Advances in Plasma Astrophysics (IAU S274)

Advances in Plasma Astrophysics (IAU S274)

by Alfio Bonanno, Elisabete de Gouveia Dal Pino
     
 

The importance of connecting astrophysical theory, observations, simulations and laboratory astrophysics is nowadays widely appreciated by the scientific community. IAU Symposium 274 discusses recent observational, theoretical and experimental efforts in understanding the basic plasma processes in the Universe at all scales, from the primordial plasmas of the early

Overview

The importance of connecting astrophysical theory, observations, simulations and laboratory astrophysics is nowadays widely appreciated by the scientific community. IAU Symposium 274 discusses recent observational, theoretical and experimental efforts in understanding the basic plasma processes in the Universe at all scales, from the primordial plasmas of the early Universe to stellar and laboratory plasmas. Experts from different fields examine topics including: the origin and dynamics of magnetic fields in astrophysical systems (the dynamo problem); the origin of x-ray emitting coronas and the role of magnetic reconnection; the acceleration of charged particles; winds and jets from highly-evolved stars and supernova remnants; plasma radiation processes; turbulence of the magnetized plasma in astrophysical objects and in the ISM, IGM and the solar wind; quantum plasmas under extreme conditions in planetary interiors and in exotic stars; and many other key problems in modern plasma astrophysics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521197410
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/31/2011
Series:
Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia Series
Pages:
520
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.00(d)

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