(updated on 22 September 2020)
(21-23 July 2020)
Conference: Collaboration workshop for the BAT AGN Spectroscopic SurveyThe next BASS Conference Collaboration was originally planned for July 20-24, 2020 in Washington, DC at University of Maryland.
Due to the ongoing COVID crisis, the BASS conference was held via Zoom from 21st to 23rd in July, 2020
(1 March 2019)
Conference: Collaboration workshop for the BAT AGN Spectroscopic Survey
- Time: 3 - 6 (Sun. - Wed.) Feb 2019
- Venue: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USAThe detailed workshop program, and selected presentations, can be found in the following link.
(19 January 2018)
Conference: Local hard X-ray selected AGN across the multi-wavelength spectrum
The second BASS conference will be held in ESO (Santiago, Chile) from 12th to 16th in March 2018.
More details of the conference including scientific rationale and registration are available here.
- Time: 12 - 16 (Mon. - Fri.) March 2018
- Venue: ESO, Santiago, Chile
(28 September 2017)
BASS paper VII is published in Nature
The 7th BASS paper (Ricci et al. 2017) titled 'The close environments of accreting massive black holes are shaped by radiative feedback' is published in Nature.
The location and evolution of gas and dust that obscure central supermassive black hole have been one of the most actively studied topics in black hole astrophysics. In this recently published paper, Ricci et al. (2017) showed that the main physical mechanism regulating dust distribution in the vicinity of central supermassive black hole is radiation pressure.
See the full article from here (Nature).
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(19 July 2017)
Special Session at the 231st AAS Winter Meeting
Special session for BASS project at the AAS Winter Meeting (231st) was successfully held.
With a title of 'New Results on Nearby AGN with Swift BAT', 9 invited talks and 3 invited posters were presented during 90 minutes of the special session.
The detailed workshop program, and selected presentations, can be found in the following link.
- Time: 2:00pm, 11th (Thursday) January 2018
- Venue: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, Washington DC, USA
(16 Feb 2016)
Conference: X-ray view of Black Hole Activity in the Local Universe
From 17 to 19 February 2016, the conference "X-ray View of Black Hole Activity in the Local Universe" takes place on the ETH Honggerberg campus.
More than 30 partcipants from all over the world meet in the HIT building (ETH Zurich) to present and discuss the latest results of space-based X-ray missions to observe nearby supermassive black-hole growth (such as NuSTAR, Swift and Maxi).
Discussions include current topics in the field as well as the question of what can be learned from future X-ray missions.
- Time: 17 - 19 (Wed. - Fri.) February 2016
- Venue: HIT E51, ETH Zurich, Switzerland