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ICWG meeting, Iceland 2006

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International Working Group on cross-calibration
and the definition of X-ray standards


The meeting was organised by
Marcus Kirsch (ESA) and Steve Sembay (Leicester University)




Meeting

The meeting took place between 14 & 16 June 2006.

Participants

A list of participants is available here.

Programme

Mission Calibration Status Talks

Calibration strategy, status and factors limiting success: Chandra H. Marshall
Calibration strategy, status and factors limiting success: Chandra P. Plucinsky
Calibration strategy, status and factors limiting success: XMM-Newton M. Kirsch / A. Pollock
Calibration strategy, status and factors limiting success: Swift O. Godet
Calibration strategy, status and factors limiting success: RXTE K. Jahoda
Calibration strategy, status and factors limiting success: RXTE R. Rothschild
Calibration strategy, status and factors limiting success: Suzaku M.Kokubun
Calibration strategy, status and factors limiting success: Suzaku K. Nakazawa / M. Kokubun
Calibration strategy, status and factors limiting success: Suzaku T. Dotani
Calibration strategy, status and factors limiting success: Suzaku H. Nakajima
Calibration strategy, status and factors limiting success: Suzaku M. Ishida
Calibration strategy, status and factors limiting success: Integral R. Walter
Calibration strategy, status and factors limiting success: Integral J.P. Roques
Calibration strategy, status and factors limiting success: Integral L. Natalucci / L. Foschini

Cross Calibration Talks

XMM/Chandra cross calibration M. Stuhlinger
XMM/Chandra cross calibration H. Marshall
XMM/CXO/Suzaku using PKS2155 M. Ishida
Cross Calibration using Cen A R. Rothschild
ROSAT, Chandra-LETGS (+EUVE), and XMM-PN on the very soft
X-ray range <0.3 keV using HZ43, Sirius B and RXJ1856
V. Burwitz
Swift XRT cross-calibration A. Beardmore

Future Possible Calibration Standards Talks

Calibration Management M. Kirsch
RXJ1856 as standard calibration target for soft X-rays F. Haberl
Prospects for a broad band effective area standard candle S. Sembay
E0102 as a standard calibration source P. Plucinsky
The Crab: the absorption model and consequences
for absolute effective area calibration
J. Kaastra
Pre-launch timing calibration standards E. Kendziorra

Work Sessions

Work Session Related Forum Discussion Summary
Minutes of CAL Targets Forum Discussion Summary
Minutes of CAL Management Forum Discussion Summary
Minutes of Standard Candles Forum Discussion Summary
Minutes of Error Treatment Forum Discussion Summary

Action Items, etc

The following document contains Action Items, Publication Issues & Next Meeting Details

Working Group Location

The hotel is located in Nesjavellir/Mt. Hengill one of Iceland’s main scenic nature sites, located ~ 25 km away from Reykjavík.

The hotel website can be found here: FOSSHOTEL NESBÚÐ

Please click the map below to download the pdf document of directions.



We have reserved 30 single rooms with shower/wc till 14.03.2006. Please directly contact Vala (vala@fosshotel.is) via email to make your reservation with being sure to quote Reference: RE-CE037500 for ICWG Meeting.

If you contact the hotel via the email address above (only via email) you will get the following special rates:
  • Double room with private facilities, price per room 11.120,-ISK per night (149 Euro)
  • Single room with private facilities, price per room 8.720,- per night (117 Euro)
  • Double room with shared facilities, price per room 7920,-ISK per night (106 Euro)
  • Single room with shared facilities, price per room 6000,- per night (80 Euro)
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