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SnowPAC 2013 — Black Hole Fingerprints: Dynamics, Disruptions & Demographics

The 5th annual Snowbird Workshop on Particle Astrophysics, Astronomy, and Cosmology (SnowPAC) will be held from 17-23 March 2013 at the Cliff Lodge at Snowbird Ski Resort in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah, USA. The conference will focus on the interaction of massive black holes with the stars around them, and our ability to use stellar dynamics and tidal disruption events to understand the demographics of massive black holes. We will cover the following broad topics:

– Supermassive black hole demographics & formation
– Tidal disruption observations, signatures & rates
– Nuclear star clusters & the dynamics of dense stellar systems
– Hypervelocity stars
– Black holes in star clusters & intermediate mass black holes