New Horizons in Galactic Center Astronomy and Beyond

New Horizons in GC Astronomy and Beyond

Program


  • Session schedule
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    Day 1: Monday, 21 October 2019 
    (1) Reviews of Current Status
    (2) Properties and Dynamics in the Central Molecular Zone
    - . physical conditions and chemical compositions in the CMZ
    - . 3D layout of streamers/arms in the CMZ
    - . magnetic structures and their strength in the Galactic center
  • - . comparison with CMZs of nearby galaxies

    Day 2: Tuesday, 22 October 2019
    (3) Evolution of the Galactic Nucleus
    - . formation and evolution of the central SMBH
    - . IMBHs in the Galactic center
    - . missing/stray black holes
    (4) Feeding and Feedback in the Galactic Center
    - . activities and time variability of Sgr A*
    - . NIR/MIR excess sources near Sgr A* (G2/DSO, G1)
  • - . properties of the circumnuclear disk

    Day 3: Wednesday, 23 October 2019
    (5) Testing General Relativity with Sgr A*
    - . imaging black holes with the Event Horizon Telescope
    - . orbit/pericenter passage of S2
    - . other topics on GR tests
    (6) Star Formation in the Galactic Center
    - . star forming cores, YSOs, compact HII regions, masers in the CMZ
  • - . star formation inhibition, dissipation of supersonic turbulence
    - . current star formation near Sgr A*
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  • Day 4: Thursday, 24 October 2019
    (7) The Galactic Center Stellar Population
    - . stellar clusters and their properties
    - . variable stars in the Galactic center and their implications for the star formation history
    - . IMF, formation history, and dynamics of the nuclear stellar cluster and nuclear stellar disc
  • - . pulsars in the Galactic center
    (8) High Energy Process, Dark Matter in the Galactic Center
    - . Fermi bubbles, other signatures of high-energy process
    - . cosmic rays and their acceleration
    - . GeV excess, dark matter annihilation
    - . Primordial black holes at the Galactic center