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GSFC XMM-Newton GOF Status Report #189: XMM-NEWTON NEWS #103
_/ XMM-NEWTON NEWS #103 --- 02-Feb-2010 _/
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- XMM-Newton Workshop "Ultra-Luminous X-ray sources and Middle
Weight Black Holes": registration and abstract submission open
- Update of the EPIC Calibration Status Document
- Conference announcement: IXO Science Meeting
XMM-Newton Workshop "Ultra-Luminous X-ray sources and Middle Weight
Black Holes": registration and abstract submission open
As announced in issue #95 of the XMM-Newton Newsletter, the XMM-Newton
Science Operations Centre is organising an astrophysical workshop from
Monday the 24th to Wednesday the 26th of May 2010 at the XMM-Newton
Science Operations Centre in Madrid, Spain.
The aim of the workshop is to explore the physical nature of
Ultra-Luminous X-ray sources (ULXs) and their connection to
intermediate mass black holes (IMBHs). Theorists and observers from
the cosmology, X-ray,stellar dynamics, and AGN communities are invited
to explore topics of common interest, review new and recent results,
and discuss the impact of upcoming observatories and space missions
for black hole research.
Registration and abstract submission for this workshop is now open.
Deadline for abstract submission is Thursday, the 18th of March 2010.
More information is available at the workshop website at:
Update of the EPIC Calibration Status Document
An update of the EPIC Calibration Status Document is now available on
the the XMM-Newton Calibration Portal at:
Please, refer to Section 3 of this document for a history of its
Conference announcement: IXO Science Meeting
The "IXO Science Meeting" will be held from the 27th to the 29th of
April in Paris.
The International X-ray Observatory (IXO), a joint mission of ESA,
NASA and JAXA, combines a large X-ray mirror with powerful new
instrumentation that will explore the high energy Universe. The
purpose of this workshop is to gather together members of the
astronomical community with an interest in IXO, to discuss the science
we expect to be enabled by the mission and identify new science goals
and drivers. As well as summarising the current status of the project
following the decadal survey in the US activies and the on-going
studies in Europe, topics to be covered include:
- Review (and update if necessary) of the science goals of IXO
- Gathering further science topics that could be addressed by IXO
within current payload baseline.
- Discussion of synergies with other planned or proposed facilities,
e.g. JWST, EUCLID, SPICA, ELTs, ALMA, SKA,...
- Discussion of the timetable for presenting IXO to the Cosmic Vision
down selection process of ESA, and ensuring feedback from the
community to support IXO through the mission selection.
Deadline for abstract submission is the 15th of March 2010.
More information is available at the IXO workshop website at:
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