The Large Observatory for X-ray Timing (LOFT)

  title={The Large Observatory for X-ray Timing (LOFT)},
  author={M. Feroci and L. Stella and M. Klis and T. Courvoisier and M. Hernanz and R. Hudec and A. Santangelo and D. Walton and A. Zdziarski and D. Barret and T. Belloni and J. Braga and S. Brandt and C. Budtz-J{\o}rgensen and S. Campana and J. Herder and J. Huovelin and G. Israel and M. Pohl and P. Ray and A. Vacchi and S. Zane and A. Argan and P. Attina and G. Bertuccio and E. Bozzo and R. Campana and D. Chakrabarty and E. Costa and A. De Rosa and E. del Monte and S. Di Cosimo and I. Donnarumma and Y. Evangelista and D. Haas and P. Jonker and S. Korpela and C. Labanti and P. Malcovati and R. Mignani and F. Muleri and M. Rapisarda and A. Rashevsky and N. Rea and A. Rubini and C. Tenzer and C. Wilson-Hodge and B. Winter and K. Wood and G. Zampa and N. Zampa and M. A. Abramowicz and M. Alpar and D. Altamirano and J. M. Alvarez and L. Amati and C. Amoros and L. Antonelli and R. Artigue and P. Azzarello and M. Bachetti and G. Baldazzi and M. Barbera and C. Barbieri and S. Basa and A. Baykal and R. Belmont and L. Boirin and V. Bonvicini and L. Burderi and M. Bur{\vs}a and C. Cabanac and E. Cackett and G. A. Caliandro and P. Casella and S. Chaty and J. Chenevez and M. Coe and A. Collura and A. Corongiu and S. Covino and G. Cusumano and F. D’Amico and S. Dall'osso and D. de Martino and G. De Paris and G. Di Persio and T. Di Salvo and C. Done and M. Dov{\vc}iak and A. Drago and U. Ertan and S. Fabiani and M. Falanga and R. Fender and P. Ferrando and D. Della Monica Ferreira and G. Fraser and F. Frontera and F. Fuschino and J. L. G{\'a}lvez and P. Gandhi and P. Giommi and O. Godet and E. G{\"o}g{\"u}s and A. Goldwurm and D. Götz and M. Grassi and P. Guttridge and P. Hakala and G. Henri and W. Hermsen and J. Hor{\'a}k and A. Hornstrup and J. I. in't Zand and J. Isern and E. Kalemci and G. Kanbach and V. Karas and D. Kataria and T. Kennedy and D. Klochkov and W. Kluzniak and K. Kokkotas and I. Kreykenbohm and J. Krolik and L. Kuiper and I. Kuvvetli and N. Kylafis and J. Lattimer and Francesco Lazzarotto and D. Leahy and F. Lebrun and D. Lin and N. Lund and T. Maccarone and J. Malzac and M. Marisaldi and A. Martindale and M. Mastropietro and J. McClintock and I. McHardy and M. M{\'e}ndez and S. Mereghetti and M. C. Miller and T. Mineo and E. Morelli and S. Morsink and C. Motch and S. Motta and T. Mu{\~n}oz-Darias and G. Naletto and V. Neustroev and J. Nevalainen and J. Olive and M. Orio and M. Orlandini and P. Orleanski and F. Ozel and L. Pacciani and S. Paltani and I. Papadakis and A. Papitto and A. Patruno and A. Pellizzoni and V. Petr{\'a}{\vc}ek and J. P'etri and P. O. Petrucci and B. Phlips and L. Picolli and A. Possenti and D. Psaltis and D. Rambaud and P. Reig and R. Remillard and J. Rodriguez and P. Romano and M. Romanova and T. Schanz and C. Schmid and A. Segreto and A. Shearer and A. Smith and P. J. Smith and P. Soffitta and N. Stergioulas and M. Stolarski and Z. Stuchlı́k and A. Tiengo and D. Torres and G. T{\"o}r{\"o}k and R. Turolla and P. Uttley and S. Vaughan and S. Vercellone and R. Waters and A. Watts and R. Wawrzaszek and N. Webb and J. Wilms and L. Zampieri and A. Zezas and J. Zi'olkowski},
  journal={Experimental Astronomy},
  • M. Feroci, L. Stella, +200 authors J. Zi'olkowski
  • Published 2011
  • Physics, Computer Science
  • Experimental Astronomy
  • High-time-resolution X-ray observations of compact objects provide direct access to strong-field gravity, to the equation of state of ultradense matter and to black hole masses and spins. A 10 m2-class instrument in combination with good spectral resolution is required to exploit the relevant diagnostics and answer two of the fundamental questions of the European Space Agency (ESA) Cosmic Vision Theme “Matter under extreme conditions”, namely: does matter orbiting close to the event horizon… CONTINUE READING
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