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Present status and future prospects in X-ray Astronomy



The conference

Scientific Programme
The purpose of this conference is to gather together the X-ray astronomical community worldwide to discuss the key science topics of IXO, and to review the discovery space opened by science and technological developments.
Major parts of the meeting will be devoted to IXO, its science objectives and instruments, but a session for discussing other future missions will be available.

Science Topics:

    Co-evolution of galaxies and their supermassive black holes: The first supermassive black holes, obscured growth of supermassive black holes, Cosmic feedback from supermassive black holes.
    Large scale structure and the creation of chemical elements: The hot diffuse components of the Universe, Missing baryons and the Warm-Hot Intergalactic Medium, Cluster physics, evolution and cosmology, Chemical evolution through cosmic time.
    Matter under extreme conditions: Strong gravity and accretion physics, Neutron star equation of state, Probing Quantum Chromodynamics through the neutron star equation of state.
    Life cycles of matter and energy in the Universe: Supernova remnants: formation of the elements, shock heating and particle acceleration, Characterising the Inter-stellar Medium in the Galaxy ,The Galactic Center and its surroundings , Stars and planets.
Date and location

  March 14th - 16th, 2011


  CNR, Headquarters
  P.le Aldo Moro, 7

Social events
Photo gallery

Plastic model of the Villa
Tuesday, 15-3-2011

- 18:30, Visit to Villa Hadriana (Tivoli)
Hadrianís Villa near Tivoli (Rome) was built by Emperor Hadrian, starting from 117 A.D., as an imperial palace far away from the city of Rome.

It is the most extensive ancient roman villa, covering an area of at least 80 hectares, more or less as Pompeii.

In 1999 Villa Hadriana was appointed one of the Human Heritage Monuments by Unesco.


- hh 20:30, Social dinner
Sibilla restaurant (Tivoli)
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Via Fosso del Cavaliere 100
00130 Roma