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The Universe in X-rays - telescopes, observations and theory

Dr. hab. Agata Różańska - CAMK, PAN, Warszawa

Abstract: The intent of the lecture is to summarize the present status of the X-ray Astronomy. This field of research become quite challenging, and it has evolved with enormous pace. The number of known sources has increased by a factor of thousand, but more important, they now comprise almost all classes of astronomical objects - from planets, moons, and comets, out to clusters of galaxies and quasars. In the era of multi-wavelength astronomy X-ray observations provide insight into extreme physical conditions prevailing in all these sources. I will start with a discussion of instruments and methods, and then continue with the status of galactic and extragalactic X-ray astronomy respectively. I plan to introduce "hands-on" sessions during my lecture.


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