September 25 (Mon) at 13:30 - 15:00, 2023 (JST)
  • Toru Tamagawa (Chief Scientist, High Energy Astrophysics Laboratory, RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research (CPR))
Hidetoshi Taya

We launched the world's first highly sensitive X-ray polarimetry satellite, IXPE, in December 2021. IXPE began observations in January 2022 and detected significant X-polarization from objects in all categories. The IXPE observations have opened a new window in astrophysics.
In this talk, I will introduce IXPE and present the results of X-ray polarimetry observations of neutron stars with strong magnetic fields (magnetars and neutron star binaries). The neutron star observations show results quite different from our prior expectations and await further theoretical interpretation.

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