NuSTAR Science Meeting 2016

November 15, 2016 - November 17, 2016

The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) Small Explorer,
launched in June 2012, provides a 100-fold improvement in sensitivity,
more than a 10-fold improvement in angular resolution and source
positioning capability, and significantly improved spectral resolution
in the hard X-ray band (3-79 keV) compared to collimated and
coded-aperture telescopes.  This provides exciting, unique capabilities
for studying a range of high-energy phenomena and sources, ranging
from the Sun, to supernovae, to neutron stars and black holes.
After its initial baseline mission during which most observations
were planned and executed by the NuSTAR science team, NuSTAR
transitioned to primarily being a guest observatory in 2015.  In
addition to NuSTAR time made available through several cycles of
Chandra and XMM-Newton AO's, NuSTAR commenced the NuSTAR Cycle 2 observations in May 2016.
We invite the astrophysics community to discuss some of the
compelling science that NuSTAR is achieving or plans to undertake.
Venue:  Hameetman Auditorium in the Cahill Center for Astronomy &
Astrophysics at Caltech.  1216 E. California Blvd., Pasadena, CA.
Confirmed Invited Speakers:
James Aird (Cambridge)
Ady Annuar (Durham)
Patricia Arevalo (PUC)
Mislav Balokovic (Caltech)
Varun Bhalerao (IUCAA)
Murray Brightman (Caltech)
Francesca Civano (Harvard/CXC)
Andy Fabian (Cambridge)
Felix Fuerst (ESAC)
Chris Fryer (Los Alamos)
Javier Garcia (Caltech)
Eric Gotthelf (Columbia)
Chuck Hailey (Columbia)
Fiona Harrison (Caltech)
Marianne Heida (Caltech)
Ryan Hickox (Dartmouth)
Ann Hornschemeier (GSFC)
Adam Ingram (Amsterdam)
Jamie Kennea (Penn State)
Chryssa Kouveliotou (George Washington Univ.)
Raffaella Margutti (North Carolina State)
Andrea Merloni (MPE)
Jon Miller (Univ. of Michigan)
Kerstin Perez (MIT)
Aleksander Sadowski (MIT)
Jack Steiner (MIT)
Daniel Stern (JPL/Caltech)
John Tomsick (UC-Berkeley/SSL)
Dominic Walton (Cambridge)
Abdu Zoghbi (Univ. of Michigan)
Important Deadlines:
Abstracts = September 1 (rolling afterwards)
Early Registration = Oct 15
Contact Information:  If you have any questions about the meeting,
you can contact the organizers directly by sending an e-mail to:
daniel.k.stern [AT]