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High Energy Astrophysical Techniques

Authors: Poggiani, Rosa

  • Approaches the different types of high-energy observational astronomy as distinct research areas
  • Provides state of the art information on instrumentation and observation planning and techniques
  • Bridges the gap between reference books and the specialized literature
  • Offers a combined approach to experimental and observational aspects 
  • Contains worked examples and set of exercises
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About this Textbook

This textbook presents ultraviolet and X-ray astronomy, gamma-ray astronomy, cosmic ray astronomy, neutrino astronomy, and gravitational wave astronomy as distinct research areas, focusing on the astrophysics targets and the requirements with respect to instrumentation and observation methods.  

The purpose of the book is to bridge the gap between the reference books and the specialized literature. For each type of astronomy, the discussion proceeds from the orders of magnitude for observable quantities. The physical principles of photon and particle detectors are then addressed, and the specific telescopes and combinations of detectors, presented. 

Finally the instruments and their limits are discussed with a view to assisting readers in the planning and execution of observations. 

Astronomical observations with high-energy photons and particles represent the newest additions to multimessenger astronomy and this book will be of value to all with an interest in the field.

About the authors

Rosa Poggiani graduated in Physics from the University of Pisa, Italy, in 1988. Her work has focused especially on the gravitational acceleration of antimatter probes, the detection of gravitational waves with interferometers, and the optical properties of astrophysical compact objects. She has made significant contributions to the physics of low-energy antimatter, suspension systems, high-vacuum compatibility and the cryogenic design of interferometric gravitational wave detectors, the optical spectroscopy of novae and the microvariability of blazars. Dr. Poggiani has been an investigator in a number of research projects and has been involved in various international collaborations. She was Coordinator of Control and DAQ for the P118T experiment on antiproton deceleration and trapping at CERN. She has been a member of the Virgo Collaboration for the interferometric detection of gravitational waves since 1993, and was the Coordinator of the last stage of the suspensions and of the vacuum compatibility of the suspension components. The LIGO and Virgo members were awarded the Special Breakthrough Prize In Fundamental Physics and the 2016 Gruber Cosmology Prize for the detection of gravitational waves.

Reviews

“This remarkable book is the attempt of covering not only the classical realm of high-energy astrophysics, but also the relatively new (or relatively less known) fields of the gravitational waves and of the problems and the perspectives connected with the detection of dark matter and dark energy. … A book for observational astronomers and highly recommended for university courses as well as the interested professionals.” (Alberto Vecchiato, Astrocom et al., astrocometal.blogspot.de, February, 2016)


Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Setting the Scene: High Energy Photons and Particles

    Poggiani, Rosa

    Pages 3-12

  • Radiation-Matter Interactions

    Poggiani, Rosa

    Pages 13-26

  • Interactions of Photons and Particles Along the Path

    Poggiani, Rosa

    Pages 27-36

  • Detectors: General Characteristics

    Poggiani, Rosa

    Pages 39-42

  • Detectors Based on Ionization in Gases and Liquids

    Poggiani, Rosa

    Pages 43-50

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA (gross)
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-44729-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $89.99
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-44728-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
High Energy Astrophysical Techniques
Authors
Series Title
UNITEXT for Physics
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-44729-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-44729-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-44728-5
Series ISSN
2198-7882
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 163
Number of Illustrations and Tables
64 b/w illustrations
Topics