Scientific Topic In this meeting we aim to explore the various observational and theoretical aspects of intermediate-mass black holes, and their unique role in: (1) Cosmology and galaxy evolution; (2) Formation of gravitational wave sources; (3) Accretion, tidal disruption events, and high-energy phenomena. The workshop aims to serve as a focal point for researchers working on intermediate-mass black holes on all scales, to connect theorists and observers, and to link together and share knowledge and tools between groups working on similar questions.
The meeting will consist of contributed talks and active discussion, for about 6 hours per day from Saturday 2 December through Tuesday 5 December 2023. Plenty of time will be dedicated to fruitful discussions and interactions among the participants, and to enjoy the beautiful venue of Belize.
If you plan to attend the meeting, we kindly ask you to pre-register. Pre-registration is not mandatory, and it will only be used to have an estimate of the number of possible participants and of the number of people that need a reduced conference fee. Registration and abstract submission will open at the end of May.
We are planning to have plenty of time for social interactions among the participants. Social events will include a guided historical tour, the social dinner, scuba diving, and much more!
Website For registration, abstract submission, and updates, please visit the meeting website https://sites.northwestern.edu/imbh23/.