Physics and Astrophysics of Ultra-High-Energy Cosmic Rays

  • Martin Lemoine
  • Günter Sigl

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 576)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Peter L. Biermann, Günter Sigl
    Pages 1-26
  3. Guy Pelletier
    Pages 58-89
  4. Eli Waxman
    Pages 122-154
  5. Peter L. Biermann, Eun-Joo Ahn, Philipp P. Kronberg, Gustavo Medina-Tanco, Todor Stanev
    Pages 181-195
  6. Günter Sigl
    Pages 196-254
  7. Pijushpani Bhattacharjee, Günter Sigl
    Pages 275-299
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 319-327

About this book


The origin of the most energetic particles observed in nature is one of the major unresolved questions in modern astrophysics. Theoretical speculations range from electromagnetic acceleration in some unknown astrophysical source to as yet undiscovered particle physics beyond the Standard Model. These speculations have also lead to the development of new detection concepts and experimental projects, some of which are currently under construction. The present volume consists of a self-contained set of lectures which cover most of these aspects: from the speculative origins and the acceleration and propagation mechanisms to a discussion of the detection techniques. It emphasizes the strong interdisciplinarity of this topic and highlights the many open questions. This volume is intended for students entering this field and for professional astronomers and particle and theoretical physicists.


Neutrino Particle Physics astroparticles astrophysics cosmic magnetic fields cosmic rays

Editors and affiliations

  • Martin Lemoine
    • 1
  • Günter Sigl
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut de Astrophysique de ParisCentre National de la Recherche ScientifiqueParisFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-42899-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-45615-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
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