Offers broad coverage of the origin and the role played by large-scale magnetic fields in the Universe
Includes discussion of both magnetic field observations and magnetic field theoretical background in various astrophysical contexts
Provides a coordinated, up-to-date collection of reviews by leading scientists in the field
A collection of sixteen coordinated reviews on the origins of large-scale magnetic fields in the Universe, this book discusses magnetic fields in all relevant astrophysical contexts, from the interstellar medium to the scales of galaxies and clusters of galaxies. Magnetic fields are described in their very diverse environments, from stellar winds to galactic haloes and astrophysical jets; together with the roles they play in forming the structures and shaping the dynamics of these objects. Both observational evidence and its theoretical interpretations are covered up to the largest scales in the Universe. The authors are all leading scientists in their fields, making this book an authoritative, up-to-date and enduring contribution to astrophysics.
This volume is aimed at graduate students and researchers in astrophysics.
Previously published in Space Science Reviews journal, Vol. 166/1-4 and Vol. 169/1-4, 2012.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Astrophysical Magnetic Fields - Cosmic Magnetic Fields - Cosmic Rays in Magnetic Fields - Extragalactic Magnetic Fields - Galactic Magnetic Fields - Large-scale Magnetic Fields - Magnetic Fields in Astrophysical Jets - Magnetic Fields in Stellar Winds
From the Contents: Magnetic Fields in the Large‐scale Structure of the Universe.- The First Magnetic Fields.- Current Status of Turbulent Dynamo Theory: From Large‐scale to Small‐scale Dynamos.- Magnetic Fields in Cosmic Particle Acceleration Sources.- Cosmic rays in galactic and extragalactic magnetic fields.- Magnetic fields in galactic haloes.- Magnetic Fields in Massive Stars, their Winds, and their Nebulae.- Magnetic Fields, Relativistic Particles, and Shock Waves in Cluster Outskirts.- Magnetic Fields in Galaxies.