December 3/4 2020 16:00-18:00 UTC (17:00-19:00 Mainland Europe, 08:00-10:00 USA West Coast)
SOC: Sarah Bosman and Xiaohui Fan
Location: Zoom, YouTube, and Slack
The first quasars are finally in observational reach owing to increasingly performant selection techniques and facilities. Both observations and simulations are investigating their properties, origin, and role in the early Universe. In this SAZERAC sip meeting over 2 half-days, we will reflect on the potential for future observations to further our understanding of early quasars. The central questions addressed will be:
What are the physical properties of quasars during the Epoch of Reionisation?
How can supermassive black holes acquire their observed masses by redshift 6?
What role, if any, do quasars play in early galaxy evolution and reionisation?
How can we improve the search for high-z quasars and extend it to redshift 9?
What will be the unique advantages of upcoming facilities and surveys?
This meeting will follow the structure of the successful SAZERAC meeting. Contributed talks will be selected to give priority to graduate students and early-career scientists. Questions and discussions among participants will be encouraged on a dedicated official Slack channel.
Talk submission has now closed and selected talks are listed below.
To attend the sip without contributing you don't need to register but you should sign up for the SAZERAC community mailing list to stay up-to-date and recieve the Zoom/Slack logins.