Update: Financial support, unfortunately, will not be available.
Information about Travel, Sightseeing, Social events and Accommodation can be found
Purpose and goals
The XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre is organising a major astrophysical symposium from Monday 16th to Thursday 19th of June 2014 in Dublin, Ireland.
The symposium is the fourth international meeting in the series "The X-ray Universe". The intention is to gather a general collection of research in high energy astrophysics. The symposium will provide a showcase for results, discoveries and expectations from current and future X-ray missions.
More information, including details on the key dates for registration and abstract submission
will be announced in an
Stars and Star-forming Regions, Solar System Studies
Interacting Binary Systems, Galactic Black Holes, Micro-quasars
Cataclysmic Variables and Novae
Isolated Neutron Stars and Pulsars
Planetary Nebulae, SN, SNR, PWN, Gamma-ray Bursts and Afterglows
Galaxies, Galaxy Surveys, Population Studies, ISM and Diffuse Galactic Emission
Active Galactic Nuclei
Clusters of Galaxies
Extragalactic Surveys and Population Studies, the CXB, WHIM and Cosmology
Future of X-ray Astronomy
Physics of Magnetised Objects
General Relativity: Compact Objects & Reverberation
A time slot of 30 minutes (invited) and 20 minutes (contributed) has been allocated
for oral presentations consisting of 25/15 minutes for the talk plus 5 minutes for discussion.
With the given dense programme, adequate time management will be highly appreciated.
We will provide a Windows and a Mac laptop, allowing presentations of the following formats:
Open Office 4.0.1
Open Office 4.0.1
Power Point 2010
Power Point 2011
Adobe Acrobat X Pro
Adobe Reader 9 Pro KeyNote 0.8 or more recent
To avoid technical problems and delays, we ask to use one of the two
laptops provided and tested by us. We can not guarantee that personal laptops
will work with the beamers at Trinity college.
Please upload and test presentations on our equipment well in advance of
the talk, at the very latest during the coffee break before it is scheduled.
Members of the Local Organising Committee will be available to assist.
Info for Poster Presenters
The poster panels measure 95 cm wide by 232 cm high, allowing A0 size
posters to be displayed in portrait orientation. Posters can be put
on display from Sunday evening (during the 1st registration and Welcome
session) onwards up to the end of the symposium.
Info for All Presenters
After the meeting, the electronic versions of all presentations,
talks and posters, will be
collected for publication in an archive web page, provided author's
approval is given. Astrophysics Data System (ADS) entries will be
created, listing each presentation as an unrefereed publication.
For good reason, Dublin is one of Europe's favourite spots to visit. The
cultural scene is incredibly rich, with an abundance of galleries, many
of which are free to visit, a thriving theatre scene, and great gigs to
go to every night. For its size, Dublin's nightlife contains more night
clubs, bars, lounges and pubs per capita than anywhere else in the
world. During summer there are lots of gigs and comedy festivals
outdoors in places like Dublin Castle, Marlay Park and the Iveagh
Trinity College was founded in 1592, at a time when it was believed that
the establishment of a university was an essential step in bringing
Ireland into the mainstream of European learning and in strengthening
the Protestant Reformation within the catholic country.
Despite its location in today's centre of a capital city and its being
one of the most significant tourist attractions in Dublin, the campus
retains a tranquil collegiate atmosphere. When entering the campus, the
Campanile gives the first impression. The historic dining hall from the
18th century provides a classical atmosphere for the lunch breaks during
The library building, just opposite of the conference facilities, hosts
the prestigious Long Hall and the Book of Kells, a handwritten
manuscript from the 800s, and Brian Boru's Harp, dated from the 14th or
15th century, which has become a national symbol of Ireland.
Welcome drink during registration: Sunday 15 June, 18:00-20:00 at
Trinity College included in registration fee. Attendance can be
booked during online registration.
Conference Dinner: Tuesday 17 June, 19:30-22:30
Venue: Celtic Night at the Arlington Hotel O'Connell Bridge.
Dinner tickets are not included in the registration fee and can be
purchased for 52 € during registration.
Tickets for a self-guided visit to the Long Hall with the historic
library can be purchased for 6.50 € during registration.
The main chamber of the Old Library of Trinity College is the Long Room, and at nearly
65 metres in length, it is filled with 200,000 of the Library’s
oldest books such as the Book of Kells, and also famous Brian's Harp
is on display.