High Energy Astrophysics - Selected Topics
Jointly taught by Huirong Yan and Christoph Pfrommer
The course intends to give a broad overview and recent developments in cosmic ray physics and
high-energy radiative processes. We will cover some interesting applications ranging from small
scales in solar physics, over the inter-stellar medium in galaxies to the largest scales with
clusters of galaxies. Marks will be based on four weekly assignments. Topics include:
- cosmic ray transport
- Fermi I acceleration
- stochastic acceleration
- magneto-hydrodynamical turbulence in cosmic ray physics
- radiative and non-radiative processes in clusters and galaxies
Schedule (Mon 4:30pm-5:30pm, Thur 1pm-2pm; MP1318)
|Feb 25||Quasilinear theory of cosmic rays||[pdf]|
|Feb 28||Diffusive shock acceleration - Fermi I process||[pdf]|
|Mar 3||Large scale MHD turbulence in CR transport||[pdf]|
|Mar 6||Nonlinear CR transport and Fermi II acceleration||[pdf]|
|Mar 10||Turbulence and cross field tranport of Cosmic Rays||[pdf]|
|Mar 13||Small scale turbulence and instability in Fermi I and CR transport ||[pdf]|
|Mar 17||Cosmic ray interactions and radiative processes||[pdf]|
|Mar 20||Confronting theory with observations ||[pdf][slides]|
- Assignment 1 - Due 6 Mar 2008.
- Assignment 2 - Due 13 Mar 2008.
- Assignment 3 - Due 20 Mar 2008.
- Assignment 4 - Due 27 Mar 2008.