Advanced Topics on Astrophysical and Space Plasmas

Proceedings of the Advanced School on Astrophysical and Space Plasmas held in Guarujá, Brazil, June 26–30, 1995

Editors: de Gouveia Dal Pino, E.M., Peratt, A.L., Medina Tanco, G.A., Chian, A.C.-L. (Eds.)

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In June of 1996, at the idyllic seaside resort of Guarujá, Brazil, a renowned group of researchers in space and astrophysical plasmas met to provide a forum on Advanced Topics on Astrophysical and Space Plasmas at a school consisting of some 60 students and teachers, mainly from Brazil and Argentina, but also from all the other parts of the globe. The purpose was to provide an update on the latest theories, observations, and simulations of space-astrophysical plasma phenomena.
The topics covered included space plasma mechanisms for particle acceleration, nonthermal emission in cosmic plasma, magnetohydrodynamic instabilities in solar, interstellar, and other cosmic objects, magnetic field line reconnection and merging, the nonlinear and often chaotic structure of astrophysical plasmas, and the advances in high performance supercomputing resources to replicate the observed phenomena. The lectures were presented by Professor Mark Birkinshaw of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and the University of Bristol; Dr Anthony Peratt, Los Alamos National Laboratory Scientific Advisor to the United States Department of Energy; Dr Dieter Biskamp of the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, Garching, Germany; Professor Donald Melrose, Director, Centre for Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Sydney, Australia; Professor Abraham Chian of the National Institute for Space Research, Brazil; and Professor Nelson Fiedler-Ferrara of the University of São Paulo, Brazil.
As summarized by Professor Reuven Opher, Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics, University of São Paulo, the advanced or interested student of space and astrophysical plasmas will find reference to nearly all modern aspects in the field of Plasma Astrophysics and Cosmology in the presented lectures.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Instabilities in Astrophysical Jets

    Birkinshaw, M.

    Pages 17-91

  • Advances in Numerical Modeling of Astrophysical and Space Plasmas

    Peratt, Anthony L.

    Pages 92-163

  • Magnetic Reconnection in Plasmas

    Biskamp, Dieter

    Pages 164-207

  • Particle Acceleration and Nonthermal Radiation in Space Plasmas

    Melrose, D. B.

    Pages 208-246

  • Nonlinear Wave-Wave Interactions in Astrophysical and Space Plasmas

    Chian, A. C.-L.

    Pages 248-295

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advanced Topics on Astrophysical and Space Plasmas
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of the Advanced School on Astrophysical and Space Plasmas held in Guarujá, Brazil, June 26–30, 1995
Editors
  • E.M. de Gouveia Dal Pino
  • Anthony L. Peratt
  • G.A. Medina Tanco
  • A.C.-L. Chian
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-5466-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-5466-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-6299-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
III, 299
Additional Information
Reprinted from ASTROPHYSICS AND SPACE SCIENCE, 242:1-2
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