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The proceedings of this MAXI workshop is now available.
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Conference Presentations

Oral presentations.
Poster presentations.
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Conference Program

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Abstract Book

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This is the fourth in a series of the International MAXI Workshops. MAXI (Monitor of All-sky X-ray Image) is an all-sky X-ray monitor on the International Space Station. MAXI was delivered to "Kibo" the Japanese Experiment Module on the ISS by Space Shuttle Endeavour in July 2009, and started observations in August 2009.

Since then, MAXI has been monitoring variable X-ray sources distributed over the entire sky. MAXI has obtained light curves and energy spectra of black hole candidates, binary X-ray pulsars, low-mass X-ray binaries, and AGN. MAXI has also detected short transient events such as gamma-ray bursts and stellar flares. The light curves of more than 200 X-ray sources are now being updated daily in three X-ray bands. The transient alerts are routinely submitted to the community. At this workshop, the results from the 1-year observations with MAXI will be discussed along with the results from other observatories in various wavebands.

Workshop poster

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May 21 Pre-announcement
August 31 1st circular
September 30 deadline for Abstract submission
October 31 Final circular
November 30 Scientific Sessions (10 am - 6 pm)
December 1 Scientific Sessions (9 am - 5:30 pm) and Banquet
December 2 Scientific Sessions (9 am - 3:30 pm)
January 31 deadline for Proceeding submission


The workshop will be held at Aoyama Gakuin university (Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan). Aoyama/Shibuya is located in the central area of Tokyo (google map).

The conference is held at the Conference room in the 12th-floor of Souken building (14th building) in Aoyama campus.
Souken building seen from the Main Gate (2010.11.24).
The Main Gate faces Aoyama-dori street (or Route 246, brown road in the map below).

Scenery of Aoyama campus in late November and early December.


Aoyama Campus
is marked as designated as "Aoyama Gakuin Women's Jr. College" in the map.
The Main Gate faces Aoyama-dori street (brown road on the north edge of the campus).
4-4-25 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8366, Japan
  • about 10 min. walk from Shibuya Station.(JR East, Keio, Tokyu, subways)
  • about 5 min. walk from Omotesando Station.(subways)
    View Map

  • Train Map is here.
  • Access to Aoyama Campus is here.
  • Hotel Information

    Please make your reservation for the hotel directly by yourself.
    Hotel Information is here.


    Aoyama is in 1-mile distance to Omotesando street, Meiji-Jingu shrine, Takeshita-dori street in Harajuku and Shibuya town. ( photos of it and yellow Ginko street at Jinju-gaien in this season.).
    Asakusa, Akihabara, Ueno, Tokyo Imperial Palace, Shinjuku are all within 30-minutes subway ride.

    You will find useful travel infomation at infomap Japan.

    We do not arrange official recreations.

    International Advisary Committee

    David Burrows
    Andy Fabian
    Rob Fender
    Erik Kuulkers
    Hideyo Kunieda
    Greg Madejski
    Shin Mineshige
    Kazuhisa Mitsuda
    Ronald Remillard
    Andrea Santangelo
    Tadayuki Takahashi
    David Thompson
    Pietro Ubertini
    Stefan Wagner
    Hitoshi Yamaoka
    Michitoshi Yoshida

    Organizing Committee

    Scientific O.C. Local O.C.
    Ken Ebisawa (JAXA/ISAS)
    Nobuyuki Kawai (Tokyo Tech) (Co-chair)
    Kazuo Makishima (Tokyo, RIKEN)
    Masaru Matsuoka (JAXA, RIKEN)
    Tatehiro Mihara (RIKEN) (Chair)
    Hitoshi Negoro (Nihon)
    Hiroshi Tsunemi (Osaka)
    Yoshihiro Ueda (Kyoto)
    Shiro Ueno (JAXA)
    Atsumasa Yoshida (AGU)
    Mitsuhiro Kohama (JAXA)
    Taro Kotani (Aoyama)
    Mikio Morii (Tokyo tech)
    Yujin Nakagawa (RIKEN)
    Motoki Nakajima (Nihon)
    Mutsumi Sugizaki (RIKEN)
    Motoko Suzuki (RIKEN)
    Hiroshi Tomida (JAXA)
    Kazutaka Yamaoka (Aoyama)

    Supported by

    Society for promotion of space science (Japan)
    Aoyama Gakuin University Research Institute


    (This is different from the conference place.)
    MAXI team, RIKEN
    2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama, 351-0198, Japan