Jerusalem TDE Workshop

Mon, 02/11/2015 to Thu, 05/11/2015
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Tsvi Piran, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Re'em Sari, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Tal Alexander, Weizmann Institute of Science
Iair Arcavi, UC Santa Barbara


The past few years have witnessed a surge of new observations of tidal disruption events and an ensuing flurry of theoretical activity. With the first sample of optical TDEs in hand, more and more events are being identified and followed by various transient surveys. This new data has sparked renewed theoretical interest, yielding novel interpretations and intriguing predictions. At this exciting time in the field, it is important to get together and discuss these new advances.

We are pleased to announce a TDE Workshop, to be held November 2-5, 2015 at the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies, at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. The meeting will be in the format of a workshop to encourage interaction and collaboration. To allow for productive discussion, we are limiting participation to a small group of researchers actively engaged in TDE studies.



Stefan Gillessen, Max Planck Institute
James Guillochon, Harvard University
Stefanie Komossa, Max Planck Institute
Julian Krolik, John Hopkins University
Giuseppe Lodato, University of Milano
Sterl Phinney, Caltech
Enrico Ruiz-Ramirez, UC Santa Cruz
Elena Maria Rossi, Leiden Observatory
Sjoert van Velzen, New York University