From the Sun to the Great Attractor: 1999 Guanajuato Lectures on Astrophysics / Edition 1

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Overview

The enormous advances in observational techniques over the last two decades has produced a wealth of data and unexpected discoveries which have helped to reshape astrophysics as a field with well-formulated theories and sophisticated numerical calculations. In nuclear particle physics, plasma physics, as well as in general relativity, the Universe has become a laboratory for cutting-edge research. The courses collected in the book are intended to provide students with this insight, giving a general background on each topic such as cosmic rays, nuclear and neutrino astrophysics, solar physics and strong fields, as well as a presentation of the current research and open problems. The book is aimed at graduate students in physics and astrophysics, as well as researchers, bridging a gap between the specialized reviews and the comprehensive books.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540410645
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 1/12/2001
  • Series: Lecture Notes in Physics Series , #556
  • Edition description: 2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 348
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

From the ceontents: Solar Physics: From the Deep Interior to the Hot Corona.- Precision Laboratory Measurements in Nuclear Astrophysics.- The Generation of Cosmic Magnetic Fields.- Neutron Stars and Strong-Field Effects of General Relativity.- Gamma Ray Astronomy at High Energies.- Neutrinos in Physics and Astrophysics.- Particle and Astrophysics Aspects of Ultrahigh Energy Cosmic Rays.- Galaxies Behind the Milky Way and the Great Attractor.

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