Astrophysics at Very High Energies

Saas-Fee Advanced Course 40. Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy

  • Felix Aharonian
  • Lars Bergström
  • Charles Dermer
  • Roland Walter
  • Marc Türler

Part of the Saas-Fee Advanced Course book series (SAASFEE, volume 40)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Felix Aharonian
    Pages 1-120
  3. Lars Bergström
    Pages 123-222
  4. Charles D. Dermer
    Pages 225-355
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 357-361

About this book


With the success of Cherenkov Astronomy and more recently with the launch of NASA’s Fermi mission, very-high-energy astrophysics has undergone a revolution in the last years. This book provides three comprehensive and up-to-date reviews of the recent advances in gamma-ray astrophysics and of multi-messenger astronomy. Felix Aharonian and Charles Dermer address our current knowledge on the sources of GeV and TeV photons, gleaned from the precise measurements made by the new instrumentation. Lars Bergström presents the challenges and prospects of astro-particle physics with a particular emphasis on the detection of dark matter candidates. The topics covered by the 40th Saas-Fee Course present the capabilities of current instrumentation and the physics at play in sources of very-high-energy radiation to students and researchers alike. This book will encourage and prepare readers for using space and ground-based gamma-ray observatories, as well as neutrino and other multi-messenger detectors.


Cosmic Particle Accelerator Dark Matter Detection Fermi Satellite Results Gamma-ray Astronomy Lectures Gamma-ray Astrophysics Lectures ICECUBE Detector Multi-messenger Astronomy Neutrino Astronomy Non-thermal Emission Processes Overview Blazar Properties Saas-Fee Lecture Notes Sees-Fee Advanced Course 40 TEV Astronomy Very-high-energy Astrophysics

Authors and affiliations

  • Felix Aharonian
    • 1
  • Lars Bergström
    • 2
  • Charles Dermer
    • 3
  1. 1.DIAS Dublin and MPIK HeidelbergDublinIreland
  2. 2., Department of PhysicsStockholm UniversityStockholmSweden
  3. 3., U.S. Naval Research LaboratorySpace Science DivisionWashingtonUSA

Editors and affiliations

  • Roland Walter
    • 1
  • Marc Türler
    • 2
  1. 1.ISDC, Geneva ObservatoryUniversity of GenevaVersoixSwitzerland
  2. 2.ISDC, Geneva ObservatoryUniversity of GenevaVersoixSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-36133-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-36134-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1861-7980
  • Series Online ISSN 1861-8227
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