"The X-ray Universe 2017" Symposium

The X-ray Universe 2017
Rome, Italy, 6 - 9 June 2017

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Invited Talks
X-rays from the Solar System, Konrad Dennerl

The role of X-rays in exoplanet evolution and habitability, Peter Wheatley

Contributed Talks
A Systematic Search for Solar Wind Charge Exchange Emission from the Earth's Exosphere with Suzaku, Daiki Ishi

XMM observations of Pluto, Carey M. Lisse

SPI-ing Exoplanets, Antonio Maggio

Suzaku observation of Jovian X-rays around solar maximum, Masaki Numazawa

Transmitted and polarized scattered fluxes by the exoplanet HD 189733b in X-rays, Frederic Marin



Contributed Talks
Properties of accreting young stars and their disks: comparison between high energy observations and MHD models of accretion shocks, Rosaria Bonito

Time resolved X-ray spectral analysis during optical dips and accretion bursts in stars with disks of NGC 2264 from Chandra/ACIS-I and CoRoT data, Mario Giuseppe Guarcello

Colliding winds in evolved massive stars systems, Yael Naze

Ages and Distances to Star Forming Regions from the synergy of X-rays and IR observations, Ignazio Pillitteri

The eROSITA all-sky survey - Stars in X-rays, Jan Robrade

A Correlation on Stellar Flares detected with MAXI - Quiescent Luminosity vs. Flare Energy, Ryo Sasaki

The future X-ray Sun, Christian Schneider

The X-ray monitoring of the long-period colliding wind binaries, Yasuharu Sugawara

Giant Stellar Flares detected with MAXI, Yohko Tsuboi

A legacy survey of early B-type stars using the RGS, Yael Nazé

The coronae of Kepler superflare stars, Stefan Czesla

Estimation of the Star Formation Rate (SFR) Through Data Analysis of SWIFT'S Long GRBs from 2008 to 2017, Mauricio Elías Chávez

Local protoplanetary disk ionisation by T Tauri star energetic particles, Federico Fraschetti

The XMM-Newton View of Wolf-Rayet Bubbles, Martín A Guerrero

X-rays as a new tool to study the winds of hot subdwarf stars, Sandro Mereghetti

Zeta Pup variability revisited, Yael Naze

A survey of long-term X-ray variability in cool stars, John Pye

The flaring activity of pre-main sequence stars in NGC6530, Gregor Rauw

Activity and rotation of the X-ray emitting Kepler stars, B. Stelzer

Calibrating the time-evolution of the X-ray emission of M dwarfs, Beate Stelzer



Contributed Talks
Early X- and HE γ-ray emission from the symbiotic recurrent novae V745 Sco & RS Oph, Laura Delgado

Breaking the Habit - The peculiar 2016 eruption of the remarkable recurrent nova M31N 2008-12a, Martin Henze

X-ray observations of FO Aqr during the 2016 low state, Mark Kennedy

NuSTAR Observations of Fermi-detected Novae, V339 Delphini and V5668 Sagitarii, Koji Mukai

The value of qualitative conclusions for the interpretation of Super Soft Source grating spectra, Jan-Uwe Ness

Nova LMC 2009 and other Magellanic Clouds Novae: increasing diversity in the nova X-ray research, Marina Orio

Multi-wavelength properties of two supersoft X-ray sources CAL83 and RXJ0513.9-6951, Andry Fitiavana Rajoelimanana

The accretion column of AE Aqr, Claudia Vilega Rodrigues

The SSS classical nova V5116 Sgr, Gloria Sala

Triggered high-state simultaneous XMM-Newton/NuSTAR observations of AM Herculis, Axel Schwope

Multiwavelength monitoring of a very active dwarf nova AX J1549.8-5416 with an unusually high duty cycle, Guobao Zhang

XMM-Newton observation of nova like system MV Lyr and search for source of the fast variability detected in Kepler data, Andrej Dobrotka

Reanalysis of high-resolution XMM-Newton data of V2491 Cygni using models of collisionally ionized hot absorbers, Cigdem Gamsizkan

Simultaneous modelling of X-ray emission and optical polarization of intermediate polars: the case of V405 Aur, Isabel J. Lima

XMM-Newton observations of an asynchronously rotating polar CD Ind, Arti Joshi

The mysterious companion of the hot subdwarf HD 49798, Sandro Mereghetti

X-ray Spectral Analysis of the Cataclysmic Variable LS Peg using XMM-Newton Observatory Data, Nasrin Talebpour Sheshvan



Contributed Talks
Gravitational waves from pulsars with measured braking index, Jaziel G. Coelho

Where Are the R-modes? Chandra Observations of Millisecond Pulsars, Simin Mahmoodifar

A long XMM-Newton campaign on the mode-switching radio pulsar PSR B0943+10, Sandro Mereghetti

The long-lasting tail of a bright burst from the magnetar 1E 1547.0–5408: the effect of the dust-scattering, Fabio Pintore

Magnetar-like emission in different neutron star classes, Nanda Rea

The influence of quantum vacuum friction on pulsars, Jaziel G. Coelho

Tying Pulsar Timing in Radio and X-ray, Walid Majid

A deep XMM-Newton look on the "Magnificent Seven" isolated neutron star RX J1605.3+3249, Adriana Mancini Pires



Invited Talks
Transitional Millisecond Pulsar Binaries, Domitilla de Martino

Outflows in X-ray binaries, Maria Diaz Trigo

Probing general relativistic precession around stellar-mass black holes with tomography and polarimetry, Adam Ingram

"Damn that's bright!" - why ignoring the Eddington limit is so much fun, Matthew Middleton

Contributed Talks
X-ray reprocessing: Through eclipse spectra of high and low mass X-ray binaries, Nafisa Aftab

Modeling X-ray and gamma-ray emission in the intrabinary shock of pulsar binaries, Hongjun An

Revealing new spectral components using broad-band variability of the inner accretion flow of black hole binaries, Magnus Axelsson

The X-ray Pulsar 2A 1822-371 as a super-Eddington source, Ann-Sofie Bak Nielsen

Photoionisation instability of winds in X-ray binaries, Stefano Bianchi

Discovery of a 26.2 day period in the long-term X-ray light curve of the Be/X-ray pulsar SXP 1323, Stefania Carpano

A Multi Wavelength Study of the Gamma Ray Binaries LMC P3 and 1FGL J1018.6-5856, Joel Coley

X-ray reverberation: a tool to constrain the (evolving) disc geometry in BHXRBs, Barbara De Marco

EXTraS discovery of a 1.2-s X-ray pulsar in M31, P. Esposito

A soft mHz quasi periodic oscillation in the fastest accreting millisecond pulsar, Carlo Ferrigno

Sub-second optical and X-ray timing correlations in V404 Cygni, Poshak Gandhi

X-ray Reflection from Black Hole Binary Accretion Disks: Coronal Geometry, Disk Truncation and Iron Abundance, Javier Garcia

Opening the CHOCBOX: clumpy stellar winds in Cyg X-1, Victoria Grinberg

Radiation Hydrodynamic simulations of Coronae and Disk winds in X-ray Binaries, Nick Higginbottom

Searching for low mass X-ray binaries in the Magellanic Clouds, Tana Joseph

High-resolution spectral analysis of transient pulsars in the Small Magellanic Cloud, Nicola La Palombara

A Hard Look at Accreting NS LMXBs, Renee Ludlam

The effects of spectral hardness changes on reverberation lags, Guglielmo Mastroserio

The thermal state of KS 1731-260 after 14.5 years in quiescence, Rachael Merritt

4U 1957+11: Low mass, maximal Kerr black hole, or neutron star?, Michael Nowak

A propeller model for the sub-luminous accretion disk state of transitional millisecond pulsars, Alessandro Papitto

High-speed X-ray emitting ejecta from a high-mass gamma-ray binary with a middle-aged pulsar, George Pavlov

First Optical observation of a microquasar at sub-milliarsec scale: SS 433 resolved by VLTI/GRAVITY, Pierre-Olivier Petrucci

Hybrid hot flow as the source of optical-to-X-ray emission of black hole binaries, Juri Poutanen

Propagating mass accretion rate fluctuations in black hole X-ray binaries: quantitative tests, Stefano Rapisarda

X-ray and Optical Explorations of Spiders, Mallory Roberts

The Swift Supergiant Fast X-ray Transient Project, Patrizia Romano

On the long-term orbital evolution of the accreting millisecond X-ray pulsar SAX J1808.4-3658, Andrea Sanna

Timing studies of the soft emission in the low-hard state of black hole X-ray binaries with XMM-Newton, Holger Stiele

Spectral and temporal properties of BeXRB pulsars during super-Eddington outbursts, Gerorgios Vasilopoulos


Monitoring of the peculiar X-ray binary pulsar SAX J0635+0533, Nicola La Palombara

NuSTAR monitoring of Eta Carinae, Christos Panagiotou

XMM-NuSTAR monitoring of GX 339-4 during its transition back to the hard state: spectral analysis, Pierre-Olivier Petrucci

The puzzling orbital period evolution of the LMXB AX J1745.6-2901, Gabriele Ponti

Obscured BeXRBs through infrared spectroscopy, José Joaquín Rodes

Using mHz QPOs to put constraints on neutron star size and equation of state, Holger Stiele

Stellar winds and accretion in HMXBs, Jose Miguel Torrejón



Invited Talks
Ultraluminous X-ray sources, Matteo Bachetti

Contributed Talks
Modelling the multiwavelength emission of Ultraluminous X-ray sources accreting above Eddington, Elena Ambrosi

Accretion geometry and variability of ULX pulsars, Felix Fuerst

Pulsating ULXs: the most extreme accreting neutron stars, GianLuca Israel

Is SS 433 a misaligned ultraluminous X-ray source? Constraints from its reflected signal in the Galactic plane, Ildar Khabibullin

ULX spectra revisited: Are accreting, highly magnetized neutron stars the engines of ultraluminous X-ray sources?, Filippos Koliopanos

Searching for Outflows in Spectra of Ultraluminous X-ray Sources, Peter Kosec

Pulsing ULXs as highly magnetized neutron stars, Alexander Mushtukov

NGC 5408 X-2: ULX of Superlatives, Manfred Pakull

ULXs from Accreting Neutron Stars: the Light Cylinder, the Stellar Surface, and Everything in Between, Kyle Parfrey

A new catalogue of ultraluminous X-ray sources (and more!), Timothy Roberts

Luminosity function and collective spectrum of bright high-mass X-ray binaries, implications for cosmic X-ray preheating, Sergey Sazonov

Outbursts of the intermediate-mass black hole HLX-1: a wind instability scenario, Roberto Soria

The nature of the ultraluminous X-ray sources, Grzegorz Wiktorowicz

Bright ULXs from Ring Galaxies, Anna Wolter

Perspectives on Ultraluminous X-ray sources after the discovery of Ultraluminous Pulsars, Luca Zampieri

Exploring the Nature of ULX X-3 in NGC 4258, Aysun Akyuz

Super-Eddington driven winds in ultraluminous X-ray sources, Ciro Pinto

Can the ULX spectral properties unveil the nature of their compact objects?, Fabio Pintore

The brightest ULXs, the hyper luminous X-ray sources, Natalie Webb



Contributed Talks
Measuring cosmological parameters with Gamma-Ray Bursts: status and perspectives, Lorenzo Amati

A strong test for the forward shock model in GRBs: the 90 Ms follow up of the X-ray afterglow of GRB 130427A, Massimiliano De Pasquale

Investigating the X-ray Emission from Type IIn Supernovae, Vikram Dwarkadas

INTEGRAL follow-up of the gravitational wave events, Volodymyr Savchenko

X-ray counterpart of gravitational waves due to binary neutron star mergers: light curves and luminosity function, Hui Sun

EXTraS unveils a supernova shock break-out candidate in XMM-Newton archival data, Andrea Tiengo

An X-ray view of short duration gamma-ray bursts, Eleonora Troja, on behalf of a larger collaboration

Host galaxies are the obscurers of Gamma-ray bursts, Johannes Buchner

SNaX - A Database of Supernova X-Ray Lightcurves, Vikram Dwarkadas

Investigating the X-ray and Radio Evolution of SN 2005kd, Vikram Dwarkadas

Search for peculiar properties of Gamma-Ray Bursts at high redshift, Graziella Pizzichini



Invited Talks
Recent Progress on Supernova Remnants - Progenitors, Evolution, Cosmic-ray Acceleration, Aya Bamba

Contributed Talks
Model for the broadband Crab nebula spectrum with injection of a log-parabola electron distribution at the wind termination shock, Federico Fraschetti

Particle acceleration at pulsar-wind termination shocks, John Kirk

A study of the origin of recombining plasmas in the supernova remnant IC 443, Hideaki Matsumura

The physical origin of the X-ray emission from SN 1987A, Marco Miceli

Spatially resolved spectroscopy of W28 with Suzaku, Hiromichi Okon

The supernova - supernova remnant connection through multi-dimensional magnetohydrodynamic modeling, Salvatore Orlando

The XMM-Newton view of the non-thermal supernova remnant HESS J1731-347, Gerd Puehlhofer

Modelling Supernova Remnant kinematics and X-ray emission. Some Examples, Margarita Rosado

A deep Suzaku observation of the Galactic Ia supernova remnant G306.3-0.9, Katsuhiro Tachibana

An X-ray Study of the Galactic Shell-type Supernova Remnants Using XMM-Newton and Chandra, Nergis Cesur

X-ray synchrotron filaments in Cas A: the radio connection, Vladimir Domcek

Analysis of the XMM-Newton observations of IC443, Emanuele Greco

Distributions of Shocked Ejecta and Circumstellar Gas in the Galactic Core-Collapse Supernova Remnant G292.0+1.8, Sangwook Park

Model of synchrotron spectra of pulsar wind nebula associated with PSR J0437-4715, Alexey Petrov

Search for Thermal X-ray Features from the Crab nebula with Hitomi Soft X-ray Spectrometer, Masahiro Tsujimoto



Invited Talks
X-raying the Galactic centre, Gabriele Ponti

Contributed Talks
Revealing the X-ray main sequence of star formation, James Aird

Fragments of the past activity of Sgr A* inferred from X-ray echoes in Sgr C, Dimitri Chuard

Structure of the gas in the Milky Way: X-ray absorption in the cold, warm and hot ISM, Efrain Gatuzz

The population of high-mass X-ray binaries in the SMC: pulsars vs. non-pulsars, Frank Haberl

Hot Gas in Early Type Galaxies, Dong-Woo Kim

NuSTAR and XMM-Newton observations of the Arches cluster in 2015: fading hard X-ray emission from the molecular cloud, Roman Krivonos

X-raying the hot phase of the LMC interstellar medium, Pierre Maggi

Discovery of Galactic OIV and OV X-ray absorption due to transition temperature gas in the PKS 2155-304 spectrum, Jukka Nevalainen

The Classification and Analysis of Distinct X-ray Binary Populations in M81, Paul Sell

An X-ray survey of the Central Molecular Zone: variability of the Fe K emission line, Régis Terrier

AGN and star formation activity in the lower-luminosity LIRGs from GOALS, Núria Torres-Albà

A deep survey of the X-ray binary populations in the SMC, Andreas Zezas

Interaction of the 100-year old X-Ray flare produced by a central black hole with diffuse gas in the Galactic center, Dmitry Chernyshov

Probing the Interstellar Dust towards the Galactic Centre using X-ray Dust Scattering Halos, Chichuan Jin

X-raying the Galactic centre, Gabriele Ponti

The XMM-Newton View of the Northern Disk of M31, Manami Sasaki

A possible reconnection heating in NGC 6946, Marek Wezgowiec



Invited Talks
An overview of results emerging from a 1.5 Ms long exposure of the highly variable AGN IRAS13224-3809, Andrew Fabian

XMM-Newton observations of the inner accretion flow in Active Galactic Nuclei, Erin Kara

The XMM-Newton Very Large Program on Cosmology with High-Redshift Quasars, Guido Risaliti

Contributed Talks
Phase resolving high-frequency QPOs in AGN, William Alston

Optical variability properties of the largest AGN sample observed with Kepler/K2, Ester Aranzana

A Suzaku, NuSTAR and XMM-Newton view on variable absorption and relativistic reflection in NGC 4151, Tobias Beuchert

A hard X-ray view of the soft excess in AGN, Rozenn Boissay

A new candidate for a powerful wind detected in a bright IR-galaxy, Valentina Braito

Illuminating the Disk/Corona/Jet Connection in NLS1 Galaxies, Laura Brenneman

The Compton-thick Growth of Supermassive Black Holes constrained, Johannes Buchner

Long term multiwavelength studies of the corona/disc connection in AGN, Douglas Buisson

Results from the use of the X-ray reverberation model KYNREFREV in XSPEC, Maria D. Caballero-Garcia

On the relationship between X-ray, MIR and bolometric luminosities of broad line QSOs, Francisco J. Carrera

Using Microlensing to Probe Strong Gravity Near Supermassive Black Holes, George Chartas

X-ray Lags in PDS456 Revealed by Suzaku Observations, Chia-Ying Chiang

The Compton-thick AGN fraction from the deepest X-ray spectroscopy in the CDF-S, Amalia Corral

The X-ray side of the Broad Line Region, Elisa Costantini

Unveiling the AGN activity in multiple SMBH systems observed with XMM-Newton, Alessandra De Rosa

Average broad-band X-ray spectra of the NuSTAR AGN, Agnese Del Moro

The XMM-Newton view of γ-ray emitting narrow-line Seyfert 1 galaxies, Filippo D'Ammando

A unified spectral variation model for Seyfert 1 Galaxies observed with NuSTAR and XMM/Suzaku, Ken Ebisawa

An AGN emerging from an obscured state: multi-epoch monitoring of the X-ray and UV absorbers in NGC 985, Jacobo Ebrero

AGN feedback through UFO and galaxy-wide winds in the early Universe, Chiara Feruglio

Modeling Soft Excess with GRMHD Accretion for XMM-Newton Spectra of Bright AGNs, Keigo Fukumura

A global view of the accretion/ejection flow in AGN: the role of accretion disk winds, Margherita Giustini

The fastest disk wind in APM 08279+5255 and its acceleration mechanism, Kouichi Hagino

Study of a Tidal Disruption Event Candidate, Julia Hampel

Restarting activity in the nucleus of PBC J2333.9-2343, Lorena Hernandez-Garcia

New results on Super-Eddington Accretion Flow in NLS1s from XMM-Newton Observations, Chichuan Jin

Ionized and molecular gas studies of X-ray selected AGN at high-z, Darshan Kakkad

Determination of the coronal properties of luminous quasars at cosmological redshifts, Elias Kammoun

Time-Resolved SEDs of Blazars Flares, Annika Kreikenbohm

Chasing obscuring outflows in AGN: Broad, Fast, UV and X-ray Absorption in NGC 3783 and other AGN, Gerard Kriss

Detection of faint broad emission lines in type 2 AGN: The MBH-σ_⋆ relation of type 2 AGN, Fabio La Franca

Inverse-Compton emission from the radio lobes of powerful high-redshift radio galaxies, Dharam Lal

A hard X-ray view of the distant active galactic nucleus (AGN) population with NuSTAR, George Lansbury

Spectral-Timing Analysis of the Nearby QSO PG1211+143, Andrew Lobban

The physical relation between disc and coronal emission in AGN, Elisabeta Lusso

Large-amplitude X-ray variability and the accretion disc/corona connection in the Seyfert 1 galaxy PG 1404+226, Labani Mallick

Density diagnostics of ionized outflows in active galacitc nuclei, Junjie Mao

Spatially resolved spectroscopy of NGC 4945, Andrea Marinucci

Survival of the obscuring torus in the most powerful active galactic nuclei, Silvia Mateos

The evidence for a radiatively driven disc-wind in PDS 456, Gabriele Matzeu

Chasing obscuring outflows in AGN: discovery in NGC 3783, Missagh Mehdipour

Reverberation Mapping Quasars: X-ray and broadband SED properties, Andrea Merloni

Multi-wavelength campaign on NGC 7469: The broad-band X-ray spectrum, Riccardo Middei

Hitomi Observations of NGC 1275: The First X-ray Microcalorimeter Spectroscopy of Fe-Kα Lines from an Active Galactic Nucleus, Hirofumi Noda

X-ray radio galaxies, Francesca Panessa

Tracing the accretion history of supermassive Black Holes through X-ray variability, Maurizio Paolillo

Rapidly variable relatvistic absorption, Michael Parker

A Radio Jet Regulated by an Accretion Disk Following a Stellar Tidal Disruption Flare, Dheeraj R. Pasham

X-raying the most luminous quasars at cosmic noon, Enrico Piconcelli

A deep X-ray view of the bare nucleus Seyfert Ark120: unveiling the core of AGN, Delphine Porquet

Probing the Properties of AGN Clustering in the Local Universe with Swift-BAT, Meredith Powell

The Soft X-ray View of Ultra Fast Outflows, James Reeves

AllWISE counterparts to ROSAT and XMMSlew surveys done using NWAY (An accurate algorithm to pair sources simultaneously between N catalogs), Mara Salvato

The short and long-term variability of the warm absorber in I Zwicky 1, Catia Silva

XZ: X-ray spectroscopic redshifts of obscured AGN, Charlotte Simmonds

X-ray study of the environmental impact on the initial stages of a radio source evolution, Malgosia Sobolewska

NuSTAR spectral analysis of the two bright Seyfert 1 galaxies: MCG +8-11-11 and NGC6814, Alessia Tortosa

A quadruple quasar coincident with a giant Lyα nebula and a protocluster at z=2, Cristian Vignali

The Radio to Gamma-ray SED of the Narrow-line Seyfert 1 1H0323+342, Martin Ward

Mapping the inner accretion region with a 1.5 Ms observation of the highly variable NLS1, IRAS 13224-3809, William Alston

Chandra view on the active nucleus of the restarted radio galaxy CGCG 292-057, Karthik Balasubramaniam

XMM-Newton and NuSTAR joint observations of Mrk 915: a deep look into the X-ray properties, Lucia Ballo

Identification of relativistic broadening of the Iron Kα line in AGN X-ray spectra observed with Chandra, Linda Baronchelli

Constraining Disk-Jet Connection in the Radio Source 4C+74.26, Gopal Bhatta

New models for the CLUMPY AGN obscurer, Johannes Buchner

A new detection of an UFO in the X-ray spectrum of a lensed QSO, Mauro Dadina

KYNREFREV - the XSPEC model for X-ray reverberation in the lamp-post geometry, Michal Dovciak

The variability of the ten brightest AGN in the XMM CDFS, Serena Falocco

Bare AGN: an Unobscured View of the Innermost Accretion Geometry, Marco Fink

Detection of a possible X-ray Quasi-periodic Oscillation in the Active Galactic Nucleus 1H 0707-495, Pan Haiwu

2016 XMM-Newton Observation of IRAS 13224-3809, Jiachen Jiang

The X-ray stable emission in MCG-6-30-15, Elias Kammoun

Searching for intermediate-mass black holes in galaxies with low-luminosity AGN: a multiple-method approach, Filippos Koliopanos

X-Ray Characteristics of Megamaser Galaxies, Katharina Leiter

Dependence of the broad Fe Kα line on the physical parameters of AGN, Zhu Liu

The AGN activity in a sample of IR Luminous Major Mergers, Nora Loiseau

X-ray spectroscopy of polar-scattered Seyfert 1 galaxies, Romana Mikušincová

Study of Blazars Utilizing CCD Cameras and Medium Size Telescopes, Mariam Nikolashvili

The X-ray-weak quasars from the SDSS, Xingting Pu

Searching for tidal disruption events at an unexplored wavelength, Sébastien Soler

MoCA: A Monte Carlo code for Comptonization in Astrophysics, Francesco Tamborra

Multi-wavelength observations of the high-redshift blazar 4C+71.07, Stefano Vercellone

Investigating the origin of X-ray variability through XMM-Newton and WISE data, Alessandra Zaino



Invited Talks
X-rays from AGN in a multi wavelength context, Chris Done

Contributed Talks
Testing the Lamp Post Geometry with Relativistic Reflection, Thomas Dauser

The relativistic Fe Kα line in Seyfert 1 galaxies, Giulia Mantovani

Transient iron fluorescence: new clues on the AGN disk/corona?, Emanuele Nardini

Corona accretion in active galactic nuclei and the observational test, Erlin Qiao

A deep stare into the abyss: spectral-timing an entire binary orbit of Cygnus X-1, Phil Uttley

V404 Cyg with NuSTAR: relativistic reflection, jets and spin, Dominic Walton

Revealing structure within the coronae of Seyfert galaxies, Dan Wilkins

Contribution of higher order images of accretion disks to relativistic iron lines in the strong deflection limit, Giulio Francesco Aldi

On the accuracy of reflection-based SMBH spin measurements, Elias Kammoun

Binary black hole embedded in an external magnetic field as site of particle acceleration, Vladimir Karas

Evidence for a decay of the faint flaring rate of Sgr A* from 2013 Aug., 13 months before a rise of the before a rise of the bright one, Enmanuelle Mossoux

Multiwavelength study of the flaring activity of Sagittarius A* in 2014 February−April, Enmanuelle Mossoux

Bow shocks as tracers of the environment and stellar outflows near the supermassive black hole, Lydia Stofanova



Invited Talks
CHEERS: Chemical enrichment of clusters of galaxies measured using a large XMM-Newton sample, Jelle de Plaa

The XMM Cluster Outskirts Project (X-COP), Dominique Eckert

SZ observations to study the physics of the intra-cluster medium, Etienne Pointecouteau

Probing the hot intracluster medium with X-ray observations, Gabriel Pratt

Contributed Talks
Properties of the cosmological filament between two clusters: detection of a large-scale accretion shock by Suzaku, Hiroki Akamatsu

Using XMM and Chandra to probe the mass distribution in the most distant massive galaxy clusters, Iacopo Bartalucci

The Presence of Thermally Unstable X-ray Filaments and the Production of Cold Gas in the NGC 5044 Group, Laurence David

Chemical Enrichment History Of Abell 3112 Galaxy Cluster Out To The Virial Radius, Cemile Ezer

Constraints on new spectral features and atomic modeling from the Hitomi spectrum of the Perseus cluster, Liyi Gu

Gas motions in the Perseus galaxy cluster observed with Hitomi, Yuto Ichinohe

Detection of the second shock in the merging cluster of galaxies Abell 754, Shota Inoue

CXB surface brightness fluctuations: A new frontier of ICM structure and outskirts studies of (un)resolved galaxy clusters?, Alexander Kolodzig

X-ray morphological study of the ESZ sample, Lorenzo Lovisari

Radial distribution of metals in the hot intra-cluster medium as observed by XMM-Newton, François Mernier

Hitomi observation of the Perseus cluster: temperature and metal abundance in the cool-core region, Shinya Nakashima

Galaxy clusters from eeHIFLUGCS, to eROSITA, to Athena, Thomas H. Reiprich

Measurements of resonant scattering in the Perseus cluster core with Hitomi SXS, Kosuke Sato

NGC 741 - Mergers and AGN feedback on galaxy groups scale, Gerrit Schellenberger

Groups and clusters in the 3XMM-Stripe 82 zone, Ali Takey

Embedded spiral patterns in the massive galaxy cluster Abell 1835, Shutaro Ueda

X-ray study of the merging double-radio-relic cluster Abell 3376 with Suzaku, Igone Urdampilleta

Is there a giant Kelvin-Helmholtz instability in the sloshing cold front of the Perseus cluster?, Stephen Walker

Angular power spectra of eROSITA mock cluster all-skymaps, Fabio Zandanel

Suzaku and XMM-Newton observations of the newly discovered early-stage cluster merger of 1E2216.0-0401 and 1E2215.7-0404, H. Akamatsu

XMM-Newton Observations of the Toothbrush and Sausage Clusters, Sinancan Kara

XMM-Newton Observations of Galaxy Cluster MKW3s, Muhammet Memic

Radial Profiles of PKS 0745-191 Galaxy Cluster with XMM-Newton X-Ray Observations, Aysegul Tumer



Contributed Talks
Understanding AGN Feedback in SZ-Selected Clusters, Laura Birzan

X-raying massive outflows in high-z QSOs, Massimo Cappi

The case of the galactic wind in the bright quasar 1H 0419-577, Laura Di Gesu

Buoyancy, Uplift, and AGN Feedback - Deep Chandra and XMM-Newton Observations of the Radio Outbursts in NGC 4472 and NGC 1399, Ralph Kraft

Using X-ray velocity measurements as a new probe of AGN feedback in massive galaxies, Anna Ogorzalek

Turbulence in the Intracluster Medium: XMM-Newton legacy, Ciro Pinto

Feeding and feedback in radio galaxies and mergers: an X-ray perspective, Francesco Tombesi



Invited Talks
The XMM-Newton View of the x<0.4 Warm Hot Intergalactic Medium, Fabrizio Nicastro

Contributed Talks
Compton-thick AGN at high and low redshift, Athanasios Akylas

Deep X-ray spectroscopy of obscured AGN in the Chandra Deep Field South, Andrea Comastri

Searching for faint AGN in the CDFS: an X-ray (Chandra) vs optical variability (HST) comparison, Ioannis Georgantopoulos

The relation between nuclear obscuration, galaxy interactions and accretion properties of AGN, Claudio Ricci

X-Ray Bright Optically Faint AGNs Found in XMM-Newton and Subaru Hyper Suprime-Cam Surveys, Yuichi Terashima

Characterizing the AGN populating the NuSTAR Extragalactic Survey fields, Luca Zappacosta

The search for heavily obscured AGN in the Chandra deep fields, Cristian Vignali



Invited Talks
Probing Dark Matter using X-ray Observations, Esra Bulbul

Contributed Talks
The status of the 3.5 keV line, Joseph Conlon

Cosmological constraints from X-ray all sky surveys, from CODEX to eROSITA, Alexis Finoguenov

Bounds on Axion-like Particles from X-ray observations of AGNs and quasars, Sven Krippendorf

HICOSMO - X-ray analysis of a complete sample of galaxy clusters, Gerrit Schellenberger



Invited Talks
The Athena science case in context, Xavier Barcons

The Athena X-ray Integral Field Unit, Didier Barret

Athena: mission concept, study status, and optics development, Matteo Guainazzi

The Wide Field Imager for Athena, Arne Rau

Contributed Talks
Athena's Constraints on the Dense Matter Equation of State from Quiescent Low Mass X-ray Binaries, Sebastien Guillot

Projected bounds on ALP-photon coupling from simulated ATHENA data, Nicholas Jennings

Surveys with Athena: results from detailed SIXTE simulations, Giorgio Lanzuisi

An end-to-end X-IFU simulator: constraints on ICM kinematics, Mauro Roncarelli

Calibrating the Athena telescope, Jos de Bruijne



Invited Talks
The enhanced X-ray Timing and Polarimetry mission, Marco Feroci

eROSITA on SRG, Peter Predehl

X-ray polarimetry an upcoming 'new' tool in Astronomy, Paolo Soffitta

Contributed Talks
SMILE: Novel and global X-ray imaging of the Sun-Earth connection, Graziella Branduardi-Raymont

EXTraS: Exploring the X-ray Transient and variable Sky, Andrea De Luca

XMM-Newton Science Analysis System (SAS): medium and long term strategy, Carlos Gabriel

Arcsecond and Sub-arcsedond Imaging with X-ray Multi-Image Interferometer and Imager for (very) small sattelites, Kiyoshi Hayashida

XMM-Newton mission operations - ready for its third decade, Marcus G. F. Kirsch

What can X-ray polarization tell us about accreting black hole systems?, Frederic Marin

Overview of science results from Hitomi, Takaya Ohashi

The stellar content of soft all-sky X-ray surveys, Jürgen Schmitt

The X-ray Astronomy Recovery Mission, Makoto Tashiro

The 3XMM catalogue, Natalie Webb

Exploring transient X-ray sky with Einstein Probe, Weimin Yuan

The Transient High-Energy Sky and Early Universe Surveyor (THESEUS), Lorenzo Amati

XMMFITCAT-Z: The enhanced XMM-Newton spectral-fit database by the inclusion of photometric redshifts, Amalia Corral

Influence of a polarized primary source on the X-ray polarization resulting from disc reflection in AGN, Michal Dovciak

Derivation of photometric redshifts for the 3XMM catalogue, Ioannis Georgantopoulos

Cross-calibrating XMM-Newton's EPIC effective areas for a default empirical correction, Cornelia Heinitz

On-the-fly Data Reprocessing and Analysis Capabilities from the XMM-Newton Archive, Aitor Ibarra

A Novel Approach to model EPIC variable background, Martino Marelli

Automated source classification of new transient sources, Mirjam Oertel

Characterizing the Aperiodic Variability of 3XMM Sources using Bayesian Blocks, David Salvetti

Digging deeper: Towards a catalogue of detections from stacked XMM-Newton observations, Iris Traulsen

MAXI/GSC 7-year Source Catalog, Yoshihiro Ueda


Invited Speakers

Invited and Solicited Speakers
M. Bachetti Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica, Osservatorio Astronomico di Cagliari, Italy
A. Bamba University Tokyo, Japan
X. Barcons Instituto de Física de Cantabria, Santander, Spain
D. Barret Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie, France
E. Bulbul Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA
D. De Martino Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica, Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte, Italy
J. de Plaa Netherlands Institute for Space Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
K. Dennerl Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany
M. Diaz-Trigo European Southern Observatory, Garching, Germany
C. Done Durham University, United Kingdom
D. Eckert University of Geneva, Switzerland
A. Fabian University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
M. Feroci Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica, Roma, Italy
M. Guainazzi European Space Agency, Noordwijk, the Netherlands
A. Ingram University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
E. Kara University of Maryland, College Park, USA
M.J. Middleton University of Southampton, United Kingdom
F. Nicastro Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica, Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma, Italy
E. Pointecouteau Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie de Toulouse, France
G. Ponti Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany
P. Predehl Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany
G.W. Pratt Commissariat à l'énergie atomique Saclay, Gif sur Yvette, France
A. Rau Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany
G. Risaliti University of Florence, Italy
P. Soffitta Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica, Roma, Italy
P.J. Wheatley University of Warwick, United Kingdom

Scientific Organising Committee (SOC)

M. Arnaud Commissariat à l'énergie atomique Saclay, Gif sur Yvette, France
D. Barret (chair) Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie, France
G. Branduardi-Raymont Mullard Space Science Laboratory, Dorking, Surrey, United Kingdom
L. Brenneman Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Cambridge, USA
M. Brusa Università di Bologna, Italy
M. Cappi Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica, Bologna, Italy
E. Churazov Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik, Garching, Germany
A. Decourchelle Commissariat à l'énergie atomique Saclay, Gif sur Yvette, France
N. Degenaar University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
A. Fabian University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
F. Fiore Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma, Monteporzio Catone, Italy
F. Harrison California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA
M. Hernanz Institute of Space Sciences (CSIC-IEEC), Barcelona, Spain
A. Hornschemeier Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, USA
V. Karas Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic
C. Kouveliotou George Washington University, Washington DC, USA
G. Matt Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Roma, Italy
Y. Nazé Université de Liège, Belgium
T. Ohashi Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan
I. Papadakis University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece
J. Hjorth University of Copenhagen, Denmark
K. Poppenhaeger Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom
N. Rea Instituto de Ciencias del Espacio (CSIC-IEEC), Spain
T. Reiprich Bonn University, Germany
M. Salvato Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany
N. Schartel (co-chair) European Space Agency, Villanueva de la Cañada, Spain
A. Schwope Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam, Germany
B. Stelzer Universität Tübingen, Germany &
     Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica, Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo, Italy
T. Takahashi Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Kanagawa, Japan
J. Tomsick University of California, Berkeley, USA
P. Uttley University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
N. Webb Université de Toulouse, France
A. Zdziarski N. Copernicus Astronomical Center, Warsaw, Poland

Local Organising Committee (LOC)

Simone Migliari (co-chair), Jan-Uwe Ness (co-chair), Matthias Ehle, Norbert Schartel (XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre)
Giuliana Giobbi (co-chair), Manuela Bischetti, Piergiorgio Casella, Gian Luca Israel, Francesca Marchi, Maria Teresa Menna, Alessandro Papitto, Enrico Piconcelli, Giustina Vietri, Federico Vincentelli, Luca Zappacosta (INAF - OAR, Astronomical Observatory of Rome)
Alessandra De Rosa, Lorena Hernandez, Francesca Panessa, Silvia Zampieri (INAF - IAPS, Institute of Astrophysics & Planetary Science, Rome)
Andrea Marinucci, Riccardo Middei, Alessia Tortosa (University Roma Tre)
Simonetta Puccetti (ASI-ASDC Italian Space Agency - ASI Data Center)
Fernanda Lupinacci (La Sapienza University, Rome)



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