7th IACHEC meeting


Napa (California), 26-29 March 2012

Monday, 26 March 2012

Morning session: calibration status of operational missions
Chair: M.Weisskopf
09:00-09:05: H.Marshall: Welcome
09:05-09:10: M.Guainazzi: Review of agreements
09:10-09:15: F.Harrison: NuSTAR cross-calibration program
09:15-09:40: L.David: Chandra calibration status
09:40-09:55: H.Marshall: Chandra ACIS contamination
09:55-10:25: M.Guainazzi: Status of XMM-Newton payload calibration
10:55-11:15: A.Beardmore: Swift XRT update
11:15-11:35: L.Natalucci: INTEGRAL IBIS calibration status
11:35-12:05: M.Sugizaki: MAXI calibration status
12:05-12:30: E.Miller, M.Nobukawa, B.LaMarr: Suzaku XIS calibration status

Afternoon session: review of WG activities during the past 12 months
Chair:Steve Sembay
14:00-14:20: P.Plucinsky: Thermal-SNR WG
14:20-14:40: J.Nevalainen: Galaxy Clusters WG
14:40-15:00: V.Burwitz: White Dwarf WG/Isolated Neutron Stars WG
15:00-15:20: H.Marshall: The PKS2155-304 IACHEC paper, and other activities of the effective area WG
15:20-15:40: M.Smith: XMM-Newton/Chandra blazar flux comparison
16:10-16:30: C.Grant: CCD Issues WG
16:30-16:45: N.Schulz: Investigating the Si-K edge
16:45-17:05: A.Pollock: Statistical methods in calibration
17:05-17:20: J.Posson-Brown: Systematic errors in calibration
17:20-17:30: A.Pollock: High-resolution WG

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Morning session: Working Group meetings

Afternoon session: the future of cross-calibration
Chair: Lorenzo Natalucci
14:00-14:20: G.Case: When a Standard Candle Flickers: An Update on the Crab
14:20-14:50: E.Brown: X-ray bursts as probes of nuclear physics
Splinter Session #1: below 10 keV
15:30-15:50: M.Guainazzi: Synopsis of the grand-calibration status
15:50-17:00: round table on future steps
Splinter Session #2: above 10 keV
15:30-15:50: L.Natalucci: Synopsis of the grand-calibration status
15:50-17:00: round table on future steps

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Morning session: Working Group meetings

Afternoon session: the future of IACHEC activities
Chair: Herman Marshall
14:00-14:30: K.Madsen: NuSTAR
14:30-14:40: H.Marshall: GEMS: overview, calibrations
14:40-15:00: Y.Haba: Status of ASTRO-H
15:00-15:20: V.Burwitz: Status of eROSITA mission
15:20-15:40: C.Tenzer: The LOFT mission
16:00-17:00: Presentation of HXMT development and calibration status:
S.Zhang: Overview of HXMT calibration
Y.Chen: HXMT/LE development and calibration status
X.Cao: HXMT/ME development and calibration status
C.Liu: HXMT/HE development and calibration status
X.Li: Monte-Carlo simulations for HXMT calibration

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Morning session: review of WG discussion and conclusions
Chair: Matteo Guainazzi
09:00-10:45: WG summaries:

10:45-11:15: coffee break
11:15-11:45: M.Guainazzi: meeting summary

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