"Gamma Ray Polarimetry of GRB160530A with the Balloon Borne Compton Spectrometer and Imager" by Alex Lowell (UC Berkeley)

Date: 
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Series: 
HEAP Seminars

The Compton Spectrometer and Imager is a next generation Compton telescope designed for imaging, spectroscopy, and polarimetry of astrophysical sources in the 200 keV to 5 MeV band.  In 2016, COSI successfully completed a 46 day flight on NASA's new super-pressure balloon platform.  Analysis efforts so far have resulted in detections of various sources such as the Crab Nebula, Cyg-X1, Cen-A, 511 keV e+e- annihilation from the galactic center, and the bright long-duration gamma-ray burst GRB160530A.  I will focus on the polarization performance of COSI with an emphasis on our analysis and results for GRB160530A. 

Event Attachments: 
Location: 
Knudsen 4-134