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: Fall 2019
  • Room: Atl 1114
  • Office: PSC 1154
  • Off. Hrs Tues, Thurs 1:30-2:30


Practise Homework for AGN

Introductory Lecture 1

Physical Processes 1

Physical Processes 2


X-ray Telescopes

Clusters of Galaxies I

Clusters of Galaxies II

Clusters of Galaxies II

Cluster of Galaxies IV Abundances

Supernova and SNR I

Supernova and SNR II

Supernova-remnants III

Super-remnants IV

First NS Lecture

NS Lecture II

NS Lecture III

NS Lecture IV

NS Lecture V

Black Holes I

Black Holes II




Black Hole Spectra

Class Summary

Some useful material/links
J. Paul History of High Energy Astrophysics

Volker Beckmann Compton Scattering

Volker Beckmann Synchrotron Radiation

Catherine Grant Lecture on X-ray CCDs

Telescopes Lectures, X-ray Optics Dan Schwartz Lecture

Cluster Lenses Kneib and Nataranjan Weak lensing- Schneider
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
Craig Sarazin X-ray emission from clusters of galaxies
X-ray spectroscopy of clusters of galaxies H. Böhringer and Norbert Werner

Monique Arnaud Clusters of Galaxies
X-ray CCD Detectors Course Notes-ANDOR Technology
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.