First Announcement,     13-Nov-2012     

The Fast and the Furious:
Energetic Phenomena in Isolated Neutron Stars,
Pulsar Wind Nebulae and Supernova Remnants

ESAC, Spain, 22nd - 24th May 2013

XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre at
ESA's European Space Astronomy Centre,
P.O. Box - Apdo. 78, 28691 Villanueva de la Cañada, Madrid, Spain

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The European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC) of the European Space Agency (ESA) is organising the XMM-Newton Science workshop

The Fast and the Furious:
Energetic Phenomena in Isolated Neutron Stars,
Pulsar Wind Nebulae and Supernova Remnants

22nd - 24th May 2013

European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC), Madrid, Spain


Aims and Scope of the Meeting

High-energy observations have strongly changed our view of isolated neutron stars, showing that these objects appear in a large variety of different classes and can exhibit substantial variability on time scales from milliseconds to years. Changes in flux and morphology have also been observed in the nebulae powered by the relativistic winds of energetic pulsars. Great advances have also been obtained in high-energy observations of non-thermal emission from supernova remnants.

The study of these objects in the last few years has taken advantage of a multiwavelength approach, thanks to the combination of powerful X-ray satellites, such as XMM-Newton, Chandra, Swift and Suzaku, with facilities operating in the gamma-ray range (INTEGRAL, Agile, Fermi) and up to the highest energies covered by ground based Cherenkov telescopes (HESS, MAGIC, VERITAS).

The purpose of this Science Workshop is to discuss our most recent results on the high-energy phenomena occurring in isolated neutron stars and related objects like pulsar wind nebulae, supernova remnants and gamma-ray binaries.

Scientific Organising Committee

Sandro Mereghetti (chair)         INAF, IASF-Milano, Italy
Werner Becker MPE, Garching, Germany
Andrei Bykov Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia
Wim Hermsen SRON, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Victoria Kaspi McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Demosthenes Kazanas NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt MD, USA
Chryssa Kouveliotou NASA/MSFC, Huntsville AL, USA
Dong Lai Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
Kazuo Makishima University of Tokyo, Japan
Sergei Popov Sternberg Astronomical Institute, Moscow, Russia
Norbert Schartel (co-chair) XMM-Newton SOC, Madrid, Spain
Patrick Slane CfA, Cambridge MA, USA
Luigi Stella INAF, Rome, Italy
Diego Torres IEEC-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain
Anna Watts University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Martin C. Weisskopf NASA/MSFC, Huntsville AL, USA
Silvia Zane MSSL-UCL, Dorking, Surrey, UK

Local Organising Committee

Jan-Uwe Ness (Chair), Michelle Arpizou, Matthias Ehle, Carlos Gabriel, Aitor Ibarra, Andy Pollock, Richard Saxton, Martin Stuhlinger
(XMM-Newton SOC, ESAC)

Important Dates (subject to changes)

13th February 2013       Opening of registration & abstract submission
2nd April 2013 Abstract submission deadline
19th April 2013 Decision about accepted presentations
22nd April 2013 Hotel booking deadline
26th April 2013 Registration deadline

Registration and Abstracts

A registration fee of 50 € will be charged that includes a printed issue of the refereed conference proceedings and a shuttle bus transfer between the hotel in Madrid and ESAC. The registration fee will be due in cash at the registration desk upon arrival.

Registration and abstract submission are foreseen to open on the 13th February 2013 with deadline for abstract submission being 2nd April and for registration 26th April.

Decisions about accepted presentations (talks and posters) will be communicated a few days before the registration deadline.

Venue and accommodation

The workshop will be held at the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC), Villafranca del Castillo, Madrid, Spain.

A block booking for the period 21st - 24th May 2013 has been made in the hotel

  NH Alberto Aguilera
Alberto Aguilera, 18
28015 Madrid, Spain
Tel. +34 91 446 09 00 / Fax +34 91 446 09 04

The price is 85.80 € per person per night and includes breakfast and wireless internet. Booking details can be found in the conference web page.

A shuttle bus service between the hotel and ESAC will be provided.

Social Event

The workshop dinner will take place in Madrid on Thursday 23rd May 2013 at 21:00 and will cost around 50 €. The tickets for the dinner will be sold at the registration desk upon arrival. More details will be published in due time on the conference web page.


Local Organising Committee:

Up-to-date information will be available via the conference web page: