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PHYS562 — Spring 2023

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.



Textbook(s) for Spring 2023

Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher Req/Opt Notes
Foundations of High-Energy Astrophsics (Theoretical Astrophysics) Mario Vietro (April 1, 2008) 9780226855691 University of Chicago Press Optional
High-Energy Astrophysics (Princeton Series in Astrophysics) Paperback Fulvio Melia February 15, 2009 9780691140292 Princeton University Press Optional
Introduction to High-Energy Astrophysics (Reprint) Rosswog and Bruggen Reprint: (March 3, 2011) 9780521674423 Cambridge University Press Optional

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