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Chandra/CIAO workshop following the X-ray Astronomy 2019 conference.
Register for the workshop (deadline 31 July 2019)
Members of the Chandra X-Ray Center will host a two day Chandra/CIAO workshop after the X-ray Astronomy 2019 conference in Bologna, Italy, on 14-15 September 2019 .
Chandra/CIAO workshops are mainly aimed at helping users, especially students, post-doctoral fellows and early-career researcher to work with Chandra data and the Chandra Interactive Analysis of Observations (CIAO) software. But everyone is welcome to attend.
The workshop will feature talks on introductory and advanced X-ray data analysis, statistics, and topics in Chandra calibration. The workshop will also include hands-on sessions where participants can practice X-ray data analysis following a workbook of CIAO exercises or perform their own analysis with members of the CIAO team ready to assist. Participants are required to bring their own laptop.
Note: There is no registration fee to attend the workshop, however participants are responsible for their own travel and accomondation expenses.
A tentative schedule is shown below. The content of the talks may change based on the experience level of the attendees.
|Saturday, 14 September 2019|
|09:00-10:00||Welcome. and Introduction to Chandra and X-ray Data Analysis|
|10:00-10:45||Introduction to CIAO|
|11:15-12:00||Using SAOImage ds9 and dax|
|12:00-12:45||Chandra Source Catalog 2.0|
|13:45-14:30||From archive to publication: a sample CIAO data analysis thread|
|14:30-14:40||Introduction to Hands on Session|
|Sunday, 15 September 2019|
|09:00-09:45||Imaging Spectral Analysis, aka Imaging Spectroscopy|
|09:45-10:30||Statistics for High-Energy Astrophysics|
|11:00-11:45||Introduction to Sherpa|
|11:45-12:30||High Resolution Spectral Analysis with Dispersed Gratings data|
Students new to CIAO may want to go through the exercises in the Chandra/CIAO Workbook, (2019 edition).
We also have the exercises in the form a Jupyter notebook. You can download or view the blank notebook (without the answers); or you can download or view the completed notebook with the answers supplied.