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[XTEnews]: Large Observatory For X-ray Timing (LOFT) Science Meeting - October 26-28 2011

   Dear Colleague,

   LOFT, the Large Observatory For X-ray Timing, is a newly proposed space
   mission that will answer fundamental questions about the motion of
   matter orbiting close to the event horizon of a black hole, and the
   state of matter in neutron stars.  LOFT was recently selected by ESA as
   one of the four M3 mission candidates that will compete for a launch
   opportunity at the start of the 2020s.

   During this assessment phase we need to make a full study of the
   exciting science that could be done with such a telescope, and solidify
   the relationship between the science goals and the technical

   To do this, and to solicit full involvement from the wider astronomical
   community in this opportunity, there will be a LOFT Science meeting on
   October 26-28 this year at the Science Park in Amsterdam, the
   Netherlands. There will be a mix of invited reviews, contributed talks,
   and discussion sessions, to ensure that innovative science ideas get
   full exposure.  To register, and for more details, please see the
   meeting website:

   If you would also like to subscribe to the LOFT supporters newsletter,
   you can do this via the LOFT website:

   We look forward to seeing you in Amsterdam in October!
   Anna Watts, on behalf of the international SOC