IPMU Colloquium

Speaker: Rashid Sunyaev (MPA)
Title: The scientific goals of Spectrum-X/eRosita X-Ray observatory
Date (JST): Wed, Dec 10, 2014, 15:30 - 17:00
Place: Lecture Hall
Abstract: I plan to describe scientific goals of Russian-German Spectrum-X/eRosita space mission planning to detect 100 000 clusters of galaxies in the observable universe and up to 3 millions of accreting supermassive black holes (Active Galactic Nuclei) during 4 year long X-Ray sky survey. X-ray telescopes of the mission should detect more than 10 thousand star forming galaxies, millions of Galactic X-Ray sources including HMXBs and LMXBs, accreting white dwarfs, supernova remnants, young stars, old stars with bright coronae, planets and comets in the Solar system. Special attention will be given to the subject of the use of new discovered samples of objects for the purposes of cosmology and to the importance of Spectrum-X collaboration with the ground based optical, radio and submillimeter telescopes.

The launch of Spectrum-X/eRosita into the 2nd Lagrangian point is scheduled for 2016.
Seminar Video: [VIDEO]