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LOFT, the Large Observatory For X-ray Timing, is a newly proposed space mission that will answer fundamental questions about the motion of matter orbiting close to the event horizon of a black hole, and the state of matter in neutron stars LOFT was recently selected by ESA as one of the four M3 mission candidates that will compete for a launch opportunity at the start of the 2020s. 
 
During this assessment phase we need to make a full study of the exciting science that could be done with such a telescope, and solidify the relationship between the science goals and the technical requirements. 
 
To do this, and to solicit full involvement from the wider astronomical community in this opportunity, there will be   a LOFT Science meeting on October 26-28 this year at the Science Park in Amsterdam, the Netherlands . There will be a mix of invited reviews, contributed talks, and discussion sessions, to ensure that innovative science ideas get full exposure.

LOC   SOC
Anna Watts   Chair:  Anna Watts, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Michiel van der Klis   Co-Chair:  Luigi Stella, INAF-OA Roma, Italy
Rudy Wijnands   Co-Chair:  Michiel van der Klis, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Diego Altamirano    
Caroline D'Angelo   Didier Barret, IRAP, France
Nathalie Degenaar   Roger Blandford, Stanford University, USA
Daniela Huppenkothen   Enrico Bozzo, ISDC, Switzerland
Maithili Kalamkar   Joao Braga, INPE, Brazil
Peter Bult   Soren Brandt, DTU, Denmark
    Deepto Chakrabarty, MIT, USA
To contact the LOC   Andrew Fabian, Cambridge University, UK
please email   Marco Feroci, INAF-IASF Roma & INFN Tor Vergata, Italy
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   Jan-Willem den Herder, SRON, Netherlands
    Margarita Hernanz, IEEC-CSIC Barcelona, Spain
    Rene Hudec, Prague Astron. Institute, Czech Republic
    Juhani Huovelin, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Peter Jonker, SRON, Netherlands
    Chryssa Kouveliotou, NASA MSFC, USA
    Cole Miller, University of Maryland, USA
    Nanda Rea, IEEC-CSIC Barcelona, Spain
    Andrea Santangelo, University of Tuebingen, Germany
    Tod Strohmayer, NASA GSFC, USA
    Rashid Sunyaev, MPA Garching, Germany and Space Research Institute, Russia
    Philip Uttley, University of Southampton, UK
    Andrea Vacchi, INFN Trieste, Italy
    Rudy Wijnands, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Joern Wilms, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
   
Silvia Zane, MSSL, UK
Andrzej Zdziarski, Copenicus Astronomical Center, Poland