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10th XMM-Newton SAS Workshop



10th XMM-Newton SAS Workshop
21 - 25 June 2010

European Space Astronomy Centre, Madrid, Spain



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Motivation and rationale

The 10th XMM-Newton Science Analysis System (SAS) Workshop aimed at providing XMM-Newton users, having little or no experience of XMM-Newton data analysis, with an introduction to the procedures and techniques to successfully reduce and analyse XMM-Newton data. No specific knowledge of X-ray data analysis was required to attend the workshop, although a general knowledge of XMM-Newton and its scientific payload was desirable. It is always recommended to workshop participants to refer to the XMM-Newton Users Handbook. Those wishing to familiarise themselves somewhat with the SAS may refer to the SAS Users Guide.

Workshop Presentations

The 5-day workshop was organised around 5 half-days of presentations and 5 half-days of practical training (hands-on) sessions.
The presentations covered basic topics related to XMM-Newton data analysis and SAS, such as:
The detailed program of the Workshop is listed below. Presentations are available in PDF format just by clicking in the correspondent presentation's tittle.
(pdf version of the program)
10th XMM-Newton SAS Workshop

 

 

 

MONDAY 21 of June 2010

9:30

Arrival at Venue

Morning

Session

General Introduction to XMM-Newton, Archive (XSA) and Scientific Analysis Software (SAS)

10:00 - 10:15

Welcome and Workshop Preparation

10:15 - 11:15

XMM-Newton: Scientific Highlights N. Schartel

11:15 - 11:35

COFFEE BREAK

11:35 - 12:05

The XMM-Newton Data and the SAS Grand-Scheme M. Guainazzi

12:05 - 12:35

The XMM-Newton Science Archive (XSA) N. Loiseau   

    Video 1: XSA Basic Search                           (Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.0 needed)

     Video 2:  XSA Interactive Analysis

     Video 3:  XSA More Searches

Downloading XSA Data

12:35 - 13:05

The CCF Concept, cifbuild and calview E. Ojero

13:05 - 13:15

XMM-Newton Web Pages and Documentation (live tour) E. Ojero

13:15 - 13:30

Introduction to Hands-on Sessions and the Thread Concept E. Ojero

13:30 - 14:30

LUNCH BREAK

Afternoon

Session

Data preparation & SAS Installation on laptops

14:30 - 16:00

Hands-on Session (SAS Installation Specific) E. Ojero

16:00 - 16:20

COFFEE BREAK

16:20 - 18:00

Step-by-step Guide to the SAS Start-up Thread E. Ojero

Hands-on Session (SAS Startup Specific)

18:30

Departure from Venue

 


 

TUESDAY 22 of June 2010

9:30

Arrival at Venue

Morning Session

EPIC Data Reduction and Analysis and Hands-on Session

10:00 - 10:30

Introduction and Calibration Status M. Guainazzi

10:30 - 10:45

e[mp]proc M. Guainazzi

10:45 - 11:00

Event List Manipulation and Screening I. de la Calle

11:00 - 11:20

COFFEE BREAK

11:20 - 11:40

Scientific Product Extraction I. de la Calle

11:40 - 12:00

Response Matrix Generation R. Saxton

12:00 - 13:30

Step-by-step guide to the EPIC Scientific Product Extraction M. Guainazzi

Hands-on Session (EPIC Specific)

13:30 - 14:30

LUNCH BREAK

Afternoon

Session

OM Data Reduction and Analysis and Hands-on Session

14:30 - 15:00

Introduction and Calibration Status A. Talavera

15:00 - 15:30

Data Reduction and Analysis of Point-like Sources A. Talavera

15:30 - 15:40

COFFEE BREAK

15:40 - 18:00

Step-by-step Guide to the OM Data Analysis Threads A. Talavera

Hands-on Session (OM Specific)

18:30

Departure from Venue

 

 

WEDNESDAY 23 of June 2010

9:30

Arrival at Venue

Morning Session

RGS Data Reduction and Analysis and Hands-on Session

10:00 - 10:30

Introduction and Calibration Status M. Diaz-Trigo

10:30 - 11:00

Data Reduction and Analysis of Point-like Sources R. Gonzalez-Riestra

11:00 - 11:20

COFFEE BREAK

11:20 - 13:30

Step-by-step Guide to the RGS Data Analysis Threads R. Gonzalez-Riestra

Hands-on Session (RGS Specific)

13:30 - 14:30

LUNCH BREAK

Afternoon

Session

Spectral Fitting

14:30 - 15:15

Spectral Analysis and Statistics N. Schartel

15:15 - 16:00

Introduction to XSPEC M. Guainazzi
Step-by-step Guide to the Spectral Fitting Thread

Hands-on Session (Spectral Analysis Specific)

16:00 - 16:20

COFFEE BREAK

16:20 - 18:00

Hands-on Session (continuation)

18:30

Departure from Venue


 

THURSDAY 24 of June 2010

9:30

Arrival at Venue

Morning

Session

High Level Scientific Products in SAS

10:00 - 10:20

The 2XMM EPIC Source Catalogue and the Slew Catalogue R. Saxton 

10:20 - 10:30

BiRD: Browsing Interface for RGS Data R. Gonzalez-Riestra

10:30 - 11:00

SAS Future Prospects C. Gabriel

11:00 - 11:20

COFFEE BREAK

11:20 - 11:50

Analysis of EPIC Data of Extended Sources I. de la Calle

11:50 - 12:15

Pipeline Products J.U. Ness

12:15 - 13:30

EPIC Source Detection  C. Gabriel

Hands-on Session (EPIC Source Detection Specific)

13:30 - 14:30

LUNCH BREAK

Afternoon Session

Hands-on Session

14:30 - 16:00

Hands-on Session (free)

16:00 - 16:20

COFFEE BREAK

16:20 - 18:00

Hands-on Session (free)

18:30

Departure from Venue

 

 

FRIDAY 25 of June 2010

9:30

Arrival at Venue

Morning

Session

Hands-on Session

10:00 - 11:00

Hands-on Session (free)

11:00 - 11:20

COFFEE BREAK

11:20 - 13:00

Hands-on Session (free)

13:00 - 13:30

Round-table discussion. Closure of the Workshop.

13:30 - 14:30

LUNCH

 


The photo of the participants taken during the workshop can be found below.


Participants of the 10th SAS Workshop

How to Contact Us

For any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre HelpDesk:
   http://xmm.esac.esa.int/external/xmm_user_support/helpdesk.shtml.

SAS Workshop Local Organising Committee

  • Michelle Arpizou
  • Ignacio de la Calle (Chair)
  • Carlos Gabriel
  • Matteo Guainazzi
  • Nora Loiseau
  • Jan-Uwe Ness
  • Eduardo Ojero
  • Martin Stuhlinger


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