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Probes of Multimessenger Astrophysics

Charged cosmic rays, neutrinos, γ-rays and gravitational waves

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  • The new edition includes a comprehensive description of gravitational-wave physics written for a student audience

  • Provides a modern introduction to astroparticle physics

  • Presents the different probes used to study astrophysical phenomena in the multi-messenger strategy

  • Offers substantial coverage of the latest experimental techniques and instrumentation, including a comprehensive description of gravitational waves

  • Based on materials tested in University lectures over many years

Part of the book series: Astronomy and Astrophysics Library (AAL)

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Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xix
  2. An Overview of Multimessenger Astrophysics

    • Maurizio Spurio
    Pages 1-27
  3. Charged Cosmic Rays in Our Galaxy

    • Maurizio Spurio
    Pages 29-64
  4. Diffusion of Cosmic Rays in the Galaxy

    • Maurizio Spurio
    Pages 149-182
  5. The Sky Seen in γ-Rays

    • Maurizio Spurio
    Pages 269-312
  6. The TeV Sky and Multiwavelength Astrophysics

    • Maurizio Spurio
    Pages 313-353
  7. High-Energy Neutrino Astrophysics

    • Maurizio Spurio
    Pages 355-399
  8. Atmospheric Muons and Neutrinos

    • Maurizio Spurio
    Pages 401-439
  9. Low-Energy Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics

    • Maurizio Spurio
    Pages 441-488
  10. Microcosm and Macrocosm

    • Maurizio Spurio
    Pages 537-572
  11. Conclusions

    • Maurizio Spurio
    Pages 573-576
  12. Back Matter

    Pages 577-591

About this book

"I have taught from and enjoyed the first edition of the book. The selection of topics is the best I've seen. Maurizio Spurio gives very clear presentations using a generous amount of observational data. "

James Matthews (Louisiana State University)


This is the second edition of an introduction to “multi-messenger” astrophysics. It covers the many different aspects connecting particle physics with astrophysics and cosmology and introduces high-energy astrophysics using different probes: the electromagnetic radiation, with techniques developed by traditional astronomy; charged cosmic rays, gamma-rays and neutrinos, with methods developed in high-energy laboratories; and gravitational waves, recently observed using laser interferometers.

 

The book offers a comprehensive and systematic approach to the theoretical background and the experimental aspects of the study of the high-energy universe. The breakthrough discovery of gravitational waves motivated this new edition of the book, to offer a more global and multimessenger vision of high-energy astrophysics.  This second edition is updated and enriched with substantial new materials also deriving from the results obtained at the LIGO/Virgo observatories. For the first time it is now possible to draw the connection between gravitational waves, traditional astronomical observations and other probes (in particular, gamma-rays and neutrinos).

 

The book draws on the extensive courses of Professor Maurizio Spurio at the University of Bologna and it is aimed at graduate students and post-graduate researchers with a basic understanding of particle and nuclear physics. It will also be of interest to particle physicists working in accelerator/collider physics who are keen to understand the mechanisms of the largest accelerators in the Universe. 

Keywords

  • Air shower
  • Atmospheric muons and neutrinos
  • Cosmic accelerators
  • Cosmic rays
  • Diffusive shock mechanism
  • Gamma astrophysics
  • Neutrino astronomy
  • Neutrino astrophysics
  • Particle astrophysics
  • Particle showers
  • Solar neutrinos
  • LIGO/VIRGO observatories
  • Gravitational waves
  • GW170817

Reviews

“Maurizio Spurio’s Probes of Multimessenger Astrophysics is, I have just discovered, a very useful book! It is aimed ‘(i) at those undertaking postgraduate courses, (ii) PhD students, (iii) post-doc researchers involved in high-energy physics or astrophysics research, and senior particle physicists eager to understand and appreciate the mechanisms of the largest accelerators in the Universe.’” (Virginia Trimble, The Observatory, Vol. 139 (1272), October, 2019)

Authors and Affiliations

  • Department of Physics and Astronomy, and INFN, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy

    Maurizio Spurio

About the author

Maurizio Spurio is a Professor of Physics at the University of Bologna where he teaches Particle and Astroparticle physics.
With his research he is involved in experimental physics, with particular interest in high-energy physics without particle accelerators and astroparticle physics.
He was member of the MACRO experiment at Gran Sasso underground laboratory, which provided a deep study of the penetrating component of the cosmic radiation including the observation of atmospheric neutrino oscillations. Since 2001 he is member of the ANTARES experiment (the first neutrino telescope in the sea), currently in charge as deputy spokesperson.
Professor Spurio has already co-authored/edited 4 Springer books.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Probes of Multimessenger Astrophysics

  • Book Subtitle: Charged cosmic rays, neutrinos, γ-rays and gravitational waves

  • Authors: Maurizio Spurio

  • Series Title: Astronomy and Astrophysics Library

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-96854-4

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

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

  • Copyright Information: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2018

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-96853-7

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-96854-4

  • Series ISSN: 0941-7834

  • Series E-ISSN: 2196-9698

  • Edition Number: 2

  • Number of Pages: XIX, 591

  • Number of Illustrations: 26 b/w illustrations, 177 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Astrophysics, Accelerator Physics

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USD 89.00
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  • ISBN: 978-3-319-96854-4
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  • Readable on all devices
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Hardcover Book
USD 119.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)