Highlights of Recent Results from Insight-HXMT: China's 1st X-ray Astronomy Satellite

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 Time:  星期四, 3月 11, 2021, 02:00pm
 Title:  Highlights of Recent Results from Insight-HXMT: China's 1st X-ray Astronomy Satellite
 Speaker:  Prof. Shuangnan Zhang (IHEP)
 Location:

S727 & Online via Zoom


ABSTRACT

Insight-HXMT is China’s first X-ray astronomy satellite and was successfully launched on June 15th, 2017. It carries three sets of collimated X-ray instruments with large effective areas, covering energy ranges of 1-15 keV, 5-30 keV, and 20-250 keV, respectively. In addition, it can also serve as a nearly all-sky monitor for high energy sources between 0.2 to 3 MeV, such as bright pulsars and gamma-ray bursts. I will review some highlights of the scientific results of Insight-HXMT, on accreting X-ray binaries harbouring black holes or neutron stars, isolated pulsars, magnetars, fast radio bursts, gamma-ray bursts and scanning survey of the Galactic Plane.

BIO
Prof. Shuangnan Zhang is Director of Key Laboratory of Particle Astrophysics and Center for Particle Astrophysics, Institute of High Energy Physics; Chief Scientist of Space Science Division and Director of the X-ray Imaging Laboratory, National Astronomical Observatories of China; Professor of University of Chinese Academy of Sciences.

He got his bachelor degree from Tsinghua University, PhD degree from Southampton University (UK), postdoc at University of Pennsylvania (USA). Senior scientist of Universities Space Research Association at NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center, faculty member of University of Alabama at Huntsville, distinguished professor of Tsinghua University.

His research interests cover most areas in high energy astrophysics, as well as cosmology and general relativity. He is the PI of several space experiments/missions, including POLAR (and also POLAR-2), HXMT (since 2016), eXTP and HERD, and the Chinese Co-PI of SVOM. He also serves as a science advisor to several space missions, including GECAM, EP and CATCH. He has authored and co-authored more than 300 refereed publications with more than 10000 citations.

Host: Hua Feng


Slides: 20210311-Zhang.pdf