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ECAP Seminar: Frank Haberl

June 20, 13:00 - 14:00

The XMM-Newton surveys of the Magellanic Clouds

Using the XMM-Newton observatory, we performed X-ray surveys of the Magellanic Clouds, the two star-forming galaxies nearest to the Milky Way. The images obtained from the EPIC instruments provide a wealth of information about the X-ray source populations in the Small and Large Magellanic Cloud. Due to their proximity we can resolve the emission from supernova remnants, and we have discovered many new X-ray binaries powered by accretion of matter. In particular the Small Magellanic Cloud is remarkable with respect to its large number of X-ray binaries with a high-mass donor star. These discrete sources are embedded in diffuse X-ray emission which originates in the hot phase of the interstellar medium of the clouds.

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June 20
Time:
13:00 - 14:00
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ECAP, room 307
Erwin-Rommel-Str 1
Erlangen, 91058 Germany
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http://ecap.nat.fau.de