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Program

Sunday 27 June

16:00 -- 19:00:  Registration, trouble-shooting/testing software installations, borrel (drinks/snacks)

                            Location:  Pipa's Bar, Eden Hotel on the Amstel (see Venue and Accommodation Page), *not* Eden Lancaster where students are staying!! 

 

Monday 28 June -- Setup and Radio Astronomy 

 

9:30:  Welcome

10:00 -- 11:30:   Final trouble-shooting/testing software installations, data downloading + coffee

11:30 -- 12:45:   Fundamentals of radio astronomy (J. Miller-Jones)

12:45 -- 14:00:   Lunch

14:00 -- 15:45:   Arrays, Data Packages & Format (A. Richards & D. Petry)

15:45 -- 16:15:   Coffee break

16:15 -- 18:00:   Hands on:  Editing and Calibration (A. Richards)

 

 

Tuesday 29 June -- Radio Astronomy

 

  9:30 -- 11:00:  Imaging (K. Blundell)

11:00 -- 11:30:  Coffee break

11:30 -- 12:45:  Hands on: Imaging (K. Blundell)

12:45 -- 14:15:  Lunch

14:15 -- 16:00:  Hands on:  Spectral lines (J. Miller-Jones)

16:00 -- 16:30:  Coffee break

16:30 -- 18:00:  Hands on:  Polarization (A. Richards)

 

Wednesday 30 June -- Radio Astronomy

 

  9:30 -- 10:15:  VLBI  (M. Ribo)

10:15 -- 11:00:  Hands on: Introduction to AIPS (A. Richards)

11:00 -- 11:30:  Coffee break

11:30 -- 12:45:  Hands on: VLBI calibration (M. Ribo)

12:45 -- 14:15:  Lunch

14:15 -- 16:00:  Hands on: Scripting in CASA (D. Petry)

16:00 -- 16:30:  Coffee break

16:30 -- 18:00:  Hands on:  CASA simulations (D. Petry & A. Richards)

 

Thursday 1 July --  Radio Astronomy

 

  9:30 -- 11:00:  Low Frequency Radio Astronomy & Wide-field imaging (J. Miller-Jones) and LOFAR (M. Wise)

11:00 -- 11:30:  Coffee break

11:30 -- 12:45:  Hands on:  Advanced imaging: EVLA (J. Miller-Jones)

12:45 -- 14:15:  Lunch

14:15 -- 16:00:  Hands on:  Completing basic practice or more advanced problems (all)

16:00 -- 16:30:  Coffee break

16:30 -- 18:00:  Hands on:   Continued (all)

 

Friday 2 July -- Fundamentals of X-ray 

 

   9:30 -- 11:00:  Intro to X-ray Astronomy and X-ray Detectors (J. Wilms)

11:00 -- 11:30:  Coffee break

11:30 -- 12:45:  Basics of X-ray Spectra (M. Nowak)

12:45 -- 14:15:  Lunch

14:15 -- 16:00:  Hands On:  Loading, Visualizing & Fitting X-ray Data (M. Nowak & T. di Salvo)

16:00 -- 16:30:  Coffee break

16:30 -- 18:00:  Hands On:  Continued

 

Monday 5 July  --  X-ray imaging/spectra/spectroscopy 

 

   9:30 -- 11:00:  Introduction to Probability & Statistics (B. Kelly)

11:00 -- 11:30:  Coffee break

11:30 -- 12:15:  X-ray Spectral Fitting & Error Analysis (M. Nowak)

12:15 -- 13:45:  Lunch

13:45 -- 15:30:  Hands on:  X-ray spectral fitting/errors (all)

15:30 -- 16:00:  Coffee break

16:00 -- 17:15:  How to write a good proposal (J. Wilms)

17:15 -- 18:00:  Hands on: Fitting in Isis/Xspec + statistics

 

Tuesday 6 July --  X-ray imaging/spectra/spectroscopy + timing

 

  9:15 -- 10:15:  Advanced issues in statistics (B. Kelly)

10:15 -- 10:45:  Coffee break

10:45 -- 12:00:  Hands on:  High-resolution spectra (M. Nowak)

12:00 -- 13:30:  Lunch

13:30 -- 15:00:  X-ray Imaging (M. Wise) + hands on (imaging + high res)

15:00 -- 15:30:  Coffee break

15:30 -- 16:30:  More hands on: High-res (Nowak, Wilms & Kelly)

16:30 -- 18:00:  Fourier Techniques in X-Ray Timing (M. van der Klis)

 

Wednesday 7 July  --  X-ray Timing

 

9:30 -- 11:00:   Hands on:  X-ray timing (T. Belloni) 

11:00 -- 11:30:  Coffee break

11:30 -- 12:45:  Hands on: X-ray timing (T. Belloni)

12:45 -- 14:15:  Lunch

14:15 -- 16:00:  Hands on:  X-ray timing 

16:00 -- 16:30:  Coffee break

16:30 -- 17:15   Timing analysis of AGN light curves: practicalities, problems and solutions (I. Papadakis)

17:15 -- 18:15:  "Demystifying" the postdoc application process (S. Markoff)

19:00:  Banquet @ Odessa

 

 

Thursday 8 July --  GeV Gamma-rays with Fermi

 

   9:30 -- 11:00:  Introduction to Fermi Data Analysis (J. McEnery)

11:00 -- 11:30:  Coffee break

11:30 -- 12:45:  Hands on:  Fermi

12:45 -- 14:15:  Lunch

14:15 -- 16:00:  Hands on:  Fermi - LAT Likelihood Analysis I

16:00 -- 16:30:  Coffee break

16:30 -- 17:30:  Hands on:  Fermi - LAT Likelihood Analysis II

17:30 -- 18:15:  How to give a good talk  (Tomaso Belloni)

 

 

Friday 9 July -- Multiwavelength SEDs + Ending

 

   9:30 -- 11:00:  Handling multiwavelength data and modeling (S. Markoff)

11:00 -- 11:30:  Coffee break

11:30 -- 12:45:  Hands on:  MW (Markoff, Nowak, Wilms)

12:45 -- 14:15:  Lunch

14:15 -- 16:00:  Final general hands on, time for more questions and discussions (all)

16:00 -- 16:30:  Close + Evaluation

 

Course Materials


For software installation please refer to the software installation pages.
For an ISIS introduction see J. Wilms' lecture on X-ray astronomy.