International Workshop on Astronomical X-Ray Optics

Dec 02 - 06, 2019 | Prague, Czech Republic

The goal of the workshop is to present and to discuss recent and future technologies for X-ray astronomy missions. These missions require the development of innovative technologies, and we would like to discuss the possibilities, the results obtained so far, and new ideas in detail.

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AXRO is International Workshop on Astronomical X-Ray Optics focused on presentation and discussion of recent and future technologies for future X-ray astronomy missions. One session is focused on astrophysical aspects of X-ray telescopes/satellites, where some review talks are typically given from leading scientists in this field plus some presentations of relevant Czech scientists. Other main sessions focus on all aspects of astronomical X-ray optics and recent and future X-ray space missions.

The goal of the workshop is to present and to discuss recent and future technologies for X-ray astronomy missions. These missions require the development of most innovative technologies, and we want to discuss in detail the possibilities, the results obtained so far, and new ideas. It is obvious that the requirements of future large space X-ray astronomy missions are so demanding that they need a truly interdisciplinary approach in a wide international collaboration. These technologies will include X-ray optics based on Si wafers, advanced glass forming for precise X-ray optics, but also other possible technologies and alternatives, as well as related advanced metrology, measurements and tests.

Albeit the conference is focussed on astronomical X-ray optics, we invite also participants from X-ray communities outside astronomy, as many aspects such as designing, manufacturing, and testing X-ray optics are similar for both communities, so sharing experience can be beneficial for all.

X-ray Astrophysics

This session is focused on the astrophysical aspects of X-ray telescopes/satellites. Contributions from all fields of X-ray astronomy and astrophysics are invited here, both experimental as well as theoretical, especially those with relation and/or impact on space X-ray telescopes.

X-ray Optics

Presentations discussing technologies for future space X-ray astronomy missions are encouraged. These missions require the development of most innovative technologies; the possibilities, the results obtained so far and details of new ideas are suitable topics for discussion. The recent situation in the field strongly demonstrates the urgent need for novel, cost-effective approaches and solutions.

X-ray Missions

This session will include presentations of recent as well as new and future X-ray space missions and related scientific payloads.