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2nd International Simbol-X Symposium, Paris : France (2008)
Simbol-X Core Science in a Context
F. Fiore, M. Arnaud, U. Briel, E. Cavazzuti, R. Cledassou1, J. L. Counil, A. Comastri, P. Ferrando2, 3, P. Giommi, A. Goldwurm2, 3, O. Lamarle, G. Lanzuisi, P. Laurent2, 3, F. Lebrun2, 3, G. Malaguti, S. Mereghetti, G. Micela4, G. Pareschi, E. Piconcelli, M. Piermaria, S. Puccetti, J.-P. Roques5, G. Tagliaferri6, C. Vignali7
SIMBOL-X Collaboration(s)

Taking advantage of emerging technology in mirror manufacturing and spacecraft formation flying, Simbol-X will push grazing incidence imaging up to ~80 keV, providing an improvement of roughly three orders of magnitude in sensitivity and angular resolution compared to all instruments that have operated so far above 10 keV. This will open a new window in X-ray astronomy, allowing breakthrough studies on black hole physics and census and particle acceleration mechanisms. We discuss here synergies between Simbol-X and the main multiwavelength facilities that will operate in the next decade, and present a quantitative comparison between Simbol-X and its main competitors, NuStar and Astro-H.
1 :  CNES - Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales
2 :  IRFU - Institut de Recherches sur les lois Fondamentales de l'Univers (ex DAPNIA)
3 :  APC - UMR 7164 - AstroParticule et Cosmologie
4 :  OSSERVATORIO ASTRONOMICO DI PALERMO - Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo
5 :  IRAP - Institut de recherche en astrophysique et planétologie
6 :  INAF/OAB - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera
7 :  Dipartimemto di Astronomia, Universita degli Studi di Bologna
Physique/Astrophysique/Phénomènes cosmiques de haute energie

Planète et Univers/Astrophysique/Phénomènes cosmiques de haute energie
X- and gamma-ray telescopes and instrumentation – Astronomical and space-research instrumentation – Spectroscopy and spectrophotometry – Cosmic rays
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