The first LOFT science meeting - registration, abstract submission, hotel booking, programme of invited talks
LOFT SCIENCE MEETING, OCTOBER 26-28 2011, AMSTERDAM
DEADLINES FOR REGISTRATION/ABSTRACT SUBMISSION/HOTEL BOOKING
PROGRAMME OF INVITED TALKS
1. Registration and abstract submission deadline - September 10
The registration deadline for the LOFT Science Meeting (to be held October 26-28 this year in
Amsterdam) is rapidly approaching! We would encourage you to register as soon as possible if you
do wish to attend, since we are limited in the number of participants that we can accommodate.
Abstracts can be submitted separately.
Please find attached to the newsletter, a low resolution version of the meeting poster.
A higher resolution one is available on the meeting webpage (see below).
2. Hotel booking deadline - September 10
The deadline for booking rooms in the conference hotels at the reduced rate
is also September 10th.
3. Programme of invited talks
Didier Barret (IRAP) - LOFT and strong gravity
Chris Done (Durham) - Accretion disks in strong gravity
Andy Fabian (Cambridge) - Fe line diagnostics of strong gravity
Rob Fender (Southampton) - Jets
Marco Feroci ( INAF-IASF Roma & INFN Tor Vergata) - LOFT mission overview
Marat Gilfanov (MPA Garching) - X-ray binaries
Gianluca Israel (INAF-OA Roma)* - Magnetar seismology
Vicki Kaspi (McGill) - Magnetars
Dave Lumb (ESA) - LOFT mission status at ESA
Ilya Mandel (Birmingham) - Gravitational Wave Observatories and LOFT
Domitilla de Martino (INAF-CAO) - Cataclysmic variables
Ian McHardy (Southampton) - Active Galactic Nuclei
Margarita Hernanz (IEEC-CSIC Barcelona)*/Soeren Brandt (DTU)* - The LOFT Wide Field Monitor
Sharon Morsink (U. Alberta) - Pulse profile modelling as a constraint of dense matter
Dimitrios Psaltis (U. Arizona) - Testing predictions of strong field GR
Sanjay Reddy (U. Washington) - Recent progress in dense matter theory
Elena Rossi (Leiden) - GRBs and tidal disruption events
Ben Stappers (Manchester)* - High energy pulsars
Luigi Stella (INAF-OA Roma) - LOFT Science overview
Tod Strohmayer (NASA GSFC)* - Neutron star spin measurements
Phil Uttley (Amsterdam) - Reverberation mapping
Anna Watts (Amsterdam) - LOFT and dense matter
Joern Wilms (Erlangen-Nuremberg) - LOFT observatory science
Jean in't Zand (SRON) - X-ray bursts
Silvia Zane (MSSL) - The LOFT Large Area Detector