Black Hole Astrophysics with VLBI: Past, Present, and Future
- Workshop in honor of Professor INOUE Makoto's retirement -

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)
Tuesday March 28, 2017
09:00~09:20 Photon emission from the direct vicinity of black holes
Kouichi Hirotani (ASIAA)
Session 2b : Relativistic jets and magnetic fields
09:20~09:50 Invited The Jet Collimation Break: Towards the Paradigm Shift in AGN Jets
Masanori Nakamura (ASIAA)
09:50~10:10 The study of jet formation and dissipation by measurement of jet structure in NGC 4261
Nakahara Satomi (SOKENDAI/JAXA)
10:10~10:30 Coffee Break
10:30~10:50 Probing the innermost regions of AGN jets and their magnetic fields with RadioAstron
José L. Gómez (Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía - CSIC)
10:50~11:10 RM studies with Inoue-san: VLBA, SMA, ALMA, and GLT/EHT
Keiichi Asada (ASIAA)
11:10~11:30 Microscopic Processes in Global Relativistic Jets Containing Helical Magnetic Fields
Kenichi Nishikawa (Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville)
11:30~13:00 Lunch
13:00~13:20 The role of magnetic field for relativistic jets and black hole accretion disc
Yosuke Mizuno (ITP, Goethe University Frankfurt)
13:20~13:40 3C 84: Past, Present, and Future
Hiroshi Nagai (NAOJ)
13:40~14:00 Monthly VLBI Monitoring of 3C 84 with KaVA and KVN
Kiyoaki Wajima (Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute)
14:00~14:30 Coffee Break
Session 2c : AGN circumnuclear region
14:30~15:00 Invited X-ray observations of circumnuclear regions in AGNs
Hajime Inoue (Meisei University)
15:00~15:20 Circumnuclear torus revealed by VLBI
Satoko Sawada-satoh (Kagoshima University)
15:20~15:40 Accretion matter in the circumnuclear region of AGNs
Seiji Kameno (Joint ALMA Observatory / National Astronomical Observatory of Japan)
15:40~16:00 Poster flash talks
Session 3 : Keynote
16:00~16:05 Welcome address
(Masa Hayashi)
16:05~16:25 Congratulatory address
Paul Ho (ASIAA)
16:25 Keynote Things failed, undone, and wish to do
Makoto Inoue (ASIAA)
17:05~17:10 LOC announcemnet
17:10~17:20 Group Photo
17:45 1st bus
18:15 2nd bus
19:00~21:30 Banquet
Wednesday March 29, 2017
Session 2d : Astrophysical masers
08:40~09:10 Invited New Maser Probes for Extragalactic Studies
Se-Hyung Cho (Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute)
09:10~09:40 Invited Circumstellar, interstellar, and circumnuclear water masers as probes of fine structures of astrophysical objects
Hiroshi Imai (Kagoshima University)
09:40~10:00 Water-Vapor Megamasers in Active Galactic Nuclei
Naomasa Nakai (University of Tsukuba)
10:00~10:20 Probing circumnuclear region of AGN with masers
Yoshiaki Hagiwara (Toyo University)
10:20~10:40 Coffee Break
Session 4 : Ongoing projects and future prospects
10:40~11:10 Chinese Space Millimeter-VLBI Array
Zhiqiang Shen (Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences)
11:10~11:30 Balloon-borne VLBI and space VLBI, to penetrate opaque regions toward black hole shadows.
Akihiro Doi (JAXA)
11:30~11:50 Imaging black hole shadow with sparse modeling
Mareki Honma (Mizusawa VLBI Observatory, NAOJ)
11:50~13:00 Lunch
13:00~13:20 Invited The Greenland Telescope project and its status.
Ming-Tang Chen (Academia Sinica, Institute of Astronomy & Astrophysics)
13:20~13:40 3.5 yr Monitoring of 225 GHz Opacity at the Summit of Greenland
Satoki Matsushita (ASIAA)
13:40~14:00 Study on exoplanet imaging using intensity VLBI
Hiroshi Matsuo (ATC/NAOJ)
14:00~14:20 A New Verification Method of Applied Calibrations onto Visibility Data
Makoto Miyoshi (NAOJ)
14:20~14:40 Concluding remarks
Seiji Kameno (NAOJ)