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Joint Conf on X-ray Diagnostics: early reg'n extended

          Second 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 
  ***Note: Early Registration Has Been Extended to September 1st*** 

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 
registration and submitting contributed talks and posters, can be 
found on the conference website: 


Partial List of Speakers and Titles: 

Nigel Badnell        "Dielectronic Recombination: theory, methods, and 
                      potential errors" 
Peter Beiersdorfer   "Fe K shell experimental data" 
Greg Brown           "Experimental results on Fe L shell diagnostics" 
Gary Ferland         "Lessons from Non-X-ray photoionized spectroscopy" 
Tom Gorczyca         "Status of Inner-shell and Auger theory" 
Ming Feng Gu         "Theoretical calculations of Fe L shell 
Mario Jimenez-Garate "X-ray lines from illuminated accretion disks & 
Jelle Kaastra        "Rolf Mewe: a career devoted to X-ray 
Svetlana Kotochigova "Accurate wavelengths and the NIST Database" 
Martin Laming	     "Open Issues Regarding Ionization Balances" 
Chris Mauche         "Fe L-shell Density Diagnostics in Theory and 
Anil Pradhan         "Status of Astrophysical Atomic Data Needs" 
Delphine Porquet     "He-like line diagnostics" 
Cara Rakowski        "Non-equilibrium ionization plasma diagnostics" 
John Raymond         "History of X-ray Diagnostics of Astrophysical 
Francis Robicheaux   "A Primer on Atomic Theory Calculations" 
Wilt Sanders	     "Overview of Existing and Planned X-ray Missions" 
Daniel Savin         "Ionization and recombination: laboratory 
                      and observational consequences" 
Eric Silver          "High-energy high-resolution X-ray spectroscopy" 
Allan Whiteford	     "Lessons from fusion X-ray spectroscopy for 
Jacco Vink           "Detailed X-ray Spectroscopy of SN 1006" 

Contributed Presentations 

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


Attendance will be limited to 150 participants, due to space 
at the conference hotel.   

September 1: Early registration deadline 
October   1: Abstract submission and late registration deadline 

Conference Website: 

Information and registration: 
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