Swift and a burst Workshop scientific programme

Tuesday 11th July 2006

10:00 Registration
10:25 Welcome and introduction Mat Page (UCL/MSSL)

Session 1: Clusters, galaxies and AGN (Chair: Mike Watson)

10:30 The XMM Cluster Survey Matt Hilton (Liverpool John Moores)

10:50 Tracing gas motions in the Centaurus Cluster James Graham (Cambridge)

11:10 The evolution of the ISM in post-merger galaxies Anne Sansom (Lancashire)

11:30 Relating accretion rate and jet power in elliptical galaxies Robert Dunn (Cambridge)

11:50 AGN heating in cores of galaxy groups Nazirah Jetha (Birmingham)

12:10 AGN line-width and black hole timing Ian McHardy (Southampton)

12:30 X-ray and optical variability of AGN as observed with XMM-Newton Rebecca Smith (Leicester)

12:50 The 2XMMp catalogue Mike Watson (Leicester)

12:55 Lunch, discussions, poster viewing

Session 2: AGN, galaxies, gamma-ray and un-identified objects (Chair: Tim Roberts)

14:10 Bolometric corrections for AGN and studies of the X-ray background Ranjan Vasudevan (Cambridge)

14:25 The environment of AGN at z~1 Antonis Georgakakis (Imperial College)

14:40 The evolution and demographics of obscured AGN Tom Dwelly (Southampton)

15:00 XMM-Newton observations of unidentified gamma-ray objects Roberto Mignani (UCL/MSSL)

15:20 Artificial variability in XMM-Newton observations of M31 X-ray sources, and beyond Robin Barnard (Open University)

15:40 Tea, discussions, poster viewing

Session 3: Binary objects (Chair: Peter Wheatley)

16:00 The 2005 Outburst of GRO J1655-40 - Swift observations of a black hole X-ray transient Catherine Brocksopp (UCL/MSSL)

16:15 The nature of the close magnetic white dwarf + brown dwarf binary SDSS J121209.31+013627.7 Matt Burleigh (Leicester)

16:30 Hidden magnetic accretors in Cataclysmic Variables: latest results from XMM-Newton Darren Baskill (Leicester)

16:50 Ultra-compact binaries Gavin Ramsay (UCL/MSSL)

17:10 Swift observations of the 2006 outburst of the recurrent nova RS Ophiuchi Michael Bode (Liverpool John Moores)

17:30 Reception

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