R. Mushotsky: Overview of AXIS Science

A. Ptak: Overview of AXIS -- Programmatic

W. Zhang: Silicon Meta-Shell Optics for AXIS: High-Resolution, Light-Weight, and Low-Cost

S. Lamassa: Connecting X-ray Astronomy to the Optical Community in the Next Decade

D. Pooley: Gravitational Lensing and Black Holes Close to the Event Horizon

P. Natarajan: Seeds to Monsters: tracing the growth history of black holes over cosmic time

A. Barger: AXIS and the Growth of AGN at the Highest Redshifts

C. Taylor: The Effects of Disk Thickness on the AGN Broad Fe Line

L. Blecha: Dual AGN and Constraints on Black Hole Mergers

M. Koss: High Resolution Imaging of Dual AGN

F. Tombesi: Mapping supermassive black hole winds, from the event horizon up to galaxy scales

E. Banados: Illuminating the high redshift universe with AXIS

J. Garcia: Reflection Spectroscopy of Black Holes through Cosmic Times

M. Ruszkowski: AXIS and FIZZICS of AGN: what is inside AGN bubbles?

S. Safi-Harb: Supernova Remnants at the end of 2020's

N. Klingler: What We Can Learn from High-Resolution Observations of Pulsar Wind Nebulae

K. France: High-Energy Astrophysics: Stars and Exoplanets

B. Snios: Solar System Objects as X-ray Emitters

C. Lisse: Solar System X-rays

J. Wilms: X-ray Binaries at the End of the 2020's

F. Fuerst: Studying the ULX population with AXIS

S. Bogdanov: High Resolution X-ray Imaging of Galactic Globular Clusters: X-ray Binaries, Millisecond Pulsars, and More!

R. Eufrasio: XRB Population Evolution from Non-parametric Star Formation Histories

O. Fox: In the year 2020: Time Domain X-ray Astronomy

E. Kara: SMBH transients with AXIS

B. Morsony: Why LIGO needs AXIS

B. McNamara: AGN Feedback in Galaxies & Clusters with AXIS

S. Walker: Galaxy cluster outskirts with AXIS

T. Connor: Cosmic Filaments & AXIS

J. Zuhone: AXIS Views of Hot, Disturbed, and Magnetized Galaxy Cluster Plasmas

M. Markevitch: Plasma physics from cluster shock fronts, and the need for AXIS

S. Giacintucci: Snowballs in hell - X-ray coronae around galaxies in galaxy clusters and the need for subarcsecond resolution

Y. Qiu: The Interplay of Quasar- and Radio-mode Feedback in Galaxy Clusters

E. Hodges-Kluck and A. Ptak: The AXIS View of Galaxy Formation

F. Baganoff: Galactic Center Science with a High-Resolution, High-Throughput X-ray Imaging Mission

C. Russell: The Galactic Center's inner parsec: 360-degree video and hydrodynamic X-ray modeling

C. Grant: Backgrounds, radiation damage, and spacecraft orbits

K. Smith: Space Science at the Intelligence and Space Research Division of Los Alamos National Laboratory

E. Miller: The effects of charge diffusion on soft X-ray response for future high-resolution imagers

B. Williams: Supernova Remnant Science with AXIS

M. Loewenstein: The Advanced X-ray Imaging Satellite Probe Mission

Confirmed Invited Speakers

  • Jörn Wilms, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
  • Brian McNamara, University of Waterloo
  • Ori Fox, Space Telescope Science Institute
  • Samar Safi-Harb, University of Manitoba
  • Laura Blecha, University of Florida
  • Stephanie LaMassa, Space Telescope Science Insitute
  • Eduardo Bañados, Carnegie Institute for Science
  • Kevin France, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • David Pooley, Trinity University
  • The final program can be found here.

Scientific Topics

  • Stellar Populations, Milky Way, Local Group
  • Supernovae and Supernova Remnants
  • The Transient and Variable Universe
  • AGN Feedback in Clusters and Galaxies
  • Dual AGN
  • Hot ISM across Cosmic Time
  • Quasar Macrolensing and Microlensing
  • The high-redshift Universe and Surveys
  • Clusters of Galaxies and Large Scale Structure
  • The Solar System
  • The final program can be found here.

Venue, Travel, and Accommodations

The workshop will be held at the Carnegie Institution for Science, a beautiful historic landmark nestled between Dupont Circle and Logan Circle in the heart of Washington, D.C.

The Carnegie Institution is accessible by metro or by car. If traveling by metro, the Red Line stop at Dupont Circle is the closest stop, only about a 5-minute walk away. Stops for the Green, Yellow, Orange, Blue, and Silver Lines are about a 15-minute walk. If traveling by car, a nearby parking garage (P St. between 16th and 17th Streets) offers parking for $21/day.
Much more detailed instructions on getting to the building can be found here.

There is no official hotel for the workshop, but there are numerous lodging options nearby. The Carnegie Institute's website provides several recommendations. August is a busy tourist season in the nation’s capital, so we encourage you to book your rooms as soon as possible. Unfortunately, hotels in and around the Dupont Circle area are not cheap, but less expensive options can be found by driving or taking the metro out of the immediate downtown area.


The Abstract and Registration deadline of 20 July 2018 has passed