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The Third PANDA Symposium: First results from Insight-HXMT

18th June 2018 - 22nd June 2018
Chengdu, China


The Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope (HXMT), also known as Insight, is China’s first space X-ray astronomy satellite, designed to observe X-ray emission from compact objects, such as black holes, neutron stars and Gamma Ray Bursts (GRBs). This satellite was successfully launched on June 15, 2017, and has already produced multiple interesting results during its in-orbit test. In particular, the Insight-HXMT participated in a global joint observation in search of the electromagnetic counterparts of GW170817, providing a stringent constraint for the properties of the electromagnetic radiation from this binary neutron star merger. We plan to unveil the first results from the Insight-HXMT at the anniversary of its launch, during the 3rd PANDA Symposium. We will also take this opportunity to discuss some hot topics in high-energy astrophysics and introduce the mission to the younger Pacific/Asiatic as well as the international community.

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