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X-ray Spectroscopy Workshop

July 11-13, 2007

Sheraton Commander Hotel
16 Garden St, Cambridge, MA


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8:45-9:15 am

Photoionization I
Chair: Jane Turner
8:40 am Welcome
8:45-9:15 Invited: Claude Canizares -Perspectives on the Development of High Resolution X-ray Spectroscopy
9:15-9:45 Invited: Mike Crenshaw - X-ray Grating Spectroscopy of AGN
9:45 Blustin -The mass-energy budget of the ionised outflow in NGC 7469
10:00 Young - High Resolution X-ray Spectroscopy of the Low-Luminosity Nucleus of M81
10:15 Detmers - NGC 5548 Revisited: The lean years
10:30-10:45poster haiku

Chair: Tahir Yaqoob
11:15-11:45 Invited: John Raymond - High Resolution X-ray Spectra of Accretion Disks
11:45 Evans - Probing Unification With High-Resolution Spectroscopy of NGC 2110
12:00 Reeves - AGN outflows, the tip of the iceberg?
12:15 Lee - The High Resolution Optical to X-ray Study of the QSO IRAS 13349+2438
12:30-1:45 pm Lunch

Collisional Ionization I
Chair: Marc Gagne  
1:45-2:15 pm Invited: Manuel Guedel - X-Ray Spectroscopy of Cool Stars: From Coronal Heating to Accretion
2:15 Ayres - The Fainting of Alpha Cen A
2:30 Desai - Capella Grating Data and the Emission Line Project: An Update
2:45 Dewey - Young, Thin, and on the Move: HETG Observations of SNRs
3:00 Ji - The non-equilibrium ionization model in ISIS
3:15 Carpenter - Comparison of observed and theoretical Fe L emission from CIE plasmas
3:30-4pm Coffee

Chair: Chris Mauche
4-4:30 pm Invited: Andy Pollock - The physics and dynamics of the X-ray plasmas in hot stars
4:30 Kaastra - RGS spectroscopy of the Crab nebula
4:45 Liefke - Plasma diagnostics of a giant stellar flare
5:00 Maggio - Benchmark Exercises for stellar X-ray Spectroscopy Testing: initial results
5:15 Testa - Detailed plasma and fluorescence diagnostics of a stellar X-ray flare
5:30 Westbrook - X-Atlas: An Online Archive of Chandra's Stellar HETG Observations
5:45 Marshall - Modeling the SS 433 Jet Bends

Elemental abundances/Photoionization II
Chair: Saku Vrtilek
Invited: Tim Kallman - Atomic Calculations and Laboratory Measurements
9:15-9:45 Invited: Mike Nowak - X-ray Binaries in the Era of Chandra and XMM High Resolution Spectroscopy
9:45 Gu - Experimental and Theoretical X-ray Wavelengths of Astrophysical Ions
10:00 Heilmann - Blazed transmission gratings for soft x-ray spectroscopy
10:15-10:30 Poster Haiku
10:30-11:00 Coffee

Chair: Adrienne Juett
11:00--11:30 Invited: Chris Mauche - High Spectral Resolution Observations of Cataclysmic Variables
11:30 Burwitz- The complex and variable X-ray spectra of the super-soft source RXJ0513.9-6951
11:45 Braito -The remarkable soft X-ray emission of the Broad Radio Galaxy 3C 445
12:00 Goncalves- The impact of the line-of-sight on the estimation of X-ray plasma diagnostics
12:15 Orio - RS Ophiuchi in outburst in X-rays: an ``extreme'' nova.
12:30-1:45 pm Lunch

Photoionization III
Chair: Jelle Kaastra
1:45pm-2:15 pm Invited: Q. Daniel Wang - X-ray Absorption Line Spectroscopy of the Interstellar Medium
2:15 Bianchi - On the origin of soft X-rays in obscured AGN
2:30 Ho - Modeling High-resolution, Phase-resolved Observations of Isolated Neutron Stars
2:45 Holczer - Absorption Measure Distribution of Outflows in AGNs

Discussion I
Chair: Nancy Brickhouse
3:00-3:45 Modeling, Codes, and Databases - What's New and What's Needed?

Chair: Herman Marshall
4:15-4:45 Invited: Ehud Behar - Highlights from X-ray Grating Spectroscopy
4:45 Murphy - Resolving the Space-Time Around Black Holes
5:00 Shulz - X-Ray Spectroscopy of Cool & Warm Absorbers with Chandra: From Oxygen to Iron
5:15 Rebecca Smith - High-res X-ray spectroscopy of AGN Warm Absorbers

Collisional Ionization II
Chair: Marina Orio
8:30-9:00 am Invited: John Peterson - X-ray Spectra of Clusters of Galaxies
9:00-9:30 Invited: Klaus Werner - X-ray Photospheres
9:30 Nordon - Large coronal flares and the FIP effect
9:45 Walborn - Multiwavelength Systematics of O-Type Spectra
10:00 Yao - Searching for the Large Scale Galactic Halo: Observations Confront Theories
10:15 Yu - Model fitting of high-resolution X-ray Spectroscopy of the Planetary Nebula BD+30 363
10:30-11:00 Coffee

Chair: Julia Lee
11:00-11:30 Invited: Branduardi-Raymont - X-ray Spectroscopy of Solar System Objects
11:30-12:30 Discussion/workshop (Kraemer/Lee)
12:30-1:45 pm Lunch

Future Missions/Summary
Chair: Paul Green
1:45-2:15 pm Invited: Jean Cottam - High Resolution Spectroscopy with Constellation-X
2:15-2:45 Invited: Randall Smith - A short review of the talks and posters presented