16 - 21 June 2024
Yokohama, Japan
Conference 13093 > Paper 13093-28
Paper 13093-28

The wide field imager for the reformulated Athena mission

17 June 2024 • 13:40 - 14:10 Japan Standard Time | Room G414/415, North - 4F


Following the recent reformulation of the Athena mission to meet budgetary and technical constraints, both the scientific case and the instrument design of the Wide Field Imager instrument have been reviewed to reflect the requirements and constraints of the new Athena concept. In this paper, a summary of the updated science case for WFI will be presented, along with an update of the instrument design, the status of critical technologies and future plans for model development.


Kirpal Nandra
Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Kirpal Nandra is director and head of the High Energy Astrophysics group at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics in Garching, Germany. His primary research interests are in supermassive black holes, clusters of galaxies, X-ray surveys and X-ray instrumentation development. He is the Principal Investigator of the Athena Wide Field Imager Instrument.
Kirpal Nandra
Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)