XMM-Newton 2009 Science Workshop

Supersoft X-ray Sources - New Developments
ESAC, Madrid, Spain, 18 - 20 May 2009

The following conference related information is available:


Printed Proceedings

The refereed proceedings have been published in volume 331, issue 02(2010) of the Astronomische Nachrichten / Astronomical Notes (AN) and can be accessed from the ADS.


Online Presentations

All contributions are listed with title and name of first author. The electronic versions (if available) can be accessed in the format provided by the authors by clicking on the titles.





Welcome, N. Schartel


X-ray and Optical Observations

Accreting white dwarfs as supersoft X-ray sources, M. Kato

Non-LTE model atmospheres for supersoft X-ray sources, T. Rauch

Spectral study of CAL87, K. Ebisawa

XMM monitoring of the state transition of the transient supersoft source CAL 83, R. Schwarz

Swift observations of CSS081007:030559+054715, A. Beardmore


Novae as Supersoft X-ray Sources

The outbursts of classical and recurrent novae, M. Bode

X-ray observations of classical novae - Theoretical implications, M. Hernanz

Expanding atmosphere models for SSS, D. vanRossum

A light curve model of the shortest supersoft X-ray source phase of V2491 Cygni, I. Hachisu

The SSS phase of the classical nova V2491 Cyg, J.-U Ness

Study of super-hard X-ray emission from the classical nova V2491 Cygni, D. Takei

Supersoft X-ray sources and classical novae in M31 globular clusters, W. Pietsch

Supersoft X-ray sources and classical novae in M31 globular clusters, M. Henze

Optical spectroscopy of novae in M31, F. Di Mille


Population Properties

A census of supersoft X-ray sources in M31, M. Orio

SSS in M31: Comparing the XMM-Newton Deep Survey, ROSAT and Chandra catalogues, H. Stiele

SSS in young stellar populations: progenitors of the "prompt" Sne Ia?, T. Nelson


Other Related Objects

Outburst properties of AM Cvn stars, I. Kotko

Super Soft AGNs and their relations to Galactic binaries, T. Boller

Quick Slew Data Analysis - finding variable sources, R. Duro



V5116 Sgr: A Disc-eclipsed SSS post-outburst nova?, G. Sala


Invited Speakers

Mike Bode Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Rosanne Di Stefano CfA, Cambridge, USA
Margarida Hernanz ICE/CSIC & IEEC, Barcelona, Spain
Mariko Kato Keio University, Yokohama, Japan
Marina Orio INAF, Padova, Italy
Wolfgang Pietsch MPE, Garching, Germany
Philip Podsiadlowski     Oxford University, UK
Michael Politano Marquette University, Milwaukee, USA
Thomas Rauch Eberhard Karls University, Tuebingen, Germany
Jeno Sokoloski Columbia University, New York City, USA

Scientific Organising Committee

Frank Haberl (chair) MPI for extraterrestrial Physics, Germany
Rosanne Di Stefano Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, USA
Rosario González XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre, Spain
Jochen Greiner MPI for extraterrestrial Physics, Germany
Margarida Hernanz
Institut de Ciencies de l'Espai (ICE/CSIC) and
Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (IEEC), Spain
Mariko Kato Dept. of Astronomy, Keio University, Yokohama, Japan
Jean-Pierre Lasota Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, France
Koji Mukai NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, USA
Marina Orio INAF Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova, Italy
Julian Osborne University of Leicester, UK
Norbert Schartel (co-chair)    XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre, Spain

Local Organising Committee

María Diaz (Chair)
Michelle Arpizou
Matthias Ehle
Carlos Gabriel
Cristina Hernández
Nora Loiseau
Jan-Uwe Ness
Richard Saxton
Norbert Schartel

Group Picture