Letters of Intent received in 2018

LoI 2020-2038
GA Symposium X-ray Surveys of the Hot and Energetic Universe

Date: 14 June 2020 to 20 June 2020
Location: Nanjing University International Conference Center, Nanjing, China, China, Nanjing
Contact: Bin Luo (bluo@nju.edu.cn)
Coordinating division: Division J Galaxies and Cosmology
Co-Chairs of SOC: Bin Luo (Nanjing University)
William N. Brandt (the Pennsylvania State University)
Chair of LOC: Bin Luo (Nanjing University)

 

Topics

* Strategy and status of current and forthcoming X-ray surveys
* Supporting data from multiwavelength surveys in the LSST and WFIRST era
* Populations of accreting binaries in the Milky Way galaxy
* Evolution of X-ray binaries in starburst/normal galaxies
* Demographics, physics, and ecology of growing supermassive black holes
* Physics of galaxy groups/clusters and large-scale structures
* Cluster cosmology
* Cosmic X-ray background
* Design and technologies for future X-ray surveyors

 

Rationale

In the past ~ 10-20 years, a broad range of surveys carried
out by the Chandra, XMM-Newton, and NuSTAR observatories, from
deep pencil-beam surveys to shallow wide-area surveys and
non-contiguous serendipitous surveys, have enabled us to identify
over half a million unique X-ray sources in the sky. These X-ray
surveys, combined with complementary multiwavelength surveys, have
revolutionized our understanding of the high-energy universe.
This meeting will review the status and scientific discoveries of
various X-ray and multiwavelength surveys, identify outstanding
questions, and discuss prospects for future X-ray missions. Topics
of the meeting will include
(a) strategy and status of current and forthcoming X-ray surveys,
(b) supporting data from multiwavelength surveys in the LSST and WFIRST era,
(c) populations of accreting binaries in the Milky Way galaxy,
(d) evolution of X-ray binaries in starburst/normal galaxies,
(e) demographics, physics, and ecology of growing supermassive black holes,
(f) physics of galaxy groups/clusters and large-scale structures,
(g) cluster cosmology,
(h) cosmic X-ray background,
(i) design and technologies for future X-ray surveyors.
Via this workshop, we also aim to establish
Chinese/international friendly connections and future collaborations,
and to help build up the Chinese high-energy astronomical community.