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Polarimetry days in Rome: Crab status, theory and prospects

CRAB2008
October 16-17, 2008
Rome, Italy
A significant step forward in high energy polarimetry has been achieved with the recent INTEGRAL discovery of a high level of polarisation in the non-pulsed soft gamma ray photons from the Crab. After the initial discovery of X-ray polarisation from the Crab, achieved in 1976 with the OSO-8 satellite, more than 3 decades have passed before it has been possible to extend this result to higher energies. The "Polarimetry days in Rome"áis intended as a two-day Workshop aimed at bringing together scientists active in different fields from radio to gamma-rays in order to focus on the opportunities offered by this new window both from the observational and theoretical viewpoints. Due to the time limit the Workshop will focus on one specific astrophysical object and we take the Crab as our first case study. A dedicated section will also be devoted to discuss future prospects for high energy polarimetry observations both from balloon and satellite experiments.á The main body of the meeting will consist of invited talks. Contributions are welcome as either posters or as possible short interventions (no more than 5 minutes) during the open discussions at the end of each day. Finally, this two-day meeting is a perfect way in which to celebrate with friends and colleagues INTEGRAL's 6th birthday and 6 years of success in gamma-ray astronomy.

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Sessions
Session: THEORY AND GENERAL IMPLICATIONS
Session: FUTURE PERSPECTIVES AT HIGH ENERGY
Session: THE CRAB ACROSS THE ELECTROMAGNETIC SPECTRUM
Session: POSTER
Session: THEORY AND GENERAL IMPLICATIONS
The Crab X/gamma-ray polarisation processes
PoS(CRAB2008)014 pdf J. Takata 
The role of special relativistic effects in shaping the intensity profiles and polarisation of pulsars
PoS(CRAB2008)015 pdf J. Dyks and G.A.E. Wright
A new mechanism of generating broadband pulsar-like polarization
PoS(CRAB2008)016 pdf H. Ardavan, A. Ardavan, J. Fasel, J. Middleditch, M. Perez, A. Schmidt and J. Singleton
Polarisation from Pulsar Wind Nebulae
PoS(CRAB2008)017 pdf D. Volpi, L. Del Zanna, E. Amato and N. Bucciantini
Gamma-ray polarization constraints on Planck scale violations of special relativity
PoS(CRAB2008)018 pdf L. Maccione, S. Liberati, A. Celotti, J. Kirk and P. Ubertini
Session: FUTURE PERSPECTIVES AT HIGH ENERGY
The Gamma Ray Imager
PoS(CRAB2008)019 pdf N. Barriere, L. Natalucci and P. Ubertini
The Polca experiments
PoS(CRAB2008)020 pdf R.M. Curado da Silva, E. Caroli, J.B. Stephen and F. Frontera
The PoGOLite Experiment
PoS(CRAB2008)021 file missing S. Larsson
The POLAR Experiment
PoS(CRAB2008)022 pdf G. Lamanna
MEGA/GRIPS
PoS(CRAB2008)023 file missing G. Kanbach
The Italian Polarimetry Programmes
PoS(CRAB2008)024 pdf E. Costa
Polarimetry with ESA-NASA IXO Observatory
PoS(CRAB2008)025 file missing L. Piro
Polarimetry with EXIST
PoS(CRAB2008)026 pdf H. Krawczynski, A. Garson, J. Martin, M. Beilicke, J.E Grindlay, S.J. Hong, G.K. Skinner and S. STURNER
Session: THE CRAB ACROSS THE ELECTROMAGNETIC SPECTRUM
General talk on Crab properties based on Ann. Rev. Paper
PoS(CRAB2008)001 file missing J.J. Hester
High Energy Polarisation - Historical remarks
PoS(CRAB2008)002 pdf M. Weisskopf
The gamma-ray Crab scenario
PoS(CRAB2008)003 file missing A.J. Dean
The IBIS result
PoS(CRAB2008)004 pdf P. Laurent, I. Grenier, C. Gouiffes and F. Lebrun
The PHENEX experiment result
PoS(CRAB2008)005 pdf S. Gunji
The TeV Crab
PoS(CRAB2008)006 pdf attachments M. Lopez Moya
Can FERMI-LAT measure Gamma Ray Polarization?
PoS(CRAB2008)007 file missing B. Atwood
AGILE: preliminary resuts
PoS(CRAB2008)008 file missing A. Pellizzoni
The Crab Optical & UV Polarimetry
PoS(CRAB2008)009 pdf R. Mignani
Phase Resolved Optical Polarisation
PoS(CRAB2008)010 pdf A. Slowikowska, G. Kanbach and A. Stefanescu
Interpretation and modelling
PoS(CRAB2008)011 file missing G. Kanbach
The Crab Nebula in the infrared: a review
PoS(CRAB2008)012 pdf P. Persi
The Crab nebula as a calibrator for microwave polarimeters
PoS(CRAB2008)013 file missing P. De Bernardis
Session: POSTER
The Study of PWNe with a photoelectric polarimeter
PoS(CRAB2008)027 pdf S. Fabiani, F. Lazzarotto, R. Bellazzini, A. Brez, E. Costa, S. Di Cosimo, F. Muleri, A. Rubini, P. Soffitta and G. Spandre
A Versatile Facility for the calibration of X-ray polarimeters
PoS(CRAB2008)028 pdf F. Muleri and P. Soffitta
GASP-Galway Astronomical Stokes Polarimeter
PoS(CRAB2008)029 pdf A. Shearer
The Polarimetric Capacities of the Simbol-X Mission
PoS(CRAB2008)030 pdf C. Gouiffes, P. Laurent and P. Ferrando
Optical pulsations of the Crab Nebula pulsar with AquEYE
PoS(CRAB2008)031 pdf C. GermanÓ