XMM-Newton-NEWS  #111,    30-Jul-2010

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XMM-Newton Conference: "The X-ray Universe 2011"

The XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre is organising a major astrophysical symposium from Monday 27th to Thursday 30th of June 2011 in Berlin, Germany.

The symposium is the third international meeting in the series "The X-ray Universe". The intention is to gather a general collection of research in high energy astrophysics. The symposium will provide a showcase for results, discoveries and expectations from current and future X-ray missions.

More information, including details on the key dates for registration and abstract submission will be announced later this year.

New version of the MOS redistribution calibration files

Version #75 of the MOS redistribution Current Calibration Files (CCF) has been released. The need of this new version was driven by the end of validity date of the previous CCF, version #74, accidentally set wrong.

Spectral analysis of MOS exposures with an observation date after January 1, 2010, needs to be redone with the new CCF version, made available in the public CCF data repository.

More information can be found in a related watchout at:


and in the CCF release note at:

ESA Research Fellowships in Space Science at ESAC

Postdoctoral fellowships in the area of Astronomy and Astrophysics related to the X-ray observatory XMM-Newton are tenable at the XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre in the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC) located in Villafranca del Castillo, near Madrid, Spain.

Preference will be given to applications submitted by candidates within five years of receiving their PhD. Candidates not holding a PhD yet are encouraged to apply, but they must provide evidence of receiving their degree before starting the fellowship.

Research opportunities with XMM-Newton science staff include: studies of the high energy emission of novae, (massive) stars, galaxies, and AGN using XMM-Newton data. Working at ESAC within the XMM-Newton team gives the unique opportunity of being in contact with the calibration scientists, the developers of the analysis software and the User Support Group.

Please contact Norbert Schartel (Norbert.Schartel@sciops.esa.int) for more details on ESA Research Fellowships related to XMM-Newton.

The deadline for the current call for applications is 1 October 2010.

More information on the ESA Research Fellowship programme in Space Science, on the conditions and eligibility, as well as the application form can be found on the Internet at:


Yours sincerely,
XMM-Newton SOC