XMM-Newton-NEWS  #167,    13-Nov-2014

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Version 14.0 of the Science Analysis System (SAS) released

The XMM-Newton SAS team is pleased to announce the release of a new version of the SAS: SAS v14.0.

Binaries for diverse flavours of Linux and MacOs (both in 32- and 64-bit native versions) are available at


The main improvements of this release can be summarised as follows:


A number of upgrades in the calibration of this instrument have been implemented:

For further details please visit the SAS Pages:


Data Analysis Threads for SAS v14.0

SAS analysis threads have been revised to ensure compatibility with SAS v14.0. Small updates as well as some cosmetics have been implemented.

The new version of the threads can be found at


Let us know about XMM-Newton related Ph.D.

The XMM-Newton team is collecting information about the completion of doctorates and Ph.D. theses based on (or making use of) XMM-Newton observations. Ideally, it is our intention to collect the complete list of Ph.D. works based on XMM-Newton data and this is why we need your help.

We would appreciate if you - being a candidate or supervisor of a doctorate - could let us know the following details:
Please contact us through the Helpdesk at:


sending an e-mail with Subject: Ph.D. thesis work. The message can be flagged as private. In any case, all provided information will be handled confidentially.

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