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Course Dual Degree (B. Tech + M.S / M.Tech)
Semester Electives
Subject Code ESA463
Subject Title High Energy Astrophysics


Radiation-matter interaction – Sources of high energy (UV-gamma rays) radiation in the universe – Detectors for high energy particles, X-rays, gamma rays and neutrinos – Space astronomy – Elements of General Relativity – compact stars – magnetospheric processes around neutron stars (pulsars and magnetars) – interacting binaries – Roche potential and accretion – Shkura-Sunyaev thin disk model – accretion phenomenology around compact objects – stellar mass black holes vs supermassive black holes – AGN phenomenology and unified scheme – Jet production and superluminal motion – 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 University Press

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


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