Workshops

The Athena Multi-messenger and High Energy Astrophysics Synergy (AMHEAS) Workshop II

The workshop, second in a series, focusses on identifying and developing potential scientific synergies between the Athena X-ray observatory mission (ESA)  and GW/v’s/HE/GRB facilities that will be operational contemporary to Athena.

The goal is to produce the White Paper that should address the scientific topics where the synergetic use of Athena and the key multimessenger facilities operating at the end of this decade will result in a scientific added value.

The Athena Multi-messenger and High Energy Astrophysics Synergy Workshop (AMHEAS)

The workshop focusses on identifying and developing potential scientific synergies between the Athena X-ray observatory mission (ESA) and Gravitational Waves, neutrinos, high energy and Gamma Ray Burst (GW/v’s/HE/GRB) facilities that will be operational contemporary to Athena. The goal is to produce a White Paper that should address the scientific topics where the synergetic use of Athena and the key multimessenger facilities operating at the end of this decade will result in a scientific added value.

2nd AHEAD Workshop “The power of X-ray spectroscopy”

HEAD supports the organization of small topic-oriented meetings relevant to the interest of the High Energy Astrophysics community in Europe. Particular emphasis will be given to meetings that: a) strengthen the link between the high energy astrophysics community and other communities (such as the radio, infrared and optical), b) strengthen the synergy between the different current X-ray instruments (i.e. cross calibrations, background and instruments simulations). The exact topics will be decided by the Selection Committee and announced in the AHEAD site.

1st AHEAD Workshop on particle background and Geant4 introductory course.

The workshop will be mainly devoted to particles and their interaction with high energy space observatories with specific reference to the X-Ray observatory “ATHENA”, the second ESA large class mission.

The focus will be primarily on the effects of particles on detector background and damage. We plan to address different environments (e.g. low-earth orbit, high earth orbit, L1, L2 etc.) as well as different particles species, making use of data collected from existing missions.