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TeV Gamma-Ray Astrophysics

Theory and Observations Presented at the Heidelberg Workshop, October 3–7, 1994

  • Heinrich J. Völk
  • Felix A. Aharonian

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-XV
  2. R. Mukherjee, B. L. Dingus, J. A. Esposito, D. L. Bertsch, R. Cuddapah, C. E. Fichtel et al.
    Pages 97-108
  3. Elliott D. Bloom
    Pages 109-125
  4. D. J. Fegan
    Pages 137-151
  5. P. M. Chadwick, J. E. Dickinson, M. R. Dickinson, N. A. Dipper, J. Holder, T. J. L. McComb et al.
    Pages 153-167
  6. E. Lorenz
    Pages 169-183
  7. Konrad Bernlöhr
    Pages 185-197
  8. Gaurang B. Yodh
    Pages 199-212
  9. L. K. Resvanis
    Pages 213-234
  10. Alice K. Harding
    Pages 257-268

About this book


The `International Heidelberg Workshop on TeV Gamma-Ray Astrophysics' brought together astrophysicists from the various fields which play a role in the formation of high energy gamma-ray emission. In particular, theoretical and observational aspects of the physics and astrophysics of pulsars and quasars, the acceleration of particles at Supernova Remnants and other strong astrophysical shock fronts, and cascade processes in universal background photon fields were comprehensively discussed in more than thirty reviews by leading experts.
In their entirety these reviews describe the birth of a new field of astronomy. This field concerns cosmic gamma-rays of very high energy which are observed with ground-based optical telescopes due to the Cherenkov emission of the secondary particles created by the interaction of these gamma-rays with atoms in the Earth's atmosphere. Beyond that, the workshop encompassed the latest developments and trends in theory and observation of cosmic gamma-ray sources of all energies, from nuclear gamma-ray lines in the MeV-region, through the Bremsstrahlung, Inverse Compton, and pion decay continuum emission, to gamma-rays due the decay of exotic relics from the early Universe.
Audience: Specialists as well as students in physics and astrophysics and young research workers.


Supernova astronomy astrophysics early universe quasar quasars telescope universe

Editors and affiliations

  • Heinrich J. Völk
    • 1
  • Felix A. Aharonian
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für KernphysikHeidelbergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title TeV Gamma-Ray Astrophysics
  • Book Subtitle Theory and Observations Presented at the Heidelberg Workshop, October 3–7, 1994
  • Editors Heinrich J. Völk
    Felix A. Aharonian
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-3854-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-6561-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-0171-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 450
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
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