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particle astrophysics

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

‘Particle astrophysics’, also referred to as astroparticle physics, is a term which covers quite a disparate range of topics, the general theme being that astrophysical objects are explored...

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particle astrophysics

Andrew Liddle and Jon Loveday.

in The Oxford Companion to Cosmology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 605 words.

‘Particle astrophysics’, also referred to as astroparticle physics, is a term which covers quite a disparate range of topics, the

particle astrophysics

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

‘Particle astrophysics’, also referred to as astroparticle physics, is a term which covers quite a disparate range of topics, the general theme being that astrophysical objects are explored...

See overview in Oxford Index

Wild at Heart: the particle astrophysics of the Galactic Centre

R. M. Crocker, D. I. Jones, F. Aharonian, C. J. Law, F. Melia, T. Oka and J. Ott.

in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

May 2011; p ublished online April 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 24021 words.

We consider the high-energy astrophysics of the inner ∼200 pc of the Galaxy. Our modelling of this region shows that the supernovae exploding here every few thousand years inject enough...

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Stellar GADGET: a smoothed particle hydrodynamics code for stellar astrophysics and its application to Type Ia supernovae from white dwarf mergers

R. Pakmor, P. Edelmann, F. K. Röpke and W. Hillebrandt.

in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

August 2012; p ublished online August 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 6626 words.

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Mergers of two carbon–oxygen white dwarfs have long been suspected to be progenitors of Type Ia supernovae. Here we present our modifications to the...

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cascade unit

Donald Fenna.

in A Dictionary of Weights, Measures, and Units

January 2002; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Numerical and Computational Mathematics. 63 words.

astrophysics. Applicable to cosmic rays, the mean path length required in a given medium to reduce the energy of a charged particle by 50%; examples are 50 mm in lead, 433 mm in water, and...

Ice Cube experiment

Edited by Richard Rennie and Jonathan Law.

in A Dictionary of Physics

March 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Physics. 56 words.

A *neutrino detector under the ice of Antarctica that replaced *AMANDA in the first decade of the 21st century. The purpose is to observe very high-energy neutrinos, as these are of...

shower length

Donald Fenna.

in A Dictionary of Weights, Measures, and Units

January 2002; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Numerical and Computational Mathematics. 50 words.

astrophysics. Symbol s. Applicable to cosmic rays, the mean path length required in a given medium to reduce the energy of a charged particle by 50%; e.g. 35 mm in lead, 300 mm in water,...

Postgraduate degrees produce employable people — it's official

in Astronomy & Geophysics

August 2010; p ublished online August 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics; Geophysics. 438 words.

Academics in the field have long thought that postgraduate degrees in astronomy, astrophysics and planetary science and particle physics are a good bet for careers. But now a survey has...

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Nomad planets in Milky Way may outnumber stars and carry life

in Astronomy & Geophysics

April 2012; p ublished online April 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics; Geophysics. 267 words.

Gravitational microlensing data suggest our galaxy may be awash with nomad planets, wandering in space far from host stars. Researchers at the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and...

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McDonald, Prof. Arthur Bruce

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Education. 312 words.

CC 2015 (OC 2006); OOnt 2012; ONS 2016; PhD; FRSC; FRS 2009; PEng (Ont)

Born 29 Aug. 1943 m Janet;...

Fundamentals of Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics

Carlo Giunti and Chung W. Kim.

March 2007; p ublished online January 2010 .

Book. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 728 pages.

This book deals with neutrino physics and astrophysics — a field in which some of the most exciting recent developments in particle physics, astrophysics, and cosmology took place. The book...

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The atom completed

Maurice Goldhaber.

in A Century of Nature

December 2003; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Science and Technology. 3359 words.

Great discoveries rarely come out of the blue. The neutron has a fascinating prehistory. In the 1920s, common wisdom held that atoms were made from only two constituents: positively charged...

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The future

E. J. N. Wilson.

in An Introduction to Particle Accelerators

May 2001; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 3607 words.

Future developments in accelerators are aimed at producing more compact sources of high energy particles. The two-beam accelerator is already a feature of the CLIC scheme for a linear...

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Relativistic astrophysics

James Binney.

in Astrophysics

March 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 8786 words.

‘Relativistic astrophysics’ outlines the relativity theory and lists some situations where this theory is needed: radio galaxies, micro-quasars, gamma rays, cosmic rays, neutron stars,...

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Fundamental differences between SPH and grid methods

Oscar Agertz, Ben Moore, Joachim Stadel, Doug Potter, Francesco Miniati, Justin Read, Lucio Mayer, Artur Gawryszczak, Andrey Kravtsov, Åke Nordlund, Frazer Pearce, Vicent Quilis, Douglas Rudd, Volker Springel, James Stone, Elizabeth Tasker, Romain Teyssier, James Wadsley and Rolf Walder.

in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

September 2007; p ublished online August 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 10056 words.

We have carried out a comparison study of hydrodynamical codes by investigating their performance in modelling interacting multiphase fluids. The two commonly used techniques of grid and...

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On the treatment of entropy mixing in numerical cosmology

J. W. Wadsley, G. Veeravalli and H. M. P. Couchman.

in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

June 2008; p ublished online May 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 9036 words.

For simulations of fluid dynamics in astrophysics, physical viscosity and diffusion are typically neglected. However, in this high Reynolds number regime, real fluids become highly...

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George Gamow

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

(1904–68)

Ukrainian-Americanscientist (originally Georgy Anthonovich Gamov). He applied his early training in nuclear physics to astrophysics and cosmology. He developed his...

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Relativity in Modern Physics

Nathalie Deruelle and Jean-Philippe Uzan.

August 2018; p ublished online October 2018 .

Book. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 704 pages.

Newton’s ideas about how to represent space and time, his laws of dynamics, and his theory of gravitation established the conceptual foundation from which modern physics developed. This...

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Axisymmetric smoothed particle hydrodynamics with self-gravity

D. García-Senz, A. Relaño, R. M. Cabezón and E. Bravo.

in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

January 2009; p ublished online December 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 10556 words.

The axisymmetric form of the hydrodynamic equations within the smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) formalism is presented and checked using idealized scenarios taken from astrophysics...

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Detecting dark matter substructures around the Milky Way with Gaia

Robert Feldmann and Douglas Spolyar.

in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

P ublished online November 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 10035 words.

Cold dark matter (CDM) theory, a pillar of modern cosmology and astrophysics, predicts the existence of a large number of starless dark matter haloes surrounding the Milky Way (MW)....

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