Physics and Astronomy - Course Details

PHYS562: Introduction to High Energy Astrophysics (PAST/FUTURE SEMESTER)


Typically offered Fall and Spring. 3 credits


Graduate status or PHYS 342 or PHYS 344

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(ASTR 562) This course provides an overview of important physical processes in a variety of astronomical settings and of the experimental techniques employed in the field of high energy astrophysics. Covered in more detail are individual systems include black holes, neutron stars, white dwarfs, supernova remnants, active a galactic nuclei, clusters of galaxies, gamma-ray bursts, and cosmic rays, with a special emphasis on serveral research frontiers. The course is intended for upper-level undergraduate students and beginning graduate students in the colleges of science and engineering.


Lyutikov, Maxim


Textbook(s) for Fall 2014
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher Req/Opt Notes
RECOMMENDED: High Energy Astrophysics Fulvio Melia Latest 9780691140292 Princeton University Press Optional
REQUIRED: High Energy Astrophysics; Also available from Purdue Libraries electronically Malcolm S. Longair 3rd; (March 14, 2011) 978-0521756181 Cambridge University Press Required

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