Currents in Astrophysics and Cosmology : Papers in Honor of Maurice M. Shapiro

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Currents in Astrophysics and Cosmology : Papers in Honor of Maurice M. Shapiro

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Currents in Astrophysics and Cosmology focuses primarily on cosmic-ray physics, X-ray, gamma-ray and neutrino astronomy and cosmology, the main research areas of Professor Maurice M. Shapiro, whose 75th birthday the collection of articles celebrates. Professor Shapiro is internationally distinguished for his contributions to the development of cosmic-ray physics. Each chapter is written by a leading scientist in the field. The scope extends from the inner solar system to distant radio galaxies. The book is ideal for graduate students and scientists working in cosmic-ray astrophysics. This valuable survey will be welcomed not only for its articles by world-renowned scientists but also for its coverage of many topics in high-energy astrophysics, the combination of which makes the book unique.

Table of Contents

Part I. Cosmic Rays: 1. Galactic cosmic rays
and galactic halo X-ray emission
2. Highly luminous radiogalaxies as sources of
cosmic rays
3. Where is the cosmic-ray modulation boundary
of the heliosphere?
4. Origin of primary cosmic rays above 1 TeV
5. Astrophysical discoveries derived from
transient cosmic ray and solar flare particle
earth-based investigations: the early years
Part II. X-Ray, Gamma-Ray and Neutrino
Astronomy: 6. How X-ray astronomy has extended
the horizon of physics
7. Selected topics in high energy gamma-ray
astrophysics
8. Cosmic gamma rays, the origin of cosmic
rays, and the structure of the galaxy: the IRAS
connection: reminiscences
9. Ultra-high-energy gamma-ray astronomy
10. Recent gamma-ray burst studies by Ginga
11. High-energy astrophysics in solar flares
12. High-energy gamma radiation from supernova
13. IMB detection of neutrinos from SN1987A:
history and results
14. High-energy neutrino astronomy: project
DUMAND
Part III. Cosmology: 15. The cosmic
quark-hadron phase transition
16. Ponderable soliton stars from early universe
17. Dark matter and the generation of
cosmological structure
Part IV. Reminiscences and Poetic Black Holes:
18. Contributions of Maurice M. Shapiro and his
group to cosmic-ray astrophysics
19. From Jerusalem to heavenly realms - memoir
of a cosmic journey
20. Maury Shapiro and ERICE
21. Black holes.