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6th Chandra/CIAO Workshop

The 6th Chandra/CIAO Workshop was held 20-22 October 2008 at the Chandra X-ray Center in Cambridge, MA (USA). CIAO 4.0, released in December 2007, was used in the hands-on analysis sessions.

Workshop Schedule

A PDF of each presentation is linked from the title.

Monday, 20 October 2008

9:00-9:05 Welcome (Jonathan McDowell)
9:05-9:20 Chandra Overview (Bill Forman)
9:20-10:10 Introduction to X-Ray Data Analysis (Jonathan McDowell)
10:10-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-11:00 Introduction to CIAO (Antonella Fruscione)
11:00-11:30 Source Detection (Frank Primini)
11:30-11:50 Introduction to the Chandra Source Catalog (Ian Evans)
11:50-12:00 User Interface to the CSC (Nina Bonaventura)
12:00-1:30 Lunch Break
1:30-2:00 Analysis of Point-Like Sources (Kenny Glotfelty)
2:00-2:45 Sherpa: Modelling, Fitting and Statistics (Aneta Siemiginowska)
2:45-3:15 Calibration/Instrumental Effects on Chandra Data: ACIS Analysis Issues; HRMA PSF (Glenn Allen/Margarita Karovska)
3:15-3:25 The CIAO Helpdesk (Liz Galle)
3:25-3:35 Introduction to the Hands-on Session (Liz Galle)
3:35 Coffee Break
Hands-on Session starts
6:30 Hands-on Session ends

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

9:00-9:30 Analysis of Extended Sources (John Houck)
9:30-10:00 Merging Chandra Observations: Part 1, Part 2, handout (Doug Burke)
10:00-10:20 Grating Analysis (Dave Huenemoerder)
10:20-10:40 Coffee Break
10:40-11:10 Timing Analysis (Mike Nowak)
11:10 Hands-on Session starts
Participants may break for lunch at any time.
6:30 Hands-on Session ends

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

9:00-9:30 Scripting in CIAO (Doug Burke)
9:30-10:00 Pileup Modeling (John Davis)
10:00 Coffee break
Hands-on Session starts
Participants may break for lunch at any time.
4:30 Workshop Ends