›8th INTEGRAL Workshop “The Restless Gamma-ray Universe”
The main goal of this workshop is to present and to discuss (via invited and contributed talks and posters) latest results obtained in the field of high energy astrophysics using the International Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Laboratory INTEGRAL, as well as results from related observations from other ground- and space-based high energy observatories.
- X-ray binaries (IGR sources, black holes, neutron stars, white dwarfs)
- Isolated neutron stars (gamma-ray pulsars, magnetars)
- Nucleosynthesis (SNe and SNRs), gamma-ray lines, diffuse line and continuum emission
- Massive black holes in AGNs, elliptical galaxies, nucleus of the Galaxy
- Surveys, source populations and unidentified sources
- Cosmic background radiation
- Gamma-ray bursts
- Coordinated observations with other ground- and space-based observatories (e.g. XMM, Chandra, RXTE, SWIFT, Suzaku, AGILE, FERMI, H.E.S.S., MAGIC, VERITAS)
- Science data processing and analysis (posters only)
- Future instruments and missions (posters only)
INTEGRAL is ESA's gamma-ray mission within the `Horizon 2000' long term space-science programme, in collaboration with Russia and NASA. The spacecraft was launched on 17th October 2002 and is currently in its extended science operations phase.
INTEGRAL is dedicated to fine spectroscopy (2 keV FWHM @ 1.3 MeV) and fine imaging (12' FWHM, arcminute source location) of celestial gamma-ray sources in the energy range from 15 keV to 10 MeV with concurrent X-ray (3-35 keV) and optical (V, 550 nm) source monitoring.