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Plugging Away In the Southern Sky With M2FS and The UofM/Swift Astrophysics Program

Thursday, February 25, 2016
12:00 AM
411 West Hall

Mario Mateo

Plugging Away in the Southern Sky with M2FS

The University of Michigan has recently partnered with Swift, NASA’s high-impact, multi-wavelength orbital telescope. Its instruments are capable of observing simultaneously in the gamma-ray, X-ray, ultraviolet, and optical wavebands. This coupled with the unique rapid slewing capabilities of Swift enable a vast array of scientific investigations. In this talk, I will outline the capabilities of Swift and discuss the research programs undertaken by faculty and students in the Astronomy Department, ranging from the physics of star formation to that of clusters of galaxies.

Mark Reynolds

The UofM/Swift Astrophysics Program

The University of Michigan has recently partnered with Swift, NASA’s high-impact, multi-wavelength orbital telescope. Its instruments are capable of observing simultaneously in the gamma-ray, X-ray, ultraviolet, and optical wavebands. This coupled with the unique rapid slewing capabilities of Swift enable a vast array of scientific investigations. In this talk, I will outline the capabilities of Swift and discuss the research programs undertaken by faculty and students in the Astronomy Department, ranging from the physics of star formation to that of clusters of galaxies.

Speaker:
Mario Mateo & Mark Reynolds (Magellan, MDM, Swift)