IAU 312: Star Clusters and Black Holes in Galaxies Across Cosmic Time

Black Holes, dense star clusters, and galactic nuclei move into the focus of cosmological galaxy formation and evolution. High-resolution observations as well as simulations, in our local environment as well as in the distant universe approach the central engine and its co-evolution with stars and gas around. Black Holes formed in astrophysical environments are expected gravitational wave sources. China, and the National Observatories of Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC/CAS) as well as Peking university are at the forefront of these endeavors and seek to increase international cooperation.

Topics of the symposium:

  • Black Holes in Galactic Nuclei
  • Galaxy Mergers and AGN Feedback
  • Dynamics of Stars and Gas around Black Holes
  • Accretion Disks
  • Galactic and Extrag. Globular Clusters
  • Nuclear Star Clusters
  • Dwarf Galaxies
  • Gravitational Wave Emission from Star Clusters and Galactic Nuclei
  • Gravitational Wave Instruments
  • Electromagnetic Counterparts of Gravitational Wave Emission