2nd Announcement: A Centenary of Astrophysical Jets: Observation, Theory & Future Prospects

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2nd Announcement: A Centenary of Astrophysical Jets: Observation, Theory & Future Prospects

We are pleased to inform you that the Centenary of Astrophysical Jets conference will be held in the SKA Global Headquarters, Jodrell Bank Observatory, Cheshire, UK, from 23-26 July 2019.

We look forward to welcoming you to Jodrell Bank Observatory to what will be a landmark event in the review of past, present and future prospects of this remarkable astrophysical phenomenon.

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

  • Keiichi Asada (ASIAA, Taiwan)
  • Mitch Begelman (Colorado, USA)
  • Vasily Beskin (Lebedev Physical Inst., Russia)
  • Geoff Bicknell (ANU, Australia)
  • Mark Birkinshaw (Bristol, UK)
  • Sara Buson (Wurzburg, Germany)
  • Annalisa Celotti (SISSA, Italy)
  • Chris Done (Durham, UK)
  • Martin Hardcastle (Hertfordshire, UK)
  • Jim Hinton (MPI-Heidelberg, Germany)
  • Serguei Komissarov (Leeds, UK)
  • Robert Laing (SKAO, UK)
  • James Matthews (Oxford, UK)
  • Eileen Meyer (UMBC, USA)
  • Raffaella Morganti (ASTRON, Netherlands)
  • Masanori Nakamura (ASIAA, Taiwan)
  • Ramesh Narayan (Harvard CfA, USA)
  • Manel Perucho (Valencia, Spain)
  • Stas Shabala (Tasmania, Australia)
  • Diana Worrall (Bristol, UK)

 List of Topics:

  • Launch & acceleration mechanism
  • Radiation processes
  • Particle acceleration
  • Theory (numerical & analytical simulations)
  • Diffusive shock acceleration, PIC, reconnection
  • Proper motion, VLBI and small scale jet
  • Large scale radio jets (observation & theory)
  • Superluminal motion & relativistic particles
  • Magnetic fields theory
  • Accretion modes & jets
  • Multi-messenger (cosmic rays, neutrinos & gravitational waves)
  • Winds, molecular outflows, cluster-shock & bubbles
  • Large scale environment
  • X-ray binaries, cavities & driven shocks
  • Gamma rays from jets/CTA


Conference Schedule: The conference will run from late morning Tuesday 23rd July to afternoon Friday 26th July 2019. The meeting schedule will run from late morning on 23rd July to facilitate delegate travel to Manchester on Monday 22nd July, or even the morning of Tuesday 23rd July for UK and some European delegates. 

BlueDot 18-21st July 2019: Delegates should note that Jodrell Bank Observatory will be playing host to a major music and science festival over the weekend prior to this conference (18 – 21st July 2019) which will attract 10,000s of visitors. This will not affect this meeting nor do we expect this to result in any travel or accommodation booking problems. Note we have block-booked relevant hotels.

However, delegates may wish to combine these two events. If you intent to do so, please book your BlueDot tickets as early as possible (we note some dates for this event are already sold out). https://www.discoverthebluedot.com/homepage

Conference Venue/Accessibility:
The meeting will be held at the SKA Global Headquarters, which is located in rural Cheshire, about 20 miles (35 km) south of the city of Manchester in the UK. There are no convenient public transport links to the headquarters, so we will arrange for transport to and from local hotels for the duration of the meeting, including fitting in with evening events. We highly recommend that you use the transport we arrange (costs included in the registration fee), however if you do plan to rent a car do please let us know so that we can accommodate it. The conference venue is accessible to persons with disabilities – including wheelchair access, accessible restrooms, and the sessions will make use of microphones (to assist persons with hearing impairment).


Registration and Abstract submission is OPEN

We invite researchers in all career stages to apply – there are opportunities for contributed talks or poster presentations, allocated on a competitive basis by our scientific organising committee. There is also financial support available to eligible participants (postgrads and early-career researchers). There is an upper limit of 130 participants for this conference, and so we encourage interested persons to register early.

Link to the conference website: https://indico.skatelescope.org/e/astrojets100


 Registration fees

Early bird (available until 15th May):  £180
Regular (16th May to 15th July):     £220
Registration cannot be confirmed until fees are paid.

Fees include:
-Conference material
-Transport to and from hotel to venue
-Lunches and coffee breaks for duration of conference

Fees do not include:
-Conference dinner (see https://indico.skatelescope.org/event/534/page/206-social-programme)
-Accommodation (see https://indico.skatelescope.org/event/534/page/207-accommodation)

Further conference details are given on the website. Updates with more specific information will be given in the second announcement, and posted on the webpage and on our social media pages. (Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/astrojets100/ & Twitter: https://twitter.com/astrojets100/)

For specific requirements/further inquiry, kindly contact the LOC: jetsloc@jb.man.ac.uk

Vijay Mahatma and Emmanuel Bempong-Manful,

on behalf of the LOC and SOC.


The local and scientific organising committees are grateful to our sponsors, without whom this conference would not have been possible.

This event has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730562 [RadioNet].

We also thank the Square Kilometre Array Organisation (SKAO), and the Development in Africa with Radio Astronomy (DARA) for their generous contributions.

  • Emmanuel Bempong-Manful (Bristol, UK)  –  Chair
  • Martin Hardcastle (Hertfordshire, UK)  –  Co-Chair
  • Mark Birkinshaw (Bristol, UK)  –  Co-Chair
  • Masanori Nakamura (ASIAA, Taiwan)
  • Robert Laing (SKA Organisation, UK)
  • Aneta Siemiginowska (Harvard CfA, USA)
  • Robert Beswick (Manchester, UK)
  • Lakshmi Saripalli (RRI, India)
  • Silke Britzen (MPIfR Bonn, Germany)



  • Robert Beswick
  • Robert Laing
  • Emmanuel Bempong-Manful
  • Vijay Mahatma
  • Emma Alexander
  • Patrick Leahy
  • Katie Hesterly
  • Iuliana-Camelia Nitu
  • Naomi Asabre Frimpong
  • Isaac Mutie
  • Emma Thomas
  • Sarah Lamb


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