XMM-Newton-NEWS  #182,    11-Apr-2016

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  • SAS Users Guide updated
  • Science Workshop "XMM-Newton: The Next Decade"
  • Details on XMM-Newton related Ph.D. to become publicly available

New Internet Presence of the XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre

The Users Guide to the XMM-Newton Science Analysis System has been updated for SAS version 15.0 in order to include the latest information on data analysis methods and updated SAS tasks.

The guide is available from the XMM-Newton Proposer's Info and Manuals Web page (Section: Data Analysis) at:


The html version of the SAS Users Guide can directly be accessed under


As announced in Newsletter#181, data analysis Threads were revised for SASv15.0 shortly after the SAS release.

Science Workshop "XMM-Newton: The Next Decade"

As announced in a previous newsletter:


the XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre of the European Space Agency is organising the astrophysical workshop "XMM-Newton: The Next Decade" from 9th to 11th May 2016 at the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC).

Latest information can be found in the conference web page


CONTACT: Local Organising Committee


Details on XMM-Newton related Ph.D. to become publicly available

As explained in previous Newsletters (see e.g. issue #173), the XMM-Newton team is collecting information about the completion of doctorates and Ph.D. theses based on (or making use of) XMM-Newton observations.

So far, received information was only used internally by the SOC. In the framework of mission evaluation, ESA's Science Programme Committee (SPC) has been provided with statistical information about publications, including now also doctorates and Ph.D. theses. As a consequence this information will also be made public.

We will inform about the availability of a dedicated web page in a future Newsletter.


Yours sincerely,
XMM-Newton SOC