IAU Symposium No.230: 1st Announcement
At its meeting in Mexico City on 25 May 2004, the Executive Committee
of the International Astronomical Union accepted the proposal for an
IAU Symposium on "Populations of High-Energy Sources in Galaxies",
to be held 15-19 August 2005 in Dublin, Ireland. This will be IAU
Symposium No. 230. The venue will be Dublin Castle, in the centre of
With currently operational high-energy satellite observatories the
potential for conducting detailed studies of individual sources of
high-energy radiation in other galaxies as well as in our own Milky Way
has greatly increased.
The primary objectives for this Symposium are:
* Overview of key source categories in our Galaxy (X-ray and gamma-ray,
the latter notably referring to INTEGRAL results)
* Review of the results on individual high-energy sources in
galaxies that have been obtained with Chandra and XMM-Newton
* Derivation of global descriptions of high-energy source
populations in galaxies
* Assessment of the evolutionary status of stellar populations,
derived from the X-ray investigations
* Discussion of the high-redshift context of the source populations
Information on IAU Symposium number 230 is available via
The Scientific Organizing Committee is composed of:
E.J.A. Meurs (Ireland, Chair), G. Fabbiano (USA, Co-Chair), L. Bassani
(Italy), B. McBreen (Ireland), H.-Y. Chu (USA), C. Done (UK), G. Hasinger
(Germany), G. Koenigsberger (Mexico), K. Koyama (Japan), V. Lipunov (Russia),
M.Mas-Hesse (Spain), Th. Montmerle (France), G. Romero (Argentina),
Z. Wang (China).
The Local Organizing Committee consists of:
B. McBreen (Chair), C. del Burgo, C. Handley, L. Norci, C. Melody, C. Woods.
The anticipated time timetable is:
October 2004 : 1st Announcement
15 December 2004 : deadline for pre-registration
January 2005 : 2nd Announcement
April 2005 : Final Announcement
1 June 2005 : Registration Deadline
15 August 2005 : Symposium programme starts
The purpose of the pre-registration is to gauge the interest in this
Symposium, so as to assist SOC and LOC with their organization.
The 2nd Announcement will contain the call for registration, information
about hotel reservations, abstract submission, posters, proceedings,
IAU travel grants, invited speakers and sponsorship.
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With best regards,
Evert Meurs and Pepi Fabbiano (SOC Co-Chairs)
Brian McBreen (LOC Chair)
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