X-raying the Gamma-Ray Universe

Exploration of the high-energy Universe has experienced dramatic progress in recent years, spearheaded by the latest generation of X-ray and gamma-ray instruments. This trend looks to continue in the next decades, with a variety of advanced, new facilities being planned. Although the scientific link between the neighboring energy bands of X-rays and gamma rays has been invariably crucial, the growth and diversification of the fields has meant that the inter-communication nowadays among the respective communities is not always ideal. With a special focus on next-generation observatories of the near future such as the Cherenkov Telescope Array and ASTRO-H, this workshop aims to bring together experts in X-ray and gamma-ray astrophysics, in order to overview the latest observational and theoretical developments and intensify the inherently synergistic interplay between these fields.

Topics of the meeting will cover:

  • Gamma-ray universe: HESS, MAGIC, VERITAS, Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA), etc.
  • X-ray universe: Chandra, XMM-Newton, Suzaku, NuStar, ASTRO-H, MAXI, etc.
  • Theory
  • Galactic sources: Supernova remnant, Pulsar, Pulsar wind nebula, Binary, Galactic center, Fermi bubble
  • Extragalactic sources: Gamma-ray burst, Active galactic nucleus, Star burst galaxy, Cluster, Background, Cosmic ray, Dark matter