The 2011 X-ray Astronomy School
August 1 - 5, 2011
Chandra X-ray Center
There are currently five operating X-ray astronomy satellites, Chandra, RXTE, Swift, Suzaku, and XMM-Newton, in addition to the on-line archives from earlier
missions. X-ray astronomy is thus an important resource for
research in many topics in astrophysics. However, many astronomers
have never analyzed X-ray data and do not have a clear idea of the
methods and challenges involved.
The lectures emphasize the foundations of X-ray astronomy rather than
any particular software tools. However, the school does include a
hands-on component in which participants will analyze an X-ray dataset
of their choice using the standard software.
By attending the X-ray Astronomy School, students will have the
opportunity to learn from scientists who are actively participating in
X-ray research and analysis. The School also allows the next
generation of X-ray Astronomers to discuss their research interests
with their colleagues and future collaborators.
There will be a free one-day workshop on the CIAO software package on
6 August 2011. Students attending the X-ray Astronomy School may
choose to attend this workshop as well.
The school is organized jointly by the HEASARC at NASA Goddard Space
and the Chandra X-ray Center.
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