Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences Colloquium

Monday, October 28, 2019 at 4:00 PM

JILA Auditorium

Refreshments served 30 minutes prior to start of talk in front of the JILA Auditorium.

Sebastian Heinz, University of Wisconsin - Madison

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

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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.

 

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