XMM-Newton 2019 Science Workshop

 

Astrophysics of hot plasma in extended X-ray sources

12-14 June 2019

European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC)
Villafranca del Castillo
Madrid, Spain

 

Further details will be posted in due time.

 

Rationale

Hot plasmas dominate the X-ray emission of supernova remnants, much of the interstellar medium in galaxies, galactic halos and winds, and the intra-cluster medium in clusters of galaxies. Plasma characteristics, observed through their X-ray morphology and spectral properties, reveal the physical processes at work and the structure and evolution of these systems. XMM-Newton and Chandra have been accumulating rich resources of emission line spectra with medium and high spectral resolution. Building on this heritage, in the next decade the XRISM mission and the Athena X-ray observatory will yield unprecedented high-spectral resolution mapping of extended sources. Accurate plasma codes will become even more essential for data interpretation.

This workshop aims to review our current understanding of these X-ray plasmas, their modelling and their astrophysical implications. The goal is to prepare the younger generation and to foster cooperation between the participants on common astrophysics issues, on plasma code requirements, modelling of X-ray spectra, and data reduction of extended sources.

Topics

  1. Supernova remnants
  2. Galaxies
  3. Clusters of galaxies
  4. Plasma codes
  5. Plasma modelling and spectral fitting
  6. Miscellaneous

Invited Speakers

D. Barret Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie, Toulouse, France
G. Betancourt-Martinez Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie, Toulouse, France
E. Bulbul Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian, Cambridge, USA
E. Costantini Netherlands Institute for Space Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
G. Ferrand Rikagaku Kenkyūjyo (RIKEN), Saitama, Japan
A. Foster Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian, Cambridge, USA
J. Li University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
L.A. Lopez The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA
K. Matsushita Tokyo University of Science, Japan
F. Mernier Magyar Tudományos Akadémia - Eötvös University, Budapest, Hungary
S. Molendi Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica, Milano, Italy
G. Pratt Commissariat à l'énergie atomique Saclay, Gif sur Yvette, France
P. Predehl Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany
J. Sanders Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany
M. Sasaki University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
R. Smith Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian, Cambridge, USA
T. Temim Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, USA
S. Walker Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, USA
H. Yamaguchi Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Kanagawa, Japan

Scientific Organising Committee (SOC)

Monique Arnaud Commissariat à l'énergie atomique Saclay, Gif sur Yvette, France
Aya Bamba University of Tokyo, Japan
Hans Boehringer Luwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen, Germany
Joel N. Bregman University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
Anne Decourchelle (chair) Commissariat à l'énergie atomique Saclay, Gif sur Yvette, France
Andy Fabian University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Jimmy Irwin University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, USA
Jelle Kaastra Netherlands Institute for Space Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Rosine Lallement Observatoire de Paris, Meudon, France
Pasquale Mazzotta Università di Roma "Tor Vergata", Italy
Takaya Ohashi Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan
Paul Plucinsky Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, USA
John Raymond Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, USA
Thomas Reiprich Bonn University, Germany
Samar Safi-Harb University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
Norbert Schartel (co-chair) European Space Agency, Villanueva de la Cañada, Spain
Aurora Simionescu Netherlands Institute for Space Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Randall Smith Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, USA
Regis Terrier Université Paris Diderot, France
Jacco Vink University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Q. Daniel Wang University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA

Local Organising Committee (LOC)

Simone Migliari (Chair), Lucia Ballo, Ignacio de la Calle, Jacobo Ebrero, Felix Fürst, Cristina Hernandez, Aitor Ibarra, Jan-Uwe Ness, Richard Saxton, Norbert Schartel, Michael Smith, Ana Willis, Ivan Valtchanov

Important Dates

End of January 2019 Opening of Registration and abstract submission
Second Announcement
Friday, 01 March 2019 Deadline abstract submission
Monday, 08 April 2019 Notification to authors
Tuesday, 30 April 2019 Early registration deadline
Thursday, 30 May 2019 Late registration deadline

Registration and Abstract

The registration fee will be 80 €. The fee includes the coffee breaks, a printed issue of the refereed conference proceedings, and a shuttle bus transfer between Madrid and ESAC.

Registration and abstract submission is planned to open at the end of January 2019, with deadline for abstract submission 01 March 2019.

Decisions about accepted presentations (talks and posters) will be communicated before the early registration deadline.

Proceedings

Conference proceedings will be published as a regular issue of the refereed journal Astronomical Notes.

Venue and Accommodation

The workshop will be held at the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC), near Madrid, Spain. We will not block hotel rooms for the conference in any particular hotel, but a list of recommended hotels together with useful links will be posted soon.

A shuttle bus service between Madrid and ESAC will be provided.

Childcare Service

We are pleased to offer a Childcare Service during the three days of the workshop. The service will be given on-site at ESAC and will be available for all registered participants.

To make reservations and for further information, please contact directly the LOC.

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