X-ray polarimetry beamline

Friday, January 19, 2024 at 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Building NE83, Due to restricted access to the building, meeting place will be in front of Mamaleh's Delicatessen at 15 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139. Note: People coming to/from the main campus should anticipate a 10-15 minute walk each way.
1 KENDALL SQ, Cambridge, MA 02142

The MIT Soft X-ray Polarimetry Lab is used to develop new technologies for spaceflight missions. The centerpiece of our lab is the MIT Soft X-ray Polarimetry Beamline, a massive vacuum chamber that we use to create X-rays for experimentation and observe how those X-rays interact with the subsystems that we use to study distant astrophysical objects such as black holes and neutron stars. During this one hour tour, we will introduce you to the beamline and other tools that we use in our lab, and describe the work that we are doing on our current spaceflight mission, the REDSoX Polarimeter.

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MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research
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saraht@mit.edu, agarner@mit.edu

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