This is the second announcement of the
meeting THE CENTRAL ENGINE OF ACTIVE GALACTIC NUCLEI, scheduled to be held
in Xi'an, China, on October 16-21, 2006. Please read this carefully, as it
contains a number of important updates.
We are happy to report that all of
the originally invited speakers have now officially accepted.
We will begin to fill in the remaining schedule with contributed
talks, which will be selected from the registered participants in
consultation with the SOC. To ensure that your request for an
oral presentation be considered, we strongly encourage you to
register as early as
After a thorough search, the LOC has
decided that the meeting will be held on the campus of Xi'an
Jiaotong University (http://www.xjtu.edu.cn/).
Jiaotong is one of the major universities in China that has strong
programs in engineering and aeronautics. It has a suitable
lecture hall that we can use for the meeting, a reasonably priced
affiliated hotel that most of the participants can use (see below),
inexpensive housing for students, and a vibrant campus atmosphere
with lots of nearby
Registration for the meeting is now open at http://agn06.ihep.ac.cn/
Because of the size of the venue, and to ensure a
pleasant meeting wherein people can interact well, the meeting will
be LIMITED TO A MAXIMUM of 150 participants. The DEADLINE for
registration is 21 July 2006. We will accept registrations on
a first-come-first-serve basis, so we strongly encourage you to
register as early as possible.
For logistical purposes, we
ask that the invited speakers register at this
time. Please note that the registration fee covers daily lunches, the
conference banquet, an all-inclusive one-day tour, and a copy of the
conference proceedings (to be published by the ASP).
Nanyang Hotel (http://www.jdnyhotel.com/jian-jie-y.htm)
is preferred to the participants, which is affiliated with the Xi'an
Jiaotong University. Registration for the hotel can be done
through the meeting web site with a 20% discount and no reservation
rate. The DEADLINE for registration is 1 August
Less expensive accommodations for students are
available, as indicated on the meeting web
TRAVEL AND VISA***
Since airfares are expensive lately, we strongly
urge you to book your plane tickets as early as possible.
Please be advised that most nationalities require a visa to enter
China. You should allow yourselves plenty of time to get the
paper work processed. If you need an invitation letter to
apply for the visa, please indicate so on the registration form, or
contact us if you have any specific
A one-day tour on October 18 will be
arranged as part of the meeting. The tour includes a visit to the 8th world wonder, the Museum of Terra Cotta Warriors in Litong
County (Pit 1,2 and 3) and a visit to
the Royal Huaqing Resort of
Tang Dynasty (hot spring bath sites for the emperor and his
concubine Yang Yuhuan and the Xi’an Incident site). The cost
of the tour is included in the registration fee.
In addition, we have arranged for a
travel agency to help people organize more extensive tour packages
either before or after the meeting. These are described on the
meeting web site.