cosine will attend the 14th International Workshop on Astronomical X-Ray Optics (AXRO) 2023, to be held from 4 – 8 December 2023 in Prague, Czech Republic. On Tuesday 5 December, cosine Senior Scientist-Engineer, Dr Alex Bayerle will give a talk about “Athena’s X-ray mirror based on silicon wafers – advances in silicon pore optics manufacturing”.
The goal of the workshop is to present and to discuss recent and future technologies for X-ray astronomy missions. These missions require the development of innovative technologies, and it is necessary to discuss the possibilities, the results obtained so far, and new ideas in detail. AXRO 2023 will cover topics in the fields of X-ray optics, X-ray space missions, X-ray detectors and test facilities, and X-ray astrophysics in four sessions. These sessions will be given by leading scientists in these fields and aim to build bridges between different scientific themes.
The requirements of future space X-ray astronomy missions are so demanding that they need a truly interdisciplinary approach in a wide international collaboration, due to the complexity and precision required. High-energy optics based on silicon wafers such as cosine’s Silicon Pore Optics offer solutions to realize and build these future missions.
As one of the experts in the development of X-ray optics, cosine’s presence at the conference is more than relevant. We are looking forward to meeting with industry partners and discussing the future technologies of X-ray astronomy.
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cosine is a leading worldwide company in the development of innovative measurement solutions, such as Silicon Pore Optics and remote sensing instrumentation with onboard analytics. We combine physics and technology to bring out-of-the-box solutions to our clients. We have been developing and delivering innovative measurement systems for space and industrial applications since 1998. Our company operates 1,000 m2 of cleanrooms and high-tech assembly facilities to build and test the systems we produce for customers at our headquarters in Sassenheim, The Netherlands.