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Astrophysis of Compact Objects: International Conference on Astrophysics of Compact Objects
     

Astrophysis of Compact Objects: International Conference on Astrophysics of Compact Objects

by Ye-Fei Yuan (Editor), Xiang-Dong Li (Editor), Dong Lai (Editor)
 

Compact objects (black holes, neutron stars and white dwarfs) play a major role in modern astrophysics. They are associated with some of the most exotic phenomena and environments in the universe. Compact objects have been observed in all electromagnetic wave bands, from radio to gamma rays, and are likely to be detected in gravitational waves in the coming decade.

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Compact objects (black holes, neutron stars and white dwarfs) play a major role in modern astrophysics. They are associated with some of the most exotic phenomena and environments in the universe. Compact objects have been observed in all electromagnetic wave bands, from radio to gamma rays, and are likely to be detected in gravitational waves in the coming decade. Compact objects are also important from a fundamental physics point of view. Their strong gravities, high densities and magnetic fields provide an avenue for exploring physics under extreme conditions. In addition, compact objects are used as an astronomical tool, probing the property of the interstellar medium and the expansion of the universe. The international conference “Astrophysics of Compact Objects” covered recent observational and theoretical developments in the study of neutron stars, black holes and white dwarfs, including their various observational manifestations such as pulsars, magnetars, x-ray binaries, supernovae and gamma ray bursts, as well as future observational prospects. While the meeting focused on stellar compact objects, the common astrophysics (such as accretion) associated with both galactic and supermassive black holes was also covered.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735404854
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics
Publication date:
01/29/2008
Series:
AIP Conference Proceedings Series , #968
Pages:
446
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.10(d)

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