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The High-Energy Universe in Focus:

NuSTAR 2020

Cagliari, Italy - June 2–4, 2020

Overview

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are postponing this conference. We will determine a new date once we're on the other side of the "curve".

The High-Energy Universe in Focus: NuSTAR 2020 meeting will be held in a historic building in Cagliari, Italy. Conference registration will be 300 Euro, and includes lunches on all three days of the meeting, as well as the conference dinner. We're anticipating that this webpage will be updated in early March with a link allowing payment of the registration fee. We request that people register for the conference now, and we will directly contact all registrants with the payment link when it goes live.

The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) is the first focusing hard X-ray (>10 keV) satellite in orbit, and is providing unprecedented data on energetic phenomena ranging from the solar system to distant quasars. Since 2015, the observatory has primarily been run as a guest observer facility, with programs competitively selected by time allocation committees. A significant fraction of NuSTAR observatory time is coordinated with other high-energy observatories. This conference will be an opportunity to explore the range of science that NuSTAR is conducting, with sessions focused on topics including Galactic binaries, extreme transients, ultraluminous X-ray sources (ULXs), the census of obscured AGN in the local universe, black hole physics, and future high-energy facilities. Talks and posters on additional topics are also expected and encouraged.

Galactic Binaries and Galactic Sources

Galactic Binaries and Galactic Sources

Exotic Transients

Exotic Transients

Super-Eddington Accretion and ULXs

Super-Eddington Accretion and ULXs

AGN Census in our Cosmic Backyard

AGN Census in our Cosmic Backyard

Black Hole Physics

Black Hole Physics

Recent/Future Missions

Recent/Future Missions

Invited speakers

Confirmed invited speakers, in alphabetical order:

  • Tonima Ananna (Dartmouth)
  • Raffaella Margutti (Northwestern)
  • Claudio Ricci (Universidad Diego Portales)
  • John Tomsick (UC-Berkeley/SSL)
  • Dominic Walton (Cambridge)

Venue

The conference will take place in the historical Castello (castle) district in Cagliari, in the Council room of Palazzo Regio (Royal palace). This palace, originally built in the 14th century, was the ancient residence of the representative of the king of Sardinia during the Aragonese, Spanish, and Savoy dominations, and is now the seat of the Metropolitan City of Cagliari.

Abstract submission

Registration

We request that people submit abstracts for the conference now, and we will directly contact all registrants with the payment link when it goes live. Conference registration will be around 300 Euro, and includes lunches on all three days of the meeting, as well as the conference dinner. We're anticipating that this webpage will be updated in early March with a link allowing payment of the registration fee.