Exploring the Hot and Energetic Universe: The first scientific conference dedicated to the Athena X-ray observatory

Страна: Испания

Город: Madrid

Тезисы до: 15.04.2015

Даты: 08.09.15 — 10.09.15

Е-мейл Оргкомитета: athena2015@sciops.esa.int

Организаторы: European Space Agency (ESA)


The Advanced Telescope for High Energy Astrophysics (Athena) is a large-class mission of the European Space Agency (ESA). It is currently entering an assessment study phase, with launch planned for 2028. Athena has been designed to address the science theme “The Hot and Energetic Universe", which poses two key questions:

    How does ordinary matter assemble into the large-scale structures we see today?
    How do black holes grow and influence the Universe?

The mission will employ a variety of techniques to address these topics in a comprehensive matter, including spatially-resolved high resolution spectroscopy, sensitive wide field imaging, high throughput spectral-timing, and fast follow-up of transient phenomena.

The purpose of this conference is to gather together all members of the astronomical community worldwide who have an interest in Athena. The main focus of the meeting will be to discuss the key science questions which will be addressed by the mission. A significant portion of the programme will be devoted to presenting the status of the project and discussing the synergies with other future large multi-wavelength facilities and missions.

Scientific topics to be covered include:

    Formation, evolution and physical properties of clusters of galaxies
    Cosmic feedback
    The missing baryons and the WHIM
    Supermassive black hole evolution
    Accretion physics and strong gravity
    High energy transient phenomena
    Solar system and exoplanets
    Star formation and evolution
    The physics of compact object
    Supernovae, supernova remnants and the ISM
    Multiwavelength synergies

There is no workshop registration fee.

Веб-сайт конференции: http://www.sciops.esa.int/index.php?project=CONF2015&page=ATHENA2015