The New Hard X-ray Mission Observatory (NHXM) will provide a breakthrough on a number of hot astrophysical issues that include:
black holes census, physics of accretion, particle acceleration mechanisms, effects of radiative transfer in highly magnetized
plasmas and strong gravitational fields. NHXM combines for the first time broad-band (0.2-80 keV) and fine (15-20 arcsec)
imaging capability with sensitive photoelectric imaging polarimetry and wide field monitoring.
Various aspects of the NHXM mission are currently studied as part of programs funded by the
Italian Space Agency.
November 11th-12th, 2010