Next Talk  - 19 December 2022 15:00 CET

by Dr. Fabio Muleri (INAF-IAPS, Italy)

 

Title: The Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer: results from the first year of observations

 

Abstract

The Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE for short) is a bilateral NASA-ASI mission dedicated to open the last window in X-ray astronomy, that of polarimetry. Based on imaging photoelectric polarimeters developed and built in Italy, IXPE was launched on 9 December 2021. After a short verification phase in orbit, IXPE started to observe X-rays sources belonging to different classes, such as Supernovae Remnants, magnetars, X-ray binaries and Active Galactic Nuclei. More than half of the observed sources revealed a highly significant polarization, or stringent upper limits able to constrain competing models. In this talk, I will review the results collected during the first year in orbit, with particular emphasis on the most interesting ones obtained so far.

 

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