30 July – 3 August 2012, Dartmouth
Supermassive black holes are among the most powerful objects in the Universe, and their growth as active galactic nuclei (AGN) releases enormous quantities of energy in the form of radiation or mechanical outflows. Through the coupling of this energy to gas, black holes can profoundly influence the evolutionary history of their host galaxies. The past few years have seen remarkable advances in understanding the importance of this black hole-galaxy interaction, but key questions remain about the physics of how this interplay occurs. This workshop brought together a small number of observers and theorists working at the cutting edge of this discipline, to discuss what has been learned in recent years through observations and theory, and to chart exciting future directions.