8th Serbian Conference on Spectral Line Shapes in Astrophysics
Divčibare, Serbia, June 6-10 2011


Programme download from here

The Programme is composed of Invited Lectures (40 min) and Progress Reports (20 min).

The Posters will be exhibited in the Conference room. The poster size should be UP TO 80 x 100 cm. It will be possible to present shortly the poster contributions (5 min), so, we ask the participants with posters to prepare a convenient presentation.

List of Posters download from here

A video projector (laptops) will be available for all presentations. If you have any special request for your presentation, please contact the LOC.

Invited lecturers (for a PDF of the presentation click on a title)

Maarten Baes, Christine Wilson, Suzanne Madden, and the SAG-2 consortium
The first FIR/submm spectroscopic results from the Herschel Space Observatory

Martin Gaskell
New Paradigms for the Nature of the Line- and Continuum-Emitting Regions of AGNs

Gary Ferland
The emission lines in Quasars - what they tell us

Helen Flohic
Variability of double-peaked emission lines in AGNs as probe of the BLR structure

Wolfram Kollatschny
Kinematics and structure of the broad line region in AGN

Paola Marziani
A Photoionization Method for Black Hole mass Estimation

Teresa Mediavilla and Evencio Mediavilla
Microlensing based studies of the unresolved structure of AGN

Victor Afanasiev and Alexei Moiseev
SCORPIO at the 6-m telescope: current state and perspectives for spectroscopy of galactic and extra-galactic objects

Piero Rafanelli
The Starburst - AGN connection: A critical review

Jack Sulentic
Broad Line Profiles of Quasars: Are There Two Quasar Populations?

Milan Dimitrijevic
Stark broadening and white dwarfs

Maria Dolores Calzada
Plasma generated with gas mixtures at atmospheric pressure

Patrick Dufour
Stark Broadening of Carbon and Oxygen Lines in Hot DQ White Dwarf Stars: Recent Results and Applications

Igor Iosilevskiy
Plasma Polarization in Massive Astrophysical Objects

Friedrich Kupka
VAMDC as a resource for Atomic and Molecular Data and the new release of VALD

Gillian Peach
Recent results for widths of lines important in the spectra of cool stars

Sylvie Sahal-Brechot
Comparisons and comments on electron- and ion- impact profiles of spectral lines

Petr Skoda
Optical Spectroscopy with the Technology of Virtual Observatory

Roland Stamm
Stochastic processes applied to line shape calculations

Progress reports (for a PDF of the presentation click on a title)

Rafik Hamdi, Nebil Ben Nessib, Milan S. Dimitrijevic, Sylvie Sahal-Brechot
Ab initio determination of atomic structure and Stark broadening parameters: Pb IV and recent results

Valia Lyratzi
A study of the C IV BALs in HiBALQSOs spectra

Rocio Rincón, Maria Dolores Calzada
Plasma Technology as a new Preservation Technique

Vladimr Sreckovic, Ljubinko Ignjatovic, Anatoli Mihailova, Milan S. Dimitrijevic
Chemi-ionization/recombination processes as factors of the influence on the spectral lines shapes in stellar atmospheres

Robert Loughnane
Observations of HCN hyperfine line anomalies towards low and high mass star-forming cores

Antonis Antoniou
A statistical study of the UV Si IV resonance lines’ parameters in 20 Be stars

Jacopo Fritz
Equivalent width measurements in optical spectra of local cluster galaxies: hints on the star formation history in clusters

Ivan Katkov
A complex stellar line-of-sight velocity distribution in NGC 524

Giovanni La Mura
Optical emission lines and the X-ray properties of Type 1 Seyfert galaxies

Derek Homeier
Spectral Synthesis as a Tool for Stellar and Galactic Astronomy - Challenges and Perspectives

Nikola Cvetanovic, Bratislav M. Obradovic and M. M. Kuraica
Dependance of Excessively Broadened Ha Profile on Cathode Material and Gas Pressure in a Glow Discharge

Special session "Spectral Lines and Black Holes", Friday June 10, 2011

Some of the spectral lines are emitted in the plasma that is close to a black hole. It is well known that iron-K emission line is probably originating in the accretion disk formed around Black Holes (BHs). Therefore the iron-K emission line profile may be used to estimate the BH parameters (spin and mass). On the other hand the broad emission lines as CIV, Halpha and Hbeta in Active Galactic Nucelei (AGN) can be used for BH mass estimates. Also, in spectra of AGN unusual double-peaked line spectra can be present that may indicate candidates for binary supermassive black holes (BSMBHs). In this special session organized in the frame of the COST Action MP0905 "BLACK HOLES IN A VIOLENT UNIVERSE" we are going to have several invited talks devoted to the different techniques which are using the spectral line shapes to determine the BH parameters.

Silke Brintzen
Black Holes in an Violent Universe, COST action

Predrag Jovanovic
The Fe K alpha Line and supermassive black holes

Alexander Zaharov
Shadows as a tool to evaluate black hole parameters and a dimension of spacetime

Jack Sulentic
Estimation of supermassive black hole mases using UV/optical emission lines – a critical overview

Luka Popovic
Shape of emission lines and detection of binary black holes

COST Action MP0905

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