Accretion History of AGN




On the Growth of Black Holes Across Cosmic Time


This focused workshop addresses current observational efforts to measure the growth of supermassive black holes over the past 12 billion years, as measured from the light they emit. The observational constraints come from multiwavelength surveys, primarily at infrared, X-ray and optical wavelengths, comprising a “wedding cake” assortment of volumes (i.e., combinations of area and flux limit) spanning redshift-luminosity parameter space, especially GOODS/CANDELS, COSMOS and Stripe 82X. Topics will include luminosity functions, population synthesis models, black hole mass functions, spectral energy distributions, obscured and Compton-thick AGN, the X-ray background, observational signatures of early AGN, and AGN clustering.

Nico Cappelluti, Eilat Glikman, Allison Kirkpatrick, Stephanie LaMassa, Dave Sanders, Jane Turner, Meg Urry

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  • Program and List of Participants


    List of Participants as of 2019-09-26

    # Name Last Name
    1 Alberto Masini
    2 Vicki Sarajedini
    3 Sharon Gary
    4 Estrada Michael
    5 David Sanders
    6 Meg Urry
    7 Brandon Coleman
    8 Akke Viitanen
    9 James Webb
    10 Stephen Revesz
    11 Fabio Vito
    12 Ezequiel Treister
    13 Marco Ajello
    14 Kartaltepe Jeyhan
    15 Meredith Powell
    16 Aritra Ghosh
    17 Ryan Hickox
    18 Tonima Tasnim Ananna
    19 Gloria Fonseca-alvarez
    20 Yasaman Homayouni
    21 Rebecca Canning
    22 Shao Ming Hu
    23 Michael Koss
    24 Angelo Ricarte
    25 David  Ballantyne 
    26 Tracey Jane Turner
    27 July Thomas
    28 Roberto Gilli
    29 Andrea Comastri
    30 Callum Dewsnap
    31 Stefano Marchesi
    32 Francesca Civano
    33 Connor Auge
    34 Fabio Pacucci
    35 Michael Cioffi
    36 Dominic Sicilian
    37 Alessandro Peca
    38 Giulia Cerini
    39 Justin Johnson
    40 Erwin Lau
    41 Sicong Huang
    42 Massimiliano Galeazzi

  • AHA Workshop Registration

    2nd Edition: University of Miami, 10/17/2019-10/19/2019 

    Registration fee:
    $50 for students
    $150 for all others



    • If you have any questions regarding the registration process or the workshop in general, please send us an email at, or contact us by telephone at (305)-284-7120.
    • Refund Policy: In particular, if you change your mind about attending the conference, you can obtain a refund of your registration fee if your request to do so is received at least one week prior to the start of the meeting.
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  • Travel info

    The workshop will take place at the Wilder auditorium in the University of Miami Coral Gables campus, located at 1320 Campo Sano Avenue, from October 17-19, 2019.


    The Wilder Auditorium can be reached either via metro-rail plus UM shuttle (Stanford Line) or easily via Uber/Lyft/Taxi (set Wilder Dr. & Campo Sano Avenue as a destination; the entrance of the auditorium is 150 ft (50 m) from the stop sign).

    All routes below lead to the Pavia Parking Garage on the Coral Gables Campus, where temporary day parking passes are available. If you park in Pavia, it’s an easy walk to the Auditorium.


    From Miami International Airport:

    Take LeJeune Road south to Ponce De Leon Boulevard. Turn right on Ponce De Leon and travel about 1 mile to Stanford
    Drive, main entrance to UM. Stop at the entrance gate for directions to the Pavia Parking Garage or continue on, turning left from Stanford onto Levante Avenue, then right onto Pavia. The garage is on your left.

    From I-95 North:

    Head south on 95, which becomes U.S. 1 (South Dixie Highway). Stay on U.S. 1 for about 5 miles to the UM campus.
    Turn right on Stanford Drive, main entrance to UM. Stop at the entrance gate for directions to the Pavia Parking Garage or continue on, turn left from Stanford onto Levante Avenue, then right on Pavia. The garage is on your left.


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  • Accommodation

    Residence Inn Miami Coconut Grove

    The Marriott Residence Inn is located in Coconut Grove neighborhood about 3 miles from the Campus. Ride shares or Taxi are the best option to get to the venue. Alternatively, the Metrorail station is about a 10 minute walk from the hotel; take the southbound train to the University stop.

    We have reserved blocks of rooms with the University of Miami negotiated rates (available to book until 9/23/19):

    Studio Suite: $142 + 13% tax
    One Bedroom Suites: $162 + 13% tax
    Two Bedroom Suites w/one bath: $189 + 13% tax

    Amenities include:

    Complimentary Daily Hot Breakfast Buffet
    Evening Social with Light Fare with Free beer and wine (Monday – Wednesday)
    Parking $10 per day, a 50% saving
    Free Wireless Internet, Grocery pick up service
    2 Outdoor pools | Barbeque Grills | Laundry Facilities | Fitness Center
    Walking distance to Coco Walk (over 20 restaurants and activities)


    See link below for more info:

    Hotel Booking