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Astrophysics and Space Science Library

Modelling Pulsar Wind Nebulae

Editors: Torres, Diego F. (Ed.)

  • Reviews and assesses the state of the art in theoretical and observation research on pulsar nebulae
  • Prepares scientists and PhD students for future work and studies in the field
  • Covers the field by review chapters written by an international group of experts
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About this book

In view of the current and forthcoming observational data on pulsar wind nebulae, this book offers an assessment of the theoretical state of the art of modelling them. The expert authors also review the observational status of the field and provide an outlook for future developments.

During the last few years, significant progress on the study of pulsar wind nebulae (PWNe) has been attained both from a theoretical and an observational perspective, perhaps focusing on the closest, more energetic, and best studied nebula: the Crab, which appears in the cover. Now, the number of TeV detected PWNe is similar to the number of characterized nebulae observed at other frequencies over decades of observations. And in just a few years, the Cherenkov Telescope Array will increase this number to several hundreds, actually providing an essentially complete account of TeV emitting PWNe in the Galaxy. At the other end of the multi-frequency spectrum, the SKA and its pathfinder instruments, will reveal thousands of new pulsars, and map in exquisite detail the radiation surrounding them for several hundreds of nebulae.

By carefully reviewing the state of the art in pulsar nebula research this book prepares scientists and PhD students for future work and progress in the field.

About the authors

Prof. Torres was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he obtained a doctoral degree in physics from the National University at La Plata. His Ph.D. was on cosmology and astrophysics of extended gravitational theories. After several years in fellowships (at Sussex University in UK, Institute for Radioastronomy in Argentina, Princeton University and the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory in the USA) he moved to Barcelona to work at the Institute of Space Sciences, of which he is Director since March 2016.
His research focuses on Galactic compact objects. He has published more than 200 papers in international journals.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Radio Properties of Pulsar Wind Nebulae

    Kothes, Roland

    Pages 1-27

  • Optical and Infrared Observations of Pulsar Wind Nebulae

    Temim, Tea (et al.)

    Pages 29-46

  • Pulsar Wind Nebulae Viewed Through the Gamma-Ray Eye

    Acero, Fabio

    Pages 47-59

  • Observational Links Between Fermi-LAT Pulsars and Their Nebulae

    Oña Wilhelmi, Emma

    Pages 61-80

  • Prospects for Pulsar Wind Nebulae Observations with γ-Ray Astronomy Facilities: Cherenkov Telescope Array and Satellites

    Pedaletti, Giovanna

    Pages 81-100

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-63031-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-63030-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Modelling Pulsar Wind Nebulae
Editors
  • Diego F. Torres
Series Title
Astrophysics and Space Science Library
Series Volume
446
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-63031-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-63031-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-63030-4
Series ISSN
0067-0057
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 313
Number of Illustrations and Tables
16 b/w illustrations, 105 illustrations in colour
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