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Exploring the Universe: From Near Space to Extra-Galactic

A Collection of Research Reviews on Contemporary Astrophysics and Space Science

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  • Covers reviews on a wide number of topics in astrophysics and space science

  • Topics include diverse fields such as balloon borne science, ionospheric research, earthquake prediction, astrochemistry, astrophysics around compact objects

  • Showcases research output by S.K. Chakrabarti and his ~50 PhD students over a period of 3 decades.

Part of the book series: Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings (ASSSP, volume 53)

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Table of contents (50 papers)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxi
  2. General Relativity and Relativistic Astrophysics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Spinning Black Holes, Spinning Flows and Spinors

      • Banibrata Mukhopadhyay
      Pages 3-15
    3. Relativistic Flows in Astrophysics

      • Indranil Chattopadhyay
      Pages 17-27
  3. Observational Astronomy

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 213-213

About this book

This Festschrift dedicated to the 60th birth anniversary of Prof. Sandip K. Chakrabarti, a well-known Indian astrophysicist, presents a collection of contributions by about fifty scientists who work on diverse topics in contemporary astrophysics and space science including new and low-cost balloon borne experiments, planetary science, astrochemistry and the origin of life, ionospheric research and earthquake predictions, relativistic astrophysics around black holes, and finally, the observational signatures and radiative properties of compact objects. All the authors are well known scholars in their respective subject and are all PhD students of Prof. Sandip K. Chakrabarti.

The book demonstrates a two-dimensional evolution of research areas triggered by Sandip Chakrabarti over the past few decades. The first dimension represents the evolution and diversification of Chakrabarti’s own research in which new students were trained. A second dimension arises from the evolution of the research topics pursued by Chakrabarti’s fifty odd doctoral students, many of whom have become renowned scientists in their own right, after starting with a certain subject under Chakrabarti and then migrating to completely new subjects with dexterity.

The editors have compiled and edited the articles appropriately to some extent to suit the spirit of this Festschrift on the one hand and to keep balance in diverse topics on the other. Thus this volume also provides an overview for whosoever wishes to enter the important subjects of compact objects, astrochemistry, ionospheric science or space exploration in near space. New graduates, PhD scholars, teachers and researchers will benefit from this volume. Moreover it is a record of tremendous success of a school in a range of vast topics.

Keywords

  • Black Holes: Theoretical and Observational
  • X-ray Spectra of Compact Objects
  • White Dwarfs
  • Gravitational Waves from Extreme Mass Binaries
  • Instrumentation in X-ray Astronomy
  • Chemical Evolution of the Universe
  • Balloon Borne Science in Near Space
  • Ionospheric Perturbations and their Modeling
  • Earthquake Predictions
  • Planetary Rings
  • Sandip Chakrabarti

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

    Banibrata Mukhopadhyay

  • Department of Ionospheric Sciences, Indian Centre for Space Physics, Kolkata, India

    Sudipta Sasmal

About the editors


Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Exploring the Universe: From Near Space to Extra-Galactic

  • Book Subtitle: A Collection of Research Reviews on Contemporary Astrophysics and Space Science

  • Editors: Banibrata Mukhopadhyay, Sudipta Sasmal

  • Series Title: Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-94607-8

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Physics and Astronomy, Physics and Astronomy (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-94606-1

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-06883-7

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-94607-8

  • Series ISSN: 1570-6591

  • Series E-ISSN: 1570-6605

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXI, 653

  • Number of Illustrations: 227 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Astrophysics, Space Physics, Planetary Science

Buying options

eBook
USD 149.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-94607-8
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 279.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)