ASTRO480 : High Energy Astrophysics

(Prof. Richard Mushotzky)

High Energy Astrophysics Picture of the Week
  • Lecturer: Dr. Richard Mushotzky
  • Time:T Th 3:30-4:45pm
  • Dates: Spring 2016
  • Room: CSS 2146
  • Office: PSC 1111
  • Off. Hrs Tues, Thurs 10:00-11:00

Syllabus

Intrductory Lecture 1& Lecture 2 (part)

X-ray Detectors Lecture 2

Detectors Lecture 3

Physical Processes 1

Physical Processes 2

Clusters of Galaxies 1

Clusters of Galaxies 2

Clusters of Galaxies 3

Clusters of Galaxies 4

First NS Lecture

Second NS Lecture,

Third NS Lecture,

Accreting Sources 4th NS Lecture,

Accreting Sources First Black Holes Lecture,

Accreting Second Black Holes Lecture,

First AGN Lecture,

second AGN Lecture,

third AGN Lecture,

first Supernova and Remnant Lecture,

Second Supernova and Remnant Lecture,

Third Supernova and Remnant Lecture,

First GRB Lecture,

Second GRB Lecture,

First Summary Lecture

Second Summary Lecture


Some useful material/links Catherine Grant Lecture on X-ray CCDs

Telescopes Lectures, X-ray Optics Dan Schwartz Lecture Astronomy/Astrophysics on the Internet- A collection of resources
Prof. N. Kaiser's Lectures-Elements of Astrophysics
Essential Radio Astronomy- Nice description of physical processes
Notes on X-ray Optics; Dan Schwartz
X-ray telescopes- Encyclopeda of Astronomy and Astrophysics
X-ray schools web pages and other useful material
History of high energy astrophysics
Prof. J. Wilms Course on Radiation Processes
Handbook of Space Astronomy and Astrophysics
X-ray emission from clusters of galaxies
X-ray spectroscopy of clusters of galaxies
X-ray CCD Detectors Course Notes-ANDOR Technology
University of Florida Notes on CCDs- Prof. John Oliver
Soft X-rays and EUV Radiation- Prof. David Atwood's course
Detailed Discussion of X-ray Photoelectric Absorbtion-Prof R. Serimaa University of Helsinki
Tutorial On Radio Pulsars from Jodrell Bank Radiative Processes in Astrophysics-Lecture Course by G. Ghisellini
XXI Canary Islands Winter School- Accretion Processes in Astrophysics
Andy Fabian's Notes on Astrophysics- everything in one place
The Zoo of Neutron Stars - Alice Harding Remillard and McClintock Review on X-ray Properties of black holes


High Energy Astrophysics is the study of the energetic universe, the processes that produce high energy photons, techniques for detecting these photons and the objects that emit them. The objects of study include black holes, neutron stars, clusters of galaxies.