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Thursday 24th October 2002

08:30 Registration
09:00 Welcome and introduction Len Culhane (UCL-MSSL)
09:10 Astrophysical X-Ray Spectroscopy: Then, Then Again, and Now Steven Kahn (Columbia)

Session 1: Plasma Modelling (Chair: Jelle Kaastra)

09:40 Current Status of Astrophysical X-ray Spectroscopy and Relevant Atomic Data Ehud Behar (Columbia/Technion)
10:10 Spectroscopic Data for Modelling Highly Ionized Astrophysical Plasmas Randall Smith (CfA)
10:40 CHIANTI: Applications to X-ray High Resolution Spectroscopy Giulio del Zanna (DAMTP, Cambridge)

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

Session 2: Stellar Coronae (Chair: Louise Harra, TBC)

11:30 Coronae of Cool Stars Manuel Güdel (PSI)
12:00 Chandra and XMM-Newton X-ray Spectroscopy of Stars at High Levels of Coronal Activity Marc Audard (Columbia)
12:15 Coronal Abundance Diagnostics with the Chandra LETGS Jürgen Schmitt (Hamburg)
12:30 Stellar Coronal Spectroscopy with the Chandra HETGS David Huenemoerder (MIT)

12:45 Discussions, poster viewing

13:00 Lunch

Session 3: Hot Stars (Chair: Roberto Pallavicini, TBC)

14:00 The X-ray Spectrum of Tau Sco Ton Raassen (SRON)
14:15 Analysis of Doppler-broadened Emission Lines in the Chandra Spectra of OB Stars David Cohen (Swarthmore)

Session 4: X-ray Binaries, Pulsars, Novae (Chair: Steven Kahn)

14:30 Structure and Dynamics of Stellar Winds in High-Mass X-ray Binaries Masao Sako (Caltech)
15:00 Deep XMM-Newton Observations of the X-ray Emission from PSR 1706-44 Katherine McGowan (LANL)
15:15 RX J1856.5-3754: Bare Quark Star or Naked Neutron Star? Silvia Zane (UCL-MSSL)
15:30 XMM-Newton RGS Spectroscopy of EXO 0748-67 Jean Cottam (GSFC)

15:45 Tea, discussions, poster viewing

16:20 XMM-Newton and Chandra Grating Spectroscopy of Dwarf Novae Peter Wheatley (Leicester)
16:35 The Chandra LETGS and ACIS-I Spectra of Nova Velorum 1999 (V382 Vel) Vadim Burwitz (MPE Garching)

Session 5: Supernova Remnants (Chair: Andy Rasmussen)

16:50 The Magellanic Cloud SNRs Kurt van der Heyden (SRON)
17:05 XMM-Newton RGS Spectra of SN1006 and RCW 86 Jacco Vink (Columbia)

17:20 Discussions, poster viewing

19:30 Workshop dinner

Friday 25th October 2002

Session 6: Active Galactic Nuclei and IGM (Chair: Jane Turner / Liz Puchnarewicz)

09:15 Relativistic Emission Features in the Spectra of Seyfert 1 Galaxies Graziella Branduardi-Raymont (UCL-MSSL)
09:45 XSPEC model PHOTOION: Modelling Photoionized X-ray Plasmas Wherever They May Occur Ali Kinkhabwala (Columbia)
10:15 Chandra and XMM-Newton Results on NGC 5548 Katrien Steenbrugge (SRON)
10:30 XMM-Newton RGS Observations of Warm Absorbers in Seyfert 1 Galaxies Alex Blustin (UCL-MSSL)

10:45 Coffee, discussions, poster viewing

11:20 New Results from Chandra Grating Observations of AGN Tahir Yaqoob (JHU)
11:35 A Comparative View of the Warm Absorbers/Emitters Observed with the Chandra High Resolution Gratings Raquel Morales (CfA)
11:50 Chandra and FUSE Detection of the Local WHIM Fabrizio Nicastro (CfA)
12:05 X-ray Emission Line Gas in the Liner Galaxy M81 Mat Page (UCL-MSSL)
12:20 Detection of the Local Group IGM with the XMM-Newton RGS Andy Rasmussen (Columbia)

12:35 Discussions, poster viewing

13:00 Lunch

Session 7: Clusters of Galaxies (Chair: John Peterson)

14:00 XMM-Newton RGS Observations of Clusters of Galaxies Jelle Kaastra (SRON)
14:30 High Resolution HETG Spectroscopy of Cooling Flow Clusters Michael Wise (MIT)

Session 8: Instrumentation/Data Analysis (Chair: David Huenemoerder)

14:45 Extended Source Analysis for Grating Spectrometers Dan Dewey (MIT)
15:00 Monte Carlo Methods for the XMM-Newton RGS John Peterson (Columbia)

15:15 Tea, discussions, poster viewing

15:45 A Pile-up Correction Technique for Dispersed Spectra John Davis (MIT)
16:00 XMM-Newton RGS Calibration/Performance Jan Willem den Herder (SRON)

16:15 Further discussions and workshop close

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