ROSSI 2000: Astrophysics with the Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer:
Scientific Program


Wednesday, March 22, 2000

8:25 Welcome and Announcements

8:30 - 10:15 Galactic Source Rapid Variability I (chair - Psaltis):

  Michiel van der Klis Rapid X-ray Variability in XRBs  
                       (30+5, invited)

  Tod Strohmayer       Burst Oscillations and Their Implications 
                       (25+5, invited)

  Mike Muno            Bursts and Oscillations from KS 1731-260 
                       (10+3, contributed)

  Peter Jonker         1 Hz QPOs in three dipper low-mass X-ray binaries
                       (10+3, contributed)

  Craig Markwardt      Measurement of Energy-Dependent Lags in Four Galactic 
                       Low Mass X-ray Binary Systems (10+3, contributed)

10:15 - 10:45 Coffee and Snacks - Poster Viewing

10:45 - 12:30 Galactic Source Rapid Variability II (chair - Lamb):

  Ron Remillard       X-ray QPOs in Black Hole Binaries (30+5, invited)

  Robert V. Wagoner   Relativistic diskoseismology II: Corrugation modes
                      (12+3, contributed)

  John Tomsick        Detection of QPOs from GRS 1915+105 at Energies Up to 60 
                      keV with PCA and HEXTE (12+3, contributed)

  Greg Sobczak        Creating order out of chaos: Characterizing the QPO 
                      behavior of the X-ray Nova XTE J1550-564 
                      (12+3, contributed)
  Thomas Maccarone    Time Domain Analysis of Variability in Cygnus X-1
                      (12+3, contributed)

12:30 - 2:00 Lunch

2:00 - 3:45 AGN Variability (chair - Remillard)

  Rick Edelson        RXTE Variability Studies of Active Galaxies 
                      (20+5, invited)

  Ian McHardy         RXTE-related multi-waveband variability of Blazars, 
                      particularly 3C273 (20+5, invited)

  Phil Uttley         AGN timing studies with RXTE: highlights of the 
                      Southampton monitoring program (8+2, contributed)

  Mike Eracleous      The Hard X-ray Variability of  3C 390.3 
                      (8+2, contributed)

  Rita Sambruna       Mapping the inner jets of blazars through correlated 
                      multiwavelength variability (20+5, invited)

  Giovanni Fossati    The very high X-ray (and TeV) state of Mkn421 in 
                      May 1996: the RXTE view (8+2, contributed)

3:45 - 4:15 Coffee break - Poster viewing

4:15 - 6:00 X-ray Pulsars and Magnetic Accretors (chair - Bildsten)

  Deepto Chakrabarty  X-Ray Pulsars (25+5, invited) 

  Dong Lai            Magnetically Driven Disk Warping, Precession and
                      Resonances with implications for X-ray Pulsars and QPOs 
                      in LMXBs (12+3, contributed)

  William A. Heindl   Cyclotron Lines from Magnetic Neutron Stars 
                      (20+5, invited) 

  Rudy Wijnands       The 2000 Outburst of the Millisecond X-ray Pulsar SAX 
                      J1808.4-3658 (10+2, contributed) 

  Alan M. Levine      RXTE Discovery of the Orbit of X Persei 
                      (10+2, contributed) 

  Matt Scott          Her X-1: A Neutron Star Pulse Emission Region Resolved By
                      A Precessing Inner Disk Occultation (10+2, contributed)

Thursday, March 23, 2000

8:30 - 10:15 Millisecond Variability and New Probes of Fundamental Physics (chair - Chakrabarty)

  Fred Lamb           Theories of kHz variability (25+5, invited)

  Dimitrios Psaltis   Relativistic effects and Millisecond Variability 
                      (20+5, invited)

  Mariano Mendez      Further observational constraints to models of the kHz 
                      QPOs in LMXBs (10+3, contributed)

  Lev Titarchuk       Timing Spectroscopy of Quasi-Periodic Oscillations in the
                      Low-Mass X-ray Neutron Star Binaries (10+3, contributed)

  Draza Markovic      General Relativistic Effects and QPOs in X-Ray Binaries
                      (10+3, contributed)

  Shigeki Miyaji      Magneto-Rotational Instability of Accretion Disks and 
                      kHz QPO (10+3, contributed)

10:15 - 10:45 Coffee and Snacks - Poster viewing

10:45 - 12:30 Nucelar Burning on Neutron Stars: New Insights and Theoretical Challenges (chair - Strohmayer)

  Lars Bildsten       Nuclear Burning on Neutron Stars  (20+5, invited)

  Andrew Cumming      Rotational Evolution during Type I X-Ray Bursts 

  Michael Zingale     2-dimensional Helium Detonations on the Surface of 
                      Neutron Stars, (15+3, contributed).

  Jean in 't Zand     The X-ray burster population in the Galactic bulge
                      (10+2, contributed)

  Eric Ford           Relativistic Signatures in Fast Timing Signals with RXTE
                      (10+3, contributed)

  Nitya R. Nath       Least-Squares Fits of Oscillations in X-Ray Bursts: 
                      Determination of  Upper Bound of Compactness for LMXB 
                      Neutron Stars (10+3, contributed)

12:30 - 2:00 Lunch

2:00 - 3:45 Magnetars, SGRs, and AXPs (chair - Heindl)

  Chryssa Kouveliotou On the spin properties of Soft Gamma Repeaters 
                      (20+5, invited) 

  Vicky Kaspi         Anomalous X-ray Pulsars (20+5, invited)

  Robert Duncan       Soft Gamma Repeater Spin down Evolution and the August
                      27 Event (15+5, invited)

  Dave Marsden        Alternatives to Superstrong Magnetic Fields 
                      (15+5, invited)

  M. Ali Alpar        Dim Thermal Neutron Stars, Anomalous X-ray Pulsars:
                      Propellers and Accretors with Conventional Magnetic 
                      Fields? (8+2, contributed)

  Peter M. Woods      Timing Noise in SGR 1806-20 (8+2, contributed)

3:45 - 4:15 Coffee - Poster viewing

4:15 - 6:00 White Dwarf Systems - IPs, Polars, Dwarf Novae (chair - TBD)

  Coel Hellier        Magnetic CVs (25+5, invited)

  Peter Wheatley      X-ray observations of dwarf nova outbursts 
                      (25+5, invited)

  Eric Schlegel       An Outburst of SS Cyg (10+5, contributed)

  Koji Mukai          The Early X-ray Emission from V382 Velorum: An Internal 
                      Shock Model (10+5, contributed)

  Michael Wolff       V2301 Ophiucus: An Eclipsing AM Herculis Object 
                      (10+5, contributed)

Friday March 24, 2000

8:30 - 10:15 Multiwavelength Studies and the Disk-Jet Connection (chair - Swank)

  Rob Fender          Multiwavelength Studies and the Disk-Jet connection 
                      (25+5, invited)

  Bob Hjellming       The Radio Counterparts of X-ray Transients Discovered by
                      the RXTE (15+5, contributed)

  Jeff McClintock     X-ray/UV Variability of V404 Cyg and A0620-00 in 
                      Quiescence (10+3, contributed)

  Lee Homer           A Warped, Precessing Disc in the X-ray Dipper X1916-053?
                      (10+3, contributed)

  Kieran O`Brien      Correlated X-ray and optical variability in X-ray 
                      Binaries 10+3, contributed)

  Donald Smith        ASM Light Curves for Two Gamma-Ray Bursts 
                      (10+3, contributed)

10:15 - 10:45 Coffee and Snacks - Poster viewing

10:45 - 12:30 Spectral and Timing Diagnostics of Accretion Flows I: XRBs, Connections to AGN (chair - Barret)

  Mike Nowak          Spectral and Timing Diagnostics of Accretion in XRBs 
                      (20+5, invited)

  Joern Wilms         Spectral and Timing States in BH Binaries (15+5, invited)

  Chris Done          Relativistic Iron Lines from Galactic BH (15+5, invited)

  Sergei Nayakshin    X-ray Illuminated Ionized Skin of Accretion Disks 
                      (8+2, contributed)

  Warren Focke        RXTE Studies of the New X-ray Transient XTE J1859+226 
                      (8+2, contributed)

  Marek Gierlinski    RXTE observations of the millisecond pulsar SAX 
                      J1808.4-3658 (8+2, contributed)

  Stephane Corbel     Accretion-ejection in the black hole candidate GX 339-4
                      (8+2, contributed)

12:30 - 2:00 Lunch

2:00 - 3:45 Spectral Diagnostics of Accretion Flows II: AGN (chair - Edelson)

  Kim Weaver          X-ray Spectral Variability Studies of Seyfert Galaxies 
                      with RXTE (25+5, invited)

  Kirpal Nandra       Multi-wavelength variability of Seyfert galaxies 
                      (15+5, invited)

  Andrezj Zdziarski   Fe K lines and Compton reflection in Seyfert 1s: average
                      properties and correlations (12+3, contributed)

  Karen Leighly       X-ray and Optical Observations of the Bright Seyfert 2 
                      Galaxy NGC 6300 (12+3, contributed)

  Greg Madejski       Rapid Hard X-ray Variability of the Heavily Absorbed 
                      Seyfert 2 Galaxy NGC 4945 (12+3, contributed)

  Julia Lee           The X-ray behaviour of Seyfert 1 galaxy MCG-6-30-15: 
                      Reflection, Abundance, and Variability 
                      (12+3, contributed)

3:45 - 4:15 Coffee - Poster viewing

4:15 - 6:00 The Future of X-ray Timing (chair - van der Klis)

  Jean Swank          Poster Review (20, invited)

  Didier Barret       EXTRA : The Experiment for X-ray Timing and Relativistic
                      Astrophysics (20+5, invited)

  Phil Kaaret         Future X-Ray Timing Missions (20+5, invited)

  Cole Miller         Future Science from kHz Variability (20+5, invited)

This file was last modified on Tuesday, 07-Mar-2000 09:27:25 EST

Curator: Michael Arida (SP Sys);
HEASARC Guest Observer Facility