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Course Postgraduate
Semester Electives
Subject Code ESA663
Subject Title High Energy Astrophysics


Radiation-matter interaction – Sources of high ener gy (UV-gamma rays) radiation in the universe - Detectors for high energy particles, X-r ays, gamma rays and neutrinos – Space astronomy - Elements of General Relativity - compac t stars – magnetospheric processes around neutron stars (pulsars and magnetars) – inte racting binaries – Roche potential and accretion – Shkura-Sunyaev thin disk model – accret ion phenomenology around compact objects – stellar mass black holes vs supermassive black holes – AGN phenomenology and unified scheme – Jet production and superluminal mo tion – Supernova remnants and shock acceleration of relativistic particles – Gamma Ray Bursts

Text Books

1. M. Longair, High Energy Astrophysics, vol. 1 and 2, Cambridge University Press

2. F. Melia, High Energy Astrophysics, Princeton Un iversity Press

3. Ya B. Zeldovich and I.D. Novikov, Relativistic A strophysics, vol. I, Stars and Relativity