The 1st XRISM Data Analysis Workshop

The primary objective of this workshop is to prepare the astronomical community for the upcoming Cycle 1 General Observer Call for Proposals for XRISM. This workshop will consist of talks and hands-on sessions with experts from the XRISM Science Data Center that will cover XRISM data analysis techniques and software, with the goal of maximizing the use of the unique high resolution spectroscopic and imaging data provided by XRISM.

General Inforamtion

Date: February 22 - 23, 2023

Location: University of Maryland, College Park
                Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center
                Dorothy D. & Nicholas Orem Alumni Hall
                7801 Alumni Drive, College Park, MD 20742

Online:A hybrid option will be available. Registration is still required to receive the link for hybrid attendance.

Registration

There is no registration fee for this workshop; however, registration is required. Please fill out the registration form by December 6th. For space reasons, in-person attendance at the meeting is limited to 60 participants. If more than 60 participants have registered by December 6th, then participation will be determined by a lottery. We will send a notification email by December 19th to those who register for in-person participation. If the demand for online participation is high, we may have to cap the number for practical reasons.

Registration for in-person attendees will include coffee.

Some travel grant may be available for graduate students who need support.

Logistics

Transit

The Washington, DC suburb of College Park, MD, is home to the University of Maryland. The area is most easily accessed by flying into one of the three airports in the region: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), or Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).

The area is also accessible via Amtrak, with the closest stops being BWI airport, New Carrollton, or Washington Union Station.

The University can be accessed via the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) metro system, with a stop at College Park on both the Green and Yellow lines. It is approximately a 30-35 minute walk to the Riggs Alumni Center from this station.

Accommodation

There is no dedicated block of rooms for this event, but there are a few hotels that serve the UMD Campus.

The College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference center is approximately a 12-minute walk to the workshop venue.

The Hotel at the University of Maryland is approximately a 17-minute walk across campus, but provides more food options nearby.

Agenda

TBD

Covid-19 policy

The Covid-19 policy will be determined at a later date and will follow both CDC and University of Maryland guidance.

Contact/Question:Please send your questions using the HEASARC feedback form for XRISM.