8th HEAD Meeting, 8-11 September, 2004
Session 21 GLAST Workshop
Oral, Thursday, September 9, 2004, 4:00-6:00pm

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[21.02] X-ray Astronomy and GLAST

R. Mushotzky (NASA/GSFC)

The upcoming GLAST mission represents a major step forward in gamma-ray astronomy in sensitivity and angular resolution. X-ray astronomy has gone through a similar revolution in the last 40 years increasing sensitivity by 8 orders of magnitiude and angular resolution by 3 orders of magnitude. Many of the discoveries of x-ray astronomy have been unanticipated and serendiptious and can provide a good guide to the sort of discovery space accesible to GLAST. I will concentrate on 2 areas of science AGN evolution and clusters of galaxies and the implications for GLAST from recent x-ray results.

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