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

 

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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

Scientific Organising Committee

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

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