ESA project

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


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

FIXED SCHEDULE OF FORTHCOMING EVENTS:


Date Time Event Speaker Speaker afill. Topic
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PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE OF FORTHCOMING EVENTS (when detailed & confirmed, it will appear above):


Date Event Speaker Speaker afill. Topic
17.2.-21.2. 2020 Expert workshop #3.2 Christian Schneider Univ. of Hamburg Chandra training
28.02. 2020 Cha&NuS review meeting our team ATRI MTF STU presentations of data work
Mar-Apr. 2020 Internal seminar #7 Andrej Dobrotka ATRI MTF STU Redistribution of matter in the universe
Mar-Apr. 2020 Internal seminar #8 Andrej Dobrotka ATRI MTF STU Interacting binaries
Mar-Apr. 2020 Internal seminar #9 Andrej Dobrotka ATRI MTF STU Accretion and outflows in accreting binaries
Mar-Apr. 2020 Expert workshop #4 Vincenzo Antonuccio INAF Italy AGN, evolution and formation, accretion and outflow
Apr.-Jun. 2020 Internal seminar #10 Andrej Dobrotka ATRI MTF STU Spectral properties in accreting binaries
May-Jun. 2020 Expert workshop #5 Michael Parker ESAC ESA Spain Spectral properties in AGNs
Jul.-Sep. 2020 Internal seminar #11 Andrej Dobrotka ATRI MTF STU Timing properties in accreting binaries
Aug.-Sep. 2020 Expert workshop #6     Timing properties of AGNs
Jan.-Feb. 2021 "Sandwich" workshop     small "conference" with invited speakers

All seminars/workshops will be in our institute. If you use google calendar, don't hesitate to ask for access. All fixed dates will be published there.

 

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
Jána Bottu 8857/25
917 24 Trnava
GPS:  48.37088 17.572509

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