SOFIA/HAWC+: Mapping the Galactic center magnetic field

Michael W. Werner, C. Darren Dowell, D. T. Chuss, M. R. Morris, G. Novak

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Polarimetry of the far infrared emission from magnetically-aligned interstellar grains is one of the best ways of studying the magnetic field at the Galactic center. We describe the HAWC+ instrument, under development for flight on SOFIA starting in 2015, which will provide a major advance in capability for these critically important measurements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)121-122
Number of pages2
JournalProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Issue numberS303
StatePublished - May 2014


  • Galaxy: center
  • infrared: general
  • instrumentation: polarimeters
  • submillimeter: general

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Space and Planetary Science


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