An INTEGRAL view of the high-energy sky (the first 10 years)
The 9th INTEGRAL workshop “An INTEGRAL view of the high-energy sky (the first 10 years)” will take place from 15 to 19 October 2012 in Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale de France (Bibliothèque François Mitterrand). The workshop will be sponsored by ESA, CNES and other French and European Institutions. During this week, and in particular on 17 October 2012, we will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the launch of the INTEGRAL mission.
The main goal of this workshop is to present and to discuss (via invited and contributed talks and posters) latest results obtained in the field of high-energy astrophysics using the International Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Laboratory INTEGRAL, as well as results from observations from other ground- and space-based high-energy observatories and from associated multi-wavelength campaigns.
Contributions to the workshop shall cover the following scientific topics:
– X-ray binaries (IGR sources, black holes, neutron stars, white dwarfs)
– Isolated neutron stars (gamma-ray pulsars, magnetars)
– Nucleo-synthesis (SNe, Novae, SNRs, ISM) and gamma-ray lines (511 keV)
– Galactic diffuse continuum emission (including Galactic Ridge)
– Massive black holes in AGNs, elliptical galaxies, nucleus of the Galaxy
– Sky surveys, source populations and unidentified gamma-ray sources
– Cosmic background radiation
– Gamma-ray bursts
– Coordinated observations with other ground- and space-based observatories
– Science data processing and analysis (posters only)
– Future instruments and missions (posters only)
INTEGRAL is ESA’s gamma-ray mission within the agency’s “Horizon 2000” long term space-science program, in collaboration with Russia and NASA. The spacecraft was launched on 17 October 2002 and is currently in its extended science operations phase. INTEGRAL is dedicated to fine spectroscopy (2 keV FWHM @ 1.3 MeV) and fine imaging (12′ FWHM, arc-minute source location) of celestial gamma-ray sources in the energy range from 15 keV to 10 MeV with concurrent X-ray (3-35 keV) and optical (V, 550 nm) source monitoring. Large archives with public data exist at the ISDC (Geneva), at ESA/ESAC (Madrid), IKI (Moscow) and at GSFC (HEASARC).Detailed information about the INTEGRAL observatory can be found at: http://www.rssd.esa.int/index.php?project=INTEGRAL&page=index