The 2007 Project

Alumni Meeting - 9 July 2007

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:

  • Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
  • University of Bonn (Germany)
  • University of Tuebingen (Germany)
  • University of Warwick (England)
  • Technical University of Aachen (Germany)
  • Institute of Technology, Linköping (Sweden)

In 2007 we had in addition students from the following places:

  • Technische Universität Wien (Austria)
  • Università degli Studi Roma Tre (Italy)
  • University of Leicester (United Kingdom)
  • Institute of Technology, Linköping (Sweden)
  • University of Erlangen/Nuremberg (Germany)
  • Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
  • Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain)
  • Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (Spain)


in year
Participants                     Topic Institute
  Marcus Kirsch              Welcome ESAC
2004 Jenny Carter Solar Wind Charge Exchange University of Leicester (UK)
2007 Beatriz Mingo WHIMs along the line of sight to Markarian 421 Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain)
2007 Alicia Martinez Using likelihood statistics as goodness-of-fit measures
in X-ray astronomy
Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
    coffee break  
2006 Antonio M. Carrillo Timing analysis of various pulsars
using XMM-Newton
Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
2005 Isabel Caballero Spectral and Timing analysis of the Be/X-ray
binary A0535+26
University of Tuebingen (Germany)
2007 Harsit Patel XMM-Newton Cross-Calibration University of Leicester (UK)
2007 Jonathan Gimeno Model PSF effects of pile-up on 3D Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
2006 Laura Barragan INTEGRAL spectra of Galactic Bulge
Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
2006 Pieter Jan Baeck INTEGRAL Visualisation Tool & Explorer  
2007 Celia Perez A study of gamma-ray selected AGN with INTEGRAL Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
2007 Martin Willitsch Search for thermonuclear X-ray bursts in neutron star Technische Universität Wien (Austria)
    lunch break  
2004 Florencia Jimenez Quasars at quite high redshift Instituto de Física de Cantabria
2006 Nuria Fonseca Multi-wavelength analysis with AGN Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
2007 Pablo Cassatella XMM-Newton Observation of 1ES 1615+061 Università degli Studi Roma Tre (Italy)
    coffee break  
2006 Gustaf Winroth Organic Semiconductors for Future
Space Applications
UCL London
2007 Jose V. Hernandez VO compliance of the Open Cluster Database Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (Spain)
2007 Adolfo Vazquez Security Scripts for the Computer Support Group Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
2007 Francisco Galindo Age scales in open clusters: how far can we go? Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (Spain)
2005 Anne Wellbrock Topside interactions with the Titan atmosphere UCL London
2007 Manfred Hanke The stellar wind in Vela X-1 Universität Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany)
  Marcus Kirsch Closing  
    Conference Dinner  

The meeting was organised by Marcus Kirsch (ESA) and sponsored by ESAC & INSA.