Program: Quasars for Cosmology

All meetings will be at the La Serena Club Resort Hotel, which is right across the street from the beach.   Invited review talks are indicated by "**".  The time indicated  includes 15 minutes for discussion of invited talks, and 10 minute discussion for 25 minute talks. 

Sunday, May 17, 1998 Welcoming Reception
5:30-8:00PM Registration in  Centro Turistico Los Andes lobby
6:00 - - - - cocktail party at Centro Turistico Los Andes bar area


Monday, May 18, 1998 Introduction.  Observed emission line correlations.  Jack Baldwin, Chair
8:30-9:30 Registration,  Club Resort Hotel outside meeting room
9:00 - 9:15 Malcolm Smith, Director, CTIO Welcoming address
9:15-10:00   Nick Suntzeff Cosmological constants from supernovae
10:00 - 10:55 ** Pat Osmer Basic line and continuum correlations
10:55-11:25 coffee
11:25-12:00 Kirpal Nandra X-Ray dependencies on luminosity in AGN
12:00-12:35 Michael Brotherton The Effect of Intermediate Line Region on the Baldwin Effect
12:35-2:30 lunch
2:30-3:05 Wei Zheng The Baldwin Effect for HeII emission; can it be a reliable calibrator?
3:05-3:30 Brian Espey Correlations in a large QSO Sample
3:30-4:05 coffee
4:05-4:40 Joe Shields Emission line properties of QSOs at z > 4

Optional no-host excursion: a fleet of taxis will arrive at the main hotel at 6:30 to take participants to the Coquimbo fish restaurant "La Picida"

Tuesday, May 19, 1998 Observed spectral energy distribution correlations, Pat Osmer chair
9:00-9:55 ** Belinda Wilkes Spectral Energy Distributions
9:55-10:30 Bev Wills The PG X-Ray QSO sample: links between the UV-X-ray continuum and emission lines
10:30-11:00 coffee
11:00-11:35 Joanna Kuraszkiewicz Clues to Quasar structure from emission line/continuum correlations
11:35-12:10 Ari Laor UV Properties of 1 Zw 1; the Ionizing Continuum in AGN
12:10-2:00 lunch
2:00-2:55 ** Paul Green Emission lines and the high energy continuum
2:55-3:30 Coffee
3:30-4:05 Sergei Nayakshin Magnetic flares and connection between Seyferts and quasars

Optional no-host excursion: At 6:30PM participants can walk to La Mia Pizza, a nearby restaurant said to have the best food in La Serena.

Wednesday May 20 1998 Impact of the central engine, Malcolm Smith, chair
9:00-9:55 ** Keith Horne The structure of the emission line regions
9:55-10:30 Ari Laor The masses of AGNs
10:30-10:50 coffee
11:25-12:00 Joe Shields The Intrinsic Baldwin Effect
10.50-11:25 Gary Ferland Numerical simulations of photoionized clouds
12:00-7:00 Excursion to Cerro Tololo and Cerro Pachon


Thursday, May 21, 1998 unification, global structure, Joe Wampler, chair
9:00-9:55 ** Kirk Korista photoionization models of emission line correlations
9:55-10:30 Shai Kaspi New method for BLR modeling
10:30-11:05 Tetsuo Yamamoto Disk-Wind models for BAL QSOs
11:05-11:35 coffee
11:35-12:30 ** Fred Hamann early universe star/galaxy formation, BLR abundances
12:30-1:05 Amri Wandel UV- X-ray spectral dependence of the BLR
1:05-2:30 lunch  
2:30-3:25 ** Peter Barthel unification schemes and luminosity correlations
3:25-3:50 coffee
3:50-4:25 Chris Willott 7C quasars and orientation effects
4:25-5:00 Stefan Collier The Hubble constant from accretion disk reverberations
5:00-8:00 free time
8:00-?? Gala workshop banquet at Club Resort Hotel


Friday, May 22, 1998 Bringing it all together, Gary Ferland, chair
9-9:35 Jack Baldwin the Next Steps . . .
9:35-10:30 ** David Tytler implications for cosmology
10:30-11:00 coffee
11:00-12:00 ** Joe Wampler roundtable, meeting summary


Monday-Friday Posters (to remain up for the entire meeting)
Kentaro Aoki Relations between FeII emission and the 1900A feature
Tinggui Wang Continuum Anisotropy from line/continuum correlations
Bev Wills The PG X-Ray QSO sample: links between the UV-X-ray continuum and emission lines

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