XEUS Con-X artistic impression Workshop scientific programme

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Thursday 19th March 2009

08:30 Registration
09:00 Welcome and introduction Mark Cropper (UCL-MSSL)

Session 1: Plasma Modelling (Chair: Jelle Kaastra)
09:10 The challenges of plasma modeling: Current status and future plans (review) Randall Smith (SAO)
09:40 Impact of sub-keV soft excess on warm absorbers Susmita Chakravorty (IUCAA)

Session 2: X-ray Binaries (Chair: Frank Verbunt)
09:55 X-ray spectroscopy of X-ray binaries (review) Laurence Boirin (Strasbourg Observatory)
10:25 Investigating the nature of absorption Lines in the Chandra X-Ray Spectra of the neutron star binary 4U 1820-30 Ed Cackett (University of Michigan)
10:40 The complex gas environment of EXO 0748-676 Elisa Costantini (SRON)

10:55 Coffee, discussions, poster viewing (and further registration)

Session 2: X-ray Binaries (cont.) (Chair: Frank Verbunt)
11:25 High resolution spectroscopy of the Low Mass X-ray Binary XB1832-330 Lara Sidoli (INAF-IASF Milano)
11:40 X-ray velocity profiles round the orbit of WR140 Andy Pollock (ESAC)

Session 3: Active Galactic Nuclei (Chair: Alex Blustin)
11:55 High resolution spectroscopy of Active Galactic Nuclei Andy Young (University of Bristol)
12:10 New results on the importance of absorption in shaping the X-ray properties of AGN Tracey Jane Turner (UMBC)
12:25 Absorption and wind models of AGN Lance Miller (University of Oxford)
12:40 X-Ray in AGN outflows - MCG -6-30-15 multicomponents Tomer Holczer (Techion)

13:00 Lunch

Session 3: Active Galactic Nuclei (cont.) (Chair: Tracey Jane Turner)
14:00 Photoionised gas in Seyfert 1 Galaxies revealed through emission lines in high resolution X-ray spectra Anna-Lia Longinotti (MIT)
14:15 A broad-line region origin for the iron Kalpha line in NGC 7213 Stefano Bianchi (Universita' degli Studi di Roma TRE)
14:30 Spatially resolved HETG spectroscopy of ionization cones in Seyfert Galaxies: Detailed studies of NGC 1068 and NGC 2110 Daniel Evans (MIT)
14:45 Locating the warm absorber in NGC 4051 Katrien Steenbrugge (University of Oxford)
15:00 X-ray narrow line region variability as a geometry probe: The case of NGC 5548 Rob Detmers (SRON)
15:15 On the reality of red/blue-shifted narrow lines in X-ray spectra Phil Uttley (University of Southampton)
15:30 LHC science with AGN Doron Chelouche (CITA)

15:45 Tea, discussions, poster viewing

Session 4: Hot Stars and Planetary Nebulae (Chair: Andy Pollock)
16:15 High-resolution X-ray spectroscopy of the planetary nebula BD+303639 Young Sam Yu (Rochester Institute of Technology)
16:30 Ions crossing the contact discontinuity of an astrophysical shock Ehud Behar (NASA/GSFC and Technion)
16:45 Massive Stars in the Orion Trapezium Norbert Schulz (MIT)
17:00 The LETG spectrum of delta Ori Ton Raassen (SRON)

Session 5: Stellar Coronae, and Solar System (Chair: Graziella Branduardi-Raymont)
17:15 High resolution X-Ray spectroscopy of comets Konrad Dennerl (MPE Garching)

17:30 Discussions, poster viewing

19:30 Workshop dinner

Friday 20th March 2009

Session 5 continued: Stellar Coronae, and Solar System (Chair: Ehud Behar)
09:00 X-Ray spectroscopy of cool stars: Present view and future expectations (review) Manuel Guedel (ETH Zurich)
09:30 Revealing the properties of the weak-lined TTauri binary HDE 245059 with Chandra HETGS and Keck Carla Baldovin Saavedra (ISDC/Geneva)
09:45 High-resolution spectroscopy of cool stars Juergen Schmitt (Hamburger Sternwarte)

Session 6: Supernovae, Supernova Remnants, Novae and the ISM (Chair: Paul Plucinsky)
10:00 X-ray spectroscopy of supernova remnants (review) Jacco Vink (Astronomical Institute Utrecht)
10:30 Velocities and 3D structure of the SNRs Cas A and SN1987A Dan Dewey (MIT)
10:45 X-ray spectroscopy of SN(R)1987A with RGS Frank Haberl (MPE)

11:00 Coffee, discussions, poster viewing

Session 6: Supernovae, Supernova Remnants, Novae and the ISM (cont.) (Chair: Jacco Vink)
11:30 The SMC SNR 1E0102.2-7219 as a calibration standard for X-ray Paul Plucinsky (CfA)
11:45 Examination of the X-ray spectrum of the SNR 0509-67.5 Daria Kosenko (Astronomical Institute Utrecht)
12:00 High-resolution XMM-Newton X-ray spectra of V2491 Cyg probing different stages of evolution Jan-Uwe Ness (ESAC)

Session 7: Clusters of Galaxies and the WHIM (Chair: Takaya Ohashi)
12:15 Local X-ray absorption: Galactic corona or IGM? Rik Williams (Leiden Observatory)
12:30 Cool gas in the core of the Centaurus cluster Jeremy Sanders (IoA, Cambridge)
12:45 The WHIM: Current observational evidence and future prospects with IXO Fabrizio Nicastro (INAF-OAR/UoC)

13:00 Lunch

Session 8: Future Missions (Chair: Fabrizio Nicastro)
14:00 The International X-ray Observatory (IXO) (review) Arvind Parmar (ESA)
14:30 The High Resolution X-ray Spectrometer, SXS, on the Astro-H mission Kazuhiasa Mitsuda (ISAS/JAXA)
14:45 DIOS: An X-ray mission to survey missing baryons Takaya Ohashi (Tokyo Metropolitan University)
15:00 X-ray spectroscopy: Opportunities in the future Jan-Willem den Herder (SRON)
15:15 A completely different view of RGS observations: A trial to estimate the intrinsic discovery space Norbert Schartel (ESA)

15:30 Closing remarks and general discussion Jelle Kaastra (SRON)

16:00 Tea and good-byes

Workshop posters

1-1 Atomic data for the X-ray plasma modelling - recent advances Giulio del Zanna (DAMTP Cambridge)
3-2 XMM-Newton High resolution spectroscopy of NGC 3516 Missagh Mehdipour (UCL-MSSL)
3-3 The nuclear environment of 3C 33 as observed by Chandra and XMM-Newton Eleonora Torresi (INAF-IASF Bologna; University of Bologna)
5-1 Multi-wavelength observing of a forming solar-like star Scott Gregory (University of St Andrews)
5-2 Solar Wind Charge Exchange X-ray emission from the Earth's Magnetosheath Jennifer Carter, Steve Sembay and Andrew Read (University of Leicester)
6-1 XMM-Newton RGS spectrum of RX J0720.4-3125: Absorption feature at 0.57 keV V. Hambaryan (AIU Jena), R. Neuhaeuser (AIU Jena), F. Haberl (MPE), M.M. Hohle (MPE Garching & AIU Jena), A.D. Schwope (Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam)
6-2 Variable spectrum of the X-Ray pulsar RX J0720.4-3125 Markus M. Hohle (MPE Garching & AIU Jena) & Frank Haberl (MPE)
8-2 Role of limb brightening in the angular momentum determination of accreting black holes Jiri Svoboda (Astronomical Institute of Academy of Sciences in Prague)
8-3 High Resolution Soft X-Ray Spectroscopy with a Critical-Angle Transmission Grating Spectrometer Norbert S. Schulz, Ralf K. Heilmann, Minseung Ahn, David Huenemoerder, Mark L. Schattenburg and the MIT CAT team

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