XMM-Newton-NEWS  #189,    26-Oct-2016

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  • Conference Announcement: "AHEAD Background Workshop 2016"

Conference Announcement: "AHEAD Background Workshop 2016"

The "AHEAD Background Workshop 2016" will be held in Rome (Italy) from the 28th to the 30th November 2016.

This workshop is mainly devoted  to particles and their interaction with high  energy space observatories  with specific  reference to  the X-Ray observatory Athena, the second ESA  large class mission.  The focus will be  primarily on  the effects  of particles  on detector  background and damage. We plan to address different environments (e.g. low-earth orbit, high earth orbit,  L1, L2 etc.) as well  as different particles species, making use of data collected from existing missions, such as XMM-Newton.

Deadline for abstract submission is 28th October 2016.

Further information can be found at


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