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.

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 Bologna 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 Course/University of Bologna.

Where and when: INAF IASF Bologna, 16-18/23-25 November 2011.

Students tool E-learning

Program 2011:

Uni Bo – September 30
09:40-10:20 M. Cappi Radio quiet AGN Astrophysics.
11:30-13:30 A. Bulgarelli Detectors per astronomia X.
October 5
09:40-10:20 P. Grandi AGN Radio Loud.
11:30-13:30 C. Vignali Active Galactic Nuclei: X-ray surveys and AGN evolution.
IASF Bologna – Wednesday, November 16, 2011
9:30-9:35 C. Vignali Introduzione al corso do Lab-X.
9:35-9:50 G. Taffoni Descrizione IASF Bologna E_learning.
9:50-10:20 G. Palumbo Alte Energie: ieri oggi domani.
10:20-11:00 M. Dadina The fundamental parameters of X-ray telescopes.
11:00-11:30 C. Vignali Statistics and X-ray spectral fitting.
11:30-11:40 break
11:40-12:40 G. Lanzuisi Tutorial Chandra.
12:40-13:40 B. De Marco XMM-Newton tutorial.
13:30-14:50 Lunch
14:50-15:20 V. Bianchin IDL tutorial.
15:20-16:00 N. Auricchio Test and calibration of hard X-ray detectors.
16:00-17:00 C. Vignali, G. Lanzuisi, B. De Marco Presentazione prove di laboratorio X
17:00-17:20 break e trasferimento nelle sale laboratorio.
17:20-18:00 Data analysis.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
9:30-11:30 N. Auricchio, F. Fuschino X-ray lab IV floor. (Groups 1,2)
15:00-17:00 X-ray lab IV floor. (Groups 3,5)
9:30-18:30 Data analysis.
Friday,November 18, 2011
9:30-11:30 N. Auricchio, F. Fuschino X-ray lab IV floor. (Groups 6,7)
9:30-18:30 Data analysis.
Wednesday,November 23,2011
9:30-11:30 N. Auricchio, F. Fuschino X-ray lab IV floor. (Groups 8,9)
9:30-18:30 Data analysis.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
9:30-11:30 N. Auricchio, F. Fuschino X-ray lab IV floor. (Groups 4,10)
9:30-18:30 Data analysis.
Friday, November 25, 2011
9:30-18:30 Data analysis.
Monday, November 28, 2011
10:00-17:30 Workshop.