The XSA aims at gathering the Spanish community involved in X-ray Astrophysics, covering all subjects of X-ray Astronomy from observations to theory. Moreover, the Spanish X-ray astronomy community has demonstrated great capacity to (co-)lead space missions both technologically (instrumentation) and scientifically. Among them the key high energy telescopes of the next decade: Athena (Advanced Telescope for High Energy Astrophysics), ESA’s L-class mission to be launched in the 30’s; eXTP (Enhanced X-ray Timing and Polarimetry) mission to be launched before 2025, including institutions from China, Europe and USA; or THESEUS (Transient High Energy Sky and Early Universe Surveyor) M-class mission selected by ESA for study and evaluation phase in May 2018. The first Spanish X-ray Astronomy meeting (SXA) was celebrated in Barcelona (2013) and, since then, it has been held as a biennial meeting (Santander, 2015, Granada, 2017) in order to foster the X-ray science and contribution to high energy missions, at national level. The SXA 2019 will be held at University of Alicante in November.
The meeting focuses on the science (observations, theory, multifrequency studies, synergies, etc) as well as updating the space missions status where Spanish contribution is relevant and identifying potential scientific synergies between X-ray missions and other contemporary missions in other wavelengths as well as ground/spatial facilities that will be operational simultaneously.
- Elena Cuoco (European Gravitational Wave Observatory, EGO)
- Norbert Schartel (European Space Astronomy Centre, ESAC)
- Elisa Costantini (Netherlands Institute for Space Research, SRON, Utrecht)
- X-ray astronomy archive data.
- X-ray binaries, neutrons stars & pulsars.
- Compact binaries and gravitational wave progenitors.
- Spanish contribution to X-ray missions.
- Gamma-ray bursts.
- Stars & interstellar medium.
- Novae & supernovae.
- Active galactic nuclei & quasi-stellar objects.
- Supernova remnants.
- Synergies between X-ray astronomy and other Spanish astronomy communities.