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Chandra Electronic Bulletin No. 76

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Welcome to the Chandra X-ray Center's Electronic News Bulletin Number 76.

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1.  6th Chandra/CIAO Workshop: Places Available 

2.  Einstein Fellowship Program

3.  Chandra Fellows Symposium

4.  Chandra's Got A New Look


Item 1.   6th Chandra/CIAO Workshop: Places Available

Due to several last minute cancellations, there are *5 places* left at 
the 6th Chandra/CIAO Workshop to be held in Cambridge, MA on 20-22 
October 2008. This is the sixth in a series of workshops
started in 2001 aimed at helping users to work with the Chandra
Interactive Analysis of Observations (CIAO) software.

If you are interested in participating please register as soon as 
possible at

There is no registration fee to attend however you need to arrange for 
your own travel and lodging.

More information about this and past Chandra/CIAO workshops can be found at

Antonella Fruscione


Item 2.  Einstein Fellowship Program 

As you are probably aware, NASA has restructured its Postdoctoral
Fellowship Programs.  The Chandra Fellowships have been combined
with the Fermi (GLAST) Fellowships into the Einstein Postdoctoral
Fellowship Program, which also includes other missions
in NASA's Physics of the Cosmos program. The ad for the program is 
included below.  Full details are available on the website, 
including the Call for Proposals and application instructions.

Nancy Remage Evans

Director's Office
Chandra X-Ray Center (CXC)   


Einstein Postdoctoral Fellowships
E-mail: fellows@head.cfa.harvard.edu
WWW: http://cxc.harvard.edu/fellows/

On behalf of the NASA Astrophysics Division, the Chandra X-ray Center (CXC) is
pleased to announce the annual competition for
the Einstein Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, in cooperation with host
institutions throughout the United States. The primary objective of the
Program is to provide opportunities for postdoctoral research on problems
that are broadly related to the scientific goals
of the NASA Physics of the Cosmos program as addressed by
any of the missions of this program.  These include high energy          
astrophysics relevant to the Chandra, GLAST, XMM-Newton, INTEGRAL, and IXO  
(formerly Constellation-X) missions, cosmological investigations relevant to
the Planck and JDEM missions, and gravitational astrophysics relevant to the
LISA mission. Proposed research programs should be compatible with the      
interests of the Host Institution. This program is open to applicants
of any nationality who earn doctoral degrees between 
January 1, 2006 and September 1, 2009 in astronomy,
physics, or related disciplines. The Fellowships are tenable at any U.S.
institution where Physics of the Cosmos related research can be carried out.

The Fellowship is initially for two years, with the expectation of a
third year, contingent upon performance and available funding. Subject
to the availability of NASA funding up to 10 Einstein Fellows will be
appointed this year, through grants to United States institutions.

The Call for Proposals for the Fellowship Program, which includes
detailed Program policies and application instructions
is available on the World Wide Web at
http://cxc.harvard.edu/fellows/.  An application includes a cover form,
a research proposal, letters of reference, a curriculum vitae, and
other relevant materials as detailed in the instructions.
Full instructions for submitting applications through the web are
contained in the Call for Proposals.

The application deadline is November 7, 2008 (5:00 pm EST). The Einstein
Fellow appointments are expected to begin on or about 1 September 2009. Women
and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.


Item 3.  Chandra Fellows Symposium 

Join us for the Chandra Fellows Symposium coming up shortly. 

Nancy Remage Evans


October 17, 2008
Phillips Auditorium, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
For program updates, check: http://cxc.harvard.edu/fellows/program_2008.html

9:00 - 9:20Welcome
9:20 - 9:40Jeremy SchnittmanProbing the Accretion Geometry of Black Holes with X-ray Polarization
9:40 - 10:00Shane DavisX-ray Polarization as a Signature of Strong Magnetic Fields in X-ray Binaries
10:20 - 10:40John Fregeau X-Ray Binaries and the Binary Fraction in Galactic Globular Clusters
10:20 - 10:40 Edward Cackett Relativistic Iron Lines in Neutron Star LMXBs
10:40 - 11:00 Coffee
11:00 - 11:20 Carles Badenes The Stellar Ancestry of the Youngest Supernovae in the LMC
11:20 - 11:40 Prateek Sharma Accretion in Sgr A*
11:40 - 12:00 Orly Gnat Metal Ionization in Radiatively Cooling Gas and in Fast Shocks
12:00 - 12:20 P.M. Jonathan McKinney General Relativistic Magnetohydrodynamic Simulations of Accreting Black Holes and Relativistic Jet Formation
12:20 - 2:00 Lunch
2:00 - 2:40 Pat Slane Probing Pulsar Winds with X-rays
2:40 - 3:00 Jifeng Liu Toward the Nature of Ultraluminous X-ray Sources
3:00 - 3:20 Ezequiel Treister (Obscured) Supermassive Black Holes
3:20 - 3:40 Tea
3:40 - 4:00 Jesper Rasmussen A Chandra Search for Hot Halos around Quiescent Disk Galaxies
4:00 - 4:20 Ian Parrish A Tale of Two Instabilities: Buoyancy Instabilities in the Intracluster Medium
4:20 - 4:40 Elena Rasia Testing Scaling Relations in the Situation of Extreme Mergers
4:40 - 5:00 Norbert Werner Clusters of Galaxies and the Cosmic-web
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Item 4. Chandra's Got A New Look ================================== The Chandra publilc web site has been in existence for over ten years. In that time Chandra EPO has worked to improve content delivery, utilize new technologies and attempt to provide a fun, educational experience. Last week, the web group released a major revision to add more dynamic content and user controls. Look for more new features in the coming months as we continue to refine the site, including more You-tube style videos, high definition products, additional interactivity, web services and much more. http://chandra.harvard.edu Kimberly Kowal Arcand for the Education and Public Outreach Group ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This Electronic Bulletin is used for the dissemination of important announcements and information about the Chandra X-Ray Observatory to members of the community. If you wish to unsubscribe from the list, simply reply to this email to let us know.

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