Black Holes in Dense Star Clusters

The Aspen Center for Physics will host the  2015 ASPEN WINTER CONFERENCE on Black Holes in Dense Star Clusters during January 17-22, 2015.

Topics to be discussed at the conference:

  • Formation and dynamical evolution of stellar black holes in dense star clusters
  • Electromagnetic signatures of black hole binaries in globular clusters and galactic nuclei
  • Electromagnetic transients from black hole – star interactions
  • Black hole binaries as sources of gravitational waves
  • Dense star clusters as gravitational wave source factories and implications for LIGO
  • Hydrodynamics of collisions, mergers, and tidal disruptions
  • Black hole growth through accretion and mergers
  • Dynamics of nuclear star clusters around supermassive black holes
  • Intermediate-mass black holes and Ultraluminous X-ray sources
  • The black hole at the center of our Milky Way