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Springer Theses

Revealing the Most Energetic Light from Pulsars and Their Nebulae

Authors: Carreto Fidalgo, David

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  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain Offers a comprehensive introduction to VHE emissions from pulsars, together with a detailed compilation of VHE observations of the Crab Pulsar and novel scientific results
  • Provides the most complete picture of VHE emissions from the Crab Pulsar to date
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This book reports on the extraordinary observation of TeV gamma rays from the Crab Pulsar, the most energetic light ever detected from this type of object. It presents detailed information on the painstaking analysis of the unprecedentedly large dataset from the MAGIC telescopes, and comprehensively discusses the implications of pulsed TeV gamma rays for state-of-the-art pulsar emission models. Using these results, the book subsequently explores new testing methodologies for Lorentz Invariance Violation, in terms of a wavelength-dependent speed of light. The book also covers an updated search for Very-High-Energy (VHE), >100 GeV, emissions from millisecond pulsars using the Large Area Telescope on board the Fermi satellite, as well as a study on the promising Pulsar Wind Nebula candidate PSR J0631. 
The observation of VHE gamma rays is essential to studying the non-thermal sources of radiation in our Universe. Rotating neutron stars, also known as pulsars, are an extreme source class known to emit VHE gamma rays. However, to date only two pulsars have been detected with emissions above 100 GeV, and our understanding of their emission mechanism is still lacking. 

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook 83,29 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-24194-0
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Hardcover 145,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-24193-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Revealing the Most Energetic Light from Pulsars and Their Nebulae
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-24194-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-24194-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-24193-3
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 208
Number of Illustrations
84 b/w illustrations, 64 illustrations in colour
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