Mar 15 – 20, 2020
Garching
Europe/Berlin timezone

The transient X-ray sky

Mar 20, 2020, 9:00 AM
30m
Garching

Garching

Speaker

Prof. Peter Jonker (Radboud University & SRON, Netherlands Institute for Space Research)

Description

The eROSITA instrument onboard the SRG satellite provides a unique opportunity
for discovering transients in its X-ray All Sky survey data. There are many
classes of transients known to emit in X-rays, ranging from flares from active
stars to fast blazar variability. By necessity, I will highlight a few such
source classes and the open science questions that will benefit tremdously from
the eROSITA All Sky Survey and timely follow-up. In particular, I will focus on
tidal disruption events and the source class of fast X-ray transients.

Presenter status Invited speaker

Primary author

Prof. Peter Jonker (Radboud University & SRON, Netherlands Institute for Space Research)

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