Centaurus Cluster:  A cluster of galaxies about 170 million light years from Earth, located in the constellation Centaurus.
NASA/IoA/J.Sanders & A.Fabian
X-ray Astronomy School 
May 12-16, 2003
Wallops Island, VA

Registration Deadline:  March 31, 2003

Program Schedule

1E0657-56:  An extremely hot galaxy cluster about 4 billion light years from Earth
Credit: NASA/SAO/CXC/M.Markevitch et al.

2003 X-ray Astronomy School Announcement
Goals and Purpose
Program and Schedule
Registration Information
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This is the schedule of the lectures.
Monday, May 12
9:00-10.00Registration and Welcome
10:00-11.00Introduction to X-ray astronomy (PPT, HTML, PDF)Keith Arnaud
11.00-12.00Statistics I (PDF)Peter Freeman
12:00-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:30 Imaging Analysis (PPT, HTML) Aneta Siemiginowska
2:30-3:30 ISM (PPT, HTML, PDF) Randall Smith
3:30-4:00 Break
4:00-5:00X-ray Optics (PDF) Dan Schwartz
Tuesday, May 13
9:00-10.00Statistics II (PDF)Peter Freeman
10:00-11:00 Basic detector processes (PDF) Dan Schwartz
11:00-12:00 Stars Vinay Kashyap
12:00-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:30 AGN (PPT, HTML, PDF) Aneta Siemiginowska
2:30-3:30 Atomic Physics (PPT, HTML, PDF) Randall Smith
3:30-4:00 Break
4:00-5:00 Low resolution spectra(PPT, HTML, PDF) Keith Arnaud
Wednesday, May 14
9:00-10:00 Source detection I (PPT, HTML, PDF) Peter Freeman
10:00-11:00 Continuum processes (PPT, HTML, PDF) Ilana Harrus
11:00-12:00 Source detection II (PDF) Vinay Kashyap
12:00-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:30 Collisional Plasmas (PPT, HTML, PDF) Randall Smith
2:30-3:30 SNR (PPT, HTML, PDF) Ilana Harrus
3:30-5:00 Free
Thursday, May 15
9:00-10:00 CCDs (PPT, HTML, PDF)George Chartas
10:00-11:00 Clusters (PPT, HTML, PDF) Keith Arnaud
11:00-12:00 Calorimeters Tali Figueroa
12:00-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:30 Gravitational lenses (PPT, HTML, PDF)George Chartas
2:30-3:30 Photo-ionized plasmas (PPT, HTML, PDF) Tim Kallman
3:30-5:00 High resolution spectra (PPT, HTML, PDF) Randall Smith
Friday, May 16
9:00-10:00 Timing (PPT, HTML, PDF)Zaven Arzoumanian
10:00-11:00 How to write a great proposal Panel
11:00-12:00 The future(PPT, HTML, PDF) Keith Arnaud

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Meeting organized jointly  by:
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