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  • Searching for the Long-Duration Gamma-Ray Burst Progenitorby Robert Allan Mesler III

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 129.00

    Nominated as an outstanding thesis by the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of New Mexico, this thesis seeks to identify the gamma-ray burst (GRB) progenitor. GRBs are extragalactic explosions that briefly outshine entire galaxies, but the mechanism that can release that much energy over a < 100 second burst is still a mystery.... more...

  • The Square Kilometre Array: An Engineering Perspectiveby Peter J. Hall

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 259.00

    The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Project is a global project to design and c- struct a revolutionary new radio telescope with of order 1 million square meters of collecting area in the wavelength range from3mto1cm.It will have two - ders of magnitude greater sensitivity than current telescopes and an unprecedented large instantaneous ?eld-of-view.... more...

  • The Square Kilometre Array: Paving the way for the new 21st century radio astronomy paradigmby Domingos Barbosa; Sonia Anton; Leonid Gurvits; Dalmiro Maia

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 259.00

    : The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) will provide more than one order of magnitude improvement in sensitivity compared with any existing radio telescope over a wavelength range of several hundred to one, from decametric to microwave wavelengths. It will revolutionize the study of the most abundant element in the Universe, hydrogen, from the epoch of... more...

  • Thermal Design and Thermal Behaviour of Radio Telescopes and their Enclosuresby Albert Greve; Michael Bremer

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2010; US$ 219.00

    This book reviews the design and construction principles of radio telescopes in view of thermal aspects and heat transfer with the variable thermal environment. It is the first English language book to present and review this subject matter. more...

  • The Universe in X-Raysby Joachim E Trümper; Günther Hasinger

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008; US$ 179.00

    In the last 45 years, X-ray astronomy has become an integral part of modern astrophysics and cosmology. There is a wide range of astrophysical objects and phenomena, where X-rays provide crucial diagnostics. In particular they are well suited to study hot plasmas and matter under extreme physical conditions in compact objects. This book summarizes... more...

  • Very High Energy Cosmic Gamma Radiationby Michael D Smith

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2004; US$ 146.00

    Gamma ray astronomy, the branch of high energy astrophysics that studies the sky in energetic ?-ray photons, is destined to play a crucial role in the exploration of nonthermal phenomena in the Universe in their most extreme and violent forms. The great potential of this discipline offers impressive coverage of many ?hot topics? of modern astrophysics... more...

  • Very High Energy Gamma-Ray Astronomyby T.C. Weekes

    CRC Press 2003; US$ 231.00

    High energy gamma-ray photons are the prime probes of the relativistic or high-energy universe, populated by black holes, neutron stars, supernovae, quasars, and matter-antimatter annihilations. Through studying the gamma-ray sky, astrophysicists are able to better understand the formation and behavior of these exotic and energetic bodies. Very High... more...

  • What Are Gamma-Ray Bursts?by Joshua S. Bloom

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 33.95

    Gamma-ray bursts are the brightest--and, until recently, among the least understood--cosmic events in the universe. Discovered by chance during the cold war, these evanescent high-energy explosions confounded astronomers for decades. But a rapid series of startling breakthroughs beginning in 1997 revealed that the majority of gamma-ray bursts are... more...

  • Black Holes: Thermodynamics, Information, and Firewallsby Robert B. Mann

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 54.99

    This book reflects the resurgence of interest in the quantum properties of black holes, culminating most recently in controversial discussions about firewalls. On the thermodynamic side, it describes how new developments allowed the inclusion of pressure/volume terms in the first law, leading to a new understanding of black holes as chemical systems,... more...

  • Handbookby Pierre Villars; Karin Cenzual

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 307.00

    Since the discovery of X-ray diffraction in 1913 over 100 000 different inorganic substances (also called compounds or phases) have been structurally characterized. The aim of this reference work is to provide the researcher with a comprehensive compilation of all up to now crystallographically identified inorganic substances in only one... more...