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GSFC XMM-Newton GOF Status Report #198: XMM-NEWTON NEWS #111

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 - XMM-Newton Conference: "The X-ray Universe 2011"
 - New version of the MOS redistribution calibration files
 - ESA Research Fellowships in Space Science at ESAC

XMM-Newton Conference: "The X-ray Universe 2011"

The  XMM-Newton  Science  Operations  Centre  is  organising  a  major
astrophysical symposium from Monday 27th to Thursday 30th of June 2011
in Berlin, Germany.

The symposium  is the third  international meeting in the  series "The
X-ray Universe".  The  intention is to gather a  general collection of
research  in high energy  astrophysics. The  symposium will  provide a
showcase for  results, discoveries  and expectations from  current and
future X-ray missions.

More information, including details  on the key dates for registration
and abstract submission will be announced later this year.

New version of the MOS redistribution calibration files

Version #75 of the  MOS redistribution Current Calibration Files (CCF)
has been released. The need of  this new version was driven by the end
of validity  date of the  previous CCF, version #74,  accidentally set

Spectral  analysis of  MOS exposures  with an  observation  date after
January 1,  2010, needs to  be redone with  the new CCF  version, made
available in the public CCF data repository.

More information can be found in a related watchout at:


and in the CCF release note at:


ESA Research Fellowships in Space Science at ESAC

Postdoctoral  fellowships in  the area  of Astronomy  and Astrophysics
related  to  the  X-ray  observatory  XMM-Newton are  tenable  at  the
XMM-Newton Science  Operations Centre in the  European Space Astronomy
Centre (ESAC) located in Villafranca del Castillo, near Madrid, Spain.

The European Space Agency awards several postdoctoral fellowships each
year. The  aim of  these fellowships is  to provide  young scientists,
holding a PhD  or the equivalent degree, with  the means of performing
space science research in fields related to the ESA Science Programme.

Preference  will  be given  to  applications  submitted by  candidates
within five years of receiving their PhD. Candidates not holding a PhD
yet  are  encouraged to  apply,  but  they  must provide  evidence  of
receiving their degree before starting the fellowship.

Research opportunities with  XMM-Newton science staff include: studies
of the high  energy emission of novae, (massive)  stars, galaxies, and
AGN using XMM-Newton data.  Working at ESAC within the XMM-Newton team
gives the unique opportunity of  being in contact with the calibration
scientists,  the developers  of  the analysis  software  and the  User
Support Group.

Please contact  Norbert Schartel (Norbert.Schartel@sciops.esa.int) for
more details on ESA Research Fellowships related to XMM-Newton.

The deadline for the current call for applications is 1 October 2010.

More  information on the  ESA Research  Fellowship programme  in Space
Science, on the conditions and eligibility, as well as the application
form can be found on the Internet at:


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