SUZAKU 2011: Exploring the X-ray Universe
These are the proceedings of the conference “Suzaku 2011:Exploring the X-ray Universe; Suzaku and Behind” held in Palo Alto, California, USA, July 20-22, 2011 at SLAC institute.
Suzaku is Japan's fifth X-ray astronomy mission, and was developed at the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (ISAS/JAXA) in
collaboration with U.S. (NASA/GSFC, MIT) and Japanese institutions. Suzaku covers the energy range 0.2 - 600 keV with two instruments: the X-ray CCDs (X-ray Imaging
Spectrometer; XIS), and the hard X-ray detector (HXD). Suzaku also carries a third instrument, an X-ray micro-calorimeter (X-ray Spectrometer; XRS), but the XRS lost all its cryogen before routine scientific observations could begin. Suzaku 2011 is the fourth of a series of conferences aimed to bring together the latest results from observations carried out with the Suzaku satellite and/or observations campaign obtained with different satellites that complement the Suzaku results.
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