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Chandra Electronic Bulletin No. 31
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Welcome to the Chandra X-ray Center's Electronic News Bulletin Number 31.

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1. Chandra Fifth Anniversary Webpage
2. Joint Conference on X-ray Diagnostics of Astrophysical Plasmas 


Item 1.  Chandra Fifth Anniversary Webpage

Recently we released a special web section celebrating Chandra's fifth
anniversary. It can be accessed from the link at the bottom of the top
public page (chandra.harvard.edu) or directly from 
We hope you enjoy the celebration features and downloads. 

Pictures from the "Four Years of Chandra Symposium" have also 
recently been posted:  

CXC Ed/Outreach Group


Item 2.  Joint Conference on X-ray Diagnostics of Astrophysical Plasmas

                       Second Announcement 

                      November 15-17, 2004

      held at the Sheraton Commander Hotel, Cambridge, MA, USA

Dear Colleague,

We are pleased to announce a conference, jointly sponsored by the
Institute for Theoretical Atomic and Molecular Physics (ITAMP), the
Chandra X-ray Center, the Constellation-X mission, and the Astro-E2
Guest Observer Facility, on "X-ray Diagnostics of Astrophysical

The meeting will concentrate on X-ray diagnostics of plasma
parameters, including theoretical, experimental, and observational
results on emission and absorption line diagnostics.  Particular
emphasis will be given to recent progress in dielectronic and
inner-shell lines.  Invited speakers come from fields of atomic
theory, experimental atomic physics, and spectroscopy.  We hope bring
recent results from these fields to the larger audience of X-ray
astronomers who are using the Chandra and XMM-Newton grating data or
who plan to use the high-resolution data from Astro-E2.

A detailed description of the meeting, including information on
registration and submitting contributed talks and posters, can be
found on the conference website:


Partial List of Speakers and Titles:

Nigel Badnell        "Dielectronic Recombination: theory, methods, and
                       potential errors"
Peter Beiersdorfer   "Fe K shell experimental data"
Greg Brown           "Experimental results on Fe L shell diagnostics"
Gary Ferland         "Lessons from Non-X-ray photoionized spectroscopy"
Tom Gorczyca         "Status of Inner-shell and Auger theory"
Ming Feng Gu         "Theoretical calculations of Fe L shell
Mario Jimenez-Garate "X-ray lines from illuminated accretion disks &
Jelle Kaastra        "Rolf Mewe: a career devoted to X-ray
Svetlana Kotochigova "Accurate wavelengths and the NIST Database"
Martin Laming	     "Open Issues Regarding Ionization Balances"
Chris Mauche         "Fe L-shell Density Diagnostics in Theory and
Anil Pradhan         "Status of Astrophysical Atomic Data Needs"
Delphine Porquet     "He-like line diagnostics"
Cara Rakowski        "Non-equilibrium ionization plasma diagnostics"
John Raymond         "History of X-ray Diagnostics of Astrophysical
Francis Robicheaux   "A Primer on Atomic Theory Calculations"
Wilt Sanders	     "Overview of Existing and Planned X-ray Missions"
Daniel Savin         "Ionization and recombination: laboratory
                       measurements and observational consequences"
Eric Silver          "High-energy high-resolution X-ray spectroscopy"
Allan Whiteford	     "Lessons from fusion X-ray spectroscopy for
Jacco Vink           "Detailed X-ray Spectroscopy of SN 1006"

Contributed Presentations

In addition to the invited presentations, approximately 10 contributed
talks will be scheduled.  Participants are also invited to contribute


Attendance will be limited to 150 participants, due to space
constraints at the conference hotel.

September 1: Early registration deadline
October   1: Abstract submission and late registration deadline

Conference Website:

Information and registration:


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