AtomDB Work week and Workshop 2017

The sixth AtomDB Workshop was held at the University of Georgia, Athens, GA from 2nd-3rd November 2017.

The workshop will bring together producers of atomic data, both theoretical and experimental, with the users of atomic data relevant to X-ray astronomy. The workshop aims to identify progress in the Lab Astro field which is directly relevant to X-ray astronomy, show how to use this data to observers, and to show the results of using the atomic physics to analyze astrophysical spectra.

On the Tuesday and Wednesday we held our work-week sessions. During these we met informally in the morning with people who wish learn in detail about AtomDB, or to collaborate on larger projects with us. We then break into smaller groups during the day to advance these projects. The workshop, which begins on Thursday, will feature more formal talks, tutorials and (depending on demand) poster sessions.

Previous AtomDB workshops have proven to be a fruitful place for developing new analysis techniques, refining proposals for new laboratory measurements, and simply building new collaborations. We especially encourage those who would like to work with the AtomDB team or other attendees on atomic data problems connected to astrophysics, whether it be incorporating new data into the database, identifying new data needs, or learning how to use the existing models to analyze astrophysical data.

We wish to thank the local organisers, Phillip Stancil and Robin Shelton, and the University of Georgia department of Physics for hosting the event.

Program for the Meeting


November 2nd (Thursday)
09:00 09:10 Bill Dennis Introduction and welcome
09:10 09:50 Adam Foster What's new in AtomDB
09:50 10:15 Renata Cumbee H- and He-Like Charge-Exchanged Induced X-ray Emission due to Ion Collisions with H, He, and H2
10:15 10:35 Zach Dorsey Charge exchange calculations for Li-like product ions
10:35 10:55 Coffee Break
10:55 11:20 Joan Marler Laboratory Astrophysics with Highly Charged Ions from CUEBIT
11:20 11:45 Liyi Gu Astrophysical Charge Exchange
11:45 12:10 Dmitry Fursa Adiabatic-nuclei calculations of electron and positron scattering from molecular hydrogen and its ion
12:10 13:30 Lunch
13:30 13:55 Mitch Pindzola Electron-Impact Single and Double Ionization along the Fe Isoelectronic Sequence
13:55 14:20 Brendan McLaughlin Photoionization cross sections for astrophysical and plasma applications
14:20 14:45 Tom Gorczyca X-ray absorption by interstellar atomic gases near the K-edges of C, O, Ne, Mg, and Si, and the L-edge of Fe
14:45 15:05 Jason Terry The contribution of double electron capture processes to charge exchange with multielectron targets
15:05 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 16:30 Randall Smith Department Colloquium The Arcus Soft X-ray Grating Explorer
16:30 17:30 Poster Session
November 3rd (Friday)
09:00 09:25 Hiroya Yamaguchi Hitomi observations of collisional plasmas and atomic data for future high-resolution spectroscopy
09:25 09:50 David Cotton UGA Small Satellite Research Lab.: current and future goals
09:50 10:15 Stuart Loch Evaluating uncertainties on atomic data for X-ray spectral diagnostics
10:15 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 11:10 Ruitian Zhang Development Soft X-ray emission in charge exchange between fully stripped ions and atoms
11:10 11:35 Nicolas Clerc The perspective of X-ray galaxy clusters with the XIFU/Athena instrument
11:35 12:00 Mike Fogle COLTRIMS measurements of charge exchange
12:00 12:30 Adam Foster Closing Remarks