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X-ray astronomy and fundamental physics

Scientific meeting

Location

Kavli Royal Society Centre, Chicheley Hall, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, MK16 9JJ

Overview

Theo Murphy international scientific meeting organised by Professor Joseph Conlon, Dr David Marsh and Dr Helen Russell.

X-ray: NASA/CXC/CfA/M.Markevitch et al.; Optical: NASA/STScI; Magellan/U.Arizona/D.Clowe et al.; Lensing Map: NASA/STScI; ESO WFI; Magellan/U.Arizona/D.Clowe et al; Athena: ESA and ACO team.

The use of X-ray astronomy for fundamental physics has been seen in two areas; dark matter through the 3.5 keV line, and in searches for axion-like particles. In advance of satellite technological leaps, this meeting will bring together astronomy and particle physics communities with a focus on the ability of existing and future X-ray observatories to search for and constrain fundamental physics. It will explore the opportunities open to astronomers to probe fundamental physics with both existing archival data and also with future satellites such as ATHENA.  

Poster session and short talks

There will be a poster session at 17:00 on Wednesday 24 October, and the opportunity to give a short talk at the meeting. If you would like to apply to present a poster and / or give a talk presentation please submit your proposed title, abstract (not more than 200 words and in third person) author list, name of proposed presenter and institution to the Scientific Programmes team no later than Friday 14 September. Please note that both poster and talk presentation places are limited and are selected at the organiser's discretion. Abstracts will only be considered if the presenter is registered to attend the meeting. 

Attending this event

This is a residential conference, which allows for increased discussion and networking. 

  • Free to attend
  • Advanced registration is essential (please request an invite)
  • Catering and accommodation available to purchase during registration

Enquiries: Contact the Scientific Programmes team.


Event organisers

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Schedule of talks

24 October

Session 1 09:00-12:30

X-ray searches for dark matter

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Chairs

Professor Malcolm Fairburn, King's College London, UK

09:05-09:30 Talk 1

Dr Esra Bulbul, Harvard University, USA

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09:30-09:45 Discussion

09:45-10:15 Talk 2

Professor Jelle Kaastra, SRON and Leiden University, The Netherlands

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10:15-10:30 Discussion

10:30-11:00 Coffee

11:00-11:30 Talk 3

Dr Signe Riemer-Sørensen, University of Oslo, Norway

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11:30-11:45 Discussion

11:45-12:15 Talk 4

Professor Tesla Jeltema, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA

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12:15-12:30 Discussion

12:30-13:30

Lunch

Session 2 13:30-17:00

Particle physics models with X-ray signature

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Chairs

Professor Chris Reynolds, University of Cambridge, UK

13:30-14:00 Talk 5

Professor Kevork N Abazjian, University of California, USA

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14:00-14:15 Discussion

14:15-14:45 Talk 6

Professor Stefano Profumo, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA

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14:45-15:00 Discussion

15:00-15:30 Coffee

15:30-16:00 Talk 7

Professor Alexey Boyarsky, Leiden University, The Netherlands

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16:00-16:15 Discussion

16:15-16:45 Talk 8

Professor Stefano Ettori, INAF - Astronomical Observatory in Bologna, Italy

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16:45-17:00 Discussion

17:00-18:15

Poster session

25 October

Session 3 09:00-12:30

Axions and their astrophysical signatures

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Chairs

Dr Andreas Ringwald, University of Hamburg

09:00-09:30 Talk 9

Dr Francesca Day, University of Cambridge, UK

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09:30-09:45 Discussion

09:45-10:15 Talk 10

Dr Javier Redondo, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany

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10:15-10:30 Discussion

10:30-11:00 Coffee

11:00-11:30 Talk 11

Professor Guenter Sigl, University of Hamburg, Germany

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11:30-11:45 Discussion

11:45-12:15 Talk 12

12:15-12:30 Discussion

12:30-13:30

Lunch

Session 4 13:30-17:00

Future capabilities of X-ray satellites

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Chairs

Professor Kathy Romer, University of Sussex, UK

13:30-14:00 Talk 13

14:00-14:15 Discussion

14:15-14:45 Talk 14

14:45-15:00 Discussion

15:30-16:00 Talk 15

16:00-16:15 Discussion

16:15-17:00 Panel discussion/overview (future directions)

X-ray astronomy and fundamental physics

Theo Murphy international scientific meeting organised by Professor Joseph Conlon, Dr David Marsh and Dr Helen Russell.

Kavli Royal Society Centre, Chicheley Hall Newport Pagnell Buckinghamshire MK16 9JJ