AXRO2012: 5° International Workshop on Astronomical X-ray Optics – This year’s AXRO workshop will be from 10th to 13th of December 2012. The goal of the workshop is to present and to discuss recent and future technologies for X-ray astronomy space missions. These missions require development of mostly innovative technologies, and we want to discuss the possibilities, the results obtained so far and new ideas in detail. It is obvious, that the requirements of future large space X-ray astronomy missions are so demanding that they need a truly interdisciplinary approach in a wide international collaboration. These technologies will include X-ray optics based on Si wafers, advanced glass forming for precise X-ray optics, but also other possible technologies and alternatives, as well as related advanced metrology, measurements and tests.
The workshop will include session on astrophysical aspects of X-ray telescopes/satellites in which some review talks will be given from leading scientists in this field plus some presentations of relevant Czech scientists. AXRO2012 is already the 5th International Workshop on Astronomical X-Ray Optics (and 6th if taking into account the US-Czech Seminar on Astronomical X-Ray Optics held in 2007).