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Unit HIGH ENERGY ASTROPHYSICS

Course
Physics
Study-unit Code
GP005485
Curriculum
Astrofisica e astroparticelle
Teacher
Gino Tosti
Teachers
  • Gino Tosti - Didattica Ufficiale
Hours
  • 42 ore - Didattica Ufficiale - Gino Tosti
CFU
6
Course Regulation
Coorte 2017
Offered
2018/19
Learning activities
Affine/integrativa
Area
Attività formative affini o integrative
Sector
FIS/05
Type of study-unit
Opzionale (Optional)
Type of learning activities
Attività formativa monodisciplinare
Language of instruction
Italian
Contents
Instrumentation for observations of high-energy. Radiative processes and study of th ephysical properties of the galactic and extragalactic sources of X and gamma radiation.
Reference texts
High Energy Astrophysics, 3rd edition by M. S. Longair, Cambridge University Press

Introduction to High Energy Astrophysics by S. Rosswog & M. Brüggen, Cambridge University Press

Other texts and original papers suggested by the teacher.
Educational objectives
After completing the course, students acquire an overview of the methods and instruments for the detection of X-ray and Gamma (both from the ground and from space) as well as the knowledge of the physical properties of the various populations of galactic sources / extragalactic radiation of high energy. Students will also be able to apply the knowledge of classical, relativistic and quantum physics to astrophysical problems.
Prerequisites
For a complete understanding of the course the student should have successfully followed all the basic courses of the first year of the LM in Physics. A general knowledge of Astrophysics would be useful.
Teaching methods
Lectures.
Other information
No further information
Learning verification modality
ral examination. Verification of the knowledge gained in the instrumental field and the emission mechanisms, as well as in galactic and extra-galactic astrophysics of the high energies. The candidate is required to connect appropriately the various topics developed during the course and, in particular, to relate the high energy emission of the various source classes to the emission mechanisms that were discussed at the beginning of the course . Critical analysis of subjects of absolute importance to the modern astrophysics of high energies and calculating physical quantities are also required, based on the knowledge gained in the course.
Extended program
ntroduction and Historical background
Telescopes and Detectors for High-Energy Astrophysics
Radiation processes
Supernovae and Supernova Remnants
Neutron Stars and Black Holes
Accretion Disks
Pulsars
X-ray binaries
Gamma-ray bursts
Active galactic nuclei
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