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:2 Sep - 9 Dec 2010
  • Room: CSS 1216
  • Office: CSS 1104
  • Off. Hrs Tues, Thurs 10:00-11:00

Syllabus (subject to change): (printer friendly) Homework

Homework 1 Due Feb 12

Homework 2 Due March 7

Homework 3 Due April 4

Introductory Lecture 1

Introductory Lecture 2

Radiation Process #1 Lecture 3

Radiation Process #2 Lecture 4

Detectors Lecture 5

Gamma-ray Detectors X-ray Telescopes Lecture 6

Clusters of Galaxies 1 Lecture 7

Clusters of Galaxies -2 (and more)

Clusters of Galaxies 3 (an

Clusters of Galaxies 4

First NS Lecture,

Second NS Lecture,

Third NS Lecture,

First Black Hole Lecture,

Second and Third Black Hole Lecture,

Fourth Black Hole Lecture,

AGN Evolution

Supernova and Supernova Remnants lec 1-2

Supernova and Supernova Remnants lecs 3-4

First 2 Gamma-Ray Burst Lectures

Gamma-Ray Burst Lectures 3-4

Summary Lecture

Some useful material/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
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
J. Vink Review on X-ray Properties of Supernova Remnants

Gamma-ray burst review article

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.