9 – 11 May 2016

European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC)
Villafranca del Castillo
Madrid, Spain


The recent generation of high energy observatories has enabled unprecedented progress to be made in our understanding of astrophysics in the X-ray domain. Current technical evaluations suggest that the XMM-Newton spacecraft and its scientific instruments may continue to provide first class X-ray observations well into the next decade. Other X-ray missions are planned to be launched soon, including Astro-H and e-ROSITA. Coupled with new ground-based developments, this will open up new exciting opportunities for multi-wavelength and follow-up observations, to which XMM-Newton is ideally placed to play a major role.

This workshop will summarise the state of our current knowledge derived from X-ray astrophysics. We will discuss some of the major achievements over the past years, and identify a set of fundamental questions still to be addressed. Within this context a primary aim of the workshop will be to define the key scientific topics which will have the highest scientific importance and impact. We will seek to identify observing programs of maximum long-term value to the entire astronomical community. Many of these programs are likely to require large amounts of observing time on only a few carefully selected targets or sky areas. We strongly encourage innovative ideas for applications, and the formation of well organised major collaborations.


Thursday 14 January 2016 Opening of registration & abstract submission
2nd Announcement via XMM-Newton Newsletter
Monday 29 February 2016 Deadline for abstract submission
End March 2016 Notification about accepted presentations
Wednesday 6 April 2016 Deadline for hotel booking
Thursday 14 April 2016 Deadline for registration
End April 2016 Final Announcement
Monday 9 – Wednesday 11 May 2016 Workshop


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