Astrophysics at Very High Energies, 2013 Saas-Fee Advanced Course 40. Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy Saas-Fee Advanced Course Series, Vol. 40
Auteurs : Aharonian Felix, Bergström Lars, Dermer Charles
Coordonnateurs : Walter Roland, Türler Marc
With the success of Cherenkov Astronomy and more recently with the launch of NASA’s Fermi mission, very-high-energy astrophysics has undergone a revolution in the last years. This book provides three comprehensive and up-to-date reviews of the recent advances in gamma-ray astrophysics and of multi-messenger astronomy. Felix Aharonian and Charles Dermer address our current knowledge on the sources of GeV and TeV photons, gleaned from the precise measurements made by the new instrumentation. Lars Bergström presents the challenges and prospects of astro-particle physics with a particular emphasis on the detection of dark matter candidates. The topics covered by the 40th Saas-Fee Course present the capabilities of current instrumentation and the physics at play in sources of very-high-energy radiation to students and researchers alike. This book will encourage and prepare readers for using space and ground-based gamma-ray observatories, as well as neutrino and other multi-messenger detectors.
Very high energy gamma ray domain.- Why VHE gamma rays?.- Why VHE gamma rays?.- Detection technique.- VHE gamma-ray source populations.- VHE gamma-ray source populations.- Non-thermal processes in supernova remnants.- Non-thermal processes in supernova remnants.- Pulsar wind nebulae (plerions) and gamma ray loud binary systems.- Pulsar wind nebulae (plerions) and gamma ray loud binary systems.- TeV blazars and the extragalactic background light.- Multi-messenger astronomy and dark matter.- Lecture programme: The particle universe: introduction, cosmological parameters.- Basic cross sections for neutrinos and gamma-rays
for Advanced Studies, Dublin Ireland, and
Head of High Energy Astrophysics Theory Group,
Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik, Heidelberg, Germany.
He is Member of several high-energy astrophysics collaborations and working groups.
Lars Bergström is professor in theoretical physics in the Department of Physics, Stockholm University, Sweden. Together with Ariel Goobar he is author of the successful book Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics.
Dr. Charles Dermer is a researcher in the HIGH ENERGY SPACE RADIATIONS department of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, USA. He is co-author of the book High Energy Radiation from Black Holes, by Charles D. Dermer and Govind Menon.
Presents three complementary lectures on very-high-energy astrophysics given by worldwide leaders in the field
Reviews the recent advances in and prospects of gamma-ray astrophysics and of multi-messenger astronomy
Prepares readers for using space and ground-based gamma-ray observatories, as well as neutrino and other multi-messenger detectors
Date de parution : 05-2015
Ouvrage de 361 p.
Date de parution : 04-2013
Ouvrage de 361 p.