7 - 11 October 2014 - Končarevo, Serbia
The Aim Investigation of nature of the emitting ionized gas in galactic nuclei is one of important subjects in astrophysics today. Firstly, investigating the processes in the central parts of these objects, we can learn about the innermost parts of other 'normal' galaxies. Secondly, AGN are the most powerful sources, located at different cosmological time-scales, and their investigation is cosmologically important. Finally, a part of emission from these objects (e.g. in the X-rays) has its origin very close to a massive black hole, and investigation of this emission can help us understand the physical processes in a strong gravitational field. On the other side, a number of AGN are affected by gravitational lensing effect.
Gravitational lensing is in general achromatic: the deflection angle of a light ray does not depend on its wavelength. However, the wavelength-dependent geometry of the various emission regions may result in chromatic effect. Studies aimed at determining the influence of microlensing on spectra of lensed quasars (hereafter QSOs) ought to account for the complex structure of the QSO central emitting region. Since the sizes of the emitting regions are wavelength-dependent, microlensing by stars in a lens galaxy will lead to a wavelength-dependent magnification.
Many interesting details about the physics of processes that are taking place within AGN can be identified in the signal of their emitting regions (as e.g. Broad Line Region- BLR), but they suffer from a still missing complete picture of the complex kinematical and thermodynamical properties of the line emitting plasma. Since it is not yet possible to directly observe the spatial distribution of the broad line emitting medium, al though many important achievements were obtained in the angular resolution of AGN cores at radio wavelengths, spectroscopic data are still the most useful way to investigate physics within the central part of an AGN.
The format of the workshop: The workshop is planned to have seven review lectures, devoted to the special theme based on spectroscopy of AGN and gravitational lenses. Then work on the special mini-projects will be during whole day. The idea is to start, continue and finish some mini-projects (which will be published in international astronomical journals) during the workshop.
The number of participants is limited and we ask potential participants to register as soon as possible.
Saša Simić (Faculty of Sciences, Department of physics, University of Kragujevac, Serbia) - cochairman
Luka Č. Popovic (Astronomical Observatory, Belgrade, Serbia) - cochairman
Victor Afanasiev (SAO, Russia)
Edi Bon (Astronomical Observatory, Belgrade, Serbia)
Emmanuel Danezis (Faculty of Physics, University of Athens, Greece)
Milan S. Dimitrijević (Astronomical Observatory, Belgrade, Serbia)
Martin Gaskell (Departamento de Física y Astronomía, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Valparaíso, Chile)
Dragana Ilić (Faculty of Mathematics, University of Belgrade, Serbia)
Darko Jevremović (Astronomical Observatory, Belgrade, Serbia)
Predrag Jovanović (Astronomical Observatory, Belgrade, Serbia)
Wolfram Kollatschny (Institute for Astrophysics, University of Goettingen, Germany)
Evencio Mediavilla (Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, Observatorio del Teide, Spain)
Piero Rafanelli (Dipartimento di Astronomia, Universita di Padova, Italy)
Alla Shapovalova (Special Astrophysical Observatory, Russian Academy of Science, Russia)
Alexander Zakharov (Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics, Moscow, Russia)
Saša Simić (Faculty of Sciences, Department of physics, University of Kragujevac, Serbia) - chairman
Dragana Ilić (Faculty of Mathematics, Belgrade, Serbia)
Andjelka Kovačević (Faculty of Mathematics, Belgrade, Serbia)
Jelena Kovačević (Astronomical Observatory, Belgrade, Serbia)
Marko Stalevski (Astronomical Observatory, Belgrade, Serbia)
Zoran Simić (Astronomical Observatory, Belgrade, Serbia)
Society of Astronomers of Serbia, Volgina 7, 11060 Belgrade, Serbia
Faculty of Science, Department of Physics, Radoja Domanovica 12, 34000 Kragujevac, Serbia
Astronomical Observatory Belgrade, Volgina 7, 11060 Belgrade, Serbia
Humbold-Club Serbien, Studentski Trg 1, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia