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PHYS 425 - High Energy Astrophysics

Course Description: 

High-energy astrophysics covers interactions in the most extreme physical conditions across the cosmos. Included in this course are the physics of black holes, neutron stars, large scale jets, accretion, shocks, and particle acceleration. Emission mechanisms resulting from relativistic particle acceleration are covered including synchrotron radiation and Bremsstrahlung and Compton processes. Recent observations of X-ray to TeV gamma-ray energies have contributed significantly to understanding these phenomena and will be highlighted.

Credit: 

(3-0-3)

Prerequisite: 

[(MATH 251 with min. grade of D, MATH 252 with min. grade of D, and PHYS 348 with min. grade of D)]

Corequisite: 

None