Archivi tag: X-ray astronomy

The Structure and Signals of Neutron Stars, from Birth to Death

This conference aims at bringing together people working in astrophysics of neutron stars, both on the theoretical and observational aspects. The following topics will be discussed : – Equation of state of dense matter, including hyperon, kaon and quark degrees of freedom – Neutrino emission and cooling of compact stars – Superconductivity-superfluidity – Constraints from EM observations – Transients – Gravitational wave emission – Models for Supernovae and for Gamma Ray Bursts – Magnetars.

AXRO2013, Astronomical X-Ray Optics

The AXRO workshop is held under the auspices of the rector of the Czech Technical University prof. Havlicek. AXRO 2013 in Prague is International Workshop on Astronomical X-Ray Optics focused on presentation and discussion of recent and future technologies for future X-ray astronomy missions. One session is focused 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.

The goal of the workshop is to present and to discuss recent and future technologies for X-ray astronomy 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.

New Results in X-ray Astronomy 2013

Continuing the series of annual one-day workshops on X-ray astronomy in the UK, this year’s meeting will be held by the School of Physics and Astronomy at the Highfield Campus of the University of Southampton. The meeting will take place on Monday, 16th September 2013 and will consist of contributed talks and posters on the subject of New Results in X-ray Astronomy 2013.

The purpose of this series of workshops is to showcase the increasingly fascinating and important science emerging from current X-ray missions, as well as to discuss the science that will drive the next generation of missions. In particular, this is an opportunity for junior members of the community to showcase their work and to meet members of other groups around the UK. The schedule of contributed talks and posters covers a broad array of research interests all important to current X-ray astrophysics.

Latest results from the neutron-star laboratory

SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research, the Astronomical Institute “Anton Pannekoek” of the University of Amsterdam, and ASTRON Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy are organizing a 5-day conference detailing the latest developments in neutron star research. More than 45 years after the discovery of the first pulsar, neutron stars are now used as gravitational-wave detectors and astrophysical laboratories for studying the physics of ultra-high magnetic fields, gravity, and ultra-dense matter. We envisage a program highlighting the most recent results on radio (e.g. LOFAR, GBT, Arecibo) and high-energy (e.g. Fermi) searches for new pulsars as well as cutting-edge results from studies of known neutron-star systems and their surroundings. We also wish to capture the still expanding variety of neutron-star behavior, including talks on transient sources/events such as the RRATS and (giant) flares of magnetars. In addition, with LOFAR capabilities for monitoring the transient and pulsar sky becoming fully operational in 2012, it is opportune to confront the early results with those of the high-energy window.