Scientific motivation

The Fermi satellite has now been active for 5 years, half its nominal lifetime. It has been immensely successful, giving us new results in a wide range of areas. The results have come about both through new Fermi data, but also through combined observations at other wavelengths. We are now at a time when it is worthwhile to evaluate the results thus far, and discuss future goals and targets for the coming years - also after the end of the Fermi mission.

Relativistic jets are seen in objects spanning a wide range of both mass and distance: Galactic microquasars, active galaxies, and gamma-ray bursts. They produce radiation across the electromagnetic spectrum and have been observed on timescales from milliseconds to decades. Yet many fundamental questions remain unanswered: Which are the mechanisms of acceleration and collimation? What is the content and structure of the jets? How do jets interact with their environment? Future directions of relativistic jets will bring together observers and theoreticians to discuss our present understanding of relativistic jets, and what key questions we need to answer. The meeting will include topics such as:

Theory of jet formation

Particle accleration

Multiwavelength and multi-messenger observations

Jet interaction with the environment

The meeting will be focused around review-like talks with ample time devoted to discussions.


The meeting will be held in Skokloster, a countryside location just north of Stockholm, and close to Arlanda aiport. The venue is a conference facility next to Skokloster castle, situated on the shore of Lake Mälaren.

Accommodation can only be booked for the whole duration of the conference, and includes a single room and full board.