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Currents in Astrophysics and Cosmology - G. G. Fazio

Currents in Astrophysics and Cosmology

By: G. G. Fazio (Editor), Rein Silberberg (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 26th November 1993
ISBN: 9780521414395
Number Of Pages: 324

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Currents in Astrophysics and Cosmology focuses primarily on cosmic-ray physics, X-ray, gamma-ray and neutrino astronomy and cosmology, the main research areas of Professor Maurice M. Shapiro, whose 75th birthday the collection of articles celebrates. Professor Shapiro is internationally distinguished for his contributions to the development of cosmic-ray physics. Each chapter is written by a leading scientist in the field. The scope extends from the inner solar system to distant radio galaxies. The book is ideal for graduate students and scientists working in cosmic-ray astrophysics. This timely and valuable survey will be welcomed not only for its articles by world-renowned scientists but also for its coverage of many topics in high-energy astrophysics, the combination of which makes the book unique.

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' ... timely and valuable survey will be welcomed ... for its coverage of many topics in high-energy astrophysics, the combination of which makes the book unique ...' Physikalische Berichte ' ... valuable and broad introduction for new graduate students and an interesting overview for those in the field already ... Most of the material is quite lucidly written and sufficiently non-technical to be readable by most, while containing plenty of references for those who want to go deeper.' Professor J.C. Brown, University of Glasgow, Contemporary Physics

Cosmic Rays:
Galactic cosmic rays and galactic halo X-ray emission
Highly luminous radiogalaxies as sources of cosmic rays
Where is the cosmic-ray modulation boundary of the heliosphere?
Origin of primary cosmic rays above 1 TeV
Astrophysical discoveries derived from transient cosmic ray and solar flare particle earth-based investigations: the early years
X-Ray, Gamma-Ray and Neutrino Astronomy:
How X-ray astronomy has extended the horizon of physics
Selected topics in high energy gamma-ray astrophysics
Cosmic gamma rays, the origin of cosmic rays, and the structure of the galaxy: the IRAS connection: reminiscences
Ultra-high-energy gamma-ray astronomy
Recent gamma-ray burst studies by Ginga
High-energy astrophysics in solar flares
High-energy gamma radiation from supernova
IMB detection of neutrinos from SN1987A: history and results
High-energy neutrino astronomy: project DUMAND
The cosmic quark-hadron phase transition
Ponderable soliton stars from early universe
Dark matter and the generation of cosmological structure
Reminiscences and Poetic Black Holes:
Contributions of Maurice M. Shapiro and his group to cosmic-ray astrophysics
From Jerusalem to heavenly realms - memoir of a cosmic journey
Maury Shapiro and ERICE
Black holes
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ISBN: 9780521414395
ISBN-10: 0521414393
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 324
Published: 26th November 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.78

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