ASTRO680 : High Energy Astrophysics

(Prof. Richard Mushotzky)

High Energy Astrophysics Picture of the Week
  • Lecturer: Dr. Richard Mushotzky
  • Time:T Th 2:00-3;15pm
  • Dates:25 Jan - 9 May 2010
  • Room: CSS 0101
  • Office: CSS 1104
  • Off. Hrs Tues, Thurs 4:45-5:45
  • Reflection Essay Advice [under construction]

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Syllabus (subject to change): (printer friendly)

Introductory Lecture 1

Introductory Lecture 2

X-ray Detectors Lectures, Catherine Grant Lecture on X-ray CCDs

Telescopes Lectures, X-ray Optics Dan Schwartz Lecture

X-ray Optics B. Aschenbach Lecture

Lectures on Atomic Physics- Plasma Codes-R. Smith Lectures on Atomic Physics Atomic Processes E. Behar Lectures on Atomic Physics-Overview F. Paerels

Lectures on Lensing-Intro Schneider

Strong Lensing- Kochanek

Weak Lensing Schneider

Overview on Lensing Narayan and Bartelmann

First Cluster Lecture,

Second Cluster Lecture,

Third Cluster Lecture,

Fourth Cluster Lecture,

Fifth Cluster Lecture,

First NS Lecture,

Second NS Lecture,

Third and Forth NS Lecture,

First Black Hole Lecture,

2nd Home work,

Black Hole Lectures 2 &3

First Black Hole Spectra Lecture )

Black Holes Lectures April 2011

SuperNova and SNR lectures (11-30-2010)


Some useful links
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
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
Tutorial On Radio Pulsars from Jodrell Bank
XXI Canary Islands Winter School- Accretion Processes in Astrophysics
Andy Fabian's Notes on Astrophysics- everything in one place

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.