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Exploring the Hot Universe with IXO | September 17 – 19, 2008 | MPE

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The IXO Observatory | Chair: G. Hasinger | 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
  Introductions [.pdf] K. Nandra / Th. Boller
  The International X-ray Observatory IXO [.pdf] A. Parmar
  NASA IXO status report [.pdf] N. White
  JAXA IXO status report [.pdf] T. Dotani
  Report from NASA MDL study [.pdf] J. Bookbinder
  NASA IXO Mirror Technology Development [.pdf] R. Petre
  Silicon Pore Optics [.pdf] M. Bavdaz
IXO Instruments | Chair: J. Bookbinder | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  The IXO Wide Field Imager [.pdf] J. Treis
  X-ray Imaging Micro-Calorimeter Spectrometer [.pdf] P. de Korte
  X-ray Grating Spectrometer K. Flanagan
  Hard X-Ray Imager and Telescope Options [.pdf] T. Dotani
  X-ray Polarimeter for IXO [.pdf] E. Costa
  A High Time Resolution Spectrometer (HTRS) [.pdf] D. Barret
Black Holes and Matter Under Extreme Conditions | Chair: Y. Ueda | 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
  The first accreting black holes [.pdf] R. Gilli
  Obscured AGN and galaxy evolution [.pdf] F. Fiore
  Lifting the Veil of Distant Compton-thick AGNs [.pdf] D. Alexander
  Obscured AGN, Near and Far [.pdf] T. Yaqoob
Chair: M. Cappi | 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
  Relativistic gravity , AGN [.pdf] S. Vaughan
  Strong gravity with IXO [.pdf] M. Mendez
  Extreme States of Matter: the neutron star EoS [.pdf] F. Paerels
  AGN as scaled up black holes binaries [.pdf] C. Done
  Pushing IXO to the extreme [.pdf] P. Uttley

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Galaxy Formation. Galaxy Clusters and Cosmic Feedback | Chair: M. Arnaud | 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
  Galaxy Clusters as Cosmological Probes [.pdf] H. Boehringer
  Metals in the ICM [.pdf] K. Matsushita
  Cosmic Feedback and Galaxy Formation [.pdf] A. Fabian
  Velocity diagnostics in distant galaxy clusters with IXO [.pdf] N. Ota
  The chemical evolution of clusters and galaxies [.pdf] J. Kaastra
Chair: R. Mushotzky | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  Evolution of the dark matter distribution on galaxy cluster scales [.pdf] G. Pratt
  WHIM studies with IXO [.pdf] T. Ohashi
  IXO Gratings and the Missing Baryons [.pdf] F. Nicastro
  IXO and study of warm baryons [.pdf] A. Finoguenov
  Strong lensing of background WHIM emissions [.pdf]    [addendum] R. Lieu
Life Cycles of Matter and Energy | Chair: M. Garcia | 2:00 - 3:45 p.m.
  X-ray emissions from normal stars and YSOs [.pdf] B. Stelzer
  IXO Observations of SNRs [.pdf] A. Bamba
  Cool star studies with IXO [.pdf] M. Audard
  Using IXO to Probe the Nature of Pulsar Winds [.pdf] P. Slane
  IXO observations of highly ionised absorbers in LMXBs [.pdf] M. Diaz-Trigo
Chair: M.Watson | 4:15 - 6:00 p.m.
  X-ray emissions from galaxies at high redshift with IXO [.pdf] A. Hornschemeier
  Perspectives for studies of star forming galaxies [.pdf] P. Ranalli
  The physics of extragalactic X-ray jets with the IXO [.pdf] D. Worrall
  X-ray activity from SgrA* [.pdf] D. Porquet
  IXO Background Calculations [.pdf] R. Smith
  Polarimeter Science with IXO [.pdf] G. Matt

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Friday September 19, 2008

Discussion: The way forward | Chair: K. Nandra | 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
  Synergy of IXO with future mulitwavelength facilities [.pdf] R. Smith for R. Mushotzky
  Future of the XEUS/Con-X working groups (Discussion)
  Discussion: Cosmic Vision, Decadal survey and JAXA programmatics. Timetable and the way forward. (Discussion)
  Summary talk G. Hasinger
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  Plasma in AGNs [.pdf] Th. Boller
  New Technologies for Future Space X-Ray Telescopes [.pdf] R. Hudec
  Astronomical Xray Optics in the Czech Republic [.pdf] R. Hudec

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Facility Science Team (FST) Meeting | August 20 – 22, 2008 | GSFC

Wednesday, August 20

NASA/ESA/JAXA Project Reports | 9:15 - 11:00 a.m
  Welcome/Orientation H. Tananbaum/A. Hornschemeier
  View from NASA HQ [.pdf] Michael Salamon (NASA HQ)
  NASA Report on IXO [.pdf] Nick White (GSFC)
  ESA report on IXO [.pdf] Arvind Parmar (ESA)
NASA Project Manager Review | 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  Project Overview [.pdf] Jean Grady (GSFC)
  Observatory Systems - MDL Report [.pdf] Gabe Karpati (GSFC)
Science Reports | 1:30 - 2 p.m.
  Science Preparation for Decadal [.pdf] Ann Hornschemeier (GSFC)
  Atomic Astrophysics Report [.pdf] Nancy Brickhouse (SAO)
Science Theme 1: Black Holes (Chair: Mike Garcia) | 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
  Testing GR, BH Spin [.pdf] Chris Reynolds (UMD)
  Accretion Physics in Stellar Systems [.pdf]
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Jon Miller (U Michigan)
  Census of Black Hole Accretion [.pdf] Nancy Levenson (U Kentucky)
  The High-z Universe [.pdf] Niel Brandt (PSU)
Optics (Chair: Jay Bookbinder) | 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
  5 arcsec System Flow-down [.pdf] Rob Petre (GSFC)
  NASA-IXO Optics Update [.pdf] Will Zhang (GSFC)
  ESA-IXO Optics Update [.pdf] Marcos Bavdaz (ESA)
Adjourn Day 1 (6:00 p.m.)

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Thursday, August 21

Science Theme 2 - Large Scale Structure (Chair: Ann Hornschemeier) | 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
  Hot Baryons in Deep Potential Wells [.pdf] Megan Donahue (Michigan State)
  Evolution of Large Scale Structure [.pdf] Steve Allen (Stanford)
  Missing Baryons/WHIM [.pdf] Michael Shull (U Colorado)
  AGN Feedback [.pdf] Andy Fabian (Cambridge)
  Supernova/Stellar Feedback [.pdf] David Strickland (JHU)
Instruments - NASA Reports (Chair: Harvey Tananbaum) | 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
  XMS/Calorimeter Update [.pdf] Richard Kelley (GSFC)
  XGS - CAT Grating [.pdf] Ralf Heilmann (MIT)
  XGS - Off-plane Grating [.pdf] Webster Cash (U Colorado)
Science Performance Reports (Chair: Jay Bookbinder) | 2:00 - 3:15 p.m.
  Background [.pdf] Randal Smith(GSFC & JHU)
  TOOs: Prospects and Capabilities [.pdf] Mike Garcia (SAO)
Science Theme 3: Life Cycles of Matter (Chair: Randall Smith) | 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
  Production/Distribution of the Elements [.pdf] Jack Hughes (Rutgers)
  MHD Physics in Stellar Environments [.pdf]
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Rachel Osten (UMD)
  Planetary Magnetospheres and Solar Wind Charge Exchange [.pdf] Eric Feigelson (PSU)
  Extreme States of Matter in NS [.pdf] Frits Paerels (Columbia U)
Adjourn Day 2 (6:00 p.m.)

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Friday, August 22

Instruments - ESA Reports (Chair: Nick White) | 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
  ESA WFI Report - + HXI and high time res [.pdf] Strueder (HLL/MPE, G)
  ESA NFI Report [.pdf] Piet de Korte(SRON, NL)
Science with IXO (10:00 - 10:25 a.m.)
  A Pitch to the Astronomical Community [.pdf] Randall Smith (GSFC & JHU)
Concluding presentations and Wrap-up | 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  Conferences/Activities for 2009 [.pdf] Mike Garcia (SAO)
  Future of Con-X and XEUS Science Teams (discussion) Harvey Tananbaum & Paul Nandra
Adjourn (2:30 p.m.)

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