Prof. Dr. Hua Feng (Tsinghua)

Reopening the window of astronomical X-ray polarimetry with PolarLight

Polarimetry in the X-ray band is argued to be a powerful and sometimes unique tool in diagnosing the magnetic field, geometry and emission mechanism in astrophysics. PolarLight, which is a miniature X-ray polarimeter onboard a CubeSat, is the first dedicated astronomical X-ray polarimeter since the OSO-8 experiment in 1970s. It was launched into a low-Earth orbit in October 2018 and is still working in space. In this talk, I will introduce the PoarLight space program and the science results that have been obtained with it. [link]

Place: KIAA-auditorium

Time: Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 4:00PM to Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 5:00PM