XEUS - the X-ray Evolving Universe Spectroscopy Mission is a next generation X-ray observatory under study within ESA and ISAS.
The XEUS Steering Committee has decided to hold the International workshop with the title "XEUS - Studying the Evolution of the
Hot Universe" on March 11-13, 2002 at the Max-Planck-Institute für extraterrestrische Physik in Garching, Germany.
The aim of this workshop is to review and update the XEUS science case in the light of recent astrophysical results, in particular
from XMM-Newton and Chandra and to involve the broader astrophysical community in the mission so widening the international
support for XEUS. We plan to discuss a number of potentially exciting additions to the scientific capabilities of XEUS.
The XEUS Science Case
The first black holes - when and how did they form - how do they grow?
Galaxy evolution and the role of black holes
Search for proto-galaxies
Relativistic signatures of matter under strong gravity
Fe K line reverberation measurments
Growth of X-ray halos as probes of the mass assembly history
Chemical evolution of the Universe
Circumnuclear matter and its evolution
The Intergalactic Medium
GRB and the Early Universe
The telescope - design, scientific requirements, new developments
The instruments - detector configuration, spatial and spectral parameters
New proposals - very fast timing mode; very large FOV, polarimetry, etc.
February 01, 2002
February 15, 2002
March 01, 2002
March 01, 2002
Deadline for Registration
Preliminary Scientific Program
Deadline for Hotel Reservations
Download of the XEUS Conference Poster (use right mouse button)