Radiative Processes in High Energy Astrophysics

  • Gabriele Ghisellini

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 873)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 141-147

About this book


This book grew out of the author’s notes from his course on Radiative Processes in High Energy Astrophysics. The course provides fundamental definitions of radiative processes and serves as a brief introduction to Bremsstrahlung and black body emission, relativistic beaming, synchrotron emission and absorption, Compton scattering, synchrotron self-compton emission, pair creation and emission. The final chapter discusses the observed features of Active Galactic Nuclei and their interpretation based on the radiative processes presented in the book. Written in an informal style, this book will guide students through their first encounter with high-energy astrophysics.


AGN Emission Explained Active Galactic Nuclei Emission Astrophysical Radiation Processes Beaming Processes in High-energy Astrophysics Bremstrahlung in High-energy Astrophysics Lectures on High-energy Radiative Processes Pair Production in Astrophysical Plasmas Synchrotron Self–Compton Emission in High-energy Astrophysics

Authors and affiliations

  • Gabriele Ghisellini
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  1. 1.Osservatorio Astronomico di BreraINAFMerateItaly

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