Springer Theses

Spectral Evolution in Blazars

The Case of CTA 102

Authors: Fromm, Christian

  • Nominated for the Springer Theses series by the Max-Planck-Institute for Radio astronomy
  • This thesis has been awarded the 2014 Promotion Prize of the Astronomische Gesellschaft for the best PhD thesis of the past year
  • Presents new analysis techniques for VLBI observations that can be applied to numerous sources and provide reliable results including an error estimate using Monte Carlo simulations
  • Develops an analytical shock model that can be applied quickly to other single dish observations
  • Shows how novel technique of extraction of physical parameters from observations can be applied to other astrophysical sources and provide a link to better understand the physical mechanism in blazar jets
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About this book

This prize-winning thesis deals with the observation and modeling of the spectral evolution of blazars. Based on single-dish light curves, a model of shock-shock interaction is tested and confirmed using multi-frequency high resolution Very Long Baseline Observations. He presents state-of-the art numerical relativistic hydrodynamic simulations and the corresponding non-thermal emission is calculated (eRHD simulations).

The author further presents new analysis techniques for VLBI observations that can be applied to numerous sources and provide reliable results including an error estimate using Monte Carlo simulations. He also develops an analytical shock model that can be applied quickly to other single dish observations. He shows how novel techniques of extraction of physical parameters from observations can be applied to other astrophysical sources and provide a link to a better understanding of the physical mechanism operating in blazar jets.

About the authors

Christian Fromm received his PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics from University of Bonn/ MPIfR, Germany, in December 2012. It was nominated for publication as Springer Thesis by MPIfR. He is now working as postdoctoral researcher at the German Aerospace Centre, Institut for Space Propulsion.

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Hardcover $129.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: October 27, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-38536-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Spectral Evolution in Blazars
Book Subtitle
The Case of CTA 102
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-10768-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-10768-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-10767-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38536-5
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 210
Number of Illustrations and Tables
15 b/w illustrations, 112 illustrations in colour
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