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Spectral Evolution in Blazars

The Case of CTA 102

  • Christian¬†Fromm
Book

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Christian Fromm
    Pages 1-10
  3. Christian Fromm
    Pages 11-36
  4. Christian Fromm
    Pages 37-58
  5. Christian Fromm
    Pages 59-90
  6. Christian Fromm
    Pages 91-126
  7. Christian Fromm
    Pages 127-165
  8. Christian Fromm
    Pages 167-169
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 171-210

About this book

Introduction

This prize-winning thesis deals with the observation and modeling of the spectral evolution of blazars. Based on single-dish light curves, a model of shock-shock interaction is tested and confirmed using multi-frequency high resolution Very Long Baseline Observations. He presents state-of-the art numerical relativistic hydrodynamic simulations and the corresponding non-thermal emission is calculated (eRHD simulations).

The author further presents new analysis techniques for VLBI observations that can be applied to numerous sources and provide reliable results including an error estimate using Monte Carlo simulations. He also develops an analytical shock model that can be applied quickly to other single dish observations. He shows how novel techniques of extraction of physical parameters from observations can be applied to other astrophysical sources and provide a link to a better understanding of the physical mechanism operating in blazar jets.

Keywords

Blazars Spectral Analysis Relativistic Emission Hydrodynamic Simulations Single Dish Observations Spectral Evolution Blazar Jets Springer Theses Astrophysics VLBI Observations

Authors and affiliations

  • Christian¬†Fromm
    • 1
  1. 1.German Aerospace CentreInstitute for Space PropulsionHardthausenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-10768-4
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-10767-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-10768-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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