›X-ray Binaries - Celebrating 50 years since the Discovery of Sco X-1
In 1962, Scorpius X-1 became the first X-ray source discovered outside the Solar System. In the 50 years since, X-ray binaries have proven to be important for studies of fundamental physical processes such as mass accretion and jet formation. Contemporary X-ray satellites provide detailed spectroscopic studies of individual Galactic black hole and neutron star binaries, as well as population studies of low-mass X-ray binaries in globular clusters, high-mass X-ray binaries and ultra-luminous X-ray sources in starburst galaxies. This meeting will celebrate the startling discovery of Scorpius X-1, highlight the latest results in our understanding of the formation of black holes, neutron stars and X-ray binaries, as well as the use of X-ray binaries for testing the laws of physics in the extreme environment close to black holes and neutron stars.