Jun 8 – 10, 2021
Europe/Rome timezone

X-ray instrumentation to observe the hot and energetic Universe

Jun 10, 2021, 12:00 PM
20m

Speaker

Peter Predehl (Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik)

Description

What instrumention is needed to observe the X-rays generated in the hot Universe?
The next generation of wide-area, sensitive X-ray surveys designed to map the hot and energetic Universe has arrived, thanks to eROSITA (extended ROentgen Survey with an Imaging Telescope Array), the core instrument on the Russian-German Spektrum-Roentgen-Gamma (SRG) mission. eROSITA's high sensitivity, large field of view, high spatial resolution and survey efficiency is bound to revolutionize X-ray astronomy and deliver large legacy samples for many classes of astronomical objects in the energy range 0.2-8 keV. I will present an overview of the instrument capabilities, the current status of the mission, and a few selected early science results.

Primary author

Peter Predehl (Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik)

Presentation materials