EPJ Web of Conferences
Volume 39, 2012Tidal Disruption Events and AGN Outbursts
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Published online||18 December 2012|
Lessons, open questions, and future prospects
1 Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics, The Pennsylvania State University, 525 Davey Lab, University Park, PA 16803, USA
2 Hubble Fellow, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University, 3400 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA
3 Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie, Auf dem Hügel 69, 53121 Bonn, Germany
4 XMM SOC, ESAC, Apartado 78, 28691 Villanueva de la Cañada, Madrid, Spain
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We summarize some of the highlights of this workshop, the first of its kind dedicated to observing and modeling the tidal disruption of stars by black holes in the centers of galaxies (or star clusters). We review the lessons learned from recent observations and from theory and identify outstanding questions and areas where more theoretical and observational work is needed. We also consider upcoming observing facilities that can be used to study tidal disruption events and speculate what these new facilities may contribute to the field.
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