First eROSITA International Conference:
Mapping the Structure of the Energetic Universe
News:Conference Picture! October, 18th 2011
Abstract submission is now closed . All participants registered so far have been accepted for the conference and the final scientific program will be available soon. Acceptance of further participants is subject to availability of places in the conference venue.
The updated list of participants can be found here
The scientific program of the oral sessions is now available. Download here the pdf version.
Our contact numbers at the Congress Center in Garmisch are:
eROSITA (extended ROentgen Survey with an Imaging Telescope Array) is the core instrument on the Russian Spektrum-Roentgen-Gamma (SRG) mission which is currently scheduled for launch in 2013. eROSITA will perform a deep survey of the entire X-ray sky. In the soft band (0.5-2 keV), it will be about 30 times more sensitive than ROSAT, while in the hard band (2-8 keV) it will provide the first ever true imaging survey of the sky. The design driving science is the detection of large samples of galaxy clusters to redshifts z > 1 in order to study the large scale structure in the Universe and test cosmological models including Dark Energy. In addition, eROSITA is expected to yield a sample of around 3 million AGN, including obscured objects, revolutionizing our view of the evolution of supermassive black holes and of their role in the structure formation process. The survey will also provide new insights into a wide range of astrophysical phenomena, including X-ray binaries, active stars and diffuse emission within the Galaxy.
The first international conference is the occasion to introduce the mission concept to a wider community, to discuss its major science drivers and to gather new ideas on how to maximize the scientific output of the mission. We plan to have a few talks dedicated to a description of the eROSITA telescope and the SRG mission followed by a number of broad, science-oriented, sessions.
We hope to see you all in October in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
The Local Organizing Committee