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Zoom Event: Observations of Black Hole X-Ray Binaries with the Imaging X-Ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) and Upcoming and Proposed Balloon-Borne Astroparticle Experiments

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
Department of Astronomy
Location
Extra Space available in 134 Astronomy Building
Virtual
wifi event
Date
Mar 26, 2024   3:00 - 4:00 pm  
Speaker
Henric Krawczynski
Contact
Daniel Franco
E-Mail
danielf9@illinois.edu
Phone
217-300-6769
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The Imaging X-Ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) is a joint US-Italian mission that enables highly sensitive polarimetry observations of bright galactic and extragalactic sources within the 2-8 keV X-ray band. In this talk, I will highlight the IXPE observations of stellar mass black holes in X-ray binaries and the implications of the observations. I will close by describing two upcoming missions, one aiming at measuring X-ray polarization at higher energies (15-80 keV), and another one aiming at elucidating the origin of the 511 keV gamma-ray emission from the center of the Milky Way.

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