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Recent Papers and Presentations

IXO Science Team Meeting – Present Status and Future Prospects in X-Ray Astronomy, March 14—16, 2011, Rome, Italy

The purpose of this meeting was to gather together the X-ray astronomical community worldwide to discuss the key science topics of IXO, and to review the discovery space opened by science and technological developments. Major parts of the meeting were devoted to IXO, its science objectives and instruments, although, a session for discussing other future missions was also available.

Science Topics:

  • Co-evolution of galaxies and their supermassive black holes: The first supermassive black holes, obscured growth of supermassive black holes, Cosmic feedback from supermassive black holes.
  • Large scale structure and the creation of chemical elements: The hot diffuse components of the Universe, Missing baryons and the Warm-Hot Intergalactic Medium, Cluster physics, evolution and cosmology, Chemical evolution through cosmic time.
  • Matter under extreme conditions: Strong gravity and accretion physics, Neutron star equation of state, Probing Quantum Chromodynamics through the neutron star equation of state.
  • Life cycles of matter and energy in the Universe: Supernova remnants: formation of the elements, shock heating and particle acceleration, Characterizing the Inter-stellar Medium in the Galaxy, The Galactic Center and its surroundings, Stars and planets.
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