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ESAC, April 2015

Meeting agenda (pdf)
Meeting summary (pdf)

Author Presentation
M. Kirsch XMM-Newton mission operations (pdf)
P. Calderón Status of instrument operations (pdf)
M. Santos-Lleo Status of science operations (pdf)
C. Gabriel SAS status and development (pdf)
P. Rodríguez Pipeline status and plans (pdf)
M. Stuhlinger EPIC-MOS monitoring (pdf)
M. Smith EPIC-pn monitoring and energy scale (pdf)
S. Sembay Update on EPIC-MOS contamination (pdf)
F. Haberl Temporal and spatial dependences of the EPIC-pn spectral response (pdf)
K. Dennerl RMF studies (pptx)
J.-U. Ness EPIC-pn Burst Mode X-ray loading and rate-dependent CTI calibration (pdf)
C. Maitra Flagging the anomalous CCDs in MOS: in continuation to the path of emtaglenoise (pdf)
M. Freiberg Standard processing beyond standards: NCR-138 (pdf)
A. Tiengo Lessons learnt from EPIC data analysis within the EXTraS project (pdf)
M. Stuhlinger Status of EPIC cross-calibration (pdf)
M. Smith Recalibrating the XRT PSF wings (pdf)
N. de la Calle Investigating the XMM vignetting and optical axis (ppt)
R. González RGS - EPIC-pn cross-calibration (pdf)
D. Lumb Cross-calibration investigations - straylight (and others) (pdf)

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Garching, March 2014

Author Presentation
P. Calderon Riaño Status of EPIC operations (pdf)
M. Santos-Lleo Status of science operations (pdf)
M. Stuhlinger EPIC-MOS monitoring (pdf)
M. Smith EPIC-pn monitoring (pdf)
EPIC-pn LTCTI (pdf)
S. Sembay The evolution of deep traps in the MOS CCDs (pdf)
M. Guainazzi EPIC-pn fast modes calibration (pdf)
B. Mueck A background template for PN timing mode observations (pdf)
K. Dennerl Absolute energy scale in EPIC pn (pptx)
M. Freyberg Stability of EPIC-pn operational parameters (pdf)
pn offset maps and their value/use in SAS (pdf)
S. Sembay Current status of the MOS response calibration (pdf)
R. Saxton Evolution of pn spectral resolution (pdf)
R. Martino A study of the wings of the XMM PSF (pdf)
M. Guainazzi Recalibrating the wings of the XRT3 PSF using Timing Mode (pdf)
M. Stuhlinger XMM-Newton XCAL status (pdf)
A. Read XCAL of the on-axis EPIC effective area with 2XMM (pdf)
M. Smith Multi-instrument XCAL with blazars (pdf)
F. Gastaldello XCAL with the Coma cluster (pdf)
A. Tiengo Possible EXTraS contribution to EPIC calibration (pdf)
D. Lumb Re-calibrating the effective area of the XMM mirrors (pdf)
P. Plucinsky An update on Chandra/ACIS operations with revised spacecraft thermal constraints (pdf)

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Leicester, March 2012

Meeting agenda (pdf)

Author Presentation
M. Kirsch XMM-Newton mission operations (pdf)
P. Calderon Status of EPIC operations (pdf)
M. Santos-LLeo Status of Science Operations (pdf)
N. La Palombara EPIC-MOS spare camera chain: status and prospects (pdf)
E. Kendziorra EPIC-pn space camera chain: status and prospects (pdf)
M. Guainazzi Review of actions and User's Group recommendations (pdf)
M. Stuhlinger EPIC-MOS monitoring status and CTI/ADUCONV CCF update (pdf)
M. Smith EPIC-pn monitoring status (pdf)
M. Freyberg On EPIC-pn absolute and relative timing accuracy (pdf)
M. Guainazzi Status of EPIC-pn timing mode calibration (pdf)
S. Carpano An unbiased assessment of EPIC-pn burst mode calibration (pdf)
R. Saxton The EPIC 2-D PSF: enclosed energy (pdf)
A. Read The EPIC 2-D PSF: progress update and related astrometry issues (pdf)
D. Lumb Straylight calibration - sieves/RGA/telescopes? (pdf)
M. Stuhlinger XMM-Newton cross-calibration status and IACHEC news (pdf)
M. Guainazzi Can we improve the EPIC cross-calibration by adjusting the XRT effective area? (pdf)
J. Nevalainen Clusters and effective area (pdf)
H. Marshall Chandra HETG effective area update and cross-calibration with XMM (pdf)
S. Sembay Evolution in the response of the EPIC-MOS detectors
F. Haberl 1ES0102 - EPIC pn results (pdf)
A. Tiengo Constraining long-term and spatial variability of the pn low energy response with RXJ1856 (pdf)
A. Pollock EPIC constraints on RGS calibration (pdf)
P. Jethwa The EPIC-pn simulator: an application to pile-up modelling (pdf)
F. Gastaldello Results from the CAL-medium observation of the Tycho SNR (pdf)
M. Smith The history of EPIC-pn resolution on astrophysical sources (pdf)
Empirical modelling of the EPIC-pn resolution (pdf)
K. Dennerl Testing the new tasks epnoise and epspatialcti (pdf)
C. Pagani Laboratory measurements of traps in MOS CCDs (pdf)
J. Carter EMOS: the new EPIC-MOS CTI/gain/trap s/w package (pdf)
A. Read BGWG synopsis (pdf)

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Mallorca, March 2011

Meeting summary (pdf)

Author Presentation
P. Calderon Status of EPIC Operations (pdf)
K. Dennerl Improving the spatial homogeneity of the absolute energy scale in EPIC pn (pdf)
M. Guainazzi Status of EPIC-pn timing mode calibration (pdf)
N. La Palombara Status of the EGSE updating with SCOS 2000 (pdf)
H. Marshall Chandra/XMM-Newton cross calibration. Are we done yet? (pdf)
B. Mueck Blank filed background templates for PN-timing mode observations (pdf)
A. Read The EPIC PSF (pdf)
M. Santos-Lleo Science Operations Status (pdf)
S. Sembay Does the EPIC detector efficiency change? (pdf)
M. Smith EPIC-PN monitoring (pdf)
A. Tiengo On-ground and in-orbit filter ageing tests (pdf)

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Madrid, March 2010

Meeting summary (pdf)

Author Presentation
P. Calderon Status of EPIC Operations (pdf)
K. Dennerl Correcting spatial inhomogeneities of the absolute energy scale (ppt)
Experience with combined Fe55 / Vela SNR calibration - PN (ppt)
A. Garcia Spectral effects of PSF core excisting (ppt)
M. Guainazzi Status of EPIC-pn Timing Mode Calibration (ppt)
RGA obscuration (ppt)
Conclusions (ppt)
F. Haberl EPIC-pn re-distribution matrix an update (pdf)
M. Kirsch XMM Operations (ppt)
J. Martin XMM fuel estimates (pdf, ppt)
S. Molendi Clusters as calibration tools (ppt)
A. Pollock The RGS calibration in 2010 (pdf)
P. Plucinsky Update on ACIS Operations (ppt)
Update on ACIS Calibration (ppt)
A. Read Summary of the BGWG (pdf)
MOS CCD Noise (pdf)
The EPIC PSF: Into the SAS (pdf)
M. Santos-Lleo Science Operations Status (ppt)
R. Saxton Recent changes in EPIC-related SAS spectral tasks (ppt)
S. Sembay Using Standard Candle X-ray spectra to calibrate the strongly variable MOS response (pdf)
M. Smith EPIC-PN/MOS Instrument Monitoring (pdf, ppt)
T. Song psfgen The SAS Task (ppt)
M. Stuhlinger Status of XMM-Newton cross-calibration using SASv10.0 (ppt)
Re-appearance of the MOS1 CCD1 meteorite column (ppt)
MOS1 Timing Mode noise echo of the meteorite column (ppt)
A. Tiengo Experience with combined Fe55 / Vela SNR calibration - MOS (ppt)

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Mallorca, April 2009

Meeting summary (pdf)

Author Presentation
J. Carter PLOTOBS: A Visualisation tool for monitoring instrument health (ppt)
H. Chen Low energy noise on the MOS CCDs (pdf)
K. Dennerl Update of EPIC pn long-term monitoring (ppt)
Low energy calibration with the Vela SNR (ppt)
Update of EPIC pn noise suppression (ppt)
M. Guainazzi Assessment of spectral quality in EPIC Fast Modes (pdf)
Scientific monitoring of a Routine Calibration Plan source: RXJ1856.6-3754 (pdf)
F. Haberl Using line-rich RGS spectra to calibrate the re-distribution of EPIC-pn (pdf)
M. Kirsch TDRS/MUST and what it might do for you... (pdf)
XMM recoveries in 2008 and the new operations strategy re-antennae switching (pdf)
H. Marshall CHANDRA HRMA EFFECTIVE AREA (pdf)
J. Martin Flexible Timeline and Operations (pdf)
P. Plucinsky Update on ACIS Operations and Calibration (pdf, ppt)
A. Read Update of the XMM-Newton EPIC PSF (ppt)
P. Calderon Riano Status of EPIC Operations (pdf)
M. Santos-Lleo Science Operations Status (pdf)
R. Saxton Evaluation of the EPIC flux cross-calibration from 2XMM sources (ppt)
The Timing Mode PSF (ppt)
S. Sembay A Phenomenological approach to the MOS detector response (ppt)
M. Smith PN Monitoring (pdf)
T. Song Update of Image Deconvolution Software (ppt)
A. Tiengo EPIC Chandra Cross Calibration with the Perseus Cluster (pdf)
Monitoring the MOS redistribution using the SNR 1ES0102.72 (pdf)

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Mallorca, April 2008

Meeting summary (pdf)

Author Presentation
M. Santos-Lleo Science Operations Status (ppt)
G. Buenadicha, P. Calderon Riano Status of EPIC operations (ppt)
J. Martin Autocommanding (ppt)
M. Smith, M. Stuhlinger PN and MOS Monitoring (pdf)
K. Dennerl Update of PN long-term monitoring (ppt)
Origin of gain offsets: new insights from eROSITA calibration (ppt)
Experience with combined Fe55/Tycho SNR calibration (NRCO 71) - PN (ppt)
F. Haberl 1E0102: Using the RGS to calibrate the energy scale and re-distribution of EPIC-PN (pdf)
M. Kirsch EPIC pn rate dependent CTI/Gain correction epfast (pdf)
Time jumps - end of story (pdf)
Calibration evaluation of the MOS timing mode (pdf)
A. Tiengo Experience with combined Fe55/Tycho SNR calibration (NRCO 71) - MOS (ppt)
S. Sembay Investigation into the O edge residuals in the MOS spectra of bright continuum sources - effect of rate dependent CTI? (ppt)
A. Read Update on the EPIC PSF (ppt)
T. Song Image Deconvolution of XMM-Newton Data (ppt)
R. Saxton Statistical Evaluation of the flux cross-calibration of the EPIC cameras (ppt)
H. Marshall Chandra Mirror Effective Area Update (ppt)

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Mallorca, November 2007

Meeting summary (pdf)

Author Presentation
A. Abbey EPIC MOS life test facility (pdf, ppt)
G. Buenadicha, P. Calderon Riano Status of EPIC operations (ppt)
V. Burwitz Update on the low energy isolated neutron star and white dwarf cross-calibration standards (ppt)
M. Casale, J.R. Munoz XMM-Newton Future Instrument Operations (ppt)
J. Carter MOS 3x3 pattern calibration (ppt)
K. Dennerl Long term trends in PN response (ppt)
M. Freyberg EPIC-pn FIFO resets handling (pdf)
Update on EPIC-pn time-jump handling (pdf)
J. Gimeno Model PSF effects pile-up (ppt)
M. Kirsch EPIC-pn rate dependant CTI/gain correction (pdf)
Operations action items (pdf)
N. La Palombara EPIC EDGSE (pdf)
H. Marshall The Chandra ACIS contaminant (ppt)
Cross-calibration with clusters of galaxies (ppt)
S. Molendi Analysis of the soft response of pn and MOS with a sample of blazars (ppt)
P. Plucinsky Updates on ACIS calibration and operation (pdf, ppt)
A. Read The EPIC PSF (ppt)
Report from the BGWG (ppt)
M. Santos-Lleo Science operations status (ppt)
S. Sembay NRCO 64 - MOS calibration (ppt)
S. Snowden XMM v Chandra - Cluster Analysis (ppt)
M. Stuhlinger Cross-calibration with SAS 7.1 (pdf, ppt)
Instrument monitoring (pdf, ppt)
A. Tiengo Energy calibration using SNR (ppt)

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Palermo, April 2007

Meeting summary (pdf)

Author Presentation
T. Abbey First results from the MOS life test facility (pdf, ppt)
G. Buenadicha Status of EPIC operations (pdf, ppt)
K. Dennerl Calibration Activities - the PN perspective (pdf, ppt)
F. Haberl PN effective area and response (pdf, ppt)
M. Kirsch Matters arising from previous meetings, and review of action items (pdf)
Calibration (pre)view tool (pdf)
Calibration activities at ESAC (pdf)
Status of the EPIC long term calibration plan (pdf)
Latest news of the calibration of the XMM-Newton RGS (pdf)
H. Marshall Comparing fluxes in bandpasses (pdf)
L. Metcalfe Science operations status (pdf, ppt)
Future of the XMM project (pdf, ppt)
P. Plucinsky Chandra-ACIS calibration updates, and 1E0102 cross-cal (pdf, ppt)
A. Read EPIC Background Working Group (pdf, ppt)
XRT Point spread Function (PSF) (pdf, ppt)
R. Saxton Slews: Fast & Slow (pdf, ppt)
S. Sembay Changing the MOS quantum efficiency calibration (pdf, ppt)
M. Smith PN & MOS Monitoring (pdf, ppt)

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Mallorca, October 2006

Meeting summary (pdf)
Group photograph (html)

Author Presentation
T. Abbey Using MOS 3x3 binned mode for fast(er) imaging (pdf, ppt)
EPIC-MOS life test facility (pdf, ppt)
D. Baskill EPIC-MOS Timing-mode spectra problem (pdf, ppt)
Modelling the MOS CTI & gain (again!) (pdf, ppt)
G. Buenadicha Status of Epic Operations (pdf, ppt)
V. Burwitz Further cross-calibration results from RX J1856, HZ 43 and Sirius B (pdf, ppt)
Modelling the MOS CTI & gain (again!) (pdf)
J. Carter RGS & MOS cross-calibration using Zeta-Puppis (pdf, ppt)
K. Dennerl EPIC-pn: Updates on the CTI, energy scale and energy resolution (pdf, ppt)
Sudden jumps in the absolute energy scale and their origin (pdf, ppt)
Suppression of the PN low-energy noise - an improved approach (pdf, ppt)
M. Kirsch Calibration action items (pdf)
Energy calibration refinement of the EPIC-pn Burst mode (pdf)
XMM-Newton calibration (pre)view tool (pdf)
Absolute timing of XMM, and news from the time jump front (pdf)
H. Marshall Chandra & XMM-Newton Cross-calibration (pdf)
A. Martin Relative timing of XMM-Newton (pdf)
M. Martin Deriving the deadtime of the EPIC-pn from FIFO reset counters (pdf, ppt)
L. Metcalfe Science operations status (pdf, ppt)
P. Plucinsky 1E0102: Comparing XMM-Newton RGS model with Chandra HETG data (pdf, ppt)
A. Pollock RGS calibration after SAS 7.0.0 (pdf, ppt)
A. Read Report from the EPIC BGWG (pdf, ppt)
XRT Point Spread Function in Slewing Mode (pdf, ppt)
R. Saxton MOS 3x3 mode slow slew survey (pdf, ppt)
S. Sembay Automated Spectral Response Fitting (pdf, ppt)
2XMM - PN v MOS fluxes (pdf, ppt)
M. Smith EPIC-PN monitoring (pdf, ppt)
M. Stuhlinger EPIC-MOS monitoring (pdf, ppt)
C. Tenzer Monte-Carlo simulations of EPIC-pn background with Geant4 (pdf)

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Iceland, June 2006

Talks are available from the conference website.

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MPE, May 2006

Meeting summary (pdf)

Author Presentation
T. Abbey Reducing the MOS data rate (pdf, ppt)
D. Baskill MOS CTI Column Correction (pdf, ppt)
M. Brusa The problem with double event patterns (pdf, ppt)
G. Buenadicha EPIC Software Status (pdf, ppt)
V. Burwitz Cross-calibration results from observations of RXJ1856, HZ43 and Sirius B (pdf, ppt)
K. Dennerl Long term behaviour of the EPIC-pn CTI (pdf, ppt)
Properties of the EPIC-pn at low energies in large window mode (pdf, ppt, avi)
M. Freyberg EPIC-pn large window mode fast-shift CTI correction (pdf)
Calibration aspects of the XMM-Newton Slew Survey (pdf, Sirius gif)
F. Haberl EPIC-PN residuals above 6keV: an update (pdf)
The EPIC-PN detector stability (pdf)
M. Kirsch Energy calibration refinement of the EPIC-pn Burst mode (pdf, ppt)
Calibration of the XMM-Newton RGS[presentation by Andy Pollock (pdf, ppt)
H. Marshall Cross-calibration between XMM-Newton & Chandra (pdf, ppt)
More XMM-Chandra comparisons (pdf)
L. Metcalfe EPIC Science Operations (pdf, ppt)
A. Read Report from the EPIC background working group (pdf, ppt)
XRT Point Spread Function (pdf, ppt)
S. Rives Status of EPIC Operations (pdf, ppt)
R. Saxton The XMM-Newton Slew Survey Catalogue: XMMSL1 (pdf, ppt)
S. Sembay The effective area of EPIC (pdf, ppt)
M. Smith PN Monitoring (pdf, ppt)
M. Stuhlinger MOS Monitoring (pdf, ppt)

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ESAC, October 2005

Meeting summary (pdf)

Author Presentation
T. Abbey MOS1 CCD1 Hot Column (pdf, ppt)
I. Caballero EPIC relative timing analysis (pdf, ppt)
K. Dennerl Adjustment of the spatial gain in the EPIC-PN (pdf, ppt)
Long term behaviour of the EPIC PN CTI (pdf, ppt)
M. Kirsch Open EPIC-CAL action items (pdf, ppt)
Crab: The standard X-ray candle with all (modern) X-ray satellites (pdf, ppt)
EPIC long-term calibration (pdf, ppt)
A. Read EPIC background working group (pdf, ppt)
S. Sembay Implementation of the MOS spatial/temporal DRM: Does it work? (pdf, ppt)
M. Stuhlinger Status of XMM-Newton cross-calibration with SAS v6.5 (pdf, ppt)

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Mallorca, February 2005

Meeting summary (pdf)

Author Presentation
T. Abbey MOS CCD Noise (pdf, ppt)
New modes for the MOS detectors (pdf, ppt)
B. Altieri Results from cross-calibration studies (pdf, ppt)
J. Ballet Column rejection algorithm in the MOS (pdf, ppt)
D. Baskill Column-by-column CTI correction and gain (ADU-eV) monitoring (pdf, ppt)
G. Buenadicha EPIC on-board software (pdf, ppt)
V. Burwitz Database of Chandra LETG spectra for cross-calibration
K. Dennerl Adjustment of spatial gain variations of the PN (pdf, ppt)
EPIC PN CTI (pdf, ppt)
Properties of double event patterns (pdf, ppt)
M.P. Esquej Energy calibration refinement of the PN eFF (pdf)
A. Finoguenov EPIC-pn background in deep fields (pdf, ppt)
M. Freyberg PN large window mode fast CTI correction (pdf)
Results of the MIP OCR observation (pdf, gif1, gif2, gif3, gif4)
EPIC-PN background analysis (pdf)
F. Haberl EPIC-PN observations of Zeta Puppis (pdf)
E. Kendziorra PN Timing mode: What causes the brighter line? (pdf)
M. Kirsch EPIC Instrument Anomaly Gallery Tool & Cross-Calibration Tool (pdf, ppt)
PN time-jump analysis (pdf, ppt)
A proposal for correct treatment of fast mode ARFs (pdf, ppt)
Summary status of the EPIC calibration (pdf, ppt)
The long term EPIC in-orbit calibration plan (pdf, ppt)
H. Marshall Chandra Effective areas (pdf)
L. Metcalfe Review of actions & Status of science operations (pdf, ppt)
S. Molendi Spatial gain calibration of MOS & PN: relevance to extended sources studies (pdf, ppt)
MOS-PN cross-calibration with a sample of galaxy clusters (pdf, ppt)
Background modelling for hot medium-redshift clusters (pdf, ppt)
P. Plucinsky A comparison of spectral fit results of E0102 from the Chandra & XMM CCDs (pdf, ppt)
A. Read What can we do with pattern 31? (pdf, ppt)
Temporal & spatial dependance of the MOS RMF - 1 (pdf, ppt)
Updates & additions to the EPIC background products (pdf, ppt)
S. Rives Status of EPIC operations & NCR status (pdf, ppt)
R. Saxton The XMM Slew-Survey (pdf, ppt)
S. Sembay Temporal & spatial dependance of the MOS RMF - 2 (pdf, ppt)
M. Smith EPIC PN Monitoring (pdf, ppt)
S. Snowden Deterministic modelling of the MOS background (pdf, ppt)
M. Stuhlinger EPIC Monitoring (pdf, ppt)
MOS2 CCD5 anomaly (pdf, ppt)
A new SAS background task (pdf, ppt)

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Vilspa, March 2004

Meeting summary (pdf)

Author Presentation
T. Abbey MOS timing mode spectral features and possible improvements (pdf, ppt)
B. Altieri EPIC astrometry update (pdf, ppt)
J. Ballet Bit flips in the MOS offset tables (pdf, ppt)
D. Baskill EPIC MOS Gain, CTI & CTI by column (pdf, ppt)
K. Dennerl EPIC-pn detector noise suppression; application to Vela observations (pdf, ppt)
Temporal Variation of the EPIC-pn energy response: CTI, peak positions, energy resolutions (pdf, ppt)
M. Freyberg Calibration measurements for the EPIC-PN window modes (pdf)
F. Haberl EPIC-pn response matrix: an update (pdf, ppt)
M. Kirsch XMM-Newton Cross Calibration (pdf, ppt)
MOS Timing mode calibration (pdf, ppt)
Status of EPIC time jump problems (pdf, ppt)
A. Read XRT Point Spread Function (pdf, ppt)

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Saclay, September 2003

Meeting summary (pdf)

Author Presentation
B. Altieri EPIC optical PSF (pdf)
EPIC MOS monitoring (pdf)
MOS performance degradation due to radiation (pdf)
J. Ballet MOS flickering pixels (pdf, ppt)
K. Dennerl Spatial variation of the energy scale (pdf, ppt)
Spatial variation of the energy scale 2 (pdf, ppt)
Temporal Variation of the EPIC-pn energy response: CTI, peak positions, energy resolutions (pdf, ppt)
M. Freyberg EPIC-pn background summary (pdf)
M. Kirsch The XMM cross-calibration campaign (pdf, ppt)
Calibration of the EPIC MOS Timing Mode (pdf, ppt)
In-orbit vignetting calibration of the XMM XRT (pdf, ppt)
A. Read Analysis of the X-ray PSF (pdf, ppt)
S. Sembay Epoch dependent MOS QE & RMF, and PN cross-calibration (pdf, ppt)

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Tübingen, February 2003

Meeting summary (pdf)

Author Presentation
T. Abbey MOS cameras pre and post cooling (pdf, ppt)
J. Ballet MOS columns with bad energy (gzip/tar/ps)
Pile-up corrections on 3C 273 (gzip/tar/ps)
K. Dennerl EPIC PN: Comparing FF & eFF modes; Optical loading (gzip/ps)
Methods for improving low energy spectra & images; spatial offsets, detector noise & out-of-time events (gzip/ps)
M. Ehle CALCLOSED observation plan (2003) (tar/ps)
F. Haberl The EPIC-pn spectral response (pdf, ppt)
M. Kirsch Results from the EPIC calibration workshop at MPE (29-31/11/02) (pdf, ppt)
Cross calibration with PKS0558-504 (pdf, ppt)
L. Metcalfe RGS/MOS cooling results (pdf, ppt)
Actions + Status of science Operations (pdf, ppt)
S. Molendi Testing the EPIC hard band calibration (pdf, ppt)
W. Pietsch EPIC PN background & radiation levels (tar/ps)
A. Read XMM EPIC background analysis (gzip/tar/ps)
R. Saxton Flux Comparisons (pdf, ppt)
SAS v5.4 (pdf, ppt)
S. Sembay MOS Cooling Results & Current Response (pdf, ppt)

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Vilspa, July 2002

Meeting summary (pdf)

Author Presentation
B. Altieri Monitoring of the EPIC MOS instruments (pdf)
Status of the EPIC science operations (pdf)
MOS/pn cross-calibration: Cas A & PKS2155 (pdf)
MOS cooling test (pdf)
Earth limb tests (pdf)
Latest News on the single-boresight (pdf)
J. Ballet MOS bright pixels (gzip/tar/ps)
P. Bennie MOS Cooling tests (pdf)
MOS Gain & Responses (pdf)
Denherder RGS related items (pdf)
K. Dennerl Voltage induced gain change (gzip/tar/ps)
Voltage induced gain change (gzip/tar/ps)
M. Ehle Feedback on EPIC calibration (pdf)
G. Griffiths Cross Calibration (gzip/ps)
F. Haberl EPIC-PN response matrix update: below 1keV & RXJ1856 (gzip/ps)
M. Kirsch MOS CTI (pdf)
High time resolution of the epic-pn camera (pdf)
S. Molendi MOS internal background (pdf)
R. Saxton Vignetting from the PSF (pdf)
S. Sembay MOS cross-calibration & timing mode spectra calibration (pdf)

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Ringberg, April 2002

Meeting summary (pdf)

Author Presentation
T. Abbey Cooling the MOS CCDs (pdf)
B. Altieri MOS CTI trends, corrections, and temperature dependance (gzip/tar/ps)
PN Energy scale on N132D & Cas A (gzip/tar/ps)
P. Bennie Energy Scale Monitoring whilst utilising the RMF (pdf)
Parameterising the RMF sigma parameter as a function of time (pdf)
J.W. den Herder XMM & Chandra Cross Calibrations (gzip/tar/ps)
K. Dennerl Time dependent EPIC-PN CTI (gzip/tar/ps)
EPIC-PN CTI/gain (gzip/tar/ps)
EPIC-PN double events (gzip/tar/ps)
M. Ehle User group comments on the SAS (pdf)
P. Ferrando Analysis of GRS1758 (pdf)
S. Ghizzardi PSF in-flight calibration for the PN camera (ppt)
G. Griffiths MOS/pn Hard X-ray Cross Calibration (pdf)
EPIC PSF (pdf)
F. Haberl Cross-calibration: EPIC-PN spectra of PKS2155 (gzip/tar/ps)
The EPIC-PN Response Matrix (gzip/tar/ps)
M. Kirsch Preliminary results of a pulse resolved spectroscopy of the Crab (pdf)
D. Neumann The different background components (pdf)
The PSF of clusters at high redshift with XMM-Newton (pdf)
W. Pietsch XMM-Newton Radiation levels (pdf)
R. Saxton SAS v5.3 Detector Response Matrix Calculation (ppt)
S. Sembay Broad-Band MOS v PN Cross-Calibration Study (ppt)
M. Smith PN Offset Map investigation (pdf)

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Milan, November 2001

Meeting agenda (txt)

Author Presentation
T. Abbey Even Newer MOS modes...! (pdf)
B. Altieri MOS CTI Correction (pdf)
P. Bennie Low energy MOS Calibration with SNR 1E0102 (pdf)
MOS Charge Injection tests (pdf)
Column to column variation of Calibration Line centroids in the MOS CCDs (pdf)
K. Dennerl EPIC-PN double events (gzip/tar/ps)
EPIC-PN Gain/CTI behaviour with energy and time (gzip/tar/ps)
EPIC-PN Panter quadrant tests (gzip/tar/ps)
P. Ferrando Checking encircled energy by spectral fitting (pdf)
S. Ghizzardi PSF in-flight calibration for MOS 1 and MOS 2 cameras (pdf)
G. Griffiths MOS/PN cross-calibration using continuum sources (pdf)
F. Haberl The EPIC-PN response matrix: Cross calibration with MOS/RGS (gzip/ps)
The EPIC-PN response matrix: Extended Full-Frame Mode (gzip/ps)
J.W. den Herder RGS Calibration (gzip/tar/pdf)
M. Kirsch EPIC-pn-Energy-monitoring (pdf)
Calibration of the EPIC-PN camera in the fast modes (pdf)
D. Lumb EPIC Background Template Files (ppt)
S. Sembay Modifications to MOS Response File (ppt)

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Leicester, June 2001

Meeting agenda (gzip/ps)

Author Presentation
T. Abbey Cooling of CCDs and charge injection (pdf)
New MOS modes (pdf)
B. Altieri MOS Bad pixel monitoring (No file available)
P. Bennie Line centroids and house-keeping parameter correlations (pdf)
CTI Correction (pdf)
M. Casale Summary of Eclipse Observations (pdf)
XMM-Newton TTD Meeting (pdf)
M. Dadina Soft protons vignetting study in EPIC MOS CCDs (gzip/tar/ps)
K. Dennerl EPIC-PN CTI & Gain monitoring update (gzip/tar/ps)
EPIC-PN: Properties of double pattern events (gzip/tar/ps)
EPIC-PN: Gain/Temperature correlation (gzip/tar/ps)
P. Ferrando Spectral and spatial deformations on piled-up sources (pdf)
G. Griffiths Energy Dependance of on axis PSF (gzip/ps)
E. Kendziorra Bad Pixel maps in house-keeping data (gzip/ps)
Improving the PN Offset Calculation (gzip/ps)
M. Kirsch Calibration of the EPIN-PN camera in the fast modes (pdf)
N. La Palombara MOS/PN Cross-Comparison: Analysis of N132D (gzip/ps)
A. Tiengo Impact of recent solar activity on MOS (gzip/tar/ps+pdf)
Recent updates of MOS offset tables (gzip/tar/ps+pdf)
Correlation between MOS CTI and event rate during high solar activity (gzip/tar/ps+pdf)

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Paris, February 2001

Meeting agenda (pdf)

Author Presentation
T. Abbey Interim Report on EPIC MOS CCD low-energy proton tests (pdf)
B. Altieri EPIC real-time monitoring (pdf)
MOS Bad Pixels monitoring (pdf)
Scientific Validation of the SAS (pdf)
M. Arnaud Background and Vignetting (pdf)
P. Bennie Charge Transfer Inefficiency (pdf)
Bright Pixel Trends (pdf)
Components of the MOS RMF (pdf)
U. Briel EPIC-PN Bad Pixel Map (gzip/tar/ps)
EPIC-PN: Comparing Full-frame & Small Window observations of N132D & PKS0558 (gzip/tar/ps)
EPIC-PN response (gzip/tar/ps)
M. Cappi Comparison of SAS/xmmselect/evselect with XANADU/xselect/fselect (pdf)
M. Casale Preparation for the next eclipse season (pdf)
K. Dennerl EPIC-PN Calibration (gzip/ps)
M. Ehle Update of the XMM User Handbook for AO2 (pdf)
P. Ferrando Search for "memory" effects as a potential cause of background events (pdf)
F. Giannini EPIC-PN Open Points & EPIC NCR Status (pdf)
G. Griffiths EPIC/RGS cross-calibration (pdf)
CCD Noise Filtering (pdf)
F. Haberl EPIC-PN Response (gzip/tar/ps)
E. Kendziorra Status of PN Burst Mode for AO2 (pdf)
PN Timing Mode: New strategy (pdf)
Status of PN offset calculation method (pdf)
M. Kirsch Calibration of the EPIC-pn Camera in Timing Mode (gzip/tar/jpg)
D. Lumb EPIC CTI, Offsets & Vignetting (pdf)
N. La Palombara MOS/PN Cross Comparison: N132D (pdf)
S. Rives Status of EPIC operations (pdf)
House-keeping monitoring (pdf)
J.L. Sauvageot Pattern 31 events (pdf)
S. Sembay EPIC-MOS RMF Update (pdf)
A. Tiengo MOS CTI Monitoring (tar/ps+pdf)
Background Maps (tar/ps+pdf)

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Leicester, July 2000

Author Presentation
M. Arnaud Effective Area (gzip/ps)
P. Bennie Line centroid scatter, with temperature (gzip/ps)
M. Dadina Vignetting (tar/ps)
K. Dennerl PN camera: CTI & Background (tar/ps)
P. Ferrando EPIC-MOS X-Ray Events Recognition and Characterisation (gzip/ps)
G. Griffiths MOS/PN spectral models & flux comparisons (ppt, tar/ps)
F. Haberl More PN calibration plots (gzip/tar/ps)
N. La Palombara MOS filter comparisons of CAL83 & HZ43 (zip/ps)
D. Neumann MOS in-flight vignetting calibration (gzip/ps)
S. Rives Operational status/eclipses/slew exposures/offset calculations/new NCRs (ppt)
J.L. Sauvageot Selecting pattern 31 X-rays from pattern 31 cosmic-rays (gzip/ps)
D. Texier Radiation levels for MOS & PN (pdf)
MOS radiation levels (pdf)
PN radiation levels (pdf)

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Paris, June 2000

Meeting agenda (ppt)

Author Presentation
T. Abbey MOS Offset, variance, and CCD noise (gzip/tar/ps+jpg)
M. Arnaud Spectral fitting variations in the EPIC/MOS (gzip/tar/ps)
P. Bennie MOS Bad pixels (gzip/ps)
G. Griffiths MOS response (gzip/tar/ps)
E. Kendziorra PN Timing-mode (inc. CTE) and optical loading (ppt)
Capture of electrons in traps - the physics of CTE (ppt)
D. Lumb CCF Files (ppt)
D. Neumann Vignetting (gzip/tar/ps)
J.L. Sauvageot Cleaning and Proximity Analysis (gzip/ps)
Oxygen edge, gain & offset, fitting spectra (gzip/ps)
A. Tiengo RGS Proton damage (gzip/tar/ps+doc)

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