Saas-Fee Advanced Course

Astrophysics at Very High Energies

Saas-Fee Advanced Course 40. Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy

Authors: Aharonian, Felix, Bergström, Lars, Dermer, Charles

Editors: Walter, Roland, Türler, Marc (Eds.)

  • Presents three complementary lectures on very-high-energy astrophysics given by worldwide leaders in the field
  • Reviews the recent advances in and prospects of gamma-ray astrophysics and of multi-messenger astronomy
  • Prepares readers for using space and ground-based gamma-ray observatories, as well as neutrino and other multi-messenger detectors
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About this book

With the success of Cherenkov Astronomy and more recently with the launch of NASA’s Fermi mission, very-high-energy astrophysics has undergone a revolution in the last years. This book provides three comprehensive and up-to-date reviews of the recent advances in gamma-ray astrophysics and of multi-messenger astronomy. Felix Aharonian and Charles Dermer address our current knowledge on the sources of GeV and TeV photons, gleaned from the precise measurements made by the new instrumentation. Lars Bergström presents the challenges and prospects of astro-particle physics with a particular emphasis on the detection of dark matter candidates. The topics covered by the 40th Saas-Fee Course present the capabilities of current instrumentation and the physics at play in sources of very-high-energy radiation to students and researchers alike. This book will encourage and prepare readers for using space and ground-based gamma-ray observatories, as well as neutrino and other multi-messenger detectors.

About the authors

Felix Aharonian is Professor of Astrophysics, Dublin Institute
for Advanced Studies, Dublin Ireland, and
Head of High Energy Astrophysics Theory Group,
Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik, Heidelberg, Germany.
He is Member of several high-energy astrophysics collaborations and working groups.

Lars Bergström is professor in theoretical physics in the  Department of Physics, Stockholm University, Sweden. Together with Ariel Goobar he is author of the successful book Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics.

Dr. Charles Dermer is a researcher in the HIGH ENERGY SPACE RADIATIONS department of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, USA. He is co-author of the book High Energy Radiation from Black Holes, by Charles D. Dermer and Govind Menon.

Table of contents (3 chapters)

  • Gamma Rays at Very High Energies

    Aharonian, Felix

    Pages 1-120

  • Multi-Messenger Astronomy and Dark Matter

    Bergström, Lars

    Pages 123-222

  • Sources of GeV Photons and the Fermi Results

    Dermer, Charles D.

    Pages 225-355

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eBook $89.00
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Hardcover $119.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Astrophysics at Very High Energies
Book Subtitle
Saas-Fee Advanced Course 40. Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy
Authors
Editors
  • Roland Walter
  • Marc Türler
Series Title
Saas-Fee Advanced Course
Series Volume
40
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-36134-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-36134-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-36133-3
Series ISSN
1861-7980
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 361
Topics