16-12-2020  16:00
IASF - Virtual room at this link https://meet.google.com/wwp-prxt-xdz
Sebastian Heinz - University of Wisconsin-Madison

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 examples of the extraordinarily bright echoes from Circinus X-1 and V404 Cygni, from a Wisconsin perspective on dust physics, and the prospects for future advances in X-ray Dust Tomography.

X-ray Dust Tomography: A New Frontier in Galactic Exploration
All talks list