Thursday, October 7, 2010

Press Release:INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON "Accretion and Outflow in Black Hole Systems"kathmandu, Nepal, October 11-15,2010

In Kathmandu, during 10-16 October 2010, an INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON
"Accretion and Outflow in Black Hole Systems" is going to be organized.

The scientific scope of this conference is to understand the process of accretion onto the central black hole and outflows from the system (including the jet formation) in Black Hole binaries, Active Galactic Nuclei and Gamma Ray Bursts.

The conference is organized jointly by the Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF), the Osservatorio Astronomico of Roma (INAF/OAR), the Italian Space Agency and its Data Center (ASI/ADSC), the Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale Fisica Cosmica (INAF/IASF Bologna), the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center (Warsaw), and the Central Department of Physics of the Tribhuvan University (Kathmandu). The meeting will be held at the Hotel Radisson in Kathmandu, Nepal.

More than 130 Profs/scientists/research students are participating in the conference. Almost all leading scientists who are the pioneers in the field of BLACK HOLE PROBLEMS are attending the conference. This is our privilege to welcome such personalities in our nation. Among the participants, there are 45 Europeans Profs/scientists, 12 American Profs/scientists (including 4 NASA Scientists), 15 Indian Profs/scientists, 4 Chinese Profs/scientists and 7 Japanese Profs/scientists. There are many other Profs/scientists from Canada, Chile, Argentina, Iran, Pakistan, Korea and South Africa too. Thirty four Nepalese M.Sc. (Physics) research students majoring either Astrophysics or Cosmology are taking part in the conference under the leadership of Dr. Binil Aryal. Dr. Aryal, Associate Prof., Central Department of Physics, Tribhuvan University, is the member of Scientific Organizing Committee and the Local Organising Committee of the conference. He is the spokesman of the conference. Other members of the SOC and LOC are listed in the attachments.

There will be 62 oral presentations all together. In addition to these there will 39 presentations in the form of posters. From the Nepalese side, there will be an oral presentation of Dr. Aryal and 18 presentations in the form of posters.

A list of all participants and the scientific programme is attached herewith.

Any queries are welcome. For this, contact Dr. Aryal (9803221911). There will be an official press release at Radisson Hotel in front of international participants.

Conference Web-page:

On the behalf of LOC
Dr. Binil Aryal
Associate Prof.
Central Department of Physics
Tribhuvan University
Kirtipur, Nepal
Tel. 00977 1 4912801