Astronomy

A new Cryogenic Workshop and NASA’s 4-K Cooler contribution

A new cryogenic workshop, the first gathering of all the main parties in the newly reformulated X-IFU cooling chain, took place January 31st through February 2nd in Toulouse, at CNES.

A new Cryogenic Workshop and NASA’s 4-K Cooler contribution

A new cryogenic workshop, the first gathering of all the main parties in the newly reformulated X-IFU cooling chain, took place January 31st through February 2nd in Toulouse, at CNES.

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Winner of the Women Astronomer Infographic Contest

The result of the Women Astronomer Infographic contest to celebrate the International Day of Girls and Women in Science is out! The contest aimed to showcase the invaluable contributions of women astronomers through engaging infographics.

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Focus on AVS, the company in charge of the X-IFU Dewar

Focus on AVS, the company in charge of the Dewar. Added Value Solutions, is a global SME established in 2006. Today AVS is one of the world’s leading companies specialized in the design and development of critical systems for Big Science.

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11th of February 2024: Women Astronomer Infographic Contest

To celebrate the International Day of Girls and Women in Science (11th of February), we launch a call to highlight the invaluable contributions of women astronomers,

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Best wishes for 2024!

The year 2023 has just come to an end. 2024 opens with new perspectives for the X-IFU project and for the Consortium. On behalf of the X-IFU Consortium, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your confidence. We wish you all a very happy and successful new year!

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WFEE Demonstration Model delivered to CNES

The Warm Front-End Electronics (WFEE) Demonstrator Model was delivered to CNES on November 6, 7 and 8, 2023. Supply of the WFEE has been the responsibility of the Astroparticle and Cosmology (APC) laboratory.

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Virtual Consortium Meeting #17 took place from November 20th to 22nd

From November 20 to 22, 178 men and women gathered online for the 17th meeting of the X-IFU consortium.

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A virtual X-IFU Consortium Meeting #15

A New X-IFU has arrived! From 29 November to 1st December, 186 women and men gathered online for the 15th X-IFU Consortium […]

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A new website for the X-IFU

We are pleased to announce the publication of a brand-new website for the X-IFU spectrometer. This website has a new […]

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SPIE Digital Forum 2020

The international society for optics and photonics (SPIE) is organising its annual Astronomical telescopes and instrumentation Symposium. This year, the […]

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Astronomers take actions to raise awareness on climate change

The Nature Astronomy journal has published, this Thursday, 10th of September, a series of articles written by astronomers about the […]

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Two postdoc positions to join the X-IFU team

Athena is the second large mission of the Cosmic Vision science program of the European Space Agency. Dedicated to the […]

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