February 22, 2021 to March 12, 2021
Europe/Rome timezone


OAS-Bologna, in collaboration with the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Bologna (DIFA), organizes combined seminars/laboratories, investigating a broad range of astronomical systems through detection and analysis of their X-ray emission and other radiation they emit.

The laboratory runs for three weeks (22 February-12 March 2021). Students, working in small groups, are introduced to the current problematics of supermassive black holes in order to contextualize their X-ray data analysis exercises. The X-ray laboratory also offers  the opportunity to gain first-hand experience with the basic instrumentation tools of modern X-ray astronomy. . At the end of the tutorial, students summarize the laboratory experience in a power-point presentation organized as a professional communication to an Astrophysical Conference.

X-ray Lab is part of the Astrophysics Laboratory course of DIFA Bologna.

Image credit: Dana Berry/SkyWorks/NRAO/NFS