The X-ray Universe 2020



ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands
25 - 29 May 2020

A conference organized by the XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre




The XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre is organising the 54 ESLAB conference, a major astrophysical symposium to take place 25 - 29 May 2020 at the European Space Agency's European Space Research and Technology Centre, ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands.

The symposium is the sixth meeting in the series "The X-ray Universe". The aim of the symposium is to have discussions on a broad range of topics in X-ray astrophysics. The meeting will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the launch of XMM-Newton. There will be a large range of presentations highlighting the outstanding results produced over the past two decades using XMM-Newton. In addition, the excellent results obtained with other currently active X-ray missions will also be presented as well as the scientific potential of future missions such as, for example, Athena.


Session topics will include, among others:

  • Stars, White Dwarfs, & Solar System
  • Exoplanets and their host stars
  • White Dwarf Binaries, Neutron Star and Black Hole Binaries, & ULXs
  • Supernovae, SNRs, Isolated Neutron Stars, & Diffuse Emission
  • Galaxies & Galactic Surveys
  • Active Galactic Nuclei
  • Groups of Galaxies, Clusters of Galaxies, & Superclusters
  • Cosmology & Extragalactic Deep Fields
  • Current & Future Missions