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

Celebrating 11th of February in the High-Energy Astrophysics community: AstroSciku contest

XMM2Athena is joining the celebrations of the International Day of Girls and Women in Science with the aim of showing the contributions of women to science and in particular to the field of astronomy and astrophysics. This year we present a joint international initiative of the Athena Community Office, the XMM2Athena project,  the X-IFU and…
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Probabilistic classification of X-ray sources applied to Swift-XRT and XMM-Newton catalogs

This work proposes a revisited naive Bayes classification of the X-ray sources in the Swift-XRT and XMM-Newton catalogs into four classes — AGN, stars, X-ray binaries (XRBs) and cataclysmic variables (CVs) — based on their spatial, spectral and timing properties and their multiwavelength counterparts. An outlier measure is used to identify objects of other natures.…
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New interface to acces the XMM-Newton data

Scientists in AIP’s X-ray Astronomy and E-Science jointly launch a new web interface, providing XMM-Newton friends with access to data from which the stacked source catalogues are built. The new service offers lots of information, a query interface for stacks and observations and download options for stacked data including images, coverage and exposure maps. Users…
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XMM-Newton 22nd Anniversary

XMM-Newton was launched by an Ariane 504 on December 10th 1999. It is a space laboratory focused on observing the universe in X-rays  and has been one of the most successful astronomy missions launched by ESA (European Space Agency). It is composed of three telescopes equipped with imaging cameras and spectrometers that operate simultaneously, together…
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Welcome to Jere Kuuttila

New post-doc on XMM2ATHENA, Jere Kuuttila joined the team of Strasbourg on August 1st, under the supervision of Ada Nebot, and will work mainly on work package 2 until July 2023. He will also contribute to work packages 3, 5, 7, 8, 9 and 10 as part of his team. Welcome in the project!

13-14 October 2021: The 34th XMM-Newton Survey Science Centre meeting

The 34th XMM-Newton Survey Science Centre meeting took place on 13 and 14 October, online. The meeting discussed the status of the XMM mission, the instrumentation and the processing software, as well as the latest scientific results produced by the SSC. The XMM2ATHENA project was also part of the agenda due to the common tasks…
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World Space Week: Women in Space (October 4-10)

From 4 to 10 October, the international initiative World Space Week 2021 celebrates “Women in Space”. More than 90 countries will join in this initiative to give visibility to the accomplishments and contributions of women to the space sector and sciences. From our H2020 XMM2ATHENA project we want to also contribute to this celebration with…
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Welcome to Keir Birchall

Welcome to Keir Birchall, who joined the project in early August. During his post-doctorate in Leicester, under the supervision of Michael G. Watson, Keir will work mainly on work package 9 until the end of the project, in March 2024. He will also contribute to work packages 3, 5, 8 and 10 as part of…
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New versions of the XMM-Newton Serendipitous Source Catalogues: 4XMM-DR11 and 4XMM-DR11s

A new version of the XMM-Newton EPIC Serendipitous Source Catalogue, 4XMM-DR11, has been released on 18th August 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-DR10. 4XMM-DR11 includes 895,415 X-ray detections which relate to 602,543 unique X-ray sources from 12,210…
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Welcome to Holger Stiele

Holger Stiele joined the Universidad de Cantabria since June, as a post-doc under the supervision of Francisco Carrera. Until the end of the project, he will be mainly involved in work package 6, but will also have major contributions to work packages 7 et 8.