High Energy Astrophysical Techniques

  • Rosa Poggiani

Part of the UNITEXT for Physics book series (UNITEXTPH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. The Basics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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  3. The World of Detectors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
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  4. High Energy Astronomy

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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 161-163

About this book


This textbook presents ultraviolet and X-ray astronomy, gamma-ray astronomy, cosmic ray astronomy, neutrino astronomy, and gravitational wave astronomy as distinct research areas, focusing on the astrophysics targets and the requirements with respect to instrumentation and observation methods.  

The purpose of the book is to bridge the gap between the reference books and the specialized literature. For each type of astronomy, the discussion proceeds from the orders of magnitude for observable quantities. The physical principles of photon and particle detectors are then addressed, and the specific telescopes and combinations of detectors, presented. 

Finally the instruments and their limits are discussed with a view to assisting readers in the planning and execution of observations. 

Astronomical observations with high-energy photons and particles represent the newest additions to multimessenger astronomy and this book will be of value to all with an interest in the field.


Observational astronomy textbook High-energy astronomy textbook X-ray astronomy textbook Gamma-ray astronomy textbook Cosmic ray astronomy textbook Neutrino astronomy textbook Gravitational wave astronomy

Authors and affiliations

  • Rosa Poggiani
    • 1
  1. 1.University of PisaPisaItaly

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