This conference is aiming at a comprehensive coverage of the theoretical and observational aspects related to linearly and circularly polarized emission observed from extragalactic (AGN, GRBs) as well as galactic (e.g. XRBs) astrophysical jets, and its potential to reveal the physical conditions and emission processes governing these sources.

The meeting will focus on current polarimetric monitoring programs, as well as high angular resolution interferometric observations, and prospects for new facilities (i.e., ALMA, SKA, EHT, XIPE, e-ASTROGAM). Special attention will be paid on reviewing current models for linear and circular polarization (including Faraday effects), and its relation to the jet magnetic field topology, composition, propagation, and formation.

We therefore invite contributions in the topics of:

  1. Theories for linear and circular polarization emission models

  2. Propagation of polarized emission and Faraday rotation effects

  3. Magnetic field structure and its role in the jet dynamics

  4. Jet formation and composition

  5. Polarization variability

  6. Polarimetric monitoring programs

  7. High angular resolution polarimetric observations

  8. Prospects for high energy (X-ray, gamma-ray) polarimetry

The conference will be hosted at the Foundation of Cultural and Social Care of the Metropole of Ierapetra and Sitia in the southernmost town of Europe, Ierapetra, located on the southern coast of eastern Crete in the prefecture of Lasithi. More details can be found here.

Confirmed Invited Speakers

(in purely alphabetical order of the last name)

Ivan Agudo (Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía , Granada, Spain) |

Margo Aller (University of Michigan, USA) |

Keichi Asada (Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Taiwan) |

Daniel Homan (Denison University, USA) |

Ryosuke Itoh (Hiroshima University, Japan) |

Michael Johnson (CfA, Harvard University, USA) |

Svetlana Jorstad (Institute for Astrophysical Research, Boston University, USA) |

Shiho Kobayashi (Astrophysics Research Institute, Liverpool John Moores University, UK) |

Alan Marscher (Institute for Astrophysical Research, Boston University, USA) |

Sera Markoff (University of Amsterdam) |

Ivan Marti-Vidal (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden) |

James Miller-Jones (Curtin University, Australia) |

I. Félix Mirabel (The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, France & National Scientific and Technical

Research Council, Argentina) |

Monica Moscibrodzka (Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands) |

Carole Mundell (University of Bath, UK) |

Vasiliki Pavlidou (University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece) |

David Russell (New York University, Abu Dhabi) |

Lukasz Stawarz (Astronomical Observatory of the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland ) |

John Wardle (Brandeis University, USA) |

Haocheng Zhang (University of New Mexico, USA) |


Scientific Committee

E. Angelakis (Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie, Germany)

M. Boettcher (Centre for Space Research, North-West University, South Africa)

R. Fender (Department of Physics, University of Oxford. UK)

J.-L. Gomez (Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, Spain)

T. Hovatta (Tuorla Observatory, University of Turku, Finland)  

J. A. Zensus (Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie, Germany)

Organising Committee

E. Angelakis (LOC, Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie, Germany)

M. Boettcher (Centre for Space Research, North-West University, South Africa)

K. Diamantakis (LOC, Metropole of Ierapetra and Sitia)

J.-L. Gomez (Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, Spain)

V. Karamanavis (LOC, Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie, Germany)

I. Myserlis (LOC, Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie, Germany)

A. Skarvelis (LOC, Metropole of Ierapetra and Sitia)

Funding, sponsoring, support

The event is organized jointly by the Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie and ΙΕΡΑ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΙΣ ΙΕΡΑΠΥΤΝΗΣ ΚΑΙ ΣΗΤΕΙΑΣ with the support of the Municipality of Ierapetra.





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

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