Suzaku 2011 Exploring the X-ray Universe: Suzaku and Beyond

Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
July 20-22, 2011

Suzaku 2011

Save your evenings for a bit of socializing at SLAC...

Please join us for the Suzaku 2011 Reception on Tuesday evening and join your colleagues for the Conference Dinner on Thursday night!

The Suzaku 2011 science conference is hosting a reception on Tuesday, July 19th. An evening of drinks and appetizers will start the conference off on a festive note. The reception, beginning at 6:30 pm, will be held in the Panofsky Breezeway.

Our second social event, the Suzaku 2011 buffet dinner, is just two evenings later, on Thursday, July 21st, and will also be held in the Panovsky Breezeway. The buffet dinner begins at 6:30 in the evening with an open bar, a complete dinner will be served, and we will end with a delicious dessert.

Both events are included in your registration fees--and are a great opportunity to meet colleagues and enjoy a glass of wine or beer and a taste of California's distinctive flavors and foods. The menus are excellent!

We are looking forward to two great evening events and hope to see you all there. We hope that those of you who are attending the Suzaku Working Group Meeting, will be able to make the reception on Tuesday evening!

The participants staying at offsite hotels should tell the guards at the gate that they are at SLAC for a Astro-H Working Group meeting that will be held at the Kavli Auditorium. If you are there for the Suzaku Conference, you will be going to the Panofsky Auditorium. Be prepared to show an ID at the gate. The guard will be able to give you directions to parking and the sites.

Now in its sixth year of operation, the Japan/US Suzaku X-ray Observatory continues to make fundamental contributions to astronomy across a broad range of topic areas, from the local ISM to cosmology.

The latest Suzaku results will be featured at "Exploring the X-ray Universe: Suzaku and Beyond," the fourth Suzaku science conference. The meeting will highlight results from the Suzaku Key Projects, through which substantial amounts of observing time have been dedicated to addressing topics for which Suzaku is uniquely suited to make a major contribution. The meeting will also emphasize Suzaku's strong synergistic relation with existing observatories (Fermi, ground-based TeV, Chandra, XMM) as well as with eagerly anticipated new missions: NuSTAR, GEMS, ASTROSAT, eROSITA, and particularly ASTRO-H.

The meeting will be hosted by the Kavli Institute for Particle Physics and Astronomy at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) on July 20-22, 2011.

The program will include invited papers as well as contributed oral and poster papers. A special oral session will be devoted to work by graduate students and recent Ph.D.'s who have used Suzaku data in writing their dissertation.

On July 18-19, just prior to the Suzaku Conference, SLAC will host the Sixth Astro-H Working Group Meeting. This meeting is only open to SWG members. Registration for this meeting is also available on this site.