Program

Agenda of the first eXTP International Consortium Meeting

May 16-18, 2018, Xiamen, version 1.6

 

May 16, 2018 (Venue: Diyuan Hall)

08:30 – 09:00 Get together and Welcome Tea and Coffee

Morning session

Opening

09:00 – 09:15 Welcome and Official Opening (T. FANG, 15’)

09:15 – 09:30 Goals of the meeting and logistics information (S.-N. ZHANG, H. LIU 15)

Introductory Session: status and baseline of the eXTP mission (Chair J. WU)

09:30 – 09:50 Progress and status of the mission in China; Plan and Goals of the Extended Phase A within CAS. (S.-N. ZHANG 20’)

09:50 – 10:15 Status, perspectives of the mission in Europe (M. FEROCI et al., 25’)

10:15 – 10:40 Status of the eXTP study (Y. XU, 25’)

10:40 11:00 Coffee and Tea Break / Group photo

Science Session: Science, Science requirements and highlights talk of eXTP (I) (Chair A. De ROSA)

11:00 – 11:15 Overview and goals of the Science Team for the extended Phase A (A. SANTANGELO, S. ZHANG, 15’)

11:15 – 12:20 Dense Matter Session (WG Dense matter, 65’)

11:15 – 11:35 Dense Matter with eXTP: requirements and suggestions for the MOP (A. WATTS 20’)

11:35 – 11:50 Nucleon radius, nuclear matter EOS and neutron stars (Z. ZHU, 15’)

11:50 – 12:05 Neutron star equation of state from quark level in the light of GW170817 (A. LI, 15’)

12:05 – 12:20 Constraining neutron star mass and radius with eXTP (Z. LI, 15’)

12:20 13:00 Lunch

Afternoon session

Science Session: Science, Science requirements and highlights talk of eXTP (II)

13:00 – 14:05 Strong Gravity (WG Strong Gravity, 65’) (Chair A. WATTS)

13:00 – 13:20 Accretion in Strong Field Gravity with eXTP: Scientific requirements and observing plan (A. De ROSA 20’)

13:20 – 13:35 Spectral-timing with eXTP and lessons from NICER (P. UTTLEY 15’)

13:35 – 13:50 X-ray quasi-periodic oscillations in Lense—Thirring precession model (Y. BEI 15’)

13:50 – 14:05 Black hole soft state: investigation of the power spectral properties (D. M. MAO 15’)

14:05 – 15:10 Strong Magnetism (WG Strong Magnetism, 65’) (Chair S. ZHANG)

14:05 – 14:20 Magnetars and QED with eXTP (S. ZANE, 15’)

14:20 – 14:40 Accreting Pulsars with eXTP (V. DOROSHENKO, 20’)

14:40 – 14:55 Discovery of a pulsating Fe Ka line in GX 301-2 (J. LIU 15’)

14:55 – 15:10 Enlarging the population of non-thermal X-ray pulsars with eXTP (J. LI, 15’)

15:10 – 16:20 Observatory Science (WG Observatory Science, including coffee break) (Chair S. ZANE)

15:10 – 15:30 eXTP Observatory Science (E. BOZZO, 20’)

15:30 15:50 Coffee and Tea Break

15:50 – 16:05 The X-ray View of AGN Feedback and Outflows (J. WANG, 15’)

16:05 – 16:20 Supernova remnant science with eXTP (P. ZHOU, 15’)

Other Topics (Chair E. BOZZO)

16:20 – 16:40 Theories of QPOs in Accreting Black Holes & X-ray Polarization from Magnetic Neutron Stars (D. LAI, 20’)

16:40 – 17:00 Black hole spin measurements via X-ray polarimetry (J. SVOBODA, 20’)

17:00 – 17:15 Synergies between eXTP and EM-GW observatories (E. P. ZHOU, 15’)

17:15 – 17:30 Constrains on AGN corona size with fully relativistic modeling of 3D corona (W. ZHANG, 15’)

17:30 – 17:45 A non-Kerr extension of the RELXILL X-ray reflection model” (D. AYZENBERG, 15’)

May 17, 2018 (Venue: Diyuan Hall)

Instruments Session (I)

09:00 – 10:20 - The SFA (Chair Y. CHEN)

09:00 – 09:10 Overview of SFA (Y. CHEN, 10’)

09:10 – 09:20 Status of the SDD array (TBC, MPE, 10’)

09:20 – 09:30 Readout electronics (N. YU, 10’)

09:30 – 09:40 Development of X-ray grazing telescopes in IHEP (Y. YANG 10’)

09:40 – 09:50 Research on the fabrication process of the X-ray focusing mirrors (B. WANG 10’)

09:50 – 10:00 Ray tracing and optical design of eXTP Wolter-I telescope (L. SHENG 10’)

10:00 – 10:20 Electroformed Nickel optics for eXTP: design and manufacturing (G.  TAGLIAFERRI 20’)

10:20 – 11:20 The PFA (Chair H. FENG)  

10:20 – 10:45 An overview of the gas pixel detector and current progresses (H. FENG, 25’)

10:45 – 11:05 Preliminary engineering design for PFA (W. JIANG, 20’)

11:05 – 11:20 The instrument control unit design for SFA/PFA (B. MENG, 15’)

11:20 11:35 Coffee and Tea Break

11:35 – 12:15 Critical Technologies for LAD and WFM (Chair by M. FEROCI)

11:35 – 11:45 Large-area Silicon Drift Detectors: status & development plan (A. VACCHI, 10’)

11:45 – 11:55 LAD and WFM ASICs: status & development plan (Y. Evangelista for S. SCHANNE, 10’)

11:55 – 12:05 The capillary plate collimators: status & development plan (NNVT+Y.EVANGELISTA, 10’)

12:05 – 12:15 The LAD optical-thermal filter: status & development plan (T. CHEN, 10’)

12:15 13:20 Lunch

Instruments session (II)

13:20 – 14:00 The LAD (M. FEROCI, with inputs from S. Zane, J. Svoboda, X. Wu, C. Tenzer, P. Orleanski, G. Ambrosi ) 

Instrument overview and design

Critical requirements to be assessed during the extended phase A

AIV plan, interfaces, responsibilities and schedule

Management: WBS, Product Tree

14:00 – 14:40 The WFM (M. HERNANZ & S. BRANDT, with inputs from X. Wu, C. Tenzer, P. Orleanski) 

Instrument overview and design

Critical requirements to be assessed during the extended phase A

AIV plan, interfaces, responsibilities and schedule

Management: WBS, Product Tree

Mission Aspects (Chair by Y. XU)

14:40 – 15:40 System engineering, programmatic, mission aspects, launcher (IHEP, CAST et al.) (Y. P. XU et al., 60’)

14:40-15:00 Overview of the eXTP mission (Mission configuration, Launcher, orbit, Mission analysis, WBS, Product Tree, model philosophy and Schedule ) (X. CAO, 20’)

15:00-15:20 Preliminary design of the eXTP satellite (Q. GU, CAST, 20’)

15:20-15:40 Introduction of Microsat, science missions and eXTP (TBD, MicroSat, 20’)

15:40 – 16:00 Science Operation and Data Center(s) (E. BOZZO, 20’)

Mission Operation Center

Science Operation Center

Science Data Center

Science software development

Schedule

Ground segments of the eXTP mission (X. Li)

16:00 16:30 Coffee and Tea Break

16:00 – 17:30 Mission management and programmatic discussion (Chair S. N. ZHANG) (S.-N. ZHANG et al. 90’)

Consortium structure and Boards

Working Groups (Instruments: SFA, PFA, LAD, WFM; Science case: DM, SFG, SM, OBS; Performance: Background, Responses; Data Analysis); Observing Plan

Documents to be prepared for the CAS reviews and for ESA and their schedule

17:30 – 18:00 Policy on data rights and data sharing (S. N. ZHANG at al., 30’)

May 18, 2018

08:45 – 11:00 Splinter meetings on Science, Instruments, Mission

Splinter on Science activities (Chair A. SANTANGELO)

08:45 – 09:00 NGC7213: a four-decades long TDE candidate? (Y. ZHEN, 15’)

09:00 – 09:15 Spectral state transitions in ultracompact NS LMXBs (J. LIN, 15’)

09:15 – 09:40 Core Science- Strong Gravity: main ideas on SciReq, MOP.

09:40 – 10:05 Core Science - Strong Magnetism: main ideas on SciReq, MOP.

10:05 – 10:30 Core Science - Dense Matter: main ideas on SciReq, MOP.

10:30 – 10:45 Observatory Science: feedbacks on the Instrument design and contribution to MOP. 

10:45 – 11:00 Discussion and planning for phase A (All).

Instruments splinter meetings:

  • baseline design of the optics;

  • thermal & mechanical interfaces of LAD and WFM;

  • documentation
     

    11:00 – 11:30 Coffee and Tea break

    11:30 – 12:00 Reports from the splinter meetings (Chair S. BRANDT) (Venue: Diyuan Hall)

    12:00 – 12:45 Discussion on next steps (All)

    12:45 – 13:00 Wrap-up of the meeting and final remarks (S.-N. ZHANG, 15’)