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GSFC XMM-Newton GOF Status Report #209: The X-ray Universe 2011: Second Announcement

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_/             * S E C O N D  A N N O U N C E M E N T  *          _/
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_/                   "The X-ray Universe 2011"                    _/
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_/                         Berlin, Germany                        _/
_/                         27-30 June 2011                        _/
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_/                        Organised by the                        _/
_/              XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre              _/
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_/                  European Space Agency (ESA)                   _/
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The  XMM-Newton  Science  Operations  Centre  is  organising  a  major
astrophysical symposium from Monday 27th to Thursday 30th June 2011 in
Berlin, Germany.


                    * AIMS AND SCOPE OF THE MEETING *

The symposium  is the third  international meeting in the  series "The
X-ray Universe".  The intention is  to gather a general  collection of
research  in high energy  astrophysics. The  symposium will  provide a
showcase for  results, discoveries  and expectations from  current and
future X-ray missions.

Session topics will include:

   * Stars, Star-forming Regions, Planetary and Cometary Studies
   * Interacting Binary Systems, (Galactic) Black Holes & Micro-quasars
   * Cataclysmic Variables and Novae
   * Magnetars, Isolated Neutron Stars and Pulsars
   * Planetary Nebulae, SN, SNR, PWN, Gamma-ray Bursts and Afterglows
   * Galaxies, Galaxy Surveys, Population Studies, ISM and Diffuse
     Galactic Emission
   * Active Galactic Nuclei
   * Clusters of Galaxies
   * Extragalactic Surveys and Population Studies, the Cosmic X-ray
     Background, WHIM and Cosmology
   * X-ray Astronomy, Missions, Optics, Instrumentation, Data Analysis
     and Archiving


                   * INVITED & SOLICITED SPEAKERS *

Invited Speakers
Xavier Barcons         Instituto de Fisica de Cantabria, Spain
Laura Brenneman        Harvard Center for Astrophysics, USA
Andrea Comastri        Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna, Italy
Maria Diaz Trigo       European Southern Observatory, Germany
Chris Done             University of Durham, United Kingdom
Andy Fabian            University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Matteo Guainazzi       European Space Agency, Spain
Margarita Hernanz      Institut de Ciencies de l'Espai, Spain
Jelle Kaastra          Space Research Organisation of the Netherlands
Stefanie Komossa       MPI fuer extraterrestrische Physik, Germany
Koji Mukai             NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA
Takaya Ohashi          Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan
Etienne Pointecouteau  Centre d'Etude Spatiale des Rayonnements, France
Nanda Rea              Institut de Ciencies de l'Espai, Spain
Mikhail Revnivtsev     Space Research Institute, Russia
Juergen Schmitt        Hamburger Sternwarte, Germany
Beate Stelzer          Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo, Italy
Jacco Vink             Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Andreas Zezas          University of Crete, Greece

Solicited Speakers
Didier Barret          Centre d'Etude Spatiale des Rayonnements, France (SVOM)
Fiona Harrison         Caltech, USA (NuStar)
Fang-Jun Lu            Chinese Academy of Sciences, China (HXMT)
David Lumb             European Space Agency, The Netherlands (IXO)
Peter Predehl          MPI fuer extraterrestrische Physik, Germany (SRG/eRosita)
Gordon Stewart         University of Leicester, United Kingdom (AstroSAT)
Tod Strohmayer         NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA (GEMS)
Tad Takahashi          Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Japan (ASTRO-H)



G. Matt (Chair)        Universita degli Studi, Roma Tre, Italy
N. Schartel (co-Chair) XMM-Newton SOC, Madrid, ESA
M. A. Alpar            Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey
D. Barret              CESR, Toulouse, France
E. Behar               Technion Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
H. Boehringer          MPE, Garching, Germany
G. Branduardi-Raymont  University College London-MSSL, Dorking, UK
F. J. Carrera          Instituto de Fisica de Cantabria, Santander, Spain
F. E. Christensen      Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, Copenhagen, Denmark
A. Decourchelle        CEA, Saclay, France
J.-W. Den Herder       SRON, Utrecht, The Netherlands
R. Gonzalez-Riestra    XMM-Newton SOC, Madrid, ESA
C. Hellier             Keele University, UK
S. Komossa             MPE, Garching, Germany
C. Kouveliotou         NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, USA
K. Makishima           University of Tokyo, Japan
S. Markoff             University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
B. McBreen             University College Dublin, Ireland
B. McNamara            University Waterloo, Canada
G. Micela              Osservatorio Astronomico G.S. Vaiana, Palermo, Italy
G. Miniutti            Centro de Astrobiologia (CSIC/INTA), Madrid, Spain
Y. Naze                University of Liege, Belgium
T. Ohashi              Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan
F. Ozel                University of Arizona, Tucson, USA
A. Zezas               University of Crete, Greece

                   * LOCAL ORGANISING COMMITTEE *

M.  Ehle (co-Chair), J.-U.  Ness (co-Chair),
M. Arpizou, C.  Gabriel, A.  Ibarra, A.  Labiano,  G.  Lamer (AIP), N.
Loiseau,   L.    Oskinova  (University   Potsdam)   A.   Pollock,   M.
Santos-Lleo,  R.   Saxton,   G.   Schoenherr  (AIP),  M.   Stuhlinger,
A. Schwope (AIP)


                         * CONFERENCE VENUE *

The conference will be held in the

Seminaris Science and Conference Center
Takustr. 39, 14195 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49(0)30 - 55 77 97-0
Fax : +49(0)30 - 55 77 97-100

Since the fall of the Berlin Wall some 20 years ago, Germany's capital
has experienced enormous changes: it  has become a capital not only in
the political sense,  but culturally and intellectually as  well. As a
result, it is now considered one of Europe's most exciting and diverse

The history  of Berlin is  one of the  most unusual: While  the oldest
parts date back  to the 12th century, Berlin  became only important in
the 17th century  with the fast rise of  Prussia. With the unification
of all  German states to a  single imperial state in  the 1870, Berlin
became the  capital city. After  World War II, Berlin was divided into
sectors,  and  in  1961  the  infamous  Berlin  Wall  was  built.  The
Brandenburg  gate became  a symbol  of the  division between  East and
West. After  the wall  came down  in 1989, Berlin  was made  again the
capital of reunited Germany.

Berlin  offers attractive  sites for  all taste.  The city  has famous
museums  hosting important  galleries  and archaeological  attractions
such as  the Pergamon altar or  the Ishtar gate.  The contemporary art
scene, too, has long since found  a home in Berlin. Great art can also
be  experienced  in  Berlin's  opera  houses  and  its  many  renowned

                         * HOTEL INFORMATION *

  * Block bookings have been made in the Seminaris Hotel, associated to
    the conference centre. Bookings can be made via
    with a deadline 28 April 2011
  * A list  of alternative  nearby hotels is  available in the same web

                             * LUNCHES *

Lunches will  be served at  the Conference Centre  on all days  of the
conference and  are included in the registration  fee. If participants
need a special diet, they should let us know when registering.

                           * SOCIAL EVENTS *

  * Conference Dinner:
The  conference  dinner is  planned  to  take  place  in the  Haus der
Kulturen der Welt (http://www.hkw.de/).  Tickets  should  be purchased
when registering.

  * Post-conference Tour:
For  Thursday  afternoon, a  post-conference  tour  will  be organized
offering visits to the "Einsteinturm" (http://www.aip.de/einsteinturm/)
and  to  the  "Great Refractor"  at  the  Telegrafenberg  in   Potsdam
(http://www.aip.de/grosser_refraktor/). Please, indicate your interest
in this tour when registering.  The tour is organized and sponsored by
Astrophysical Institute Potsdam.

  * The booking deadline for the social events is 28 April 2011.


                          * CONTRIBUTIONS *

Proposals for poster and oral presentations  will be  evaluated on the
basis of half a page abstracts with a maximum of 200 words.

Abstracts should be submitted online  *before 21 March 2011* using the
submission form available at:

Authors will be notified of  the decision of the Scientific Organising
Committee in due time  before the early registration deadline. Authors
whose  abstracts  have been  accepted  for  presentation will  receive
further  instructions  and   information  on  presentation  facilities
available at the Conference Centre.

Accepted  abstracts will  be included  in an  abstract booklet,  to be
circulated at the start of the conference.


                       * REGISTRATION FORM *

Please  submit the registration  form to  register for  the conference
*before 28 April 2011*.

Web forms are available at: http://www.congrex.nl/11a10/

A registration  fee of  300 Euro for  early registration is  asked and

       * All Lunches and Coffee breaks
       * Access to all sessions
       * Internet access

A reduced student fee of 180 Euro will be asked from students who send
two documents proving eligibility during registration and who register
before 28 April 2011.

For late registrations,  after the 28 April 2011, the  fee will be 360


                            * GRANTS *

As  part of the ESA Conference Opportunities  for  Sponsored  Students
Programme (ECOSS),  the ESA Education Office is  pleased to be able to
offer  sponsorship  to a  limited  number  of  students interested  in
attending the event.  Highly qualified  full-time  students  from  ESA
Member  or   Cooperating  States  are  encouraged  to  apply  for  ESA

Students selected  by  ESA Education will have their registration  fee
waived (paid by ESA in advance) and will be reimbursed up to a maximum
of 300 Euro in travel and accommodation expenses (single reimbursement
after the conference).

Before applying, students must visit the conferences page  of  the ESA
Education Portal and familiarize themselves with the content of:

"Sponsorship Conditions":

"How to Apply":

It is a requirement  that  the applicant has submitted an abstract as
first author of a planned poster presentation or of a talk.

Applications for grants should be sent  *before 21 March 2011* via the
ESA Education registration system available at:

Applicants will be notified in  due time before the early registration


                             * CONTACT *

     * Local Organising Committee
for scientific organisation, abstract submission and grant application:

     * ESA Conference Bureau
for registration, accommodation, and social events:

The  conference web  page  containing most  up-to-date information  is
available at:


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