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Chandra/CIAO Workshop in Bologna, Italy

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The CXC would like to thank everyone who attended the 2019 Chandra/CIAO workshop in Bologna and especially our hosts at CNR/INAF. We hope you found the workshop beneficial.

Attendees of the Chandra/CIAO Workshop in Bologna are asked to fill out a short satisfaction survey to help us evaluate this workshop and help us plan future events.

Chandra/CIAO workshop following the X-ray Astronomy 2019 conference.

Members of the Chandra X-Ray Center will host a two day Chandra/CIAO workshop after the X-ray Astronomy 2019 conference in Bologna, Italy, on 14-15 September 2019 .

Chandra/CIAO workshops are mainly aimed at helping users, especially students, post-doctoral fellows and early-career researcher to work with Chandra data and the Chandra Interactive Analysis of Observations (CIAO) software. But everyone is welcome to attend.

The workshop will feature talks on introductory and advanced X-ray data analysis, statistics, and topics in Chandra calibration. The workshop will also include hands-on sessions where participants can practice X-ray data analysis following a workbook of CIAO exercises or perform their own analysis with members of the CIAO team ready to assist. Participants are required to bring their own laptop.

Note: There is no registration fee to attend the workshop, however participants are responsible for their own travel and accomondation expenses.

The schedule for the workshop is shown below.

Date/Time Topic Presenter
Saturday, 14 September 2019
09:00-10:00 Welcome and Introduction to Chandra and X-ray Data Analysis Jonathan McDowell
10:00-10:45 Introduction to CIAO Antonella Fruscione
10:45-11:15 Break
11:15-12:00 Chandra Source Catalog 2.0 Francesca Civano
12:00-12:45 Using SAOImage ds9 and dax (slides) and notebooks and files (400Mb) Antonella Fruscione
12:45-13:45 Lunch
13:45-14:15 From archive to publication: a sample CIAO data analysis thread - Part I Nick Lee
14:15-14:40 Statistics for High-Energy Astronomy Vinay Kashyap
14:40-15:10 From archive to publication: a sample CIAO data analysis thread - Part II Nick Lee
15:10-15:15 Introduction to Hands on Session Antonella Fruscione
15:15-18:00 Hands-on Session
Sunday, 15 September 2019
09:00-09:30 Imaging Spectral Analysis, aka Imaging Spectroscopy Antonella Fruscione
09:30-10:15 Imaging Extended Source Analysis & Jupyter Notebooks ('Multi-Wavelength' notebook, 'Advanced Imaging' notebook) Rudy Montez
10:15-11:00 High Resolution X-ray Spectra Vinay Kashyap
11:00-11:30 Break
11:30-12:30 Introductory Astrostatistics Vinay Kashyap
12:30-17:00 Lunch & Hands-on Session
17:00 Workshop Ends

Students new to CIAO may want to go through the exercises in the Chandra/CIAO Workbook, (2019 edition).

We also have the exercises in the form a Jupyter notebook. You can download or view the blank notebook (without the answers); or you can download or view the completed notebook with the answers supplied.