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On the occasion of the retirement of Prof. Michiel van der Klis, we are organising a conference to explore and celebrate the field to which he has dedicated his career: X-ray timing studies of compact objects.

The preliminary program can be downloaded now.  Besides the contributed talks, there will be a comprehensive programme of invited review talks by the speakers listed below.  

Download the Preliminary Program

Special note: Prof. van der Klis will give his valedictory lecture at 4pm on the afternoon of Friday October 25.  The conference will therefore end early Friday afternoon, and all participants will be welcome to attend the lecture (which will be given in English) at the nearby Old Lutheran Church 
 

Old Lutheran Church

Conference themes

  • X-ray pulsations
  • X-ray bursts and burst oscillations
  • QPOs and their origin
  • Accretion-driven variability: from observations to GRMHD simulations
  • X-ray reverberation mapping
  • Multi-wavelength variability
  • New X-ray timing missions
  • Techniques and wider applications

Confirmed invited speakers and talk topics:

• Diego Altamirano (Univ. of Southampton) - Opening talk and retrospective
• Dipankar Bhattacharya (IUCAA) - Results on compact objects from ASTROSAT
• Omer Blaes (UCSB) - Challenges in (GR)MHD modelling of accretion flows
• Slavko Bogdanov (Columbia Univ.) - Measuring the neutron star equation of state with NICER
• Ed Cackett (Wayne State Univ.) - X-ray reverberation mapping across the mass and accretion rate scale
• Piergiorgio Casella (INAF-OAR) - Multiwavelength variability from X-ray binary jets
• Deepto Chakrabarty (MIT) - NICER studies of accreting neutron stars
• Barbara De Marco (Copernicus Institute) - X-ray spectral-timing of black hole X-ray binaries
• Chris Fragile (College of Charleston) - Variability from GRMHD accretion flows
• Duncan Galloway (Monash Univ.) - X-ray bursts and burst oscillations
• Ersin Gogus (Sabanci Univ.) - Magnetars
• Jeroen Homan (SRON/Eureka Scientific) - NICER studies of accreting black holes
• Daniela Huppenkothen (Univ. of Washington) - Bayesian and machine learning approaches to variability
• Adam Ingram (Univ. of Oxford) - Low frequency QPOs and their origin
• Gianluca Israel (INAF-OAR) - Pulsating ultraluminous X-ray sources
• Sharon Morsink (Univ. of Alberta) - Modelling spacetimes around neutron stars: impact on EOS inference
• Alessandro Patruno (Leiden Univ.) - Accreting and transitional millisecond pulsars
• Simone Scaringi (Texas Tech) - Timing beyond the power spectrum
• Alexander Tchekhovskoy (Northwestern Univ.) - High dynamic-range GRMHD simulations of accretion flows and jets
• Alexandra Veledina (NORDITA) - Multiwavelength variability from X-ray binary accretion flows
• Colleen Wilson-Hodge (NASA-MSFC) - The STROBE-X mission
• Shuang-Nan Zhang (IHEP) - The Insight and eXTP missions