XEUS Con-X artistic impression Spectroscopy school programme

The presentations for the spectroscopy school are now all available here. The spectroscopy exercises, related spectral files, and SPEX manual can be found here. You can also download the Knoppix CD image, from which you can write a CD that enables you to run SPEX in a linux environment on a Window PC, from here.

Tuesday 17th March 2009

08:30 Registration
09:00 Welcome and introduction Graziella Branduardi-Raymont (UCL/MSSL)
09:10 Atomic processes in plasmas Ehud Behar (NASA/GSFC)
10:10 Basics of spectroscopy Frits Paerels (Columbia)
11:10 Coffee
11:40 Spectroscopic techniques Frank Verbunt (Utrecht)
12:40 Statistics: Velocity profiles Andy Pollock (ESAC)
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Introduction to SPEX Elisa Costantini (SRON)
14:45 Exercises 1: Basics of SPEX, stellar spectra
15:45 Tea
16:15 Exercises 1 (continued): Basics of SPEX, stellar spectra
17:00 Advanced SPEX models: DEM, NEI etc. Jelle Kaastra (SRON)
17:45 End of the day's activities
18:00 Reception - drinks and nibbles (complimentary)
20:00 Closing for the day

Wednesday 18th March 2009

09:00 Exercises 2: Clusters, stars and supernovae
10:45 Coffee
11:15 Plasma codes Randall Smith (SAO)
12:15 SPEX absorption models Katrien Steenbrugge (Oxford)
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Exercises 3: AGN
15:45 Tea
16:15 Current and future spectrometers Frits Paerels (Columbia)
17:00 Closing remarks Graziella Branduardi-Raymont (UCL-MSSL)

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