The Strongest Magnetic Fields in the Universe

  • V.S. Beskin
  • A. Balogh
  • M. Falanga
  • M. Lyutikov
  • S. Mereghetti
  • T. Piran
  • R.A. Treumann

Part of the Space Sciences Series of ISSI book series (SSSI, volume 54)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. V. S. Beskin, A. Balogh, M. Falanga, R. A. Treumann
      Pages 3-14
  3. Magnetic Fields in Stars

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Jeffrey L. Linsky, Markus Schöller
      Pages 31-80
    3. Lilia Ferrario, Andrew Melatos, Jonathan Zrake
      Pages 81-113
    4. Lilia Ferrario, Domitilla de Martino, Boris T. Gänsicke
      Pages 115-173
  4. Neutron Stars

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Alexander Y. Potekhin, Andrea De Luca, José A. Pons
      Pages 177-212
    3. V. S. Beskin, S. V. Chernov, C. R. Gwinn, A. A. Tchekhovskoy
      Pages 213-243
    4. Alexander Y. Potekhin, José A. Pons, Dany Page
      Pages 245-297
    5. Mikhail Revnivtsev, Sandro Mereghetti
      Pages 299-320
    6. Sandro Mereghetti, José A. Pons, Andrew Melatos
      Pages 321-344
  5. Accretion, Winds, Jets

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 345-345
    2. Marina M. Romanova, Stanley P. Owocki
      Pages 347-397
    3. Oleg Kargaltsev, Benoît Cerutti, Yuri Lyubarsky, Edoardo Striani
      Pages 399-447
    4. John F. Hawley, Christian Fendt, Martin Hardcastle, Elena Nokhrina, Alexander Tchekhovskoy
      Pages 449-477
  6. Physical Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 479-479
    2. Jonathan Granot, Tsvi Piran, Omer Bromberg, Judith L. Racusin, Frédéric Daigne
      Pages 481-528
    3. L. Sironi, U. Keshet, M. Lemoine
      Pages 529-554
    4. D. Kagan, L. Sironi, B. Cerutti, D. Giannios
      Pages 555-583

About this book


This volume extends the ISSI series on magnetic fields in the Universe into the domain of what are by far the strongest fields in the Universe, and stronger than any field that could be produced on Earth. The chapters describe the magnetic fields in non-degenerate strongly magnetized stars, degenerate stars (such as white dwarfs and neutron stars), exotic members called magnetars, and in their environments, as well as magnetic fields in the environments of black holes. These strong fields have a profound effect on the behavior of matter, visible in particular in highly variable processes like radiation in all known wavelengths, including Gamma-Ray bursts. The generation and structure of such strong magnetic fields and effects on the environment are also described.


Strong magnetic fields Generation of magnetic fields Magnetars Pulsar wind nebulae Astrophysical winds Astrophysical jets Gamma ray bursts Magnetic reconnection

Editors and affiliations

  • V.S. Beskin
    • 1
  • A. Balogh
    • 2
  • M. Falanga
    • 3
  • M. Lyutikov
    • 4
  • S. Mereghetti
    • 5
  • T. Piran
    • 6
  • R.A. Treumann
    • 7
  1. 1.Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.The Blackett LaboratoryImperial College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.International Space Science InstituteBernSwitzerland
  4. 4.Purdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA
  5. 5.INAF-IASF MilanoMilanoItaly
  6. 6.The Hebrew UniversityRacah Institute for PhysicsJerusalemIsrael
  7. 7.International Space Science InstituBernSwitzerland

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