NuSTAR Bringing the High Energy Universe into Focus

 

NuSTAR 2020 Conference

The High-Energy Universe in Focus: NuSTAR 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are postponing this conference.  We will announce a new date once we're on the other side of the "curve".

Location: Cagliari, Sardinia

Conference website: https://nustar.github.io/nustar2020/ 

Meeting Topic: The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) is the first focussing hard X-ray (>10 keV) satellite in orbit, and is providing unprecedented data on energetic phenomena ranging from the solar system to distant quasars. Since 2015, the observatory has primarily been run as a guest observer facility, with programs competitively selected by time allocation committees. A significant fraction of NuSTAR observatory time is coordinated with other high-energy observatories. This conference will be an opportunity to explore the range of science that NuSTAR is conducting, with sessions focused on topics including Galactic binaries, extreme transients, ultraluminous X-ray sources (ULXs), the census of obscured AGN in the local universe, black hole physics, and future high-energy facilities.

Tentative Schedule:
December 2019: 1st Announcement
January 2020: 2nd Announcement - open registration page and call for abstracts
February 15, 2020: 3rd Announcement - invited speakers finalized
March 15, 2020: Early registration deadline ($TBD)
April 1, 2020: 4th Announcement - preliminary program
April 15, 2020: Late registration deadline ($TBD)
June 2-4, 2020: Meeting dates

Organizing Committee (co-Chairs):
Matteo Bachetti (INAF - Cagliari Astronomical Observatory)
Daniel Stern (JPL/Caltech)