In collaboration with the Astronomy Department of the University of Bologna, IASF-Bologna organizes combined seminar/lab investigating a broad range of astronomical systems through detection and analysis of their X-ray emission and other radiation they emit. The laboratory runs for two weeks (Wednesday -Thursday -Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.). Students, working in small groups, are introduced to the current problematics of super massive black holes in order to contextualize their X-ray data analysis exercises.

This year, the X-ray lab offers also the opportunity to gain firsthand experience with the basic instrumentation tools of modern X-ray astronomy. Test and calibration of hard X-ray detectors are conducted by the students under the supervision of IASF-Bo instructors. At the end of the tutorial, the students summarize their Lab experience in a power point presentation organized as a professional communication to an Astrophysical Conference.

X-ray Lab is part of the Astrophysics Laboratory Course/University of Bologna.

Where and when: INAF IASF Bologna, 3-15 November 2010

Speakers/instructors:C. Vignali, P. Grandi, M. Dadina, M. Cappi, E. Torresi, B. De Marco, M. Giustini, A. Bulgarelli, G. Migliori

Lab teachers: N. Auricchio, F. Schiavone

System managers: G. Taffoni, A. De Rosa


Program 2010:

Department – Friday, October 15th
09:40-10:20 A. Bulgarelli Detectors per astronomia X
IASF Bologna – Wednesday, November 3rd
09:30-09:40 Director’s Welcome
09:40-10:20 M. Cappi Radio quiet AGN
10:20-11:00 P. Grandi Radio loud AGN
11:00-11:10 break
11:10-11:30 C. Vignali BALQSOs/winds
11:30-12:00 M. Dadina Telescopes
12:00-12:30 C. Vignali Statistics
12:30-12:50 break
12:50-13:30 E. Torresi Tutorial Chandra
13:30-14:20 Lunch
14:20-15:10 B. De Marco Tutorial XMM-Newton + XSPEC
15:10-16.10 Course laboratory experiences
B. De Marco Ark 120 (Group 6)
NGC7314 (Group 3)
P. Grandi 1136-135 (Group 2)
PICTOR A Chandra (Group 5)
PICTOR A XMM (Group 1)
M. Giustini APM 08279+5255 (Group 4)
16:10-16:30 Info students
16:30-18:00 Data analysis
Thursday, November 4th – Friday, November 5th
9:30-13:30 Data analysis
13:40-14:30 Lunch
14:30-17:00 Data analysis
Wednesday, November 10th
9:30-11:30 N. Auricchio X-ray lab IV floor (Group 1)
11:30-13:30 X-ray lab IV floor (Group 2)
9:30-13:30 Data analysis ( Groups 3-6)
13:30-14:30 Lunch
14:30-16:30 N. Auricchio X-ray lab 4th floor (Group 3)
14:30-16:30 Data analysis (Groups 1-2, 4-6)
Thursday, November 11th
9:30-13:30 Data analysis
13:40-14:30 Lunch
14:30-17:00 Data analysis
Friday, November 12th
9:30-11:30 N. Auricchio X-ray lab 4th floor (Group 4)
11:30-13:30 X-ray lab 4th floor (Group 5)
9:30-13.30 Data analysis (Group 1-3, 6)
13:30-14:30 Lunch
14:30-16:30 N. Auricchio X-ray lab 4th floor (Group 6)
14:30-16:30 Data analysis (Group 1-5)
Monday, November 15th
9:30-17:00 Workshop