The list of experimental solutions, which are the results if the cooperation between China and the United Nations and will be placed on the Chinese space station announced in Vienna includes the POLAR-2 experimental solution: Gamma-Ray Burst Polarimetry on the China Space Station. The project was prepared by a consortium with the participation of the National Center for Nuclear Research (NCBJ).
– The first POLAR mission, co-organized by us, carried out in 2016 on board the Chinese space laboratory Tiangong-2, observed 55 flashes, of which five were able to measure polarization – explains Prof. Agnieszka Pollo, head of the NCBJ Astrophysics Department. We count on the fact that POLAR-2 will provide more detailed information.
The POLAR-2 consortium includes:NCBJ, the University of Geneva, the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestial Physics and the Institute of High-Energy Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.