10th IACHEC meeting

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 are requested to specify the wished room type through the registration form. Payments can be made via bank trasfer, or cash at the meeting venue. Payment through PayPal will be available shortly. Overseas bank card payments will be affected by a surcharge of 5%.

Participants partners should pay additional 1200 RMB for all meals at the hotel. The four day cost with a partner is therefore 3700 (2500+1200) RMB.

Registration and visa

Prospective participants are requested to register through the registration form by February 25, 2015. The meeting web page at IHEP includes also information and forms for the visa application. If you need an invitation letter or an hotel reservation confirmation, please fill the visa application form and send it Dr. Li Xiaobo. Please, apply for your visa sufficiently in advance!

Scientific program

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.

Important dates

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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