[NCTS Seminar - Particle Physics Journal Club] Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer: 1st year results

  • Event Date: 2023-06-05
  • High energy phenomenology
  • Speaker: Dr. Dmitry Prokhorov (Academia Sinica)  /  Host: Dr. Hugues Beauchesne
    Place: R517, New Physics Building, NTU

Title:Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer: 1st year results
Time:2023/06/05 (Mon.) 12:30
Place:R517, New Physics Building, NTU

Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer, also known as IXPE, is a space observatory  designed to measure the polarization of cosmic X-rays. The observatory, which was launched in December 2021, has studied a number of astrophysical sources. I participated as a member of the IXPE team in the work on the first scientific target, Cassiopeia A,  and also contributed to the work on the remnant of Tycho's supernova. In this talk, I will overview these research works and will also summarize IXPE results from observations of other source classes, including pulsar wind nebulae, blazars, and a magnetar.