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X-ray Emission in the Solar System



July 9-13 , 2007
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA


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Meeting Description:

X-ray emission due to charge exchange has been detected from comets, planets, the heliosphere, and beyond the solar system. Our understanding of this charge exchange induced x-ray emission has increased dramatically due to recent observations from Chandra, XMM-Newton, and Suzaku coupled with detailed spectral modeling and laboratory astrophysics.

The purpose of the Working Group Meeting is to bring together experts in experimental and theoretical atomic physics, x-ray emission modelers, and x-ray observers to discuss recent advances and challenges in this interesting interdisciplinary field. The meeting format will consist of invited talks in the mornings with the afternoons reserved for discussions and one-on-one interactions of the various participants.


David Schultz
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Phillip Stancil
University of Georgia
Participants
Rami Ali
Depart. of Physics,
University of Jordan
Amman 11942, Jordan
Phone: (+962) (6) 535500 Ext. 2639
Cell: (+962) (79) 5306720
ramimali(at)ju.edu.jo
Peter Beiersdorfer
Lawrence Livermore National Lab
700 East Ave., L-260
Livermore, CA 94550, USA
beiersdorfer(at)llnl.gov
Dennis Bodewits
KVI Atomic Physics
University of Groningen
Zernikelann 25, NL-9747 AA Groningen The Netherlands
bodewits(at)kvi.nl
Thomas Cravens
University of Kansas
Department of Physics and Astro.
1251 Wescoe Hall Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045, USA
cravens(at)ku.edu
Alex Dalgarno
Harvard-Smithsonian CFA
60 Garden St, MS 14
Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
adalgarno(at)cfa.harvard.edu
Richard Edgar
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
60 Garden St.
Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
redgar(at)cfa.harvard.edu
Vasili Kharchenko
Harvard-Smithsonian CFA
60 Garden St, MS 14
Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
vkharchenko(at)cfa.harvard.edu
Carey Lisse
Johns Hopkins University - Applied Physics Laboratory, SD/SRE
MP3-W155, 7707 Montpelier Road
Laurel, MD 20723
Phone (240) 228-0535
carey.lisse(at)jhuapl.edu
David R. Schultz
Physics Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, M.S. 6372, Bldg. 6000
P.O. Box 2008
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6372, USA
schultzd(at)ornl.gov
Phillip Stancil
Department of Physics and Astronomy University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-2451, USA
stancil(at)physast.uga.edu
Brad Wargelin
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
60 Garden St
Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
bradw(at)head.cfa.harvard.edu
Scott J. Wolk
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
60 Garden St.
Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
swolk(at)head.cfa.harvard.edu
Agenda

Monday, July 9, 2007 Morning Sessions in Pratt Conference room
9:00 am-9:30 am Coffee and pasteries
9:30 am-10:00 am David Schultz: Working Group Meeting Introduction and survey of data for collisional processes leading to x-ray emission
10:00 am-11:00 am Vasili Kharchenko: Planetary x-ray emission modeling
11:00 am-12:00 pm Rami Ali: Coincident COLTRIMS and X-ray spectroscopic studies of charge exchange processes
  Afternoon discussions  
3:30 pm ITAMP Coffee hour ITAMP Lounge
 
  Tuesday, July 10, 2007  
9:30 am-10:00 am Coffee and pasteries
10:00 am-11:00 am Casey Lisse: X-ray emission observations from Mars
11:00 am-11:30 am Brad Wargelin: ACE solar wind ion composition (SWICS) data
  Afternoon discussions  
3:30 pm ITAMP Coffee hour ITAMP Lounge
 
  Wednesday, July 11, 2007  
9:30 am-10:00 am Coffee and pasteries
10:00 am-11:00 am Phillip Stancil: Final quantum-state-distributions for charge exchange of multielectron ions
11:00 am-12:00 pm Peter Beiersdorfer: EBIT measurements of charge exchange x-ray spectra
  Afternoon discussions  
3:30 pm ITAMP Coffee hour ITAMP Lounge
 
  Thursday, July 12, 2007  
9:00 am-9:30 am Coffee and pasteries
9:30 am-10:30 am Casey Lisse: X-ray emission observations from comets
10:30 am-11:30 am Dennis Bodewits: Cometary x-ray emission modeling
11:30 am-12:00 pm Scott Wolk: X-ray emission from Saturn
  Afternoon discussions  
3:30 pm ITAMP Coffee hour ITAMP Lounge
 
  Friday, July 13, 2007  
9:00 am-9:30 am Coffee and pasteries
9:30 am-10:30 pm Richard Edgar: Heliospheric or Galactic? One person's signal is another person's background
10:30 am-11:30 am Tom Cravens: X-ray emission diagnostics of magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling at Jupiter and of the energy balance in the Io Plasma Torus
11:30 am-12:00 pm Working Group coordination meeting: all participants
  Afternoon discussions  
3:30 pm ITAMP Coffee hour ITAMP Lounge