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2020 AAS235 Chandra/CIAO Workshop

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2020 AAS235 Chandra/CIAO Workshop

Chandra/CIAO workshop at AAS 235, 2020 January 3&4, Honolulu, HI

chandra team and students

Members of the CXC will host a two day Chandra/CIAO workshop at the AAS 235 meeting in Honolulu, HI.

The workshop is mainly aimed at students and postdocs new to Chandra data.

Followup Survey

Please take a minute to complete a brief survey about your experience at the AAS235 Chandra/CIAO workshop. The survey will be open until 2020-02-01.

Thank you again for participating.

The preliminary workshop schedule is shown below.

Date/Time Topic Presenter
Friday, 3 January 2020
09:00-10:00 Welcome. Introduction to Chandra and X-ray Data Analysis Jonathan McDowell
10:00-10:45 An Introduction to CIAO Antonella Fruscione
10:45-11:15 Break
11:15-12:00 Using SAOImage ds9 and dax (slides) and notebooks & files (400Mb) Antonella Fruscione
12:00-12:45 From archive to publication: a sample CIAO data analysis thread - Part I Nick Lee
12:45-13:45 Lunch
13:45-14:30 Imaging Extended Source Analysis & Jupyter Notebooks ('Multi-Wavelength' notebook, 'Advanced Imaging' notebook) Rudy Montez
14:30-14:35 Introduction to Hands on Session Antonella Fruscione
14:35-18:00 Hands-on Session
Saturday, 4 January 2020
09:00-09:30 Imaging Spectral Analysis, aka Imaging Spectroscopy Antonella Fruscione
09:30-10:15 Statistics for High-Energy Astrophysics (slides) and 'Simulations of Bias in Spectral Fitting' notebook & files Vinay Kashyap
10:15-11:00 From archive to publication: a sample CIAO data analysis thread - Part II Nick Lee
11:00-11:30 Break
11:30-12:15 High Resolution X-ray Spectra Vinay Kashyap
12:15-13:00 Chandra Source Catalog 2.0 Francesca Civano
12:30-17:00 Lunch and Hands-on Session

Students new to CIAO may want to go through the exercises in the Chandra/CIAO Workbook, 2019 AAS223 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.