MN Institute for Astrophysics Colloquium

All future


Friday, October 25th 2019
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Pepi Fabbiano, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Subject: 20 Years of X-ray Observations with Chandra

Launched on the 23rd of July 1999 as the NASA Great Observatory for the X-ray band (~0.1-8 keV), Chandra has opened up a new age of discovery, culminating a 40-year development in the observations of the sky in the X-ray band. What makes the Chandra telescope unique is its sub-arc-second angular resolution. Combined with the moderate spectral resolution and timing of its most used focal plane imager, this imaging capability has opened a discovery space encompassing the whole of astronomy, from stars to high redshift quasars and large structures in the universe. Chandra observations provide a unique insight into the high-energy, hot universe, complementing the views from other wavebands.

After giving a general overview of Chandra’s results, in this talk I will discuss some new developments in the study of AGN-galaxy interaction that exploit to the fullest the imaging capability of Chandra. I will also briefly introduce the new release of the Chandra Source Catalog (CSC2.0) and conclude with a look to future developments.


Friday, November 1st 2019
2:30 pm:
No Colloquium. Physics Colloquium speaker Thurs: Rudolph Tromp, Leiden University

Friday, November 8th 2019
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Randolf Klein, SOFIA Science Center
Subject: TBD

Friday, November 15th 2019
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Yan Song, University of Minnesota

Friday, November 22nd 2019
2:30 pm:
No Colloquium. Physics Colloquium speaker Thurs: Dimitar Sasselov, Harvard University

Friday, November 29th 2019
2:30 pm:
No Colloquium this week due to Thanksgiving

Friday, December 6th 2019
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Larry Rudnick, University of Minnesota

Friday, December 13th 2019
2:30 pm:
No colloquium this week

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