A workshop dedicated to David Meier's lifetime of astrophysical research
March 20, 2015 | Pasadena, California

More than fifty years since the discovery of the first quasar, the detailed physics of how supermassive black holes are able to power some of the most luminous sources in the cosmos remains an active and vibrant field of research. We will discuss recent advances in the physics of the black hole engine, and how black holes are able to produce powerful jets. The workshop will honor David Meier, recently retired from JPL, who has made major contributions to this topic.

The meeting will consist of invited talks only, providing both a contextualized review of black hole and jet research, as well as recent highlights. We will also briefly cover other areas where David has worked, including supernova theory. Registration is required, and contributed posters will be accepted.