Chandra X-Ray Observatory
	(CXC)

The Chandra X-Ray Center (CXC)

Hosted by the Chandra X-ray Center
July 10-12, 2012
at the
DoubleTree Guest Suites
Boston, MA
400 Soldier's Field Road

Abstract

In 1962, Scorpius X-1 became the first X-ray source discovered outside the Solar System. In the 50 years since, X-ray binaries have proven to be important for studies of fundamental physical processes such as mass accretion and jet formation. Contemporary X-ray satellites provide detailed spectroscopic studies of individual Galactic black hole and neutron star binaries, as well as population studies of low-mass X-ray binaries in globular clusters, high-mass X-ray binaries and ultra-luminous X-ray sources in starburst galaxies. This meeting will celebrate the startling discovery of Scorpius X-1, highlight the latest results in our understanding of the formation of black holes, neutron stars and X-ray binaries, as well as the use of X-ray binaries for testing the laws of physics in the extreme environment close to black holes and neutron stars.

Deadlines


Wednesday, April 25, 2012: Final deadline for contributed talk abstract submission

Wednesday, May 23, 2012: Final deadline for general registration and poster abstract submission

Wednesday, June 13, 2012: Final deadline for hotel reservations at group rate, and for all requests for letters of invitation

Scientific Organizing Committee

Charles BailynYaleTom MaccaroneSouthampton
Chris Done DurhamAndrea Prestwich*SAO
Andy FabianIoATod StrohmayerGSFC
Peter Jonker* SRONRashid SunyaevMPA
Vicky KalogeraCIERANatalie WebbIRAP
Julia LeeHarvard* SOC Chairs

Invited Speakers

Pepi FabbianoSAOJames Miller-JonesCurtin U.
Will FarrNorthwestern U.Joey Neilsen MIT
Poshak GandhiJAXAKen OshugaNAOJ
Riccardo GiacconiJohns HopkinsKen PoundsU. Leicester
Jeanette GladstoneU. AlbertaFred SewardSAO
Sera MarkoffU. Amsterdam

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