XMM-Newton SSC: About us / contacts
The SSC represents a consortium of 10 institutes in the ESA community, led by Prof Mike Watson from the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leicester. A full description of the role of the SSC is given in Watson et al. 2001.
The SSC team includes investigators from ten institutions in five countries: France, Germany, Spain, Italy and the UK. With the loss of funding to support continued UK participation in XMM-Newton SSC activities, formal UK contributions to the SSC will essentially cease by the end of 2013, though continued UK input is envisaged at a substantailly reduced ('best efforts') level.
In addition there are five Associate Scientists from Japan, China, the US and the UK.
- Points of contact (POCs) for the 10 SSC Consortium institutes, Survey Scientist, Project Manager and Associate Scientists.