29-31 January 2018
TIFR, Mumbai
Asia/Kolkata timezone

India`s first dedicated multi-wavelength astronomy satellite, ASTROSAT was launched on September 28, 2015. It has five science payloads which covers from X-ray to UV wavelength. The Large Area X-ray Proportional Counter (LAXPC) is one of the major payloads on ASTROSAT, which covers 3-80 keV energy range with 10 microsec time resolution. The three LAXPC units on Astrosat have the largest effective area and sensitivity among all the satellite missions flown so far for X-ray astronomy studies above 20 keV. AstroSat provides wide X-ray band coverage with fine timing capability as well as simultaneous UV observation capability. 

This conference will cover broadband X-ray spectral and timing studies using Astrosat, Nicer, Nustar, Chandra, Swift, XMM, Integral and other space X-ray instruments with emphasis on X-ray binaries on emerging topics like:
·         Wideband X-ray spectral and  timing studies of stellar mass black holes
·         HF QPOS in blackholes and neutron star X-ray binaries
·         Cyclotron resonance features in accreting neutron star X-ray  binaries
·         Disk-jet connection across mass scales and multiwavelength studies
·         Multi-wavelength studies of AGN.
·         Accretion geometry in Cataclysmic Variables and hot  astrophysical plasma

Note: Participation is by invitation. In case you wish to participate then write to us at the conference email: laxpcconf18@tifr.res.in

Registrations  starts on  October 17, 2017 at 9:00 hours.

Registrations close on  November 15, 2017 at 17:30 hours.

Scientific Organising Committee:

 J S Yadav (TIFR, Mumbai ) - Chair

• Ranjeev Misra (IUCAA, Pune)
Gulab Chand Dewangan (IUCAA, Pune)
• Santosh  Vadawale (PRL, Ahmedabad)
• Varsha R Chitnis (TIFR, Mumbai )
• Sudip Bhattacharya (TIFR, Mumbai)

Local Organising Committee:

Varsha R Chitnis (TIFR, Mumbai ) - Chair
Dhiraj Dedhia  (TIFR, Mumbai ) 

• Parag Shah (TIFR, Mumbai )
• Pankaj Madhwani (TIFR, Mumbai)
• Tilak Katoch
 (TIFR, Mumbai)
• Jai Verdhan Chauhan (TIFR, Mumbai)
• Vinay Bhonslay (TIFR, Mumbai)

Starts Jan 29, 2018 08:00
Ends Jan 31, 2018 18:00
TIFR, Mumbai
Dr. Homi Bhabha Road, Navy Nagar, Colaba Mumbai- 400005