Physics Department of the Kiev National Taras Shevchenko University
Scientific Educational Center of the Bogolyubov Institute for Theoretical Physics
of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

International Advanced Lecture Course in Theoretical Physics

KIEV HIGH-ENERGY ASTROPHYSICS SEMESTER - 2007

supported by
Swiss National Science Foundation
National Taras Shevchenko Kiev University
National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Kiev, April 9-12, May 21 - 25 and September/October, 2007

 

Kiev High-Energy Astrophysics Semester is a Series of lectures organized jointly by the INTEGRAL Science Data Center (Geneva, Switzerland), Bogolyubov Institute for Theoretical Physics (Kiev, Ukraine), Astronomical Observatory of the Kiev University, and Physics Department of the Kiev University in the framework of our common project "Virtual Roentgen and Gamma Observatory (VIRGO)," which is aimed at providing access to the high-energy astrophysics data and analysis software to Ukrainian astronomers and astronomy students.

The Lecture courses included in the program will cover several basic topics of high-energy astrophysics. Each course will be accompanied by the practical "hands-on" sessions at the computer class of the VIRGO. The idea of the hands-on sessions is to provide some basic knowledge of data analysis for main modern X-ray and gamma-ray telescopes, such as XMM-Netwon, INTEGRAL, Chandra and others. We expect that X-ray and gamma-ray data on the most interesting sources (X-ray binaries, pulsars, active galactic nuclei) discussed in the lectures will be analysed during the hands-on sessions. Special attention will be given to the "astrophysical data mining" — a collection of the publicly available data on the sources of interest with the help of "virtual observatory type" archives such as HEASARC.

Lecture courses:


The official language of the lecture courses is English. Some assistance with English – Ukrainian/Russian translation (translation of the viewgraphs, additional explanations during the practical sessions) could be provided for junior students not fluent in English.

If you plan to attend one or several lecture courses of our Astrophysical Semester, please fill in the REGISTRATION FORM. It is important for us to be able to estimate the number of workplaces needed for the practical sessions which will accompany each lecture course.

The list of registered participants of the Semester can be found here.


First VIRGO.UA workshop
Kiev, May 28 - 30, 2007

This year, for the first time, we organize the First VIRGO.UA Workshop in the framework of our project "VIrtual Roentgen and Gamma Observatory (VIRGO)".

If you plan to take part in the Workshop, please fill in the
REGISTRATION FORM.

Those who give a talk at the Workshop (especially with the results obtained with the help of the VIRGO project) will have preference in the sponsorship of their participation.

The list of registered participants of the Workshop can be found here..

The preliminary list of talks of the Workshop can be found here.

The preliminary programme can be found here.


For additional information, please contact Andrei Neronov (Geneva), Bohdan Hnatyk (Kiev), Yuri Shtanov (Kiev).

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