XMM-Newton 2016 Science Workshop

XMM-Newton: The Next Decade
ESAC, Madrid, Spain, 9 - 11 May 2016

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Printed Proceedings


The refereed proceedings articles have been published in volume 338 02-03 (March 2017) of the Astronomische Nachrichten / Astronomical Notes (AN).

Online Presentations

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Oral Presentations


Opening remarks, Martin Ward

Session I: Present X-ray missions
10+ more years of Chandra-XMM-Newton Synergy, Belinda Wilkes

Report of Hitomi (ASTRO-H), Takaya Ohashi

High-resolution X-ray spectroscopy: the coming-of-age, Jelle Kaastra
Session II: Future X-ray missions
Athena: ESA\'s X-ray observatory to study the Hot and Energetic Universe in the late 2020s, Xavier Barcons

eROSITA on SRG, Peter Predehl
Session III: Complementary issues (multi-wavelength synergies)
Synergy with new radio facilities: from LOFAR to SKA, Raffaella Morganti

Synergies with ALMA and mm/submm facilities, Helen Russell

Synergies with the infrared, David Alexander

Perspectives for High-Energy Astrophysics at ESO, Vincenzo Mainieri

Gaia: status, upcoming data releases and the mission archive, Xavier Luri

Synergies with CTA and VHE Astrophysics, Werner Hofmann

Discussion: X-ray & Synergy, Led by D. Alexander, X. Barcons, J. Kaastra, B. Wilkes
Session IV: Solar system, exo-planets, Stars "hot/cool"
Exoplanets and their Host Stars, Juergen Schmitt

X-ray studies of solar system objects: now and the next decade, Graziella Branduardi-Raymont

Cool star X-ray variability, Beate Stelzer

Stellar X-ray accretion signatures, Christian Schneider

Perspectives for hot stars in the next decade, Gregor Rauw
Session V: Compact ObjectsI: BH and Neutron star systems, SN/GRBs
Magnetars: recent discoveries and synergies with multi-band facilities, Nanda Rea

The X-ray outburst of the Galactic Centre magnetar SGR 1745-2900 during the first 1.5 year, Francesco Coti Zelati

A new approach to observe toroidal magnetic fields of magnetars, Hiroaki Murakami

Discussion: Planets & Stars & Magnetars, Led by G. Branduardi-Raymont, G. Rauw, N. Rea, B. Stelzer
Session VI: Compact Objects I: BH and Neutron star systems, SN/GRBs
An XMM-Newton Science Archive for next decade, and its integration into ESASky, Nora Loiseau

The EXTraS project: Exploring the X-ray Transient and variable Sky, Andrea De Luca

Follow-up of isolated neutron star candidates from the eROSITA survey, Adriana Mancini Pires

Phase-dependent absorption features in X-ray spectra of XDINSs, Alice Borghese

X-ray Sources in the Magellanic Clouds: analysis of 15 Years of XMM-Newton and Chandra Observations, Jun Yang

XMM-Newton and NuSTAR joint observation of the periodic Supergiant Fast X-ray Transient IGR J11215-5952, Lara Sidoli

Glancing through the accretion column of EXO 2030+375, Carlo Ferrigno

Binaries across the spectrum - the case for simultaneous multi-wavelength studies, Matthew Middleton

Very faint X-ray binaries with XMM-Newton, Montserrat Armas Padilla

Leveraging High Resolution Spectra to Understand the Disk and Relativistic Iron Line of Cygnus X-1, Michael Nowak

XMM-Newton reveals extreme winds in ultraluminous X-ray sources, Ciro Pinto

Coronal geometry at low mass-accretion rates from XMM and NuSTAR spectra, Felix Fuerst
Session VII: Compact Objects II: supermassive black holes
Outflows, Feedback and SMBH/Galaxy Co-Evolution, Massimo Cappi

XMM-Newton, powerful AGN winds and galaxy feedback, Ken Pounds

Magnified Views of Relativistic Outflows in Gravitationally Lensed Quasars, George Chartas

Can supermassive black holes influence the evolution of their host galaxies?, Francesco Tombesi

VLP - High-Redshift AGNs and the X-SERVS Survey, William Brandt

Combined X-Ray and mm-Wave Observations of Radio Quiet Active Galaxies, Ehud Behar

On the Origin of the Soft X-ray excess in radio quiet AGN, Pierre-Olivier Petrucci

Tidal disruption of stars by SMBHs, Stefanie Komossa

Unveiling the AGN activity in multiple SMBH systems: the remarkable case of SDSS J0959+1259, Alessandra De Rosa

XMM-Newton reveals matter accreting onto the central supermassive black hole of NGC 2617, Margherita Giustini

The origin of UV-optical variability in AGN and its relationship to X-ray variability, Ian McHardy

Reverberation Mapping: Status and Future , Andrew Fabian

AGN spectral states from simultaneous UV and X-ray observations by XMM-Newton, Jiri Svoboda

Discussion: Binary & AGN, Led by S.Komossa, F. Paerels, J. Wilms
Session VIII: Diffuse emission I; SNRs
Supernova remnants, Anne Decourchelle

Investigating the galactic Supernova Remnant Kes 78 with XMM-Newton, Marco Miceli

Detailed studies of shock-cloud interaction toward the young supernova remnants, Hidetoshi Sano

X-ray observations of Galactic H.E.S.S. sources: an update, Gerd Pühlhofer

Discussion: AGN & SNR, Led by M. Cappi, G. Chartas, A. Decourchelle, I. McHardy
Session IX: Diffuse emission II; Halos, WHIM and dark matter
The Hot Gaseous Halos of Spiral Galaxies, Joel Bregman

A Decade of WHIM search: Where do We Stand and Where do We Go, Fabrizio Nicastro

The Nature of Dark Matter (including alternative interpretations), Alexey Boyarsky
Session X: Diffuse emission II; large-scale outflows, Clusters of Galaxies
What have we learned from the XMM-Newton surveys of Local Group Galaxies?, Frank Haberl

Cluster outskirts and the missing baryons, Dominique Eckert

The XMM view of the outskirts of galaxy groups, Fabio Gastaldello

EPIC 2.0: a second youth for XMM-Newton's workhorse., Silvano Molendi

Quenching the X-ray spectrum of hot halos with AGN outflows and turbulence, Massimo Gaspari

Baryon content and dynamic state of galaxy clusters, Daniel Q. Wang

CHEERS: The Chemical Enrichment RGS Sample, Jelle de Plaa

The Role of XMM for Present and Next Generation SZ Experiments, Etienne Pointecouteau

Mass-to-Light-Ratios of the galaxy clusters and groups observed with Suzaku, Toru Sasaki

Characterizing Planck SZ detected clusters with X-ray observations, Lorenzo Lovisari

Towards combined analysis of the most distant massive galaxy clusters with XMM and Chandra, Iacopo Bartalucci

What X-ray images and CCD energy resolution can tell us about the physics of ICM, Eugene Churazov

Discussion: Galaxies & Clusters, Led by J. Bregman, A. Fabian, M. Pierre, T. Reiprich
Session XI: Surveys & Cosmology
Deep X-ray surveys, Andrea Comastri

Compton Thick AGN in the XMM-COSMOS field, Giorgio Lanzuisi

The Wide-Area X-ray Survey in the Legacy Stripe 82 Field, Stephanie LaMassa

Cosmology with AGN: can we use quasars as standard candles?, Guido Risaliti

The XXL survey: first results and future, Marguerite Pierre

Evolution of Clusters and Cosmology, Monique Arnaud

Follow-up of eROSITA and Euclid Clusters, Thomas Reiprich

Discussion: Cosmology & Summary, Led by M. Arnaud, T. Ohashi, J. Schmitt, M. Ward


Poster Presentations

Present Xray missions
SMILE (Solar wind Magnetosphere Ionosphere Link Explorer): X-ray imaging of the Sun-Earth connection, Graziella Branduardi-Raymont

Future X-ray missions
ESASky: a new Astronomy Multi-Mission Interface, Deborah Baines

Synergy between X-ray observations of the luminous Type IIn supernova SN 2005ip and optical integral field spectroscopy data from CALIFA and MUSE, Enrica Bellocchi

The effects of dust scattering on high-resolution X-ray absorption edge structure, Lia Corrales

Characterization of the X-ray absorption in the Galactic ISM, Efrain Gatuzz

The X-ray and radio views of the gamma-ray emitting Narrow-Line Seyfert 1 galaxy PKS 2004-447, Annika Kreikenbohm

INTEGRAL upper limits on gamma-ray emission associated with the gravitational wave event GW150914, Volodymyr Savchenko

The lamppost model of accreting black holes, Andrzej Zdziarski

Complementary Issues & multi-wavelength synergies
What triggered the early planet formation processes in HL Tau?, Olcay Plevne

Solar System & exo-planets
XMM-Newton Observations of TW PIC in comparison with the Archival SWIFT and RXTE data, Solen Balman

The Galactic supersoft X-ray binary RXJ0925.7-4758 (MR Vel ), Monmoyuri Baruah

Probing the clumpy winds of giant stars with high mass X-ray binaries, Victoria Grinberg

Unresolved Soft X-ray Emissions from the Galactic Plane, Ikuyuki Mitsuishi

Results from DROXO. IV. EXTraS discovery of an X-ray flare from the Class I protostar candidate ISO-Oph 85, Daniele Pizzocaro

The connection between stellar rotation and X-ray activity in the sample of Kepler mission, Daniele Pizzocaro

X-ray cycles and magnetic activity of solar-like stars, Jan Robrade

X-rays from Pre-Main Sequence Stars: Recent Results and Future Challenges, Stephen Skinner

Stars, CVs etc.
Modelling of ionization instability driven outbursts in Low Mass X-ray Binaries, Patrycja Baginska

IGR J17451-3022: a dipping and eclipsing low mass X-ray binary, Enrico Bozzo

The long XMM-Newton observational campaign on IGR J17544-2619, Enrico Bozzo

Peculiar neutron star Calvera in optical and X-rays, Andrey Danilenko

Long term temporal and spectral evolution of point sources in nearby elliptical galaxies, Duygu Durmuş

A test of truncation in the accretion discs of X-ray Binaries., Alexander Eckersall

The soft X-ray spectrum of transient pulsars in the Small Magellanic Cloud, Nicola La Palombara

Hard-to-soft state transition of the Neutron Star LMXB Aquila X-1, Ko Ono

The luminosity function of X-ray sources in dwarf galaxies, Sara Saeedi

Peculiar Lapse of Periodic Eclipsing Event at Low Mass X-ray Binary GRS 1747hBc12, Shigetaka Saji

X-ray sources in the dwarf spheroidal galaxy Draco, Eda Sonbas

Across the Eddington limit: examining disk spectra at high accretion rates, Andrew Sutton

Compact Objects I: BH and Neutron star systems, SN/GRBs
The symbiosis of variable absorption and blurred reflection in the X-ray-absorbed Seyfert 1.5 galaxy NGC 4151, Tobias Beuchert

Discovery of a fast transient outflow in the Seyfert 1 galaxy NGC 985, Jacobo Ebrero

Black Hole Spin Measurements in Lamp Post Geometry, Marco Fink

A benchmark study of Active Galactic Nuclei: Decoupling luminosity and evolution in the SEDs of AGN, Eleni Kalfountzou

Determination of the coronal properties of a very luminous quasar at z=1.77, Elias Kammoun

Variability of the soft X-ray excess in IRAS,13224--3809, Elias Kammoun

X-ray Spectral / Timing Analysis of PG 1211+143 with XMM-Newton and NuSTAR, Andrew Lobban

The curious case of the ultra fast wind in IRAS17020+4544: perspectives for the next decade, Anna Lia Longinotti

Spectro-temporal diagnostics to evaluate physical structure around the AGN, Misaki Mizumoto

Measuring the Innermost Stable Circular Orbits of Supermassive Black Holes, Lukas Zalesky

Compact Objects II: Supermassive black holes
BLike: a Library for Background Subtraction at Low Statistics, Andrea Belfiore

Highlighting XMM-Newton's Role in Time Domain Studies of Neutron Star and Black Hole X-ray binaries in Nearby Galaxies, Silas Laycock

A novel approach to model EPIC variable background, Martino Marelli

The EXTraS project: Automated source classification of new transient sources, Mirjam Oertel

Unveiling long-term variability in XMM-Newton surveys within the EXTraS project, Simon Rosen

Characterizing the Aperiodic Variability of 3XMM Sources using Bayesian Blocks, David Salvetti

Searching for the most elusive X-ray transients with XMM-Newton, Andrea Tiengo

The time domain
A Detailed Spatial Study of X-ray Properties in Superbubble 30 Dor C with XMM-Newton, Yasunori Babazaki

Tycho: ambient medium structure by analysis of the supernova remnant, Vasyl Beshley

The thermal and non-thermal X-rays in the young shell-like SNR RCW 86: the key role of the dense interstellar gas, Yasuo Fukui

Searching for X-ray emission from the large-scale structure filaments between clusters, Ikuyuki Mitsuishi

Modeling post-explosion anisotropies of ejecta in SNR Cassiopeia A, Salvatore Orlando

Diffuse emission I: SNRs, WHIM
A metal-rich elongated structure in the core of the group, Tatiana Laganá

Chemical enrichment in the hot intra-cluster medium seen with XMM-Newton/EPIC, François Mernier

XMM-Newton analysis of a newly discovered, extremely X-ray luminous galaxy cluster at high redshift, Sophia Thoelken

Diffuse emission II: Large-scale Outflows, Clusters of Galaxies
The 3XMM spectral fit database, Ioannis Georgantopoulos

An X-ray study of the lower-luminosity LIRGs from GOALS, Núria Torres-Albà

A million X-ray detections, Natalie Webb

The 2 Ms Chandra Deep Field-North Survey and the 250 ks Extended Chandra Deep Field-South Survey: Improved Point-Source Catalogs, Yongquan Xue

Surveys & Cosmology
Peculiar neutron star Calvera in optical and X-rays, Andrey Danilenko

Invited Speakers

Invited and solicited speakers

David Alexander University of Durham, United Kingdom
Monique Arnaud CEA Saclay, Gif sur Yvette Cedex, France
Alexey Boyarsky Universiteit Leiden, The Netherlands
Xavier Barcons Instituto de Física de Cantabria (CSIC-UC), Santander, Spain
William N. Brandt Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA
Graziella Branduardi-Raymont MSSL - University College London, United Kingdom
Joel Bregman University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
Massimo Cappi INAF/IASF-Bologna, Italy
Eugene Churazov Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Garching, Germany
Andrea Comastri INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna, Italy
Jelle de Plaa Netherlands Institute for Space Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Anne Decourchelle CEA Saclay, Gif sur Yvette Cedex, France
Dominique Eckert University of Geneva, Switzerland
Andrew Fabian University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Frank Haberl Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Garching, Germany
Werner Hofmann Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik, Heidelberg, Germany
Jelle Kaastra SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Stefanie Komossa Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie, Bonn, Germany
Xavier Luri Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
Vicenzo Mainieri European Southern Observatory, Garching, Germany
Ian McHardy University Southampton, United Kingdom
Matt Middleton University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Raffaella Morganti Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy, Dwingeloo, The Netherlands
Fabrizio Nicastro Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma-INAF, Italy
Takaya Ohashi Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan
Marguerite Pierre CEA Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
Etienne Pointecouteau IRAP, CNRS/Université de Toulouse, France
Peter Predehl Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Garching, Germany
Gregor Rauw Université de Liège, Belgium
Nanda Rea CSIC-IEEC/University of Amsterdam, Spain/The Netherlands
Thomas Reiprich Argelander Institute for Astronomy, Bonn University, Germany
Guido Risaliti University of Florence, Italy
Helen Russell University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Jürgen Schmitt Hamburger Sternwarte, Germany
Beate Stelzer INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo, Italy
Belinda Wilkes Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, USA


Scientific Organising Committee

Martin Ward (chair) University of Durham, United Kingdom
Monique Arnaud CEA Saclay, Gif sur Yvette Cedex, France
Xavier Barcons Instituto de Física de Cantabria (CSIC-UC), Santander, Spain
Hans Böhringer MPE, Garching, Germany
Catherine Cesarsky CEA Saclay, Gif sur Yvette Cedex, France
Anne Decourchelle CEA Saclay, Gif sur Yvette Cedex, France
Chris Done University of Durham, United Kingdom
Ioannis Georgantopoulos National Observatory of Athens, Greece
Brian McBreen University College Dublin, Ireland
Richard Mushotzky University of Maryland, College Park, USA
Nanda Rea CSIC-IEEC/University of Amsterdam, Spain/The Netherlands
Marco Salvati INAF, Osservatorio di Arcetri, Firenze, Italy
Craig Sarazin University Virginia, Charlottesville, USA
Norbert Schartel (co-chair) European Space Agency, Villanueva de la Cañada, Spain
Jürgen Schmitt Hamburger Sternwarte, Germany
Beate Stelzer INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo, Italy


Local Organising Committee

Jan-Uwe Ness (chair), Michelle Arpizou, Jacobo Ebrero, Matthias Ehle, Carlos Gabriel, Idoia García, Cristina Hernández, Aitor Ibarra, Eleni Kalfountzou, Simone Migliari, Richard Saxton, Norbert Schartel, Ana Willis
XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre, European Space Astronomy Centre, Madrid, Spain


Group Picture