X-ray Data Modelling of Accreting Black Holes

Hradec nad Moravicí

Hradec nad Moravicí

Hotel Belaria https://en.mapy.cz/s/cunasegatu
Debora Lančová (Institute of Physics, Silesian University in Opava), Gabriel Török, Jiri Svoboda (Czech Academy of Sciences), Martin Urbanec, Michal Bursa (ASU)

The workshop is intended for students interested in X-ray astronomy and X-ray data modelling. The workshop will focus on selected state-of-art techniques and models for the analysis of X-ray observations of accreting black holes in X-ray Binaries and Active Galactic Nuclei. We will briefly overview the main achievements of the current X-ray missions and the scientific goals of the planned future missions (IXPE, XRISM, ATHENA, eXTP). We will present the tools for X-ray data analysis, such as XSPEC, including also how to implement and use analytical and table models there. More advanced models and techniques (KY models, Cloudy, Stokes, Titan, Monk, Harm, Koral, Bayesian fitting method, etc.) will be presented during the workshop. The programme will consist of lectures as well as practical hands-on sessions.

The workshop will be organised at a hotel in Hradec nad Moravicí (at foothills of Jeseníky mountains, close to Opava in the north-east region of Czechia). We also count with the possibility of some lectures being online via Zoom.

  • Alessandra De Rosa
  • Ana Laura Müller
  • Anabella Araudo
  • Anastasiya Yilmaz
  • Barbora Adamcova
  • Daniel Kynoch
  • Debora Lančová
  • Dilshodbek Bardiev
  • Elias Kammoun
  • Eva Šrámková
  • Gabriel Török
  • Gabriela Urbancová
  • Giorgio Matt
  • Iossif Papadakis
  • Jakub Podgorny
  • Jean-Paul Breuer
  • Jiri Horak
  • Jiri Svoboda
  • Karel Adamek
  • Kateřina Klimovičová
  • Kateřina Svačinková
  • Kristína Kallová
  • Maciek Wielgus
  • Martin Kološ
  • Martin Urbanec
  • Marzena Śniegowska
  • Maurizio Falanga
  • Michal Bursa
  • Michal Dovčiak
  • Michal Zajaček
  • Monika Matuszková
  • Nikola Husáriková
  • Norbert Werner
  • Peter Boorman
  • Petra Suková
  • Radim Pánis
  • Raj Prince
  • René Šprňa
  • Romana Mikušincová
  • Tomáš Lanča
  • Tomáš Stanovský
  • Wenda Zhang
  • Zuzana Turoňová
  • Özlem Taşpınar
    • 08:15 17:00
      Individual meetings and conslutations 8h 45m
    • 10:00 14:00
      Individual consultations 4h
    • 10:00 14:00
      Registration 4h
    • 14:00 14:30
      Welcome and opening 30m
      Speakers: Debora Lančová (Institute of Physics, Silesian University in Opava), Jiri Svoboda (Czech Academy of Sciences), Michal Dovčiak (Astronomický ústav AV ČR, v.v.i.)
    • 14:30 16:00
      Accretion Processes around Black Holes in XRB and AGN (Thermal Radiation, Reprocessing in the X-ray corona and from disc reflection) 1h 30m
      Speaker: Jiri Horak (Astronomical Institute ASCR, Prague)
    • 16:00 16:30
      coffee 30m
    • 16:30 17:00
      Non-thermal X-ray emission 30m
      Speaker: Anabella Araudo (FZU - Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences & Astronomical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences)
    • 17:00 18:30
      X-ray Astronomy: past, present and future 1h 30m

      After a brief review of the history of X-ray Astronomy, I will describe the present major X-ray facilities and discuss the future directions of X-ray astronomy: high energy resolution and polarimetry.

      Speaker: Prof. Giorgio Matt
    • 18:30 19:30
      Dinner 1h
    • 07:00 09:00
      Breakfast 2h
    • 09:00 10:30
      Radiative transfer codes TITAN & CLOUDY 1h 30m
      Speaker: Prof. Agata Rozanska
    • 10:30 11:00
      Coffee 30m
    • 11:00 11:45
      STOKES 45m
      Speaker: Frederic Marin
    • 11:45 12:30
      MONK 45m
      Speaker: Wenda Zhang
    • 12:30 13:00
      Student's Session 30m

      Kateřina Klimovičková, Kristýna Kallová, Romy Mikušincová, Marzena Śniegowska, Kateřina Svačinková

    • 13:00 14:00
      Lunch 1h
    • 17:30 21:00
      Create a model output with a radiative transfer code TITAN or MONK 3h 30m
      Speakers: Michal Bursa (ASU), Prof. Rozanska Agata
    • 19:00 20:00
      Dinner 1h
    • 21:00 00:00
      Night XSPEC basics course 3h
    • 07:00 09:00
      Breakfast 2h
    • 09:00 09:45
      Relativistic thermal radiation 45m
      Speaker: Michal Bursa (ASU)
    • 09:45 10:30
      Relativistic reflection models (KY code) 45m
      Speaker: Michal Dovčiak (Astronomický ústav AV ČR, v.v.i.)
    • 10:30 11:00
      Coffee 30m
    • 11:00 11:45
      XSPEC - Implementation of table and analytical models 45m
      Speaker: Michal Dovčiak (Astronomický ústav AV ČR, v.v.i.)
    • 11:45 12:30
      Higher order images with Fe Kα-lines from relativistic discs and Introduction to ISSI, Bern 45m

      In my first talk I present a study of the contributions to the relativistic Fe K α line profile from higher order images (HOIs) produced by strongly deflected rays from the disc which cross the plunging region, located between the innermost stable circular orbit (ISCO) radius and the event horizon of a Kerr black hole.
      We investigate the characteristics features imprinted by the HOIs in the line profile for different black hole spins, disc emissivity laws, and inclinations. We find that they extend from the red wing of the profile up to energies slightly lower than those of the blue peak, adding ∼0.4-1.3 per cent to the total line flux. The contribution to the specific flux is often in the ∼1 to 7 per cent range, with the highest values attained for low and negative spin (a ≲ 0.3) black holes surrounded by intermediate inclination angle (i ∼ 40°) discs. The results are applied to observe HOI in Large Area Detecto missions like eXTP.

      In my second talk I will introduce the International Space Science Institute in Bern, Switzerland. ISSI is an institute of excellence aiming to serve the different space science communities as an international and multi-disciplinary platform. Everybody can apply with a proposal to one of the ISSI study tools, if approved, ISSI is financially supposing the scientific project to be partially carried out at its premises as a visiting scientist.

      Speaker: Maurizio Falanga
    • 12:30 13:00
      Student's Session 30m

      Jean-Paul Breuer
      Samaresh Mondal
      Zuzana Turoňová
      Anastasiya Yilmaz
      Michal Zajaček

    • 13:00 14:00
      Lunch 1h
    • 14:30 16:30
      Castle visit 2h

      Guided tour at Hradec nad Moravicí castle and park

    • 17:00 22:00
      Build your model with the table created on Day 2 into the Xspec 5h
      Speakers: Michal Bursa (ASU), Michal Dovčiak (Astronomický ústav AV ČR, v.v.i.)
    • 18:30 19:30
      Dinner 1h
    • 07:00 09:00
      Breakfast 2h
    • 09:00 09:45
      High-resolution X-ray spectra of AGN clusters & XRISM 45m
      Speaker: Norbert Werner
    • 09:45 10:30
      Data simulations with ATHENA/X-IFU 45m
      Speaker: Elias Kammoun
    • 10:30 11:00
      Coffee 30m
    • 11:00 11:45
      Data simulations with eXTP - how to simulate X-ray background 45m
      Speaker: Alessandra de Rosa
    • 11:45 12:30
      Statistical tools for X-ray spectral fitting 45m
      Speaker: Dr Peter Boorman (Astronomical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences)
    • 12:30 13:00
      Students Session 30m

      René Šprňa
      Özlem Taşpınar
      Gabriela Urbancová
      Jakub Podgorny

    • 13:00 13:20
      Conference Photo 20m
    • 13:20 14:20
      Lunch 1h
    • 17:00 22:00
      Simulate data with your created models for your ATHENA X-IFU or eXTP mission 5h
      Speakers: Elias Kammoun, Jiri Svoboda (Czech Academy of Sciences)
    • 18:30 19:30
      Dinner 1h
    • 22:00 23:00
      Movie Night! 1h
    • 07:00 09:00
      Breakfast 2h
    • 09:00 10:30
      Timing and Reverberation Techniques 1h 30m
      Speaker: Iossif Papadakis
    • 10:30 11:00
      Coffee 30m
    • 11:00 12:00
      General relativistic magnetohydrodynamical simulations with HARM 1h

      I will present the basic usage of the GRMHD code HARM with some examples.

      Speaker: Petra Suková (ASU CAS)
    • 12:00 12:30
      The magic R in GRRMHD 30m

      The redundant R in GRRHMD stands for Radiation - in this short talk I will present how it works in the Koral code, why we want to use it and shortly what are other ways how to implement radiation in MHD codes.

      Speaker: Debora Lančová (Institute of Physics, Silesian University in Opava)
    • 12:30 13:00
      Concluding remarks 30m
      Speakers: Debora Lančová (Institute of Physics, Silesian University in Opava), Jiri Svoboda (Czech Academy of Sciences), Michal Dovčiak (Astronomický ústav AV ČR, v.v.i.)
    • 13:00 14:00
      Lunch 1h
    • 10:00 13:00
      Individual consultations 3h