Supernova Remnants and Pulsar Wind Nebulae in the Chandra Era
Hosted by the
Chandra X-ray Center
July 8-10, 2009
DoubleTree Guest Suites
DeadlinesWednesday, April 29, 2009 Early deadline for both registration and abstract submission for contributed talks and poster presentations.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 Final registration and abstract submission deadline, for poster presentations only
Monday, June 15, 2009 The special room rate at the Doubletree Guest Suites will be available until June 15 or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first.
X-ray observatories are advancing our understanding of a wide range of astrophysical processes, and profoundly so in the field of supernova remnants. The Chandra X-ray Observatory's superior spatial and spectral resolution, for example, are probing the structure and evolution of supernova remnant ejecta, diffusive shock acceleration processes, and interactions between supernova remnants and pulsar wind nebulae down to the sub-arcsecond level. This conference highlights both observational and theoretical studies of SNR, emphasizing recent X-ray observations of Galactic SNR. All aspects of SNR research will be explored including shock acceleration, electron/ion temperature equilibration, pulsar wind nebulae, connections between SNR ejecta and SN processes, and SNR interactions with the circumstellar and interstellar medium. The goals are to discuss outstanding problems in SNR research, and the most direct path forward in coming years.
Contact snr09 "at" cfa.harvard.edu for more information.