ESA project

The goal of our PECS (ESA) project was best described by its title:"PREPARATION FOR ATHENA MISSION BY ESTABLISHING SLOVAK RESEARCH TEAM ORIENTED  TO EXISTING X-RAY MISSIONS AND AGN STUDY". We were train our team in work with XMM-Newton (ESA), Swift (NASA), Chandra (NASA) and NuSTAR (NASA) satellites. This was be the first year topic. During the second year, we were educated in AGN phenomenology and physics. Our goal is to become serious partners in AGN research, which is (almost) absent topic in Slovakia.


PAST EVENTS:


Date Event Speaker Speaker afill. Topic
12.04.2019 Internal seminar #1 Andrej Dobrotka ATRI MTF STU Energy generation in astrophysics
26.04.2019 Internal seminar #2 Andrej Dobrotka ATRI MTF STU Radiation and photometry
03.05.2019 Internal seminar #3 Andrej Dobrotka ATRI MTF STU Spectra in astrophysics and physical sources
17.05.2019 Internal seminar #4 Andrej Dobrotka ATRI MTF STU Instruments on board of XMM-Newton
27.05.2019 Expert workshop #1 Jan-Uwe Ness ESAC ESA Spain XMM-Newton: The satellite and the instruments
28.05.2019 Expert workshop #1 Jan-Uwe Ness ESAC ESA Spain Data structure and available data products
  Expert workshop #1 Jan-Uwe Ness ESAC ESA Spain General generation of calibrated data products
  Expert workshop #1 Jan-Uwe Ness ESAC ESA Spain Extraction of customized light curves and spectra
29.05.2019 Expert workshop #1 Jan-Uwe Ness ESAC ESA Spain Spectral analysis with XSPEC
30.05.2019 Expert workshop #1 Jan-Uwe Ness ESAC ESA Spain Specific (side) effects to pay attention to
  Expert workshop #1 Jan-Uwe Ness ESAC ESA Spain Where to find further information
28.06.2019 XMM review meeting our team ATRI MTF STU presentations of data work
26.08.2019 Internal seminar #5 Andrej Dobrotka ATRI MTF STU Instruments on board of Swift
10.09.2019 Expert workshop #2 Achille Nucita Univ.Salento Italy A brief introduction to X-ray astronomy
  Expert workshop #2 Achille Nucita Univ.Salento Italy X-ray astronomy: collecting photons and calibrating all
  Expert workshop #2 Achille Nucita Univ.Salento Italy The SWIFT satellite and how data are organized
11.09.2019 Expert workshop #2 Achille Nucita Univ.Salento Italy HEASOFT scripting, examples for SWIFT
  Expert workshop #2 Achille Nucita Univ.Salento Italy Obtaining the SWIFT data and analyzing them
12.09.2019 Expert workshop #2 Achille Nucita Univ.Salento Italy Obtaining the SWIFT data and analyzing them
13.09.2019 Expert workshop #2 Achille Nucita Univ.Salento Italy Obtaining the SWIFT data and analyzing them
30.09.2019 Swift review meeting our team ATRI MTF STU presentations of data work
23.10.2019 Internal seminar #6 Andrej Dobrotka ATRI MTF STU Instruments on board of Chandra and NuSTAR
11.11.2019 Expert workshop #3.1 Peter Boorman CAS Czechia NuSTAR satellite and instruments on board
  Expert workshop #3.1 Peter Boorman CAS Czechia Data structure and access
12.11.2019 Expert workshop #3.1 Peter Boorman CAS Czechia Data calibration
  Expert workshop #3.1 Peter Boorman CAS Czechia Data screening
13.11.2019 Expert workshop #3.1 Peter Boorman CAS Czechia Products extraction and analysis
14.11.2019 Expert workshop #3.1 Peter Boorman CAS Czechia Products extraction and analysis
15.11.2019 Expert workshop #3.1 Peter Boorman CAS Czechia Sources of additional information
17.02.2020 Expert workshop #3.2 C. Schneider Univ. of Hamburg Chandra satellite, instruments and observing modes
18.02.2020 Expert workshop #3.2 C. Schneider Univ. of Hamburg Data structure and access
  Expert workshop #3.2 C. Schneider Univ. of Hamburg Chandra analysis software CIAO
  Expert workshop #3.2 C. Schneider Univ. of Hamburg Processing steps
19.02.2020 Expert workshop #3.2 C. Schneider Univ. of Hamburg Processing steps
28.02.2020 Cha&NuS review meeting
our team ATRI MTF STU presentations of data work
02.07.2020 Internal seminar #7
Andrej Dobrotka ATRI MTF STU Redistribution of matter in the universe
07.07.2020 Internal seminar #8 Andrej Dobrotka ATRI MTF STU Interacting binaries
09.07.2020 Internal seminar #9 Andrej Dobrotka ATRI MTF STU Accretion and outflows in accreting binaries
23.07.2020 Internal seminar #10 Andrej Dobrotka ATRI MTF STU Spectral properties in accreting binaries
27.07.2020 Expert workshop #4 V. Antonuccio INAF Italy A brief introduction to fluid dynamics
28.07.2020 Expert workshop #4 V. Antonuccio INAF Italy Supermassive BHs and AGNs: phenomenological aspects
29.07.2020 Expert workshop #5 Jiri Svoboda CAS Czechia Introduction to AGN
  Expert workshop #5 Jiri Svoboda CAS Czechia Accretion physics and accretion states in AGN
  Expert workshop #5 Daniel Kynoch CAS Czechia Different flavour of AGN
  Expert workshop #5 R. Mikusincova Univ. Roma TRE X-ray spectral analysis - introduction to XSPEC
  Expert workshop #5 Jiri Svoboda CAS Czechia Hands-on session on X-ray spectroscopy
30.07.2020 Expert workshop #5 Daniel Kynoch CAS Czechia AGN spectral energy distribution
  Expert workshop #5 Jiri Svoboda CAS Czechia Hands-on session on UV/X-ray spectroscopy
  Expert workshop #5 Abhijeet Borkar CAS Czechia Radio and submm observatories
  Expert workshop #5 Abhijeet Borkar CAS Czechia Radio galaxies
  Expert workshop #5 Abhijeet Borkar CAS Czechia Hands-on session on AGN radio images
31.07.2020 Expert workshop #5 Abhijeet Borkar CAS Czechia Changing-look AGN
  Expert workshop #5 Jiri Svoboda CAS Czechia Green Pea Galaxies
  Expert workshop #5 R. Mikusincova Univ. Roma TRE Prospects of X-ray polarimetry
11.11.2020 Internal seminar #11 Andrej Dobrotka ATRI MTF STU Timing properties in accreting binaries
17.11.2020 Expert workshop #4 V. Antonuccio INAF Italy Accr. discs around SMBHs: models and fluid dynamics
18.11.2020 Expert workshop #4 V. Antonuccio INAF Italy Accr. discs around SMBHs: radiative properties
19.11.2020 Expert workshop #4 V. Antonuccio INAF Italy AGN feedback and the galaxy-AGN co-evolution
24.11.2020 Expert workshop #6 William Alston ESAC ESA Spain Fast X-ray variability properties of AGN
25.11.2020 Expert workshop #6 William Alston ESAC ESA Spain X-ray reverberation
26.11.2020 Expert workshop #6 Michael Parker Univ. of Cambridge X-ray variability spectra of black holes
26.11.2020 Expert workshop #6 Pavel Bakala Silesian U. Czechia Kinematic models of QPOs and AGN data
04.12.2020 Expert workshop #6 Hitoshi Negoro Nihon Univ. Japan Rapid time variations in X-ray binaries and AGNs
08.12.2020 AGN review meeting Pavol Bezak ATRI MTF STU AGN summarizations: spectral properties
09.12.2020 AGN review meeting
Benka, Dobrotka ATRI MTF STU AGN summarizations: timing prop., changing-look AGNs

 

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WORKSHOP PROGRAM:


Date Time Speaker Speaker afill. Topic
15.02.2021 09:00 Mahito Sasada Hiroshima Univ. Shot analysis of Kepler-observed blazar and related topics
16.02.2021 11:00 Abhijeet Borkar CAS Czechia Multiphase environment in the centre of Centaurus A
18.02.2021 09:00 Hirofumi Noda Osaka University X-ray studies of supermassive black hole accretion state transition
18.02.2021 10:00 Andrej Dobrotka ATRI MTF STU Fast X-ray variability of IRAS13224-3809 via shot profile and PDS
18.02.2021 11:00 Daniel Kynoch CAS Czechia Spectroscopic monitoring of hypervariable AGN
19.02.2021 09:00 Andrej Dobrotka ATRI MTF STU X-ray vs optical decline in ZW229-15
19.02.2021 10:00 Romana Grossova Masaryk Univ. Radio study of AGNs in the closest giant elliptical galaxies
19.02.2021 11:00 Peter Boorman CAS Czechia Probing the circumnuclear obscurer geometry in local AGN

 

 

 

THE TEAM:

Pavol Bezak - satellite archives and basic products extraction

Maximilian Stremy - signal analysis, matlab scripting

Peter Cuninka - data analysis, administration

Andrej Dobrotka - scientific leader, astrophysicist (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

Funded by the government of Slovakia through an ESA Contract 4000126330 under the PECS (Plan for European Cooperating States).

 

Advanced Technologies Research Institute
Faculty of Materials Science and Technology in Trnava
Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
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917 24 Trnava
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