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.

The most convenient way to reach the Fragrant Hill Hotel from the Beijing Capital International Airport is by taxi. Please, follow these instructions. They include the print-out of a message in Chinese you could show to the taxi driver, as well as the route from the airport to the hotel.

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. Payments can be made via bank transfer, 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.

Scientific program

The scientific program is available here.

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 scientific program of the 10th IACHEC meeting is now available.

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