Jun 12 – 16, 2023
Asia/Yerevan timezone

The Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) results from the first 1.5 years of observation

Jun 12, 2023, 11:30 AM


Paolo Soffitta (INAF-IAPS)


The Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) is a NASA-ASI Small Explorer mission selected on January 2017 and launched on 9$^{th}$ December 2021. Three X-ray mirrors are coupled to three Detector Units clocked at 120$^\circ$ each one hosting a Gas Pixel Detector, sensitive to X-ray polarization designed, built tested, and calibrated by INAF and INFN institutes. Some dozens of celestial X-ray sources, from almost all the classes, were observed so far, and for more than a half IXPE detected significant polarization. Some unexpected results were found by IXPE and in this talk after an introduction to the mission I will describe the main Astrophysical achievements reached so far

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Paolo Soffitta (INAF-IAPS)

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