Hosted by the Chandra X-ray Center
July 13-15, 2010
at the
DoubleTree Guest Suites
Boston, MA
400 Soldier's Field Road



Wednesday, April 28, 2010 Final deadline for contributed talk abstract submission
Friday, May 28, 2010 Final deadline for general registration and poster abstract submission


Current X-ray observatories have revolutionized the study of accretion in diverse astrophysical settings. Chandra and XMM-Newton gratings have enabled the detection of small velocity shifts and weak but vitally important lines, and the central engine in nearby accreting sources has been revealed in new detail. It is now possible to detect extremely faint sources, enhancing our understanding of accretion power throughout the universe and low-level accretion within the Milky Way. Chandra has also revealed unexpected parallels between accretion onto pre-main sequence stars, white dwarfs, neutron stars, stellar-mass and super-massive black holes. The goals of this meeting are: (1) to bring together a broad scientific community interested in probing accretion physics from the X-ray perspective, (2) to leverage the rich accretion phenomenology and diverse theoretical approaches toward the understanding of accretion, and (3) to look ahead to the next ten years with Chandra, and future X-ray missions as well.

Confirmed Invited Speakers

  • Laura Brenneman
  • George Chartas
  • Barbara Ercolano
  • John Hawley
  • Jeroen Homan
  • Chris Mauche
  • Monika Moscibrodzka
  • Daniel Proga
  • Marina Romanova
  • Phil Uttley
  • Peter Wheatley
  • Contact cxcworkshop "at" for more information.

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