Astrophysics and Space Science Library

High Energy Cosmic Rays

Authors: Stanev, Todor

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  • Third updated edition of a successful book used for study and reference of cosmic ray astrophysics
  • Covers the very latest topics in cosmic ray research, including high energy neutrino and gamma-ray astronomy
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This book on high-energy cosmic rays deals in its first part with the standard model of cosmic rays, describing how they are born in a wide range of cosmic processes, how they are accelerated and how they interact with matter, magnetic fields and radiation during their journey across the Galaxy. In its second part the book presents contemporary challenges in very high energy cosmic rays, with focus on their detection in the Earth’s atmosphere and underground, as well as new developments in gamma-ray and neutrino astronomy.

A decade after the publication of the second edition of this book, there are many new experimental results in the fields of high energy neutrino astronomy and in the whole energy range of detection of gamma-rays. There have also been many attempts for studies for multi-messenger events in these and all other fields. These new experimental efforts and their results are covered in this third edition. This is accompanied by a general analysis of these new results and the additional knowledge that they bring to our understanding of cosmic rays and their propagation in our Galaxy and extragalactic space.
A large part of the interpretation of these new findings is related to the development of the hadronic interaction models that we use to understand and describe the experimental results. The author describes the relation between the new high energy physics experiments and such models.

In addition to the discussion of new research, descriptions and graphs of the previous edition have been updated where appropriate. The third edition ends with a discussion of some possible and already planned experiments for future observations and an explanation of their importance for the better understanding of all processes that lead to the increase of our knowledge of high energy cosmic rays.
Students and lecturers of advanced undergraduate courses on cosmic rays and astroparticle physics as well as post-graduates and researchers will continue to find this book a valuable source of learning and reference.

  

About the authors

Todor Stanev is professor for astrophysics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Delaware. He is a member of the IceCube neutrino observatory collaboration.

  

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
High Energy Cosmic Rays
Authors
Series Title
Astrophysics and Space Science Library
Series Volume
462
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-71567-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-71567-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-71566-3
Series ISSN
0067-0057
Edition Number
3
Number of Pages
XVI, 342
Number of Illustrations
142 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour
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