Second Announcement,     14-Jan-2014     

The X-ray Universe 2014

Dublin, Ireland, 16-19 June 2014

Organised by the
XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre
of the
European Space Agency (ESA)

As announced in a previous issue of the XMM-Newsletter, the XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre is organising a major astrophysical symposium from Monday 16th to Thursday 19th June 2014 in Dublin, Ireland:


Abstract submission and Registration are now open:

Invited Speakers

Currently confirmed Invited and Solicited Speakers are:

F. BaganoffMassachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA
A. BeloborodovColumbia University, New York, USA
G. MattUniversita degli Studi Roma Tre, Italy
M. McDonaldMassachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA
K. NandraMPE, Garching, Germany
C. NixonUniversity of Colorado, Boulder, USA
G. A. OgreanUniversität Hamburg, Germany
N. OkabeKavli IPMU, The University of Tokyo, Japan
J. P. OsborneUniversity of Leicester, United Kingdom
L. OskinovaUniversity of Potsdam, Germany
E. Pointecouteau         IRAP, Toulouse, France
K. PoppenhägerCfA, Cambridge, USA
N. ReaCSIC-IEEC/Univ. of Amsterdam, Spain/The Netherlands
C. ReynoldsUniversity of Maryland, College Park, USA
P. UttleyUniversity of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
D. WatsonUniversity of Copenhagen, Denmark
A. A. ZdziarskiN. Copernicus Astronomical Center, Warsaw, Poland

Conference Venue

The conference will be held at Trinity College Dublin:


Dublin is one of Europe's favourite spots to visit with many tourist attractions, some of which described under


Practical information for travel preparation is provided at



Trinity College hosts on-site accommodation with breakfast and wireless internet included. For booking, a promotional code will be needed that will be given in the invoice after completing registration.

More details and a list of other nearby hotels can be found under



Lunches will be served in the historic dining hall of Trinity College. The costs are included in the registration fee. If participants need a special diet, they should let us know when registering.

Social Events


Proposals for oral and poster presentations will be evaluated on the basis of submitted abstracts with a maximum of 200 words.

Abstracts have to be submitted on-line by Friday 28th February using the submission form available at


Authors will be notified of the decision of the Scientific Organising Committee mid April, before the early registration deadline. At the same time, authors whose abstracts have been accepted for oral or poster presentation will receive instructions and information on presentation facilities available at the conference venue.

Accepted abstracts will be included in an abstract booklet. It will be made available in electronic form only before the start of the conference.

After the meeting, the electronic versions of presentations will be collected for publication in an archive web page, provided author's approval is given. Astrophysics Data System (ADS) entries will be created, listing each presentation as an unrefereed publication.

Registration Form

The registration form can be accessed at


Registration Fee:

EUR 200:   Reduced fee for students providing a copy of their student ID and a letter from the supervisor confirming that a thesis is being prepared. Students need to register by Monday 28th April and will need to upload these two documents of eligibility.
EUR 370: Early fee, until Monday 28th April
EUR 460: Late fee, after Monday 28th April

The fee includes all lunches and coffee breaks, access to all sessions, and the Welcome drink on Sunday 15th June.


Unfortunately, we have not been able to organise the funds required to offer the financial support anticipated in the first announcement.


Conference web page containing most up-to-date information:


Local Organising Committee,
for information about scientific organisation and abstract submission:

ESA Conference Bureau,
for information about registration, accommodation and social events: