28/03/2012 – 14h00 – Auditório IAG – IAG/USP

Mel Ulmer

Northwestern University

Título/Title: From Building Castles in the Sky to Instant Gratification: The next generation of Major X-ray Missions vs. very modest proposals


I attended a meeting sponsored by NASA 14-15 Dec 2011 regarding the next generation of major X-ray observatories. I will give an overview of a few key proposals, and demonstrate that a major break throughs will require technological advances that are within reach (including one of my own). I will then describe the opportunities on the horizon for very (dare I say $1M??) inexpensive missions.

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