Topics in X-ray Astronomy - Talks

Monday Feb 23  
Session I
History of X-ray astronomy
09:10-09:40 J. Trümper How X-ray astronomy started in Germany
09:40-10:20 P. Ubertini Old glory balloon days
Session II
11:00-11:30 W. Pietsch X-ray observations of Nearby Galaxies
11:30-12:00 P. Predehl Dust scattering halos (MPEG video)
12:00-12:30 W. Collmar COMPTEL MeV observations of unidentified Gamma-ray sources
Session III
Present and future X-ray and Gamma-ray missions
14:30-15:00 J. Kurfess Future prospects in Gamma-ray astronomy
15:00-15:30 M. Watson X-ray surveys
15:30-16:00 M. Weisskopf The Chandra X-ray observatory: an overview
16:30-17:00 N. Schulz Advances in high resolution X-ray spectroscopy with gratings
17:00-17:30 J. Heise A Wide Field View of the X-ray sky: results from the past and needs in the future
17:30-18:00 J. Braga Brazilian space program and the MIRAX mission
Tuesday Feb 24  
Session III
09:00-09:30 N. Zang China's plan for X-ray astronomy missions in the future
09:30-10:00 A. Parmar XEUS-The X-ray evolving universe spectroscopy mission
10:00-10:30 D. Barret Fast X-ray timing: the opportunity offered by XEUS
Session IV
11:00-11:30 G. Hasinger The cosmic evolution of AGN
11:30-12:00 T. Courvoisier Accretion in AGN: a cascade of shocks
12:00-12:30 D. Worrall Active galaxy jets with X-rays
15:00-15:30 J. Wilms Broad Fe K-α lines in Active Galactic Nuclei
15:30-16:00 B. Aschenbach Mass and angular momentum of the Galactic Centre black hole measured
Session V
Compact Galactic objects and X-ray binaries
16:30-17:00 K. Beuermann The physics of magnetic CVs
17:00-17:30 S. Mereghetti Anomalous pulsars & soft Gamma-ray repeaters (Powerpoint PPS)
17:30-18:00 W. Brinkmann SS433-a historical retrospect
Wednesday Feb 25  
Session V
09:00-09:30 F. Haberl Proton cyclotron absorption features in X-ray spectra of isolated NS?
09:30-10:00 A. Santangelo The search for cyclotron resonant scattering harmonics in the hard spectra of accreting pulsars
10:00-10:30 R. Rothschild Her X-1, its cyclotron line and its effect on astrophysics
11:00-11:30 K. Postnov On the nature of the 35 day cycle in Hercules X-1
11:30-11:55 P. Kretschmar Vela X-1: new faces of an old friend
11:55-12:20 K. Pottschmidt Cyg X-1: The prototype under the magnifying glass
12:20-12:40 N. Shakura On the acceleration of charged particles in non-stationary magnetic traps