Symposium to be held in Slovenia will be the IAU Symposium 324: New Frontiers in Black Hole Astrophysics, September 12th to 16th, 2016, Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana.

2016 has not only brought the announcement of the first direct detection of gravitational waves but also marks the 100-year anniversary of Karl Schwarzschild's solution of Einstein's field equations predicting the existence of black holes. Considered, at the time, to be an esoteric mathematical discovery, black holes today are widely accepted, and experimentally verified, astrophysical phenomena at all cosmic epochs.

The goal of the symposium is to bring together broad range of leading experts working across the interface between observational and theoretical astrophysics, theoretical physics and particle physics, who share a common interest in black-hole driven systems and their use to test fundamental theories of physics.

Topics of the symposium include:
1. Similarity and Diversity of Black Hole Systems
2. Gamma Ray Bursts
3. Tidal Disruption Events
4. Active Galactic Nuclei
5. Tests of Fundamental Theories of Physics using Black Hole Systems
6. Technology Drivers and Future Capabilities

More information on the symposium, on-line abstract submission, and registration is available on the website:

including the list of invited speakers:

and symposium preliminary program:


Andreja Gomboc 

(on behalf of SOC and LOC)