Astrophysical Sources of High Energy Particles and Radiation

  • Maurice M. Shapiro
  • Todor Stanev
  • John P. Wefel

Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAII, volume 44)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. High Energy Processes

  3. Sources in Our Galaxy

  4. Extra-Galactic Sources and Cosmological

    1. Peter L. Biermann
      Pages 115-133
    2. S. Markoff, H. Falcke, P. L. Biermann, R. P. Fender
      Pages 135-141
    3. Yoel Rephaeli
      Pages 143-150
    4. Francesco Sylos Labini, Andrea Gabrielli
      Pages 151-160
  5. Cosmic Photons: X-Rays and γ-Rays

  6. Cosmic Ray Particles

  7. Future Prospects

    1. G. Kocharov, P. Damon, H. Jungner, I. Koudriavtsev, M. Ogurtsov
      Pages 331-343
    2. G. Riccobene
      Pages 355-361
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 363-379

About this book


A wide range of topics are covered, ranging from supernovae to active galactic nuclei, cosmic gamma rays to neutrinos and dark matter. The basic emphasis is on physics / astrophysics and experimental / observational techniques, scientific implications of current results, and prospects for future advances. The fields surveyed are in rapid development and the exploration of our high energy universe is proceeding rapidly, with exciting new discoveries. What unifies much of the new data is the idea of particle acceleration to enormous energies and the subsequent interactions of the particles with the local medium. It this focus that makes the book both timely and an important contribution to the field.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Maurice M. Shapiro
    • 1
  • Todor Stanev
    • 2
  • John P. Wefel
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA
  2. 2.Bartol Research InstituteUniversity of DelawareNewarkUSA
  3. 3.Department of Physics and AstronomyLouisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-0174-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-0560-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2609
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