The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) High-Energy X-ray Mission: Bringing the High Energy Universe into Focus

The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) High-Energy X-ray Mission: Bringing the High Energy Universe into Focus

The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, the first focusing high-energy X-ray (3 – 79 keV) telescope in orbit, extends sensitive X-ray observations above the band pass where Chandra and XMM-Newton operate. With an unprecedented combination of sensitivity, spectral and imaging resolution above 10 keV, NuSTAR is advancing our understanding of black holes, neutron stars, and supernova remnants. I will describe the mission, and present science highlights from the two-year baseline mission.

Date

September 8, 2014 - 11:00am

Location

Marcus Nano 1117

The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, the first focusing high-energy X-ray (3 – 79 keV) telescope in orbit, extends sensitive X-ray observations above the band pass where Chandra and XMM-Newton operate. With an unprecedented combination of sensitivity, spectral and imaging resolution above 10 keV, NuSTAR is advancing our understanding of black holes, neutron stars, and supernova remnants. I will describe the mission, and present science highlights from the two-year baseline mission.