Research

The experimental work of Professor Krawczynski includes the development of the balloon-borne X-Calibur scattering X-ray polarimeter scheduled for launch in December 2018 from McMurdo (Antarctic). TheĀ group develops furthermore room temperature and cryogenic X-ray and gamma-ray detectors.The group is a science collaborator of the Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE), and uses the Chandra, Swift, NuSTAR, and Fermi X-ray and gamma-ray satellites. The activities include X-ray observations of stellar mass and supermassive black holes, blazars, and gravitationally lensed quasars.

Detector Development:
Projects/Experiments:
Astrophysics (Observations and Theory):
Collaborators:
  • Professor Binns (WUSTL).
  • Professor Buckley (WUSTL)
  • Professor Chartas (CoC).
  • Professor Cowsik (WUSTL).
  • Gianluigi de Geronimo (de Geronimo).
  • Victor Guarino (Guarino Engineering Services)
  • Professor Hayashida (Osaka Univ.).
  • Professors Israel (WUSTL).
  • Professor Kislat (UNH).
  • Dr. Kitaguchi and Professor T. Tamagawa (Riken).
  • Shaorui Li (BNL).
  • Dr. Okajima (GSFC).
  • Professor Pearce (KTH).
  • Professor Takahashi (Hiroshima Univ.).
  • Dr. Ullom (NIST).
  • WASP team (WFF).