First Announcement, 30-Nov-2011
ESAC, Spain, 21st - 23rd May 2012
XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre at
ESA's European Space Astronomy Centre,
P.O. Box - Apdo. 78, 28691 Villanueva de la Cañada, Madrid, Spain
The European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC) of the European Space Agency (ESA) is organising an XMM-Newton Science workshop
from 21st to 23rd May 2012
European Space Astronomy Centre
Aims and Scope of the MeetingGalaxy clusters are interesting astrophysical laboratories to study large-scale physical processes and important probes to assess the structure and evolution of our Universe. X-ray observations provide the most detailed insight into structure, composition, and evolution of galaxy clusters.
Since the launch of the XMM-Newton and Chandra observatories, our understanding of galaxy clusters has impressively improved including paradigm changes like the physics of cooling cluster centres and the description of galaxy clusters as a tightly constrained self-similar family of objects. During this period, galaxy clusters have also helped to define the quite precisely described Concordance Cosmology Model, and they have shown how the intergalactic medium is enriched by heavy elements over the last half of the age of the Universe. Observations with XMM-Newton, Chandra and SUZAKU have been essential for this progress and after a little more than a decade, a detailed picture of galaxy clusters has crystallised, well worth to be critically reviewed and discussed at a topical workshop.
Scientific Organising Committee
Local Organising CommitteeJ.U. Ness (Chair), M. Arpizou, M. Ehle, A.L. Longinotti and M. Stuhlinger
(XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre, European Space Astronomy Centre, Madrid, Spain)
Important Dates(subject to changes)
Abstracts and RegistrationA registration fee of 50 € will be charged that includes
Venue and AccommodationThe workshop will be held at the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC), Villafranca del Castillo, Madrid, Spain.
A block booking has been made in several hotels in Madrid. Details will be given on the conference web page and in the second announcement.
A shuttle bus service between Madrid and ESAC will be provided. Pick up point and booking of the service will be announced.
ContactLocal Organising Committee:
Up-to-date information will be available via the conference web page:
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