AGN winds in the Chesapeake logo. It represents a spiral galaxy with a sailboat over it.
We invite you to attend and participate in the conference 'AGN Winds on the Chesapeake'. The conference will be held in Easton, Maryland, from Sunday, June 11 - Friday, June 16, 2023, approximately 7 years after the last AGN Winds conference in Jekyll Island, Georgia.
This conference occurs at an opportune time in the field of AGN research. The workhorse observatories, such as the Hubble Space Telescope, Chandra, and XMM-Newton, continue to produce new and important results, which will guide the work (and development) of future missions.
Ground-based observations, such as with the Gemini/Integrated Field Unit (IFU), have given new insight into the feeding and feedback processes in AGN. And, the recently-launched James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) and the forthcoming X-ray Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission (XRISM) mission will provide exciting new insights into AGN winds.
This progress warrants a specialized meeting to summarize these developments and promote the discussion and exchange of new ideas.

Specific topics at the conference include:
  • X-ray and UV outflows - absorption line studies
  • NLR/ENLR outflows: kinematics/dynamics
  • Molecular gas outflows and their connection with the X-ray/UV/optical/IR
  • AGN duty cycle: what initiates activity?
  • Negative and/or positive feedback and the AGN/starburst connection
  • Radio mode feedback
  • Physical constraints on the outflowing gas and acceleration mechanisms
  • Feeding and Feedback at high redshift
  • New missions: JWST, XRISM, and in the future, LUVOIR, Lynx, et al.
The meeting will consist of 15 - 20 minute contributed talks over 4 1/2 days (Monday - Friday afternoon) plus poster sessions over this entire period (reception on Sunday evening). A significant amount of time will be set aside for poster presentations, one-hour group discussions, and informal conversations during lunch and other breaks. We strongly encourage students and postdoctoral associates to come and present their work and will set aside a number of time slots for the above. We anticipate about 80 participants.
The meeting will be held at the historic, Tidewater Inn, which will set aside a block of rooms at reduced rates. Sharing of rooms will help to further reduced the costs. Details on meeting registration, program, and room reservations will be added to this website by the end of January, 2023.

We hope you join us and look forward to your participation!

Best regards,
Steve Kraemer on behalf of the SOC
This conference is supported in part by NSF award #2308885