XMM-Newton-NEWS  #76,    17-Apr-2008

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Migration of XMM-Newton Web Pages

The XMM-Newton SOC website is in the process of being migrated to the ESA-Research and Scientific Support Department, RSSD, departmental web server systems. This migration aligns the XMM-Newton SOC website with the latest web technologies and will allow the SOC to offer improved web based services in the future.

During the migration process, which began on Monday 14 April 2008, it is expected that some services may be temporarily unavailable as they are moved to the new systems. Most of the outstanding issues of the migration are expected to be solved by Friday 18 April 2008.

The URL of the XMM-Newton SOC remains https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/xmm-newton/ , however, some pages within the website will change location. Consequently, users may need to update their browser bookmarks appropriately. Please note that the URL http://xmm.vilspa.esa.es will be no longer valid.

The XMM-Newton SOC apologizes for any inconvenience this migration may cause to users.

XMM-Newton Conference "The X-ray Universe 2008":
Deadline of early registration submission

As announced in issue #71 of the XMM-Newton Newsletter, the XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre is organising a major astrophysical conference from Tuesday 27th to Friday 30th May 2008 in Granada, Spain.

The decision about grants and contributed talks for oral and poster presentations has already been taken and communicated to the participants. A list of contributed talks will be available on the 18th of April at the conference website.


There will be a guided tour through "La Alhambra" of Granada on Thursday the 29th or on Tuesday the 27th (depending on the number of interested people) of May starting at 21:30. The deadline for booking tickets for the Alhambra visit is the 18th of April. The ticket request has to be done via the ESA Conference Bureau Website at http://www.congrex.nl/08a13 . We cannot guarantee tickets for people registering after that date.

More information is available at:


School Announcement:
"Urbino 2008: High Energy Astrophysics Summer School"

HEASARC/NASA and ASI/ASDC are pleased to announce the Summer School:

"Urbino 2008: High Energy Astrophysics Summer School"

which will take place on 28 July - 1 August 2008 at the University of Urbino, Urbino, Italy.

The High Energy Astrophysics Summer School is aimed at enhancing interest in the area of high-energy astrophysics and at providing knowledge and expertise in data analysis techniques.

Much emphasis will be given to data analysis. Students will analyze data from current missions and will apply data analysis techniques to different astrophysical sources. The school is tailored for students at the end of their Masters degree or at the start of their PhD. The school attendance will be limited approximately to 30 students. The selection will be made on the basis of the CV and the description of the student present activities and interest.

Registration must be submitted before 9 May 2008. To register, go to the registration Web page at http://universe.nasa.gov/urbino/registration.html

Yours sincerely,
XMM-Newton SOC