The Evolving Blazar Paradigm

The international meeting “The Evolving Blazar Paradigm” is a follow up of our previous Krakow meetings focused on the physics of astrophysical jets in AGN and in the Galactic sources “Challenges of Relativistic Jets” (2006)” and “Understanding Relativistic Jets” (2011).

This time, however, we plan to discuss extensively and almost exclusively blazar sources, with the emphasis on the thorough review of the recent observational results, and the critical re-examination of our theoretical understanding of the blazar phenomenon. The related general topics of particle acceleration in relativistic plasma, of the jet launching in active galaxies, as well as of the cosmological evolution of supermassive black holes, are going to be addressed as well.