The Athena X-ray observatory

10 Sep 2018, 09:00
15m
Talk

Speaker

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

Description

Athena (the Advanced Telescope for High-Energy Astrophysics) will continue the series of large X-ray observatories inaugurated by Chandra and XMM-Newton, offering transformational capabilities in several key areas. It is the second large-class ESA mission (L2), and it is planned for a launch towards the end of the next decade.
In this talk, the main science objectives of Athena, and its main technical characteristics, will be presented and discussed.

Primary author

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

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