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

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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8 March 2022 International Women´s Day: ” Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”

Advancing gender equality in the context of the climate crisis and disaster risk reduction is one of the greatest global challenges of the 21st century. Women are increasingly being recognized as more vulnerable to climate change impacts than men, as they constitute the majority of the world’s poor and are more dependent on the natural…
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End-to-end simulations with SIXTE: An online workshop (29-31 March 2022)

The SIXTE team for the end-to-end simulator for ATHENA and other X-ray astronomical missions is happy to announce its next hands-on workshop, following the previous SIXTE workshops in Toulouse (2016), Bamberg (2018), Cambridge, MA (2018), and Santander (2019). Given the pandemic, the workshop will be held online in a combination of Zoom and gather town,…
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Welcome to Sudip Chakraborty

Welcome to Sudip Chakraborty. Sudip has joined the CEA team in February, under the supervision of Jean Ballet. He will work mostly on work package 4, but he will also contribute to work packages 5, 6 and 9. He will be in charge of tasks T4.2 and T4.3. Welcome in the project!

Athena School Announcement

We are pleased to announce the first edition of the Athena School: “The Universe in the era of spatially resolved, high-resolution, X-ray spectroscopy”. This CNRS thematic school will be held from the 20th to the 24th of June 2022 in Toulouse, France. It is open to the whole French astronomical community, regardless of prior experience…
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AstroSciku contest: and the winner is…!

The result of the AstroSciku contest to celebrate the International Day of Girls and Women in Science is out! This year we presented a joint international initiative of the Athena Community Office, the XMM2ATHENA project, the X-IFU and WFI consortia and the AHEAD2020 project with the aim of showing the contributions of women to science…
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