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X-ray School Program

The following is a preliminary program. Times of individual topics may change although all the lectures listed will be presented at some point during the week. The lectures on astronomical topics (clusters, AGN, etc.) will concentrate on data analysis issues typical to this topic and are not intended to be complete overviews of the field.

The lectures take place in Room 101 of Corcoran Hall ( 725 21 Street NW) at the George Washington University.

Monday, August 6
8:45-9:00 Welcoming remarks
9:00-9:55 Introduction to X-ray astronomy (PPT, HTML, PDF) Keith Arnaud
10.00-10:45 X-ray Optics (PDF) Dan Schwartz
10:45-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:45 Supernova Remnants (PPT, HTML, PDF) Una Hwang
11:45-12:30 Emission processes I (PPT, HTML, PDF) Randall Smith
12:30-1:30 Lunch Break
1:30-2:15 PC and other detector techniques (PPT, HTML, PDF) Keith Jahoda
2:15-3:00 Stars (PPT, HTML, PDF) Rachel Osten
3:00-3:15 Tea Break
3:15-4:15 Software, archive and other related issues (PPT, HTML, PDF) Keith Arnaud
4:15-6:00 Set up machines. Helpful links
Tuesday, August 7
9:00-9:45 Emission processes II (PPT, HTML, PDF) Randall Smith
9:45-10:30 CCD Detectors (PPT, HTML, PDF) Catherine Grant
10:30-10:45 Coffee Break
10:45-11:30 AGN (PDF) Dan Schwartz
11:30-12:15 Statistics (PPT) Aneta Siemiginowska
12:30-1:30 Lunch Break
1:30-5:00 Work on data analysis projects
Wednesday, August 8
8:45-9:45 Emission processes III (PPT, HTML, PDF) Leonard Maximon/William Parke
9:45-10:30 GRBs and Swift (PPT, HTML, PDF) Craig Markwardt
10:30-10:45 Coffee Break
10:45-11:30 Local galaxies and the ISM (PPT, HTML, PDF) Kip Kuntz
11:30-12:15 More on Software/Calibration Lecturers as appropriate
12:30-1:30 Lunch Break
1:30-5:00 Work on data analysis projects
Thursday, August 9
9:00-9:45 Clusters (PPT, HTML, PDF) Keith Arnaud
9:45-10:30 X-ray binaries (PPT, HTML, PDF) Tim Kallman
10:30-10:45 Coffee Break
10:45-11:30 Timing (PPT, HTML, PDF) Tod Strohmayer
11:30-12:15 Surveys (PPT, HTML, PDF) Ann Hornschemeier
12:30-1:30 Lunch Break
1:30-5:00 Work on data analysis projects
Friday, August 10
9:00-12:30 Finish projects
12:30-1:30 Lunch Break
1:30-5:00 Project presentations

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