High-resolution X-ray spectroscopy: past, present, and future

Utrecht, The Netherlands
March 15-17 2010

Organized by SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research and Utrecht University

Scope of the conference

High-resolution X-ray spectroscopy has become a powerful tool for astrophysics since the launch of Chandra and XMM-Newton, now 10 years ago. The grating spectrometers on both instruments still continue to provide excellent data, while imaging calorimeters are being prepared for future missions like Astro-H and IXO. The synergy with other wavelength bands like the UV will be boosted by the addition of COS to HST. X-ray spectroscopy offers unique diagnostics to study almost any object in the Universe. In this meeting we foresee presentations on highlights and the state-of-the-art of X-ray spectroscopy for a broad range of objects and on the prospects for future studies. The abstract submission for the conference is closed, but it is still possible to register.

Abstract Book

The abstract book of the conference can be downloaded here:
abstractbook-web.pdfabstractbook-web.pdf (2.56 MB)


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Website: www.sron.nl/xray2010

Scientific Organising Committee

Jelle Kaastra (SRON & UU, Netherlands, Chair)
Elisa Costantini (SRON, Netherlands, Co-chair)
Ehud Behar (Technion, Israel)
Graziella Branduardi-Raymont (UCL/MSSL, UK)
Claude Canizares (MIT, USA)
Manuel Güdel (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)
Hideyo Kunieda (Nagoya University, Japan)
Takaya Ohashi (TMU, Japan)
Frits Paerels (Columbia Univ, USA)
Norbert Schartel (ESA, Spain)
Mike Shull (Univ. of Colorado, USA)
Randall Smith (CfA, USA)
Harvey Tananbaum (CXC, USA)
Frank Verbunt (UU, Netherlands)

Local Organising Committee

Hans Bloemen, Esther Gravestijn, Jelle de Plaa, Klara Schure,
Jean in ‘t Zand, Jelle Kaastra.


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