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Session SO3 at the
13th Marcel Grossmann Meeting
on General Relativity


-High Energy Astrophysics / Space Missions / X-ray Astronomy

Chairs: Norbert S. Schulz (MIT/USA) & E. Pian (Trieste/Italy)

Stockholm - July 1 - 7, 2012

Session Date: Tuesday July 3rd, 2012, afternoon

SO3 Parallel Session Schedule: Tuesday July 3rd, 2:00-6:10 pm

Registration and Abstract Submission

Meeting Summary

Scope: SO3 summarizes recent results from high energy astrophysics observations with the main focus on space based satellites and observatories. The session primarily highlights observations from missions such as CHANDRA, XMM-Newton, Suzaku, Swift, FERMI, and Integral which are related to science involving strong gravity environments as found near neutron stars and black holes but also gravity environments on large scales such as clusters of galaxies. The session also includes science programs proposed for future missions. The Marcel Grossmann Meetings take place every three years and bring together a large number of scientists to discuss recent advances in gravitation, general relativity, field theories, experimental tests including relativistic aspects of high energy astrophysics. This is a great opportunity to present and discuss recent astrophysical reseach results with strong implications to general relativity directly with the relevant community.

The deadline for abstract submission: June 1st, 2012
The deadline for early registration (350 Euro) : May 25th, 2012 (400 Euro after)
For more info see the updated SO3 schedule above and the check the main Marcel Grossmann meeting home page.

Featured Speakers:
Jose Torrejon (University of Alicante, Spain)
Fred Baganoff (MIT, USA)
Wolfgang Pietsch (MPE, Germany)
Andrea Merloni (MPE, Germany)
Ivica Miskovicova (Bamberg, Germany)
Pietro Ubertini (IASF Rome, Italy)
Norbert Schartel (ESA Villafranca, Spain)
Norbert Schulz (MIT, USA)
Anticipated Topics (TBC):
The Mystery of gCas-Type X-ray Sources
The High Energy View of Globular Clusters
The Supermassive Black Hole at the Galactic Center
X-Ray Sources in Galaxies of the Local Group
Stellar Mass Black Holes in the Milky Way
X-ray afterglows of Gamma-Ray Bursts
Recent Results from Integral
Recent Results from XMM-Newton
Observations of Black Holes with Chandra
Future Hard X-Ray Surveys with eROSITA

Elena Pian
INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste
Via G.B. Tiepolo, 11
I-34131 Trieste, Italy
phone: +39-040-3199219
fax: +39-040-309418

Norbert S. Schulz
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Kavli Institute for Astrophyscis and Space Science
70 Vassar Street, Bldg. 37, NE80-6075
Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
phone: 001 617 258 5767
fax: 001 617 253 8084

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