Micro-X Rocket

The High-Resolution Microcalorimeter X-ray Imaging Rocket

Micro-X is a NASA-funded X-ray space telescope payload, part of NASA's sounding rocket program. We successfully flew the first Transition-Edge Sensor (TES) microcalorimeter array in space during our first flight in July, 2018. Our next flight to observe Cas-A is scheduled for September 2019. Our versatile science program includes high-resolution spectroscopy of supernova remnants and searches for dark matter in the Milky Way.

Postdoc Positions Open!

The Northwestern Micro-X group is looking to fill two postdoctoral positions for October 2019 and January 2020. The listing is posted in the Figueroa Group page.

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