Northwestern University

Fri 4:00 PM

Sebastian Heinz: X-ray Dust Tomography: The New Frontier in Galactic Exploration

When: Friday, February 16, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  

Where: Technological Institute, L211, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Yassaman   847.491.7650

Group: Physics and Astronomy Colloquia

Category: Academic


Title: X-ray Dust Tomography: The New Frontier in Galactic Exploration

Speaker: Sebastian Heinz, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Abstract: Light echoes from Galactic transients offer a powerful new tool to measure distances, map Galactic structure, and probe the properties of interstellar dust. I will discuss the physics of dust scattering using recent examples of extraordinarily bright echoes from Circinus X-1 and V404 Cygni and the prospects for future echo searches.

Host: Tchekhovskoy

Speaker Schedule

Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, colloquium

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