The 5th US X-ray Astronomy School
August 6 - 10, 2007
The George Washington University
There are currently five operating X-ray astronomer satellites, Chandra, RXTE, Swift, Suzaku, and XMM-Newton, in addition to the on-line archives from earlier
missions. X-ray astronomy is thus an important resoource for
research in many topics in astrophysics. However, many astronomers
have never analyzed X-ray data and do not have a clear idea of the
methods and challenges involved.
To enable young astronomers to get a good command
of an important sub-topic in astronomy, we are
organizing our fifth X-ray school intended for graduate students and
recent postdocs who want to understand the intricacies of X-ray astronomy.
The emphasis will be on the foundations of X-ray
astronomy rather than on any particular software tools. However, the
school does include a hands-on component in which participants will
analyze an X-ray dataset of their choise using the standard software.
The school is organized jointly by the HEASARC, CRESST, the Chandra X-ray Center, and the Physics Department, The George
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