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Chandra Electronic Announcement #18
CHANDRA ELECTRONIC ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER 18 FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT of HEAD 2004 Meeting of the High Energy Astrophysics Division (HEAD) of the American Astronomical Society September 8-11, 2004 (Wed. - Sat.) French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana
Email summary: * Conference Website - get on the mailing list * Abstracts due May 24th to be published in B.A.A.S * Meeting Description This message has been sent to various email exploders and we apologize for any duplication. If you are interested in attending this meeting, please visit the conference website and sign up to be put on the email list. All future announcements/updates will only go to this new list, which will not be shared or used for any other purpose. Conference Website (meeting logistics, registration, and abstract submission): http://www.confcon.com/head_2004/head_2004.html ******************************************************************** The High Energy Astrophysics Division (HEAD) will hold its next Divisional meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana from Wednesday September 8, 2004 through Saturday, September 11, 2004. The meeting will be held at the historic Hotel Monteleone in the French Quarter and will be hosted by Eureka Scientific Inc. High Energy Astrophysics continues experiencing a golden age, with the unprecedented capabilities of Chandra and XMM-Newton, the continuing new discoveries from RXTE, exciting results from INTEGRAL and HETE-II, and the development of TeV gamma-ray astronomy. The upcoming Astro-E2, Swift, Agile and GLAST missions offer dramatic new capabilities in the next ~5 years. At the same time, cosmic ray and neutrino studies such as Auger, Super Kamiokande, SNO, Amanda and long duration balloon flight experiments are making great advances. Discoveries and prospects in these high energy wavebands are augmented by continuing breakthroughs in radio, IR and optical observations of high energy objects. In the midst of all this current activity, NASA is planning its future missions and science goals, as part of its tri-annual strategic planning exercise. Of particular interest to HEAD is the proposed theme for the Structure and Evolution of the Universe (SEU)'s "Beyond Einstein" program. As a result of the reprioritized agency activities, the FY 2005 and out-year budgets for Con-X and LISA have been reduced and the launch dates deferred. In addition, the Einstein Probes, medium-size missions and part of the approved (by OMB) Beyond Einstein Program, and which have begun concept studies in FY 2004, have also been deferred. The HEAD Meeting will focus on current results across the full sweep of High Energy Astrophysics but will also include sessions, in topical areas, which focus on the major questions and how the proposed Beyond Einstein program might address these. The emphasis at the meeting will be High Energy Astrophysics science, not mission (or future) planning. The HEAD Executive Committee will solicit invited talks to lead off Sessions, and choose speakers from Abstracts submitted, including solicited speakers in topical areas that will be focal points among the pool of submitted contributions. In keeping with traditional HEAD meetings, there will be no parallel sessions, with mornings and afternoons devoted to the main science sessions, and evenings reserved for discussions, posters, and special sessions which participants are invited to arrange and propose to the HEAD Executive Committee (Chair, Roger Blandford <rdb3@stanford.edu>). In addition, there will be a special Teacher Workshop much like the one held at the Honolulu HEAD meeting, occupying a half day; those interested should contact James Lochner <lochner@lheapop.gsfc.nasa.gov> for further information. The Preliminary Program of Invited Speakers and Session Titles will be announced by around May 10. Abstracts for oral talks and poster papers will be due by May 24, and the Final Program posted at the AAS meetings website by July 19, with the BAAS (published) abstracts to be available at the meeting. Registration opens on May 1st. We strongly encourage HEAD members, and the wider community, to join us for this special meeting in September. Sincerely, Head Executive Committee Roger D. Blandford (Chair) mrdb3@stanford.edu Stephen Murray (Vice Chair) ssm@head.cfa.harvard.edu Matthew G. Baring (Sec./Tr.) headsec@aas.org Joel Bregman jbregman@astro.lsa.umich.edu Kathryn Flanagan kaf@space.mit.edu Pat Slane slane@cfa.harvard.edu Deepto Chakrabarty deepto@space.mit.edu Fiona Harrison fiona@srl.caltech.edu Kim Weaver kweaver@milkyway.gsfc.nasa.gov Jonathan E. Grindlay (Past Chair) josh@head.cfa.harvard.edu Press Officer Ilana Harrus imh@lheapop.gsfc.nasa.gov Local Organizing Committee Chair John Wefel, Louisiana State Univ. wefel@phunds.phys.lsu.edu Please contact John Vallerga (head2004@earthlink.net, 510-530-1688) for any help with your logistical needs and/or any questions regarding this meeting. This Electronic Bulletin is used for the dissemination of important announcements and information about the Chandra X-Ray Observatory to members of the community. If you wish to unsubscribe from the list, simply reply to this email to let us know.

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