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X-Ray Polarimetry Workshop
Jointly organized by the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC), NASA/GSFC Laboratory for High Energy Astrophysics and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
held at SLAC, Stanford, California, 9-11 February 2004

Schedule, Abstracts, Talks

The last few years have seen renewed effort toward achieving real measurements of polarization in the X-ray and hard X-ray band. These include several recent proposals to NASA for dedicated polarimetry missions in addition to the polarimetry efforts on RHESSI and future missions in Japan and Europe. It is clear that there is a significant community involved in these efforts. On the other hand, there has not been a great deal of recent theoretical work on X-ray polarimetry. In view of this, a workshop was held on this subject. The goals were to provide a forum for discussion among experimental groups, to stimulate work by theorists in this field, and to build support in the broader high energy astrophysics community for polarimetry.

The conference was held February 9-11 2004 at SLAC (Stanford).

There will be no printed book of proceedings. Instead we have put electronic versions of papers on the web here.

Scientific Organizing Committee

Tim Kallman - NASA/GSFC
Eric Silver - Center for Astrophysics
Ronaldo Bellazzini - INFN
Roger Blandford - Stanford
Stephen Boggs - Space Sciences Laboratory
Enrico Costa - IASF, Roma
Andrew Fabian - University of Cambridge
George Fraser - Leicester University
Alice Harding - NASA/GSFC
Phillip Kaaret - Center for Astrophysics
Steve Kahn - Stanford
Greg Madejski - Stanford
Herman Marshall - MIT
Mark Mcconnell - University of New Hampshire
Rob Petre - NASA/GSFC
Juri Poutanen - Univesity of Oulu
Herbert Schnopper - Center for Astrophysics
Rashid Sunyaev - MPI
Jean Swank - NASA/GSFC
Martin Weisskopf - NASA/MSFC
Nick White - NASA/GSFC

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Curator: Michael Arida (SP Sys); arida@milkyway.gsfc.nasa.gov
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