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Physics Colloquium - Dr. Henrike Fleischhack

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Thursday, September 2, 2021 4 pm to 5 pm

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Dr. Henrike Fleischhack, post-doctoral fellow at Catholic University of America and NASA Goddard space flight center, will be presenting at this week's physics colloquium. Please join the presentation on Thursday, September 2nd at 4:00pm via Zoom. 

AMEGO-X: MeV ɣ-ray Astronomy in the Multi-messenger Era

Abstract: We have seen the dawn of the era of multi-messenger astronomy. Combining information from electromagnetic waves and other cosmic messengers, such as neutrinos and gravitational waves, has opened new windows onto the universe. New astronomical observatories are required to complement multi-messenger observations and fully exploit their science output. In this talk, Dr. Fleischhack will give an introduction to multi-messenger astronomy and present gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) as prototypical multi-messenger sources. She will explain how they design and optimize the proposed AMEGO-X (All-sky Medium Energy Gamma-ray Observatory eXplorer) mission as a gamma-ray observatory in the context of multi-messenger astronomy.

Bio: Dr. Henrike Fleischhack received her B.Sc. and M.Sc. at the Georg-August University Göttingen in 2009 and 2012 and her PhD at Humbold University Berlin in 2017. As a graduate student, she worked on the ground-based gamma-ray telescope VERITAS, and in 2017 joined Prof. Huentemeyer's group at Michigan Tech as a postdoc, working on HAWC, also a ground-based gamma-ray instrument. In 2020, Dr. Fleischhack joined Catholic University of America and NASA Goddard space flight center as a postdoc, where she designs and simulates the performance of future space-based gamma-ray missions and analyses data from current NASA missions.

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