The Scientific Program of the EXTraS Workshop is now Online

You can find a schedule of the talks with their speakers for the Workshop 'Exploring the X-ray Transient and Variable Sky', to be held in Pavia, Italy, on November 21-23, 2016.
You can find more information on the scientific rationale and logistics in a dedicated section of our website.

Exploring Hidden Treasures

“Variability pervades the cosmos. Studies of variability dominate research in astronomy and astrophysics and are so common that very many groups, projects and instruments are dedicated to the examination of just one form of variability, or one aspect of its diverse manifestations.” (manifest of the IAU Symposium 285, “New Horizons in Time Domain Astronomy”, University of Oxford September 19-23, 2011)

Like a treasure-hunt, the the EXTraS project (Exploring the X-ray Transient and variable Sky) is going to harvest the hitherto unexplored temporal domain information buried in the serendipitous data collected by the European Photon Imaging Camera (EPIC) instrument onboard the ESA XMM-Newton, in 13 years of observations.


New result from EXTraS: an accreting pulsar powers the ultraluminous X-ray source P13 in NGC 7793. The paper reporting... 
The scientific program of the EXTraS workshop is now available on this website. You can browse through the talks and... 
The deadline for submitting your contribution to the EXTraS workshop has been extended to September 25, 2016. Please...