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                           ESO WORKSHOP ON     
             BLACK HOLES IN BINARIES AND GALACTIC NUCLEI
            their Diagnostics, Demography, and Formation

                   In honour of Prof. R. Giacconi

                         September 6-8, 1999     
           ESO Headquarters, Garching bei Muenchen, Germany 


The aim of this workshop is to bring together astrophysicists working
on the rather separate fields of stellar-mass and supermassive black
holes, with emphasis on the formation, population, physics, and
environments of black holes. An overview will be given of the
observational evidence for the existence of black holes in binaries
and galactic nuclei. Related topics like the late stages of (binary)
evolution and galaxy formation will be addressed.

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM:
  o the list of invited speakers and their topics is given below

SCIENTIFIC ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: 
R. Bacon (France), R. Bender (Germany), R.D. Blandford (USA), 
P.T. de Zeeuw (Netherlands), L. Kaper (Netherlands), G. Monnet (ESO),
M.J. Rees (United Kingdom), A. Renzini (ESO), D.O. Richstone (USA),
R. Sunyaev (Germany), J. Truemper (Germany), Y. Tanaka (Japan),
E.P.J. van den Heuvel (Netherlands, Chair)

LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:
L. Kaper (Netherlands, Chair), C. Stoffer (ESO), P.A. Woudt (ESO)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
   o Deadline for registration: June 15, 1999
     A registration form (and additional information) can be found at
     http://www.eso.org/bh99/
     The form should be completed and submitted by June 15.
   o The registration fee is 150 DM (approximately 90 USD). This
     includes a copy of the proceedings, coffee & tea at the
     breaks, the welcome reception, and transportation from and
     to the hotels.
   o The accommodation form (also available through our web pages)
     should be filled in before July 15, 1999. You will receive
     a confirmation by August 15.

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WORKSHOP PROGRAM:
Asterisks denote invited speakers whose participation is not yet 
confirmed.  A selection of contributed papers will also be scheduled for 
oral presentations.

Special Talk:
                             
  R. Giacconi        Black Holes: A Historical and Future Perspective.
    
                             
Invited Review:
                             
  M.C. Begelman      General Overview: Black Holes in the Universe.
  P.A. Charles       Black Holes in X-ray Binaries.
  R. Genzel          The Dark Mass in the Center of the Milky Way.
  P.T. de Zeeuw      Dynamical Evidence for the Presence of 
                     Supermassive Black Holes in Galaxy Centers.
  Y. Tanaka          X-ray Spectra Neutron Stars vs. Black Holes.
  R. Sunyaev         Scaling Down from QSOs to Stellar Mass Black Holes.
  E.S. Phinney (*)   The AGN Phenomenon in Relation to QSOs.
  R.D. Blandford     Models for Jet Formation.
  R. Narayan         Advection-dominated Accretion Flows.
  D.O. Richstone     Supermassive Black Holes and Constraints on the 
                     Evolution of Galaxies.
  M.J. Rees          Scenarios for the Formation of Black Holes.
  F. Verbunt         Binary Evolution and Black Hole Formation.
  J.A. Van Paradijs  Gamma-ray Bursts in Relation to Black Hole Formation.
  S.D.M. White       Galaxy Formation and Supermassive Black Holes.
    
                             
Invited Talks:
                             
  M.H. Van Kerkwijk  Observed Neutron Star Masses.
  G. Srinivasan      The Maximum Neutron Star Mass.
  A.M. Ghez          Observing the Fastest Moving Stars in our Galaxy: 
                     Evidence of a Supermassive Black Hole at the Center
                     of the Milky Way.
  K. Gebhardt        Recent results on the Orbital Structure around 
                     Supermassive Black Holes.
  R. Bacon           A supermassive Black Hole and Asymmetries in the 
                     M31 Double Nucleus.
  M. Van der Klis(*) Can one Discriminate Neutron Stars from Black Holes 
                     on the Basis of their X-ray Variability?
  T. Belloni         The X-ray Phenomenology of 1915+105.
  J.P. Lasota        Why Tend BH X-ray Binaries to be Transients?
  R.P. Fender        Observations of Jets in Stellar Black Hole Systems.
  I.F. Mirabel       The Superluminal Jets of 1915+105.
  A.C. Fabian        Black Hole Accretion Disks.
  C.D. Bailyn (*)    Do Globular Clusters Contain Black Holes?
  R.P. Van der Marel Contraints on the Presence of a Central Black Hole 
                     in M15, the Densest Galactic Globular Cluster.
  S.F. Portegies Zwart Numerical Simulations of Globular Cluster - 
                     Theoretical Constaints on the Black Hole Formation.
  L.C. Ho            AGN Demography: Bridging the Gap between "Normal" 
                     and "Active" Galaxies.
  N. Langer          The Advanced Evolution of Massive Stars.
  S.E. Woosley       Physics of Core Collapse and the Formation of 
                     Neutron Stars and Black Holes.
  V. Kalogera        Formation of BH X-ray Binaries with Low-mass Donor Stars.
  K. Nomoto (*)      Supernovae/Hypernovae: Diagnostics of Black Hole 
                     Formation.
  F.A. Rasio         Numerical Simulations of Mergers of Double Neutron 
                     Stars and Black Holes.
  M.G. Haehnelt      High-redshift Galaxies, their Active Nuclei and 
                     Central Black Holes.
  A. Renzini         NGC 4552.


Workshop Summary:
                             
  E.P.J. Van den Heuvel 

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On behalf of the Local Organising Committee,

Sincerely yours, 
Patrick Woudt (LOC).