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First Announcement: X-ray Diagnostics of Astrophysical Plasmas

         First Announcement of the Joint Conference on

          X-ray Diagnostics of Astrophysical Plasmas 

                    November 15-17, 2004 

    held at the Sheraton Commander Hotel, Cambridge, MA, USA 

Dear Colleague, 

We are pleased to announce a conference, jointly sponsored by the 
Institute for Theoretical Atomic and Molecular Physics (ITAMP), the 
Chandra X-ray Center, the Constellation-X mission, and the Astro-E2 
Guest Observer Facility, on "X-ray Diagnostics of Astrophysical 

The meeting will concentrate on X-ray diagnostics of plasma 
parameters, including theoretical, experimental, and observational 
results on emission and absorption line diagnostics.  Particular 
emphasis will be given to recent progress in dielectronic and 
inner-shell lines.  Invited speakers come from fields of atomic 
theory, experimental atomic physics, and spectroscopy.  We hope bring 
recent results from these fields to the larger audience of X-ray 
astronomers who are using the Chandra and XMM-Newton grating data or 
who plan to use the high-resolution data from Astro-E2. 

A detailed description of the meeting, including information on 
and submitting contributed talks and posters, can be found on the 
conference website: 

Partial List of Topics 

  -- Experimental results on Fe K shell emission lines 
  -- Observational and Experimental Fe L shell spectroscopy 
  -- Recent results in inner-shell emission lines 
  -- Observed Inner-shell lines from SNR 
  -- Dielectronic Recombination: experimental results, observational effects 
  -- Open Issues Regarding Ionization Balances 
  -- Absorption models for photoionized plasmas 
  -- Non-equilibrium ionization plasma diagnostics 

Contributed Presentations 

In addition to the invited presentations, approximately 10 contributed 
talks will be scheduled.  Participants are also invited to contribute 

Financial Assistance 

Limited  funds are  available for  financial support  for  the meeting 
participants.   Preference  in  providing  support will  be  given  to 
younger scientists and students. 


Note: Attendance will be limited to 150 participants. 

   August 15: Early registration deadline 
September 15: Abstract submission and late registration deadline 

Conference Website: 

Information and registration: 
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