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ASTR562 — Spring 2018

ASTR562: Introduction to High Energy Astrophysics (PAST/FUTURE SEMESTER)


Typically offered Fall and Spring, Cr. 3


Graduate status or PHYS 342 or PHYS 344

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(PHYS 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


Lyutikov, Maxim

Textbook(s) for Spring 2018
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher Req/Opt Notes
Radiative Processes in Astrophysics (Paperbook) George B. Rybicki & Alan P. Lightman Revised Ed March, 1985) 978-0471827597 Wiley-VCH Optional
High-Energy Astrophysics (Princeton Series in Astrophysics) Paperback Fulvio Melia February 15, 2009 978-0691140292 Princeton University Press Optional
Accretion Power in Astrophysics Juhan Frank, Andrew King, Derek Raine 3 ed; (February 11, 2002) 978-0521629577 Cambridge University Press Optional
Black Holes, White Dwarfs and Neutron Stars: The Physics of Compact Objects Stuart Shapiro & Saul Teukolsky (May 10, 1983) 978-0471873174 Wiley-VCH Optional

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