Astronomy and Astrophysics Library

Probes of Multimessenger Astrophysics

Charged cosmic rays, neutrinos, γ-rays and gravitational waves

Authors: Spurio, Maurizio

Free Preview
  • The new edition includes a comprehensive description of gravitational-wave physics written for a student audience
  • Provides a modern introduction to astroparticle physics
  • Presents the different probes used to study astrophysical phenomena in the multi-messenger strategy
  • Offers substantial coverage of the latest experimental techniques and instrumentation, including a comprehensive description of gravitational waves
  • Based on materials tested in University lectures over many years
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook 74,96 €
price for Korea, Republic of (South Korea) (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-96854-4
  • 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 Korea, Republic of (South Korea) (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-96853-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this Textbook

"I have taught from and enjoyed the first edition of the book. The selection of topics is the best I've seen. Maurizio Spurio gives very clear presentations using a generous amount of observational data. "

James Matthews (Louisiana State University)


This is the second edition of an introduction to “multi-messenger” astrophysics. It covers the many different aspects connecting particle physics with astrophysics and cosmology and introduces high-energy astrophysics using different probes: the electromagnetic radiation, with techniques developed by traditional astronomy; charged cosmic rays, gamma-rays and neutrinos, with methods developed in high-energy laboratories; and gravitational waves, recently observed using laser interferometers.

 

The book offers a comprehensive and systematic approach to the theoretical background and the experimental aspects of the study of the high-energy universe. The breakthrough discovery of gravitational waves motivated this new edition of the book, to offer a more global and multimessenger vision of high-energy astrophysics.  This second edition is updated and enriched with substantial new materials also deriving from the results obtained at the LIGO/Virgo observatories. For the first time it is now possible to draw the connection between gravitational waves, traditional astronomical observations and other probes (in particular, gamma-rays and neutrinos).

 

The book draws on the extensive courses of Professor Maurizio Spurio at the University of Bologna and it is aimed at graduate students and post-graduate researchers with a basic understanding of particle and nuclear physics. It will also be of interest to particle physicists working in accelerator/collider physics who are keen to understand the mechanisms of the largest accelerators in the Universe.

About the authors

Maurizio Spurio is a Professor of Physics at the University of Bologna where he teaches Particle and Astroparticle physics.
With his research he is involved in experimental physics, with particular interest in high-energy physics without particle accelerators and astroparticle physics.
He was member of the MACRO experiment at Gran Sasso underground laboratory, which provided a deep study of the penetrating component of the cosmic radiation including the observation of atmospheric neutrino oscillations. Since 2001 he is member of the ANTARES experiment (the first neutrino telescope in the sea), currently in charge as deputy spokesperson.
Professor Spurio has already co-authored/edited 4 Springer books.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook 74,96 €
price for Korea, Republic of (South Korea) (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-96854-4
  • 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 Korea, Republic of (South Korea) (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-96853-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Probes of Multimessenger Astrophysics
Book Subtitle
Charged cosmic rays, neutrinos, γ-rays and gravitational waves
Authors
Series Title
Astronomy and Astrophysics Library
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-96854-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-96854-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-96853-7
Series ISSN
0941-7834
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XIX, 591
Number of Illustrations
26 b/w illustrations, 177 illustrations in colour
Topics