Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences Colloquium

Monday, October 24, 2022 at 12:15-1:15PM

JILA Auditorium

Henric Krawczynski, Washington University in St. Louis

"First results from measuring the polarization of X-rays from stellar mass black holes in X-ray binaries"

A Pretty Image from the Talk


The Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) mission was launched on December 9, 2021 and has been used for measuring the linear polarization of X-rays from cosmic sources. I report here on first results from the IXPE observations of black holes in X-ray binaries. I will discuss the observational results and their interpretation. I will conclude with summarizing the science drivers for the upcoming IXPE observations of several other black holes in X-ray binaries.


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