Astronomy Colloquium for 2023-05-10

Series: Astronomy Colloquium
Date: Wednesday 10-May-2023
Time: 16:05-17:00 (4:05-5:00 pm)
Location: Zoom
Speaker: Dr. Belinda Wilkes (CFA)
Title: X-ray Astronomy Comes of Age: the breadth and depth of Chandra and XMM-Newton Science

NASA’s Chandra and ESA’s XMM-Newton were both launched in 1999 and celebrated their 20 th anniversary in 2019. The (still continuing) longevity and unparalleled success of these complementary and collaborative free-flying satellites is a major success story for NASA and ESA, and for the astronomical community and our science. Multiple activities and publications celebrated these key milestones along with their ground-breaking contributions to so many diverse areas of our science. I will briefly describe their capabilities, the ways in which the missions collaborate and complement one another, and present highlights of some of the most important discoveries with emphasis on the second decade of operations.

In-person colloquia are usually preceded by espresso and ice cream at 1:45 pm outside room PSC 1150 and are followed by an informal reception at 5:15 pm in that room. Anyone interested in talking with the speaker, or being added to the colloquium announcement email list, should contact the colloquium organizer Dr. Leslie Sage. Lunch will normally be reserved for the speaker to talk to graduate students. Anyone asking a question during a talk is asked to raise their hand and be acknowledged before speaking. Contact Dr. Leslie Sage for details.

Colloquium Organizer: Dr. Leslie Sage


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