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2nd Circular of "New Century of X-ray Astronomy"
Second Circular of the Symposium
"New Century of X-ray Astronomy"
March 6-8, 2001
This is the second announcement of the X-ray symposium entitled "New
Century of X-ray Astronomy", March 6-8, 2001, at Yokohama,
Japan. Following two subjects will be the major goals of the
symposium. First one is the summary of the current knowledge, which is
based on theoretical works, previous observations in X-rays and other
wave bands, especially observations with the new X-ray missions. Some
of previous problems could be answered but more questions are emerging
from new results. The second theme is the science to be explored by
future programmes in the new century and then the technological
breakthrough necessary for such approaches. Tentative programmes and
the list of invited speakers may give you an idea of this
symposium. In this symposium, as the first X-ray symposium of the 21st
century, we would like to map out our course of science and technology
of X-ray astronomy in the new century.
1. Tentative programme
(1) General description and current status of two new missions.
(2) Discoveries and future problems (4 sessions)
Plasma diagnostics of stellar coronae and SNR
Our Galaxy and galaxies
Accretion and outflow in compact objects
Evolution of galaxy cluster and distant universe
4-8 contribution papers and 2 invited talks in each session
Invited speakers will summarize problems after contribution papers
on individual topics
(3) Science and technology of future programmes (4 short sessions)
Science to be explored by future missions
Instrumentation of future programmes
3-4 contribution papers without invited talks in each session for
* General summaries will be given at the end of (2) and (3).
2. Invited talks (time for discussion is included)
Harvey Tananbaum(CfA, USA) 20'
Fred Jansen (ESTEC, Netherlands) 20'
Jeffrey Linsky(Univ. of Colorado, USA) 30'
Bernd Aschenbach(MPE, Germany) 30'
Chris Done(Univ. of Durham, UK)* 30'
Shin Mineshige(Kyoto Univ. Japan) 30'
Niel Brandt(Penn State Univ. USA) 30'
Katsuji Koyama(Kyoto Univ., Japan) 30'
Giuseppina Fabbiano (CFA, USA), 30'
Craig Sarazin(Univ. of Virginia, USA)* 30'
Guenther Hasinger(AIP, Germany) 30'
Roger Blandford (CalTech, USA) 50'
Kazuo Makishima (Univ. of Tokyo, Japan) 30'
* To be confirmed
Invited speakers are strongly suggested to mention following points.
(1) Previous works including multiwavelength framework and theoretical
(2) Discoveries with new missions
Topics will be discussed in the contribution papers prior to
(3) Future problems
(4) Future key observations to solve the problems
3. Contribution papers
Poster papers and limited number of oral papers are solicited. In the
second session, 15 minutes are assigned to contribution papers. In the
third session for the future programmes, all presentations are
contribution papers for 20 minutes each. Again, the time for
discussion is included. Please choose "oral" or "poster" in the
abstract form. Poster session will be held in the room next to the
conference hall. Details of the posters will be announced in the final
circular, which may appear in January 2001.
The symposium banquet will be held at the Hotel New Grand on
Wednesday, March 7.
II. Symposium Organization
1. International Advisory Committee(IAC)
Prahlad Agrawal (TIFR, India),
Roger Blandford (CalTech, USA),
Giuseppina Fabbiano (CFA, USA),
Guenther Hasinger(AIP, Germany),
Katsuji Koyama(Kyoto Univ., Japan),
Kazuo Makishima (Univ. of Tokyo, Japan),
Luigi Piro (IAS, C.N.R. Rome, Italy),
Arvind Parmar (ESTEC, Netherlands),
Hiroshi Tsunemi (Osaka Univ., Japan),
Martin Turner (Univ. of Leicester, UK),
Martin Weisskopf(NASA/MSFC, USA),
Nicholas White (NASA/GSFC, USA)
2. Organizing committee
Hajime Inoue (ISAS: Chair), Hideyo Kunieda (ISAS, Secretary),
Nobuyuki Kawai (RIKEN), Shunji Kitamoto (Osaka Univ.),
Kazuhisa Mitsuda (ISAS), Takaya Ohashi (Tokyo Met. Univ.),
Tadayuki Takahashi (ISAS), Yuzuru Tawara (Nagoya Univ.)
3. Science secretary
Tadayasu Dotani(ISAS; chief), Ryuichi Fujimoto(ISAS),
Manabu Ishida(ISAS), Yoshitaka Ishisaki(Tokyo Met. Univ.),
Masanobu Ozaki(ISAS), Makoto Tashiro(Saitama Univ.),
Yoshihiro Ueda(ISAS), Akiko Yamashita(ISAS)
4. Supporting organizations
This symposium is hosted by the Institute of Space and Astronautical
Science(ISAS) and supported by the Japan Ministry of Education,
Science, Sports and Culture, and the High Energy AstroPhysics
Association of Japan (HEAPA: chaired by K. Koyama).
5. Web page and contact address
(1) For more information, visit our web page at
(2) If you do not have an access to the web or would like to alter
some information that was submitted, please e-mail us or fax to the
The Institute of Space and Astronautical Science
3-1-1 Yoshinodai, Sagamihara, Kanagawa, 229-8510 Japan
III. Application forms
The registration has to be done through the web page. If network is
not available, please ask the contact address to send you the
application form. The registration fee is Japanese Yen (JY) 10,000 and
JY 6,000 for the banquet. For students, it is JY 7,000 and JY 6000 for
the banquet. The cost of proceedings is also included. VISA and Master
Cards will be accepted. In order to keep security, please send the
credit card information form to us by fax or postal mail. Do not send
it by e-mail! Note that credit cards will not be accepted at the
conference site. Please bring Japanese currency, if you want to pay
the fee at the conference site. For Japanese, the postal account is
available to transfer the fee. Please request the form to the contact
address. Payment by credit cards and postal account has to be
completed before February 14, 2001. Full refund less an administration
charge of 5 % of the payment is possible before February 28,
2001. After this due, no refund will be made.
2. Abstract submission
If you want to present papers in the symposium, please send the
abstract with the choice of "oral" or "poster". Abstracts have to be
submitted to present any papers through the web page.
The due date is on December 10, 2000 (UT)
The abstract has to be prepared by the LaTex format, which can be
downloaded from the web page. It should match to a half page of
A4. After the due date on December 10, paper submission will not be
3. Hotel reservation
Accommodation reservation has to be done directly with the travel agent JTB.
Japan Travel Bureau, Inc.
International Travel Division
Convention Center (CD100993-971)
5-5-2 Kiba, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-8520 Japan
The application form has to be downloaded from the web page. Again, if
the web is not available, please ask us to send the accommodation
application form by fax to you. The dead line is on January 6,
2001. Do not send hotel forms to the contact address of the symposium.
Currently following hotels are blocked for the conference rate:
Single room Twin/Double room
Hotel New Grand JY 14,500 JY 18,000
Hotel Yokohama Garden JY 10,000 JY 16,000
Star Hotel Yokohama JY 9,000 JY 15,000
IV. Conference site
9F, Sangyo Boueki Center Bldg.,
2 Yamashita-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama 231-0023, Japan
The location of the symposium site is in the heart of the Yokohama
water front area. This is the first port opened to foreign countries
after the long seclusion of Japan in Edo era. The picture in the
symposium poster shows the Yokohama Port more than 100 years ago. Now
a days, it is renovated to an attractive area for all generations with
various amusement facilities, shopping malls, hotels and the largest
China town in Japan. It is about 30 km south west of
Tokyo. Shinkansen, the bullet-train will allow us to get Nagoya, Kyoto
and Osaka within a few hours from Yokohama. See the web page of city
We are looking forward to seeing you at this exciting symposium.
Chair of Organizing Committee
Institute of Space and Astronautical Science
Important due dates and addressees of applications
December 10, 2000 Registration: submit through web
December 10, 2000 Abstract: submit through web
January 6, 2001 Hotel reservation: fax to JTB
February 14, 2001 Credit card information: send by post or fax
to contact address
February 14, 2001 Postal transfer for the fee
February 28, 2001 Refund is not available after this date
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