The imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer

10 Sep 2018, 09:15
15m
Talk

Speaker

Giorgio Matt (Dipartimento di Matematica e Fisica, Universita' Roma Tre)

Description

IXPE, the Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer, has been selected by NASA on January 2017 as the next mission in the Small Explorer Program, for a launch in early 2021. IXPE, a collaboration between NASA and ASI (the Italian Space Agency), is led by M. Weisskopf (MSFC) and is composed by three identical telescopes with, at the focal plane, a Gax Pixel Detector based on the photoelectric effect. In this talk the main characteristics of the mission and its scientific objectives will be described.

Primary author

Giorgio Matt (Dipartimento di Matematica e Fisica, Universita' Roma Tre)

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