The 2006 Project

Alumni Meeting - 24 July 2006

Scope of the meeting

This gives former trainees the opportunity to explain in a presentation what they are doing now and see what we are currently doing at ESAC regarding training, gives the new trainees some ideas of what one can do after the training, and allows everyone to do some networking and have a small party.

Since 2004 a trainee project has been carried out at ESAC where young scientists participate in a space project scientifically operated from the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC). Trainees from various universities and the ESA Young Graduate Trainee Programme are involved.

The trainees as of now have been from the following universities:

  • University Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
  • University of Bonn (Germany)
  • University of Tuebingen (Germany)
  • University of Warwick (England)

In 2006 we will have in addition students from the following places:

  • University Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
  • Technical University of Aachen (Germany)
  • Institute of Technology, Linköping, Sweden


in year
Participants Topic Institute Time
  Marcus Kirsch Welcome ESAC 10:00
2004 Gabriele Schoenherr Cyclotron line features in magnetized X-ray pulsars Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics Tübingen (Germany) 10:05
2006 Andre Burzlaff Evaluation of the XMM-Newton SciSim capabilities, from the EPIC point of view University of Applied Sciences, Aachen (Germany) 10:35
2006 Stephan Doerr An automated cross call fitting tool - calibration archive processing Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen (Germany) 10:55
2006 Elena Gonzalez An automated cross call fitting tool - fitting University Complutense Madrid (Spain) 11:15
    coffee break   11:35
2004 Pili Esquej The XMM-Slew Survey Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Munich (Germany) 11:50
2006 Nuria Fonseca An X-ray/radio sample of Active Galactic Nuclei University Complutense Madrid (Spain) 12:20
2006 Juan Roa Database of narrow features in XMM-Newton/EPIC spectra of AGN University Complutense Madrid (Spain) 12:40
2006 Daniel Nieto Constraining the total baryon number of the universe with XMM-Newton high resolution spectra University Complutense Madrid (Spain) 13:00
    lunch break   13:20
2005 Anne Wellbrock AXP University Warwick (GB) 14:30
2006 Laura Barragan INTEGRAL spectra of Galactic Bulge sources University Complutense Madrid (Spain) 15:00
2006 Ignacio Mendigutía Infrared Space Observatory Spectral Atlas ("superspectra project") University Complutense Madrid (Spain) 15:20
  Marcus Kirsch Is there a future for the ESAC trainee project? ESAC 15:40
    coffee break   16:00
2005 Isabel Caballero Pulse period history of A 0535+26 Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics Tübingen (Germany) 16:15
2006 Antonio Martin XMM-Newton timing monitoring University Complutense Madrid (Spain) 16:45
2006 Rosemary Willatt Population of the XMM-Newton Image Gallery ESAC 17:05
2004 Jenny Carter Blank Sky events lists for XMM-Newton EPIC Leicester University, (GB) 17:25
2006 Alejandro Torrado A user-friendly graphical interface for photoionization codes University Complutense Madrid (Spain) 17:55
2006 Andrea Laruelo Mathematical fitting algorithms for Energy Distributions in VO context University Complutense Madrid (Spain) 18:15

The meeting is organised by Marcus Kirsch (ESA) and sponsored by INSA, SERCO & VEGA.