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Last modified: 8 October 2019


2017 CIAO Workshop in Pune, India

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2017 CIAO workshop in Pune, India

Members of the CXC are traveling to Pune, India, to present a week long CIAO and Chandra data analysis workshop from 23-27 October 2017. Some talks will be presented remotely.

Students are required to bring their own laptop with the latest CIAO installed for the hand-on session. Students should also install MARX using the install_marx script if possible.

Workshop Photo

ciao workshop photo


A workbook with CIAO exercises has been provided for this workshop. Students will need to download the data for the following observations, OBS_ID: 13858, 13736, and 635.


The scheduled is shown below

Time Speaker Topic
Monday, 23 October 2017
9:00 Prof. S.K. Ghosh Welcome (NCRA-TIFR)
9:05 Dhram/Ishwar/Antonella Welcome (Organizers)
9:15 Mike Nowak The Chandra X-ray Observatory, Instruments and Operations
10:00 Jonathan McDowell Introduction to X-ray Data Analysis
10:45 Tea Break
11:15 Kenny Glotfelty Introduction to Chandra Data Products
11:45 Antonella Fruscione An Introduction to CIAO
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Vinay Kashyap Statistics for High-Energy Astrophysics
14:45 CIAO Install Fest & Hands on session starts
15:30 Tea Break
16:00 Mike Nowak NCRA Colloquim
17:30 Nick Lee CIAO documentation and annotated Chandra Helpdesk Ticket Examples
18:00 Day one ends camera icon
Tuesday, 24 October 2017
9:00 Bill Joye Introduction of SAOImage DS9
10:00 Kenny Glotfelty DAX in DS9
10:15 Rudy Montez X-ray Imaging
11:00 Tea Break
11:30 Vinay Kashyap Source Detection
12:00 Vinay Kashyap Introduction to Calibration and CALDB
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Diab Jerius Chandra's PSF: Use it Wisely
14:45 Antonella Fruscione Imaging Spectral Analysis aka Imaging Spectroscopy
15:30 Tea Break
16:00 Rudolfo Montez NCRA Colloquium
17:30 Hands on session continues
18:00 Day two ends
Wednesday, 25 October 2017
9:00 Aneta Siemiginowska Introduction to Sherpa camera icon
9:30 Sherpa bootcamp, hands on camera icon
10:15 Rodolfo Montez Extended Sources
11:30 Mike Nowak High Resolution X-ray Spectroscopy
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Gulab Dewangan Science Talk : X-ray Emission from Active Galactic Nuclei
14:45 Hands on continuescamera icon
15:30 Tea Break
16:00 Hands on continues
17:30 Day three ends
Thursday, 26 October 2017
9:00 Jonathan McDowell Merginga and Combining Data
9:45 Mike Nowak
Jonathan McDowell
10:30 Tea Break
11:00 Mike Nowak Timing Analysis
12:00 Lunch
14:00 Preeti Kharb Science Talk : X-rays from AGN Jets
14:45 Hands on session
15:30 Tea Break
16:00 Hands on session
17:30 Day four ends.
Friday, 27 October 2017
9:00 Hands on session
11:00 Tea Break
11:30 Hands on session
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Dhram/Ishwar/Antonella Concluding remarks and end of workshop

The workshop was mainly aimed at students and postdocs new to Chandra data.

Users looking to hone their CIAO skills could attempt some of the projects from one of the recent X-ray schools during the hands-on sessions.