A New Vision for the Hard x-ray Sky
In the hard X-ray domain, significant progresses in instrumental concepts and technics - mainly detectors and grazing incidence mirrors - allow to build a new generation of telescopes. Simbol-X study, Nustar and Astro-H marked the beginnings of a new instrumental era that will dramatically renew our view of the hard X-ray sky. The grazing incidence technique leads to a huge sensitivity improvement, opening a novel discovery space.
Considering that all the ingredients are gathered to ensure a fruitful next hard X-ray mission (instrumental gaps and scientific questions to solve), we propose to organize a small workshop to be held on 2014 January, 13 and 14 in Paris.
The main goals will be :
To collect and discuss instrumental concepts together with scientific questions to be addressed in Hard X-rays.
To review the programmatic context and prepare future instruments/missions to be proposed in the framework of M4 Esa next call or other opportunities.
A number of slots are free for participants who wish to present some technical studies or scientific questions related to the above objectives. If you wish to give a talk, please, send a title and short (10 lines max) abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
No registration fees are required but we need to receive an email with your name and affiliation (to email@example.com) before the January, 6 to help us to optimize the organisation of the workshop.
The organizers: E. Jourdain, J.P. Roques, J. Rodriguez