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GSFC XMM-Newton GOF Status Report #245: XMM-Newton Workshop 2013: First Announcement

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_/                    The Fast and the Furious:                     _/
_/          Energetic Phenomena in Isolated Neutron Stars,          _/
_/            Pulsar Wind Nebulae and Supernova Remnants            _/
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_/               ESAC, Spain, 22nd - 24th May 2013                  _/
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             XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre at
              ESA's European Space Astronomy Centre,
P.O. Box - Apdo. 78, 28691 Villanueva de la Canada, Madrid, Spain


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The  European Space  Astronomy  Centre (ESAC)  of  the European  Space
Agency (ESA) is organising the XMM-Newton Science workshop

                       The Fast and the Furious:
             Energetic Phenomena in Isolated Neutron Stars,
               Pulsar Wind Nebulae and Supernova Remnants

                          22nd - 24th May 2013

         European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC), Madrid, Spain


                    - AIMS AND SCOPE OF THE MEETING -

High-energy observations  have strongly  changed our view of isolated
neutron stars, showing that these objects appear in a large variety of
different  classes and  can  exhibit substantial variability on  time
scales from milliseconds to years. Changes in flux and morphology have
also been observed in the nebulae powered by the relativistic winds of
energetic  pulsars.   Great  advances   have  also  been obtained  in
high-energy  observations  of   non-thermal  emission from  supernova

The study of  these objects in the last few  years has taken advantage
of a  multiwavelength approach, thanks to the  combination of powerful
X-ray satellites, such as  XMM-Newton, Chandra, Swift and Suzaku, with
facilities operating  in the gamma-ray range  (INTEGRAL, Agile, Fermi)
and  up to  the highest  energies  covered by  ground based  Cherenkov
telescopes (HESS, MAGIC, VERITAS).

The purpose  of this  Science Workshop is  to discuss our most recent
results  on the  high-energy phenomena  occurring in isolated neutron
stars and related objects like pulsar wind nebulae, supernova remnants
and gamma-ray binaries.



Sandro Mereghetti (chair)    INAF, IASF-Milano, Italy
Werner Becker                MPE, Garching, Germany
Andrei Bykov                 Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute,
                               St. Petersburg, Russia
Wim Hermsen                  SRON, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Victoria Kaspi               McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Demosthenes Kazanas          NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt MD, United States
Chryssa Kouveliotou          NASA/MSFC, Huntsville AL, United States
Dong Lai                     Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, United States
Kazuo Makishima              University of Tokyo, Japan
Sergei Popov                 Sternberg Astronomical Institute, Moscow, 
Norbert Schartel (co-chair)  XMM-Newton SOC, Madrid, Spain
Patrick Slane                CfA, Cambridge MA, United States
Luigi Stella                 INAF, Rome, Italy
Diego Torres                 IEEC-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain
Anna Watts                   University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Martin C. Weisskopf          NASA/MSFC, Huntsville AL, United States
Silvia Zane                  MSSL-UCL, Dorking, Surrey, United Kingdom

                      - LOCAL ORGANISING COMMITTEE -

Jan-Uwe Ness (chair), Michelle Arpizou, Matthias Ehle, Carlos Gabriel,
Aitor Ibarra, Andy Pollock, Richard Saxton and Martin Stuhlinger
(XMM-Newton SOC, ESAC).


                 - IMPORTANT DATES (subject to changes) -

13 February 2013          Opening of registration and abstract submission
2 April     2013          Deadline for submission of abstracts
19 April    2013          Decision about accepted presentations
22 April    2013          Deadline for hotel bookings
26 April    2013          Deadline for registration


                      - REGISTRATION AND ABSTRACTS -

A registration fee  of 50 EUR will be charged  that includes a printed
issue  of  the  refereed  conference  proceedings and  a shuttle  bus
transfer between  the hotel in  Madrid and ESAC. The registration fee
will be due in cash at the registration desk upon arrival.

Registration and abstract submission are  foreseen to open on the 13th
February 2013,  with deadline for abstract submission being 2nd April
and for registration 26th April.

Decisions  about accepted  presentations (talks  and posters)  will be
communicated a few days before the registration deadline.


                       - VENUE AND ACCOMMODATION -

The  workshop will  be held  at  the European  Space Astronomy  Centre
(ESAC), Villafranca del Castillo, Madrid, Spain.

A block booking for the period 21st-24th May 2013 has been made in the

  NH Alberto Aguilera
  Alberto Aguilera, 18
  28015 Madrid, Spain
  Tel. +34 91 446 09 00 / Fax +34 91 446 09 04

The price is 85.80 EUR per person per night and includes breakfast and
wireless internet. Booking details can  be found in the conference web

A shuttle bus service between the hotel and ESAC will be provided.


                             - SOCIAL EVENT -

The workshop  dinner will  take place in  Madrid on Thursday  23rd May
2013 at 21:00 and will cost  around 50 EUR. The tickets for the dinner
will be sold at the  registration desk upon arrival. More details will
be published in due time in the conference web page.


                               - CONTACT -

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