(IAP) X-ray Polarimetry Beamline

The MIT Soft X-ray Polarimetry Lab is used to develop new technologies for spaceflight missions. The centerpiece of our lab is the MIT Soft X-ray Polarimetry Beamline, a massive vacuum chamber that we use to create X-rays for experimentation and observe how those X-rays interact with the subsystems that we use to study distant astrophysical objects such as black holes and neutron stars. During this one hour tour, we will introduce you to the beamline and other tools that we use in our lab, and describe the work that we are doing on our current spaceflight mission, the REDSoX Polarimeter.

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Sarah Heine