India`s first dedicated multi-wavelength astronomy satellite, ASTROSAT
was launched on 28th Sept. 2015. It has five science
payloads which covers from X-ray to UV wavelength. The Large Area
X-ray Proportional Counter (LAXPC) is one of the major payloads on
ASTROSAT, which covers 3-80 keV energy range. The three LAXPC units on
Astrosat have the largest effective area and sensitivity among all
the satellite missions flown so far for X-ray astronomy studies above
20 KeV (about four times more than NASA`s PCA/RXTE). The LAXPC
instrument became fully operational and had its first light on 19th October,2015. It is functioning normally
and has achieved various specification parameters as proposed initially. First light results will be presented.
This workshop will provide a gathering of experts as well as users of LAXPC data, across
India as well as few experts from abroad to discuss the science
capabilities of the LAXPC instrument.
Participation registration & Hotel booking dead line
December 25, 2015
This workshop will cover following topics:
- First light results.
- Science capabilities of LAXPC/ASTROSAT instrument.
- Spectral and timing studies of Galactic blackhole X-ray binaries.
- Spectral and timing studies of neutron star X-ray binaries.
- Outburst evolution and radio emission in Galactic X-ray binaries.
- AGN and Blazar studies.
- Search of new X-ray transients and LAXPC scan.
workshop is organised by Tata Institute of Fundamental
- Participation is by invitation only.
- The meeting will be organised around invited talks and reviews.
grant maybe provided to a few Research Scholars, Postdoctoral
Research Fellows and University Lecturers.
Scientific Organizing Committee:
Yadav (chair), H M Antia, V R Chitnis (TIFR, Mumbai),Biswajit Paul (RRI, Bangalore)