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

Job Opportunity: XMM-Newton Postdoctoral position in X-ray Astronomy

[09 June 2023] IRAP, Toulouse, France The `Astrophysics of Compact Objects’ group in the GAHEC department of IRAP, Toulouse invites applications for a postdoctoral position to participate in the IRAP XMM-Newton Survey Science Centre (SSC) activities. IRAP directs the 8 European institutes that constitute the XMM-Newton SSC, responsible in part for producing the XMM-Newton Science…
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Welcome to Pooja Sharma

[08 June 2023] Pooja works in WP2 expanding the functionalities of the statistical multi-wavelength cross-matching software developed by the ARCHES FP-7 European project and in the scientific explotation of this tool.

Job Opportunity

[07 June 2023] Postdoctoral position at Strasbourg Astronomical Observatory The Observatory is one of the member institutions of the XMM-Newton Survey Science Centre (SSC) and it also harbours the CDS (Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg). The SSC group is also actively involved in future missions such as SVOM and Athena or projets such as…
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Statistical study of a large and cleaned sample of ultraluminous and hyperluminous X-ray sources

[03 May 2023] Ultra-/hyperluminous X-ray sources (ULX/HLX) could be interesting laboratories to further improve our understanding of the supermassive black hole growth through super-Eddington accretion episodes and successive mergers of lighter holes. ULXs are thought to be powered by super-Eddington accretion onto stellar-mass compact objects, while HLXs may be accreting intermediate mass black holes (IMBH).…
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Tidal disruption events and quasi periodic eruptions

[20 April 2023] Tidal disruption events (TDEs) occur when a star passes close to a massive black hole, so that the tidal forces of the black hole exceed the binding energy of a star and cause it to be ripped apart. Part of the matter will fall onto the black hole, causing a strong increase…
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XMM2ATHENA, the H2020 project to improve XMM-Newtonanalysis software and prepare for Athena

[24 March 2023] XMM-Newton, a European Space Agency observatory, has been observing the X-ray, ultra-violet and optical sky for 23 years. During this time, astronomy hasevolved from mainly studying single sources to populations and from a single wave-length, to multi-wavelength/messenger data. We are also moving into an era of timedomain astronomy. New software and methods…
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[28 February 2023] The Strasbourg Observatory has developed a new XCatDB feature, named Amora for “Asynchronous Multi-Observation Region-based Analysis”. Amora allows users to access all the events/photons that were collected by the XMM-Newton mission in the region of interest and to process them interactively.  Users can draw a polygon or a circle isolating that region…
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11th of February 2023: Crossword contest: how much do you know about women astronomers?

As in previous years, to celebrate the 11th of February we have prepared an international initiative together with  the  Athena Community Office, the Athena/X-IFU and Athena/WFI consortia and the AHEAD2020 project launching a call for a Women Astronomers Crossword contest. This contest is open to anyone who wants to participate.  The crossword will be published…
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Job opportunity

We invite applications for a postdoctoral position at Strasbourg Astronomical Observatory (ObAS) to participate in the EU-funded project H2020 SPACE  XMM2ATHENA. The ObsAS harbours the Centre de Donnees astronomiques de Strasbourg (CDS) and is one of the member institutions of the XMM-Newton Survey Science Centre (SSC). The institute is also actively involved in future projects…
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Masterclass of astronomy: classifying galaxies with CLAXSON

On 17 November, as part of the activities of Science Week 2022, the IRAP and IFCA are holding an international event to introduce the CLAXSON tool. It is open to students, who will be able to learn how to use CLAXSON and carry out a classification of galaxies. Agenda of the event: 08:45 Reception at…
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