Chandra's First Decade of Discovery

Program Schedule

The invited speakers are shown in bold.

Monday, 21 September

Time Event
9:00 a.m. Chandra Calibration Review Registration Opens
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Morning Session
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
Posters may be displayed after 1:00 p.m.
1:30 p.m. - 3:25 p.m. Afternoon Session I
3:25 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Break; Poster Viewing
4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Afternoon Session II
5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Summary and Discussion
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Chandra's First Decade of Discovery Reception and Registration

Tuesday, 22 September

Time Event
7:30 a.m. Chandra's First Decade of Discovery Registration & Hospitality Center Opens
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Coffee & Breakfast in the poster rooms
9:00 a.m. - 9:05 a.m. Opening and Welcome
9:05 a.m. - 9:35 a.m. Jon Morse, Director of the Astrophysics Division at NASA Headquarters
The NASA Astrophysics Program
Session 1: Stars and Star Formation (Chair: Scott Wolk)
9:35 a.m. - 10:10 a.m. Eric D. Feigelson (Pennsylvania State University)
X-ray studies of star and planet formation
10:10 a.m. - 10:25 a.m. Rosaria Bonito (DSFA-UNIPA-INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo)
Modeling the X-ray emission from jets observed with Chandra
10:25 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Joel Kastner (Rochester Institute of Technology)
X-rays from Planetary Nebulae: a Decade of Insight from Chandra
10:40 a.m. - 10:55 a.m. Leisa Townsley (Penn State University)
The Chandra Carina Complex Project
10:55 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Break; Poster and Exhibit Viewing
Session 2: High resolution Stellar Spectroscopy (Chair: Dave Huenemoerder)
11:15 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. Paola Testa (SAO)
X-ray emission processes in stars and their immediate environment
11:50 a.m. - 12:05 p.m. Lidia Oskinova (University of Potsdam)
The Shocking Truth about Massive Stars
12:05 p.m. - 12:20 p.m. Andy Pollock (XMM-SOC European Space Agency)
Collisionless plasmas in WR140, Eta Carinae and other colliding-wind systems.
12:20 p.m. - 12:35 p.m. Nancy Brickhouse (Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory)
Discovery of an Accretion-Fed Corona in an Accreting Young Star
12:35 p.m. - 1:35 p.m. Lunch in the Harborview Ballroom
Session 3: The Cosmic Evolution of AGN (Chair: Marcella Brusa)
1:35 p.m. - 2:10 p.m. Niel Brandt (Pennsylvania State University)
Supermassive Black Hole Growth Over Cosmic Time: X-ray Constraints on the Demographics and Physics of Active Galaxies
2:10 p.m. - 2:25 p.m. Paul J. Green (SAO/CXC)
The X-ray AGN Fraction and an AGN-Starformation Sequence from the Chandra Multiwavelength Project
2:25 p.m. - 2:40 p.m. Nico Cappelluti (MPE/UMBC)
AGN as tracers of the Large scale structure: the golden contribution of Chandra
2:40 p.m. - 2:55 p.m. Martin Elvis (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)
The Chandra COSMOS Survey: Early Results
2:55 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. Elena Gallo (MIT)
AMUSE-Virgo: the complete nuclear X-ray census
3:10 p.m. - 3:25 p.m. Elise Laird (Imperial College London)
Results from the AEGIS-X survey of the Extended Groth Strip
3:25 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Break; Poster and Exhibit Viewing
Session 4: The History of Chandra (Chair: Harvey Tananbaum)
4:15 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. Martin C. Weisskopf (NASA/MSFC)
On the Making of Chandra
4:50 p.m. - 5:05 p.m. Bob Burke (NGST)
Historical Remembrances of the Chandra X-ray Observatory: How Partnerships Created Success
5:05 p.m. - 5:20 p.m. Gordon Garmire (PSU)
Reflections on the Development of the Advanced CCD Imaging Spectrometer (ACIS)
5:20 p.m. - 5:35 p.m. Steve Murray (SAO)
Development of the HRC and Selected Science Highlights and Surprises
5:35 p.m. - 5:50 p.m. Claude Canizares (MIT)
Development of the HETG and Selected Science Highlights and Surprises
5:50 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. The STS-93 Crew: Eileen Collins, Jeff Ashby, Cady Coleman, Steve Hawley, Michel Tognini
The Chandra Experience as Recollected by the STS-93 Crew
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Reception in Poster and Exhibit Ballrooms

Wednesday, 23 September

Time Event
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Coffee & Breakfast in the poster rooms
7:30 a.m. Registration & Hospitality Center Opens
Session 5: Keynote (Chair: Martin C. Weisskopf)
9:00 a.m. - 9:35 a.m. Keynote: Riccardo Giacconi (Johns Hopkins University)
9:35 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. Marat Gilfanov (Max-Planck-Institute for Astrophysics)
Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae in early type galaxies.
9:50 a.m. - 10:05 a.m. Albert Kong (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan)
M31 in the Chandra Era: A High Definition Movie of a Nearby Galaxy
10:05 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. Andreas Zezas (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, University of Crete (Greece))
X-ray source populations in nearby spiral and star-forming galaxies
10:20 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Break; Poster and Exhibit Viewing
Session 6: Supernova Remnants (Chair: Dave Pooley)
11:00 a.m. - 11:35 a.m. Carles Badenes (Tel-Aviv University)
X-Ray Studies of Supernova Remnants: The Persistence of Memory
11:35 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. Kazimierz Borkowski (North Carolina State University)
New Deep X-ray and Radio Observations of G1.9+0.3
11:50 a.m. - 12:05 p.m. Jae-Joon Lee (Pennsylvania State University)
A Half-Megasecond Chandra Observation of the Oxygen-rich Supernova Remnant G292.0+1.8
12:05 p.m. - 12:20 p.m. Sangwook Park (Penn State University)
SNR 1987A: Ten Years of Chandra Monitoring
12:20 p.m. - 12:35 p.m. David Burrows (Penn State University)
Chandra Searches for Late-Time Jet Breaks in GRB X-ray Afterglows
12:35 p.m. - 1:35 p.m. Lunch in the Harborview Ballroom
Session 7: Galaxy Clusters - Cosmology (Chair: Dave Burrows)
1:35 p.m. - 2:10 p.m. Alexey A. Vikhlinin (SAO)
Studies of Dark Energy with Chandra
2:10 p.m. - 2:25 p.m. Thomas Culverhouse (University of Chicago)
Chandra and SZA Observations of Clusters of Galaxies at z>1
2:25 p.m. - 2:40 p.m. Nicole Hasler (UA Huntsville)
Cosmology Independent Measurement of the Gas Mass Fraction Using Chandra X-ray and Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect Measurements of High Redshift Clusters
2:40 p.m. - 2:55 p.m. Adam Mantz (Stanford/SLAC)
Constraints on Cosmology and X-ray Scaling Relations from the Growth of Massive Galaxy Clusters
2:55 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. Anja von der Linden (KIPAC/Stanford)
Weighing the giants: X-ray and weak lensing studies measurements of the most massive clusters
3:10 p.m. - 3:55 p.m. Break; Poster and Exhibit Viewing
Session 8: Galaxy Clusters - Feedback, Galaxy Surveys, and Current & Future Missions (Chair: Dan Evans)
3:55 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Elizabeth Blanton (Boston University)
AGN Feedback in Clusters of Galaxies
4:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Myriam Gitti (SAO-CfA)
AGN feedback in galaxy groups: The case of HCG 62
4:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Rupal Mittal (AIfA (Bonn) / RIT (Rochester))
A detailed analysis of the cores of HIFLUGCS galaxy clusters: ICM cooling and AGN heating
5:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Ralph Tuellmann (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)
The Chandra ACIS Survey of M33 (ChASeM33): A Chandra Legacy Program
5:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Norbert Schartel (XMM-Newton SOC, ESA)
Ten Years XMM-Newton: Scientific Achievements and Future Prospects
5:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Randall Smith (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)
The International X-ray Observatory
5:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Daniel Stern (JPL/Caltech)
NuSTAR: The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array

Thursday, 24 September

Time Event
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Coffee & Breakfast in the poster rooms
7:30 a.m. Registration & Hospitality Center Opens
Session 9 : Compact Objects (Chair: Antonella Fruscione)
9:00 a.m. - 9:35 a.m. Victoria Kaspi (McGill University)
Chandra's Contribution Toward "Grand Unification": Unravelling the Surprising Diversity in Neutron Stars
9:35 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. Derek Fox (Pennsylvania State University)
Discovering X-ray Bright Neutron Stars for Current and Next-Generation Observatories
9:50 a.m. - 10:05 a.m. Joseph Gelfand (New York University)
Modeling the Dynamical and Radiative Evolution of a Pulsar Wind Nebula inside a Supernova Remnant
10:05 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. George Pavlov (Pennsylvania State University)
Chandra Observations of the Vela Pulsar Wind Nebula
10:20 a.m. - 10:35 a.m. Craig Heinke (University of Alberta)
A Carbon Atmosphere for the Cassiopeia A Neutron Star
10:35 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Break; Poster and Exhibit Viewing
Session 10: Globular Clusters (Chair: Victoria Kaspi)
11:00 a.m. - 11:35 a.m. David Pooley (University of Wisconsin)
Globular Cluster X-ray Sources
11:35 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. Tom Maccarone (University of Southampton)
Extragalactic Globular Clusters with Chandra
11:50 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. Slavko Bogdanov (McGill University)
Deep Chandra Studies of Millisecond Pulsars in Globular Clusters
12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Spirit of Boston lunch cruise
(Board ship at 12:30 p.m.)

Friday, 25 September

Time Event
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Coffee & Breakfast in the poster rooms
7:30 a.m. Registration & Hospitality Center Opens
Session 11: The Galactic Center (Chair: Doug Swartz)
9:00 a.m. - 9:35 a.m. Sera Markoff (API, University of Amsterdam)
Revelations in our own backyard: Chandra's unique Galactic center discoveries
9:35 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. Peter Jonker (SRON & CfA)
The Galactic Bulge Survey: finding eclipsing X-ray binaries and understanding the Galactic X-ray binary population
9:50 a.m. - 10:05 a.m. Carey Lisse (Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory)
Chandra Studies of Planets and Comets in the X-ray
10:05 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. Break; Poster and Exhibit Viewing
Session 12: Resolved AGN Jet Structures (Chair: Roberto Soria)
10:50 a.m. - 11:25 a.m. Daniel A. Schwartz (SAO)
Resolved Jet Structures
11:25 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. Daniel Evans (MIT)
Spatially Resolved Chandra HETG Spectroscopy of the NLR Ionization Cone in NGC 1068
11:40 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. Joseph Neilsen (Harvard University, CfA)
The HETGS View of the Microquasar GRS 1915+105: Fast Spectral Variability and the Disk-Jet Connection
11:55 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. Paul Nulsen (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)
Centaurus A: Interaction of a Radio Source with its Environment
12:10 p.m. - 12:25 p.m. Elisa Costantini (SRON, Netherland Institute for Space Research)
Exploring the kingdom of an AGN: Chandra and XMM-Newton observations of Mrk279
12:25 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch in the Harborview Ballroom
Poster Removal and Exhibit Breakdown
Session 13: Normal Galaxies (Chair: Derek Fox)
1:30 p.m. - 2:05 p.m. Q. Daniel Wang (University of Massachusetts)
X-raying galaxies: A Chandra Legacy
2:05 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. Christine Jones (SAO)
Chandra observations of AGN Outbursts in "normal" Early-type Galaxies
2:20 p.m. - 2:35 p.m. Marie Machacek (SAO)
NGC7618 and UGC12491: Gas-Dynamics in the Nearby Merger of Two Sub-groups
2:35 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. Carolin Cardamone (Yale University)
AGN on the color-magnitude diagram: Results from a Deep Medium Band Survey with the Subaru Telescope in the MUSYC-ECDFS Region
2:50 p.m. - 3:05 p.m. Stefano Bianchi (Università degli Studi di Roma Tre)
Beyond the Unification Models in AGN: the BLR in the X-rays
3:05 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. Tahir Yaqoob (Johns Hopkins University)
New Perspectives on Compton-thick AGN
3:20 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Break
Session 14: Accretion, Winds and Outflows (Chair: Mike Nowak)
3:45 p.m. - 4:20 p.m. Julia C. Lee (Harvard University)
X-ray Spectroscopic Studies of Outflows: A Chandra High Resolution Legacy
4:20 p.m. - 4:35 p.m. Roberto Soria (University College London)
Accretion states of ultraluminous X-ray sources
4:35 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. Manfred Hanke (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg)
Spectroscopy of the photoionized wind and absorption dips in the Cyg X-1 system
4:50 p.m. - 5:05 p.m. Tassos Fragos (Northwestern University)
Modeling X-ray binary populations in elliptical galaxies.