NICER overview and results so far

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    The Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) has been observing a number ofX-ray sources since July 2017 from the International Space Station. With both high timingand good energy resolutions, the soft X-ray coverage of NICER is particularly well-suitedfor investigating magnetically-powered isolated neutron stars, rotation-powered millisecondpulsars, X-ray pulsars, and X-ray bursters, as well as other accreting compact objects likeblack holes and white dwarfs. The talk will present the NICER payload and the main resultsobtained during the first two years of the mission for studies of neutron star energetics,dynamics, and structure. A particular emphasis will be given on observations of X-raybursts explained as thermonuclear explosions on the surface of accreting neutron stars inlow-mass X-ray binaries.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2019
    Media of outputPowerpoint presentation
    Publication statusPublished - 2019
    EventThe Annual Danish Astronomy Meeting (ADAM2019) - Nyborg, Denmark
    Duration: 2 May 20193 May 2019


    ConferenceThe Annual Danish Astronomy Meeting (ADAM2019)


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