IAU Symposia

IAUS 290: Feeding compact objects: Accretion on all scales

Start date/time

August 20, 2012

End date/time

August 24, 2012


China Nanjing


Zhang Chengmin

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Coordinating Division

Division XI Space & High Energy Astrophysics

SOC Co-Chairs: Tomaso Belloni (Italy), Mariano Méndez (Netherlands), Chengmin ZHANG (China Nanjing), Shuangnan ZHANG (China Nanjing)

SOC Members: Roger Blandford (United States), Chryssa Kouveliotou (United States), Ramesh Narayan (United States), Günther Hasinger (Germany), Brian Warner (South Africa), Donald Melrose (Australia), Rashid Sunyaev (Russian Federation), Gustavo Romero (Argentina), Jean-Pierre Lasota (France), Bozena Czerny (Poland), Chris Done (United Kingdom), Ken Ebisawa (Japan)

Editors of Proceedings: Tomaso Belloni (Italy), Mariano Méndez (Netherlands), Chengmin ZHANG (China Nanjing), Shuangnan ZHANG (China Nanjing)


  • Accretion phenomenon in AGN, X-ray binaries, CVs
  • Probing General Relativity through accreting systems
  • Multi-wavelength coverage from radio to gamma rays
  • Magnetic environments around compact objects
  • Large scale properties of accretion
  • Accretion-ejection connection
  • Jets & outflows
  • Time variability across electromagnetic spectrum
  • Scaling properties & unified models
  • Instrumentation for next decade

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