Optics for EUV, X-ray and Gamma-ray Astronomy XI for 2023 SPIE Optics + Photonics

Team members (Steve Bongiorno, Wayne Baumgartner, Nick Thomas, Jessica Gaskin, Panini Singam, and Danielle Gurgew) from the X-ray Astronomy Group (ST12) presented 6 talks and 1 poster detailing the current status of our X-ray optics modeling, fabrication, coatings, alignment and mounting, and MSFC 100-m (aka SLTF) test capabilities. Recent results from the Focusing Optics X-ray Solar Imager (FOXSI) effort led by Baumgartner were presented, as was a status on X-Ray and Cryogenic Facility (XRCF) preparation (Jeff Kegley/ST15) and testing (Baumgartner) for ESA’s Athena mission. Significant contributions from team members Dr. Jeff Kolodziejczak and members from ES23 were highlighted. Multiple X-ray Astronomy Group members also served as Session chairs.

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