Cosmic Explosions: Tenth Astrophysics Conference College Park, Maryland, USA, 11-13 October 1999

Cosmic Explosions: Tenth Astrophysics Conference College Park, Maryland, USA, 11-13 October 1999

by Stephen S. Holt
     
 

This conference presents invited and contributed papers by international experts devoted to explosive phenomena in cosmic settings as diverse as stellar flares, X-ray bursts, jets, novae, supernovae, hypernovae, and gamma-ray bursts. The conference considered not only the origins of explosive behavior, but also information about the host systems that the explosive…  See more details below

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This conference presents invited and contributed papers by international experts devoted to explosive phenomena in cosmic settings as diverse as stellar flares, X-ray bursts, jets, novae, supernovae, hypernovae, and gamma-ray bursts. The conference considered not only the origins of explosive behavior, but also information about the host systems that the explosive phenomena might yield. For example, X-ray bursts can be used to determine structural parameters of neutron stars, and specific types of supernovae can be used as standard candles to study the deceleration of the Hubble expansion.

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Cosmic explosions are observed in many astrophysical environments. From the October 1999 annual conference come 57 contributions which explore some of the larger scale (in terms of energy release) phenomena. The papers are divided into sections on supernovae, gamma-ray bursts, astrophysical jets, novae and x-ray bursts, and stellar explosions. Specific topics include high energy processes in solar flares, the shadow of the black hole at the galactic center, the proton-photon instability model for gamma-ray bursts, and black hole emergence in supernovae. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563969430
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics
Publication date:
07/28/2000
Series:
AIP Conference Proceedings Series, #522
Pages:
487
Product dimensions:
6.72(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.26(d)

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