XMM2ATHENA

EU H2020 SPACE project: 1st April 2021 - 31st March 2024

“Planets through different eyes”: A joint Athens-Santander night

AHEAD2020 in collaboration with the Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing of the National Observatory of Athens (NOA) in Greece and the Institute of Physics of Cantabria (IFCA), a Joint Centre with the combined effort of two institutions, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and University of Cantabria (UC), in Spain organizes an…
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Memes contest: and the winner is……!

The result of the Memes contest to celebrate the European Researchers’ Night is out! We presented a joint international initiative of the Athena Community Office, the XMM2ATHENA project, the X-IFU and WFI consortia and the AHEAD2020 project. We announce here the winners of the contest, and at the end you can find a link to…
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European Researchers’ Night 2022: Memes contest

Following the successful initiatives of AstroScikus and The Black Hole Week, we are preparing a meme contest framed in the European Researcher’s Night. We propose an international initiative launching a call for memes related to X-ray astronomy: instruments, software, observatories, etc. For this event we are teaming up with @AthenaXobs @AthenaXIFU @XMM2Athena @ahead2020 and AthenaWFI. …
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New versions of the XMM-Newton Serendipitous Source Catalogues: 4XMM-DR12 and 4XMM-DR12s

A new version of the XMM-Newton EPIC Serendipitous Source Catalogue, 4XMM-DR12, has been released by the XMM-Newton Survey Science Centre (XMM-SSC) in collaboration with the SOC. This version includes an extra year of data with respect to 4XMM-DR11. 4XMM-DR12 includes 939270 X-ray detections which relate to 630347 unique X-ray sources from 12712 observations that were…
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SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation 2022

Our coordinator, Natalie Webb, will be giving a talk about XMM2ATHENA project (https://spie.org/astronomical-telescopes-instrumentation/presentation/XMM2ATHENA-the-H2020-project-to-improve-XMM-Newton-analysis-software/12181-90) next week at the SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation, the most valuable technical event for ground-based, airborne, and space-based telescopes, and their supporting instrumentation. With a strong program and an active community, this event allows researchers and engineers to share advancements, discoveries,…
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Mothers in Astronomy

The Mothers In Astronomy 2022 book is an initiative of Dr Paola Pinilla (MPIA and MSSL/UCL) and Dr Maria Claudia Ramirez-Tannus (MPIA). Its aim is to: Amplify the voices of mothers in astronomy. Raise awareness of the challenges they face. Highlight the positive impact of motherhood on their careers. Create collective empowerment by inspiring and…
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Black Hole Week: May 2-6

BlackHoles are possibly the most intriguing objects in the Universe. What do you know about them? There are many questions, doubts, around these objects and during the week of May 2 – 6 our scientists will answer crucial questions about black holes for this #BlackHoleWeek! Like @athena.xray.observatory @AthenaXIFU @AHEAD2020 & @XMM2Athena to get all the…
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Hosting a high school class: half day on high energy at IRAP

On Monday 4 April, IRAP welcomed a high school class from the Lycée Toulouse Lautrec for an afternoon of high energy themes, including space programmes such as XMM2ATHENA, X-IFU and ATHENA. On the menu, the high school students were able to attend a conference for the general public given by Natalie WEBB as well as…
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Hugo TRANIN on April 12 at the Astrophysics aperitif-conference with the association Universciel

On 12 April, Hugo TRANIN will present his thesis work during a presentation adapted to the general public, followed by an informal discussion, in the Café L’Astronef. Here is a summary of his presentation: “When astronomers first sent an X-ray detector into space in 1962, they expected to see only the Sun. However, they discovered…
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Erwan Quintin at the Astrophysics apéro-conferences with the association Universciel

Initially created in 2012, the association “Universciel” is composed of students in thesis at the Institute for Research in Astrophysics and Planetology (IRAP/CNRS). The transmission of scientific culture is at the heart of this association’s projects, particularly around the themes of astronomy and astrophysics. This week, Universciel invites you to share the work of Erwan…
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