Aharonian, Felix A.

Astrophysics at very high energies / Felix Aharonian, Lars Bergström, Charles Dermer ; edited by R. Walter and M. Türler. - First Edition. - xii, 361 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm. - Saas-Fee advanced course / Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy, 40. 1861-7980 ; . - Saas-Fee advanced course ... lecture notes ; 2010. .

Lectures delivered at the 40th Saas-Fee Advanced Course, held Mar. 14-20, 2010. Cf. pref.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Gamma rays at very high energies / Felix Aharonian -- Multi-messenger astronomy and dark matter / Lars Bergström -- Sources of GeV photons and the Fermi results / Charles D. Dermer.

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.

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Gamma ray astronomy
Astrophysics
Particles (Nuclear physics)
Partículas (Física nuclear)
Astronomía de rayos gamma
Astrofísica
Partículas (Física nuclear)

523.01 / A2852a 2013