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Black Hole Astrophysics with VLBI: Past, Present, and Future
- Workshop in honor of Professor INOUE Makoto's retirement -
March 27-29, 2017
Mitaka Campus, NAOJ, Tokyo, Japan


Monday March 27, 2017
10:00~10:15 Opening remarks
Hideyuki Kobayashi (National Astronomical Observatory of Japan)
Session 1 : Committed projects
10:15~10:45 Invited The Origins of VLBI
James Moran (Harvard_Smithsonian CfA)
10:45~11:15 Invited TDRSS and the beginning of Space VLBI
David Jauncey (CSIRO Astronomy & Space Science, and Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics, ANU)
11:15~11:45 Invited Space-VLBI Activities in Japan
Hisashi Hirabayashi (ISAS/JAXA)
11:45~11:50 Congratulatory address
Chu You-Hua (ASIAA)
11:50~13:00 Lunch
13:00~13:30 Invited Operations, scheduling and Imaging of VSOP experiments
Edward Fomalont (NRAO/ALMA)
13:30~14:00 Invited Astrometry with VSOP, VSOP-2 & how those studies are leading to new breakthroughs
Richard Dodson (ICRAR-UWA)
14:00~14:30 Invited Synchrotron emission in extragalactic sources: what makes theorists and observers so (un)happy
Leonid Gurvits (Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC and Delft University of Technology)
14:30~14:50 The East Asian VLBI Network
Kazuhiro Hada (Mizusawa VLBI Observatory, NAOJ)
Session 2a : Supermassive black holes and accretion disks
14:50~15:20 Invited Imaging the Supermassive Black Holes with the Event Horizon Telescope
Kazunori Akiyama (MIT Haystack Observatory)
15:20~15:50 Coffee Break
15:50~16:20 Invited Overview on Black Hole Accretion Flow and Outflow
Shin Mineshige (Kyoto University)
16:20~16:50 Invited Probing black hole physics with high resolution radio observations
Andrei Lobanov (Max-Planck-Insitut für Radioastronomie, Bonn, Germany)
16:50~17:10 Highlight of KaVA AGN science
Motoki Kino (KASI/NAOJ)
17:10~17:30 Global 3-mm VLBI observations with the KVN toward bright AGN jets
Shoko Koyama (Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy)
17:30~17:50 Horizon-scale emission from supermassive black holes
Ziri Younsi (ITP, Goethe University Frankfurt)
17:50~18:10 The Second Black Hole near the Galactic Center?
Masato Tsuboi (ISAS, JAXA)