Astrophysics Mini Colloquium 5/12/2020 — The Inside Story Of The Making Of The Chandra HETGS  (speaker: Claude Canizares, MKI/MIT)

Tuesday May 12, 2020 4:00 pm
Marlar Lounge 37-252

The Chandra X-ray Observatory was launched over 20 years ago, but the development of its instruments began more than 20 years before that. This talk will describe the little-known saga of the High Energy Transmission Grating Spectrometer (HETGS) on Chandra, including technical challenges, political wrangling, Congressional hurdles and near-death experiences. Spoiler-alert: It all came out well in the end.




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