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Instrument simulations and data analysis techniques in X-ray astronomy

Grant number: 17/00968-6
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor
Effective date (Start): May 02, 2017
Effective date (End): April 28, 2018
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Astronomy
Principal Investigator:João Braga
Grantee:Manuel Antonio Castro Ávila
Supervisor abroad: Joern Wilms
Home Institution: Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE). Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia, Inovações e Comunicações (Brasil). São José dos Campos , SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Germany  
Associated to the scholarship:15/25972-0 - Development and characterization of the detector system of the MIRAX experiment, BP.PD


The study will be divided essentially into two parts in parallel. The first is to develop computational techniques of Monte Carlo simulations to study in detail the performance and sensitivity of X-ray space observatories, especially aplied to the experiments protoMIRAX and MIRAX, of INPE. In the second part, the candidate will develop software tools for analysis of astrophysical X-ray data. He will also perform analysis and interpretation of proprietary data of the group for publication.