Micro-X

Micro-X is an X-ray space telescope payload being developed for NASA's sounding rocket program. We will fly the first TES in space and take a high resolution spectrum of the Puppis-A supernova remnant. A detailed description of the Micro-X mission, along with the Micro-X science and hardware, can be found on the Micro-X project website.

 

Our experimental cosmology and astrophysics laboratory is part of the MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research and the MIT physics department. Our inter-disciplinary work takes us into the fields of particle physics, astrophysics and cosmology, solid-state and low-temperature physics, and engineering of space flight hardware and large cryogenic systems.

We are currently developing cryogenic particle and photon detectors for dark matter searches and X-ray astrophysics applications. Our goal is to conceive, develop, and carry out cutting-edge experiments to gain insights into the nature of our universe.