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The X-IFU Gazette #22 has been released!

Welcome to the 22nd issue of the X-IFU Gazette! In this issue, the X-IFU Project Manager, Vincent Albouys, gives us […]

Investigating the building blocks of the Universe in X-rays

Image credit: © ESO The astronomer Carl Sagan once said: “We are made of stardust”. This is, to a large […]

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Detecting X-rays at IRAP

The test platform developed by IRAP and CNES in Toulouse is a key element of the demonstration of the detection […]

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Investigating outflowing gas around Supermassive black holes

All the galaxies in the Universe host a supermassive black hole of unknown origin at their center and the mass of the black hole…

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Witnessing the assembly of clusters of galaxies with the X-IFU

Clusters of galaxies are the largest bound astrophysical objects in the Universe. Located at the nodes of the cosmic web, […]

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Studying X-ray eclipses in active galactic nuclei with X-IFU

Active galactic nuclei (AGN) are bright compact regions located at the centres of some galaxies. These objects are powered by […]

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Bringing Athena compliant with the 7 keV effective area requirement

The Athena mirror will use an innovative technology called Silicon Pore Optics (SPO). The technology, combined with appropriate over coating, […]

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The potential of the X-IFU for studies of the solar system

It was just over 40 years ago when Jupiter’s X-ray aurora was discovered with the Einstein Observatory. Since then, we […]

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SPIE 2018 X-IFU overview paper

The overview X-IFU paper published in the proceedings of the SPIE 2018 in Austin (TX) is available from the ArXiv.

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X-IFU overview presentation at the SPIE 2018

Here you will find the overview X-IFU presentation at the SPIE meeting in Austin, on June 13th, 2018.

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X-IFU presentation at the Power of X-ray spectroscopy conference

Overview presentation of the X-IFU at the Power of X-ray Spectroscopy conference in Warsaw (September 6-8th, 2017) can be found […]

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X-IFU status presentation at X-ray Universe Conference – Roma

Overview status presentation at the 2017 X-ray Universe conference in Roma by Didier Barret (see slides).

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Athena and its high count rate capabilities

Talk given by D. Barret at the EXTP Conference in Roma (Feb 6-8th, 2017).

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