The X-ray Universe 2017

 

 
The X-ray Universe 2017
Rome, Italy, 6 - 9 June 2017
Centro Congressi Frentani
An international symposium organised by the XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre and supported by
INAF-OAR, Astronomical Observatory of Rome
INAF-IAPS, Institute of Astrophysics & Planetary Science, Rome
University Roma Tre
ASI-ASDC Italian Space Agency - ASI Data Center, Rome
La Sapienza University, Rome
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Rationale

The symposium is the fifth 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.

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  • Abstract Submission is now closed. Posters can still be submitted but without guarantee that poster space can be provided.
  • Early Registration deadline is April 27, 2017
  • The list of registered participants, updated weekly, can be found here.
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Topics

  1. Solar System, Exoplanets and Star-Planet-Interaction
  2. Star formation, Young Stellar Objects, Cool and Hot Stars
  3. White Dwarfs, Cataclysmic Variables and Novae
  4. Isolated Neutron Stars & Magnetars
  5. Interacting Binaries and Galactic Black Holes
  6. Special Session: ULX
  7. Supernovae, Long and Short GRBs, GW Events
  8. Supernova Remnants and Pulsar Wind Nebulae
  9. Galaxies, Diffuse Galactic Emission and Population Studies
  10. Active Galactic Nuclei, Quasars, BL-Lac Objects, TDEs
  11. Special Session: Accretion and Emission Close to the Event Horizon
  12. Groups of Galaxies, Clusters of Galaxies and Superclusters
  13. Special Session: AGN and Cluster Feedback
  14. Cosmological Structure Formation, Extragalactic Deep Fields and Area Surveys
  15. Cosmology, Dark Matter and Dark Energy
  16. Special Session: Athena
  17. Current and Future X-ray Missions
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Important Dates

Thu January 19, 2017 First Announcement: Abstract/Registration Open
Wed March 22, 2017 Abstract submission deadline
mid April, 2017 Communication of SOC decisions to presenters
Thu April 27, 2017 Early registration deadline
End May 2017 Final Announcement
Mon June 5, 2017, 18:00 TBC     Reception, Registration
Tue June 6, 2017, 08:00 TBC Registration
Tue June 6, 2017, 10:30 TBC Opening of the Conference
Wed June 7, 2017, 20:30 Conference dinner
Fri June 9, 2017, 17:15 TBC End of Conference

 

While exact times are to be confirmed, for travel arrangements we advise to assume that the meeting starts early on Tuesday morning and finishes late on Friday afternoon.

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Invited Speakers

M. Bachetti Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica, Osservatorio Astronomico di Cagliari, Italy
A. Bamba University Tokyo, Japan
E. Bulbul Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA
D. De Martino Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica, Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte, Italy
K. Dennerl Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany
M. Diaz-Trigo European Southern Observatory, Garching, Germany
C. Done Durham University, United Kingdom
A. Ingram University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
E. Kara University of Maryland, College Park, USA
M.J. Middleton University of Southampton, United Kingdom
E. Pointecouteau Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie de Toulouse, France
G. Ponti Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany
G.W. Pratt Commissariat à l'énergie atomique Saclay, Gif sur Yvette, France
P.J. Wheatley University of Warwick, United Kingdom

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Solicited Speakers

X. Barcons Instituto de Física de Cantabria, Santander, Spain
D. Barret Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie, France
J. de Plaa Netherlands Institute for Space Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
D. Eckert University of Geneva, Switzerland
A. Fabian University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
M. Feroci Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica, Roma, Italy
M. Guainazzi European Space Agency, Noordwijk, the Netherlands
F. Nicastro Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica, Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma, Italy
P. Predehl Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany
A. Rau Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany
G. Risaliti University of Florence, Italy
P. Soffitta Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica, Roma, Italy

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Venue

The conference will take place at the Centro Congressi Frentani near the central train station in Rome.
More description can be found under:

http://esaconferencebureau.com/2017-events/17a01/venue
and
http://esaconferencebureau.com/2017-events/17a01/local-information

Participants of this conference can register for Sightseeing Tours in Rome, specifically reserved for this meeting. For details, see http://esaconferencebureau.com/2017-events/17a01/sightseeing-tours

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Social Events

On Monday June 5 from 18:00 - 20:00, a welcome cocktail will be organised with opportunity to register.
The conference dinner will take place on Wednesday June 7 at 20:30 in the Restaurante L'Archeologia.
Bus transport is organised leaving the conference centre at 18:30, allowing some time for walking around the historic Appia Antica Park before the start of the dinner.
More details on Welcome Cocktail and conference dinner can be found under:
http://esaconferencebureau.com/2017-events/17a01/social-events

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Accommodation

We strongly recommend to book your hotel room near the conference centre, since traffic in Rome is intense. Moreover, since June is high tourist season, we strongly recommend to book your hotel rooms as soon as possible.
A list of recommended hotels can be found under
http://esaconferencebureau.com/2017-events/17a01/accommodation

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Scientific Organising Committee

M. Arnaud Commissariat à l'énergie atomique Saclay, Gif sur Yvette, France
D. Barret (chair) Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie, France
G. Branduardi-Raymont Mullard Space Science Laboratory, Dorking, Surrey, United Kingdom
L. Brenneman Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Cambridge, USA
M. Brusa Università di Bologna, Italy
M. Cappi Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica, Bologna, Italy
E. Churazov Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik, Garching, Germany
A. Decourchelle Commissariat à l'énergie atomique Saclay, Gif sur Yvette, France
N. Degenaar University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
A. Fabian University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
F. Fiore Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma, Monteporzio Catone, Italy
F. Harrison California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA
M. Hernanz Institute of Space Sciences (CSIC-IEEC), Barcelona, Spain
A. Hornschemeier Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, USA
V. Karas Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic
C. Kouveliotou George Washington University, Washington DC, USA
G. Matt Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Roma, Italy
Y. Nazé Université de Liège, Belgium
T. Ohashi Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan
I. Papadakis University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece
J. Hjorth University of Copenhagen, Denmark
K. Poppenhaeger Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom
N. Rea Instituto de Ciencias del Espacio (CSIC-IEEC), Spain
T. Reiprich Bonn University, Germany
M. Salvato Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany
N. Schartel (co-chair) European Space Agency, Villanueva de la Cañada, Spain
A. Schwope Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam, Germany
B. Stelzer Universität Tübingen, Germany &
     Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica, Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo, Italy
T. Takahashi Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Kanagawa, Japan
J. Tomsick University of California, Berkeley, USA
P. Uttley University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
N. Webb Université de Toulouse, France
A. Zdziarski N. Copernicus Astronomical Center, Warsaw, Poland

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Local Organising Committee

Simone Migliari (co-chair), Jan-Uwe Ness (co-chair), Matthias Ehle, Norbert Schartel (XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre)
Giuliana Giobbi (co-chair), Manuela Bischetti, Piergiorgio Casella, Gian Luca Israel, Francesca Marchi, Maria Teresa Menna, Alessandro Papitto, Enrico Piconcelli, Giustina Vietri, Federico Vincentelli, Luca Zappacosta (INAF - OAR, Astronomical Observatory of Rome)
Alessandra De Rosa, Lorena Hernandez, Francesca Panessa, Silvia Zampieri (INAF - IAPS, Institute of Astrophysics & Planetary Science, Rome)
Andrea Marinucci, Riccardo Middei, Alessia Tortosa (University Roma Tre)
Simonetta Puccetti (ASI-ASDC Italian Space Agency - ASI Data Center)
Fernanda Lupinacci (La Sapienza University, Rome)

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Abstract Submission and Registration

Abstract Submission

The abstract submission deadline has passed. Posters can still be submitted but without guarantee that poster space can be provided. Abstracts can be submitted using the following button:   

Decisions about accepted contributions will be communicated by mid April, before the early registration deadline.

Instructions for Presenters

Instructions for poster and oral presenters will be provided mid-April when authors are informed about SOC decisions on submitted abstracts.

After the meeting, the electronic versions of presentations will be collected for publication in an archive web page, provided author's approval is given. Astrophysics Data System (ADS) entries will be created, listing each presentation as an unrefereed publication.

Registration

A registration fee will be charged:

  • 390 €: Early fee, until Thursday 27 April
  • 540 €: Late fee, after Thursday 27 April
  • 290 €: until Thursday 27 April for students. To qualify, a document of eligibility needs to be uploaded during registration.This can be a copy of a student ID or a confirmation letter by PhD supervisor or University

The fee includes:

  • Welcome drink (Monday 5 June, 18:00 - 20:00)
  • All lunches and coffee breaks
For conference registration and booking of conference dinner, please visit the external web portal, operated by the ESA Conference Bureau:
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Contact

  • Local Organising Committe
    for questions related to the scientific organisation and abstract submission:

        

  • ESA Conference Bureau
    for information about registration and social events:

    P.O. Box 299
    2200 AG Noordwijk
    The Netherlands
    Phone: +31 71 565 41 60
    esaconferencebureau@atpi.com
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