The 2010 New England Regional Quasar and AGN Meeting (NERQUAM no. 20)

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2010 NERQUAM MEETING: Tuesday, May 18 at Boston University
Abstract deadline: end of day, Friday, May 14

Location: Room 522 at 705 Commonwealth Ave. (Door marked "Graduate School of Arts & Sciences")

Directions:

By car: From the far west: take I-90 (Mass Pike) east to exit 18 (left exit!) Stay to the right after the toll booths, then turn right at the 2nd stop light onto Storrow Drive. [Be careful - the entrance lane onto the road is short and cars on Storrow Drive are whipping around a curve there; use your side-view mirror to determine how to blend in with the traffic. They will generally allow you to squeeze in. Try not to stop completely, since it's hard to get up to speed again to blend in with the traffic.] Take the 2nd right exit (Kenmore Square). Bear right after the stop light (but do not turn sharply right) and then bear right again onto the main street (Commonwealth Ave.). There is a public parking lot 2-3 blocks on the right (the 2nd public lot that you will see on the right). They'll charge the usual exhorbitant Boston rate (about $10). Then walk one more block down Comm. Ave. and enter the door marked "Graduate School of Arts & Sciences," 705 Commonwealth Ave. Go up half a flight of stairs, turn left, and take the elevator there to the 5th floor. Go inside room 522 (back entrance is right next to the elevator).

From the south or north: take I-93 into the city, following the signs for Storrow Drive. Stay in the middle lane if you can after you get above ground. Take the Kenmore Square exit using the middle lane. The ramp will hook to the right toward Kenmore Square. Bear right after the stop light (but do not turn sharply right) and then bear right again onto the main street (Commonwealth Ave.). There is a public parking lot 2-3 blocks on the right (the 2nd public lot that you will see on the right). They'll charge the usual exhorbitant Boston rate (about $10). Then walk one more block down Comm. Ave. and enter the door marked "Graduate School of Arts & Sciences," 705 Commonwealth Ave. Go up half a flight of stairs, turn left, and take the elevator there to the 5th floor. Go inside room 522 (back entrance is right next to elevator).

By T: Take the Green B train to the Boston University East stop (2nd above-ground stop). Cross Comm. Ave. on the same side as you got off the train. Enter the door marked "Graduate School of Arts & Sciences," 705 Commonwealth Ave. Go up half a flight of stairs, turn left, and take the elevator there to the 5th floor. Go inside room 522 (back entrance is right next to the elevator).

List of registered participants

Schedule: PDF file of complete schedule

Abstracts of Presentations : PDF file with abstracts

8:45-9:20 Informal discussions over croissants, muffins, & bagels, coffee, tea, and juice

9:20-9:45 News

Belinda Wilkes: NASA Senior Review Results
Alan Marscher: Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope
Herman Marshall: Planning GEMS Observations of AGN and Blazars
Colin Lonsdale: Haystack 37 m Antenna Upgrade + MWA Update}

9:45-12:35 Scientific talks (10 mins. + 2 mins. for questions, set-up)

12:35-2:00 Lunch

2:00-2:30 Review Talk: Gamma-rays from AGN - Erin Bonning (Yale U.)
2:30-3:00 Review Talk: Interpretation of Gamma-Ray Emission from Blazars - Paolo Coppi (Yale U.)


3:00-5:00 Scientific Talks
(10 mins. + 2 mins. for questions, set-up)

 

5:00-6:00 Informal discussions over beer, wine, soda, and munchies

 

To be included in e-mail announcements, visit the official long-term NERQUAM website and add yourself to the mailing list.

To register for the meeting, send an e-mail to Dr. Svetlana Jorstad (jorstad@bu.edu) .

 

 

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