Colibrì is Canada's flagship X-ray Observatory, proposed to have multiple aperture X-ray optics with cryogenically cooled transition-edge detectors for achieving high-energy and high-time resolution, as well as high throughput and sensitivity in the 0.1-15 keV range. Colibrì is designed to probe the physics of matter under extreme conditions. We present the prospects for Colibrì studies of the zoo of neutron stars, with focus on the fast-rotating pulsars and highly magnetized neutron stars. Key science questions that Colibrì will address include: what is the equation of state of neutron star material? Can we diagnose the physics of accretion and neutron stars environment? What are the properties of material and light in strong magnetic fields? Funded by the Canadian Space Agency.
43rd COSPAR Scientific Assembly. Held 28 January - 4 February
- Pub Date:
- January 2021