10th IACHEC meeting first announcement

The 10th IACHEC meeting will be held between April 20 (Monday) and April 23 2015 (Thursday) at the Fragrant Hill Hotel, a four-star hotel in Beijing designed by the world-renowned architect I.M.Pei.

Book these dates in your calender now! A more detailed announcement with additional logistical details will be circulated in the fall this year. Some preliminary information follows.

The meeting fee will be around 2500.00 RMB per person. The fee will include all meals and coffee breaks, as well as broadband Internet access.

Accomodation shall be paid separately by each participant. Three types of room will be available:

These are preferential rates that can be obtained only if booking is done through the meeting organisers. Prospective participants are requested not to book their accomodation themselves. They will be able to specify the wished room type in the registration page.

The registration page will be published shortly. It will be announced through the IACHEC mailing list, once available.

The HXMT Workshop

The IACHEC meeting will be followed by a HXMT Workshop on April 24 and 25 (Friday and Saturday), aiming at discussing specific aspects of this forthcoming mission:

  1. The scientific goals and the arrangement of observation plan of HXMT
  2. Introduction to HXMT payloads
  3. Calibration work and CALDB
  4. Special considerations for in-orbit calibrations
  5. Discussion of cross calibration and its requirements
  6. Method of background estimation
This Workshop will be held at the Institute of High Energy Physics in Beijing. The IHEP will cover the expenses of the Workshop participants, including the bus transfer from the IACHEC venue to the IHEP, lodging at the IHEP Expert Guest House, meals, and coffee breaks.

IACHEC colleagues interested to attend the HXMT Workshop are encouraged to contact Dr. Li Xiaobo.

Looking forward to meeting you in Beijing!

Dr. Li Xiaobo
Shu Zhang
Matteo Guainazzi

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The 10th IACHEC meeting will be held at the Fragrant Hill Hotel in Beijing, from the 20th to the 23rd of April 2015.

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