We hope that you have all enjoyed some well-deserved holidays and came back motivated for the beginning of this new year.
Back in November, we held the 12th X-IFU Consortium Meeting online and asked all participants to fill in a post-meeting survey. Thank you to all those who shared their feedback. The key results are presented in the first article.
The end of the year was also busy with the SPIE Digital Forum 2020. In the following article, you will find information about our members’ contributions.
Then, Joern Wilms, X-IFU Science Co-Investigator, gives us an introduction about the ‘missing baryons problem’ and the warm-hot intergalactic medium (WHIM). He also explains X-IFU’s role in better understanding the WHIM’s structure and properties.
We are lucky to welcome a second participant in our series “Meet the People of X-IFU”. Caroline Kilbourne from NASA’s Goddard tells us about her work and shares her enthusiasm about micro-calorimeters.
To conclude this first newsletter of the year, you will get a sneak peek at the new X-IFU website, before its launch in a few months. We hope you like it.