13-16 juin 2016
Observatoire de Strasbourg
Fuseau horaire Europe/Paris

Workshop Programme and Slides

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Monday, June 13

9:00 - 9:15 Christian Motch Welcome

1) Setting the stage: ULXs in galaxies (chair: Tim Roberts)

9:15 - 9:55 Roberto Soria: Overview of ULX Species

9:55 - 10:35 Douglas Swartz: ULXs in galaxies

10:35 - 11:05 coffee

11:05 - 11:25 Ivan Zolotukhin: A search for HLXs in the XMM-Newton source catalog

11:25 - 11:45 I Gede Priajana: Characteristics of galaxies from SDSS using samples from a combined catalog of ULXs at d < 40Mpc

11:45 - 12:25 Matthew Brorby: Metallicity Effects of ULXs

12:25 - 14:00 lunch

2) What do high-quality X-ray spectra tell us about ULXs (chair: Jifeng Liu)

14:00 - 14:40 Aya Kubota: Disk-corona model for highly accreting black holes and its application to ULXs

14:40 - 15:20 Andrew Sutton: Crossing the Eddington limit: examining disk spectra at high accretion states

15:20 - 16:00 Matt Middleton: Spectral-timing properties of ULXs

16:00 - 16:30 coffee

3) SuperEddington Accretion: theory and simulations (chair: Sergei Fabrika)

16:30 - 17:10 Ken Ohsuga: Radiation-MHD simulations of super-Eddington accretion flows and outflows (talk given by Shin Mineshige)

17:10 - 17:50 Shin Mineshige: From subcritical flow to supercritical flow

17:50 - 18:10 Hiroyuki Takahashi: Accretion and outflows observed in GRRMHD Simulations

 

Tuesday, June 14

4) Thick and thin outflows (chair: Marianne Heida)

9:00 - 9:40 Ciro Pinto: XMM-Newton reveals extreme winds in ultraluminous X-ray sources

9:40 - 10:00 Shogo Kobayashi: A new characterization of the ULX spectra via Comptonization

10:00 - 10:20 Alexandr Vinokurov: Spectral energy distribution of ULXs

10:20 - 10:50 coffee

10:50 - 11:30 Jifeng Liu: Ultraluminous supersoft X-ray sources

11:30 - 12:10 Hua Feng: An Extension to the ultraluminous state: the supersoft ultraluminous regime

12:10 - 12:30 Megumi Shidatsu: An optically-thick disk wind in GRO J1655-407

12:30 - 12:50 Aysun Akyuz: The X-ray and optical properties of M106 X-6

 

Free afternoon including a 2 hour long guided walking tour of old Strasbourg starting at 15:00 at the tourist office (offered by the organizers)

Conference Dinner at Brasserie les Haras (19:00)


Wednesday, June 15

5) Constraining BH masses in ULXs (chair: Michela Mapelli)

9:00 - 9:40 Natalie Webb: Searching for intermediate mass black holes

9:40 - 10:00 Anna Wolter: Intermediate vs heavy stellar: what is the size of the BHs in ULXs?

10:00 - 10:20 Christian Motch: A confirmed stellar-mass ULX with recurrent X-ray occultations from its precessing disk

10:20 - 10:50 coffee

10:50 - 11:10 Fabio Pintore: High quality broad-band X-ray spectra of ULXs: Testing and comparing phenomenological models of accreting compact objects

11:10 - 11:30 Ryan Urquhart: Discovery of the first eclipsing ULXs

11:30 - 11:50 Tessei Yoshida: Two Types of Outbursts of the Ultraluminous X-Ray Source NGC1313 X-1: Two Years Continuous Observation with Swift/XRT

11:50 - 12:10 Kirill Atapin: Stochastic variability of SS433 and ULXs

12:10 - 14:00 lunch

6) Information from observations at non-X-ray wavelengths (chair: Anna Wolter)

14:00 - 14:40 Elmar Körding: Radio observations

14:40 - 15:20 Kristhell Lopez: Near-IR counterparts

15:20 - 15:40 Marianne Heida: Near-IR spectroscopy of ULXs

15:40 - 16:10 coffee

16:10 - 16:50 Sergei Fabrika: Optical counterparts of ULXs

16:50 - 17:30 Manfred Pakull: Mechanical vs X-ray luminosity

17:30 - 18:10 Luca Zampieri: GTC/Swift variability campaign of Holmberg IX X-1

 

Thursday, June 16

7) Distinguishing different populations of ULXs (chair: Matt Middleton)

9:00 - 9:40 Krzysztof Belczynski: Massive binary evolution

9:40 - 10:00 Grzegorz Wiktorowicz: Nature of extreme ultraluminous XRSs

10:00 - 10:20 Elena Ambrosi: Modeling the multiwavelenth emission of ULXs above L_Edd

10:20 - 10:50 coffee

10:50 - 11:30 Michela Mapelli: The impact of metallicity on the demographics of ULXs

11:30 - 12:10 Matteo Bachetti: Ultraluminous X-ray sources above 10 keV

12:10 - 12:50 Tim Roberts: Workshop summary talk
 

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