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Hosted by the Chandra X-ray Center
July 8-11, 2008
Cambridge, Massachusetts
at the
Harvard Student Organization Center at Hilles


Wednesday April 30, 2008 Early deadline for both registration and abstract submission for contributed talks and poster presentations.
Wednesday May 21, 2008 Final registration and abstract submission deadline, for poster presentations only


X-ray observations have profoundly influenced our understanding of a wide range of astrophysical phenomena, but one area in which Chandra's influence has arguably been the greatest is in the study of radio galaxies and radio loud quasars. The superb angular resolution of Chandra permits the multi-component emission from radio galaxies to be spatially separated and has given us insights into the accretion and outflow processes. In many cases, however, the wealth of new data has provoked more questions than answers. This conference will highlight both theoretical and observational studies, with emphasis towards the most recent X-ray (Chandra, XMM-Newton, and Suzaku) observations. All aspects of radio galaxy physics will be covered, including nuclei, jets, lobes, hot spots, and interactions with the ambient medium. The goals are to bring together a diverse group of researchers to present the latest results and discuss the outstanding problems in radio galaxy physics, and best decide how to use the unique capabilities of Chandra going forward to resolve the outstanding issues.

Invited Speakers

Steffi Baum
Marcus Bruggen
Teddy Cheung
Tracy Clarke
Judith Croston
David DeYoung
Matteo Guainazzi
Tom Jones
Greg Madejski
Sera Markoff
Rita Sambruna


We schedule three tutorial sessions as part of the 2008 Chandra workshop, to provide students and early-career scientists some basic theoretical underpinnings of processes relevant to astrophysical jets and to relate these models to relevant observables.

M. Begelman
M. Birkinshaw
L. Stawarz