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Cosmic rays in the universe proceedings of the 7th Taipei Astrophysics Workshop, National Central University, Taiwan, Republic of China, 18-20 October 2000 by Taipei Astrophysics Workshop (7th 2000 National Central University, Taiwan)

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Published by Astronomical Society of the Pacific in San Francisco, Calif .
Written in English

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  • Cosmic rays -- Congresses.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Other titles7th Taipei Astrophysics Workshop on cosmic rays in the universe, Seventh Taipei Astrophysics Workshop on cosmic rays in the universe
Statementedited by Chung-Ming Ko.
GenreCongresses.
SeriesAstronomical Society of the Pacific conference series -- v. 241
ContributionsKo, Chung-Ming, 1956-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQC484.8 .T34 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 274 p. :
Number of Pages274
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19029034M
ISBN 10158381079X

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The Origin of Cosmic Rays examines the astrophysical phenomena that cause cosmic rays. The title details the concerns in the study of tracing the sources of cosmic rays. The text presents the primary cosmic rays on earth, and then proceeds to tackling ling the cosmic magnetic bremsstrahlung radio emission and cosmic rays in the universe. This is only a small fraction of the age of the Galaxy or the universe, so cosmic rays must have been created fairly recently on a cosmic timescale. The best candidates for a source of cosmic rays are the supernova explosions, which mark the violent deaths of some . Cosmic Rays is a two-part book that first elucidates the discovery, nature, and particles produced by cosmic rays. This part also looks into the primary cosmic radiation; radio waves from the galaxy; extensive air showers; origin of cosmic rays; and other cosmic radiations. Part 2 consists of reprinted papers involving cosmic rays. Papers 1 to 10 treat the nature of the radiation, arranged. Outline • An Overview of Cosmic Rays in the Galaxy! • The Physical Origin of Cosmic Rays! • Galactic: Shock Acceleration in Supernovae! • Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Rays: Extragalactic Sources! • The Confinement of Cosmic Rays! • Cosmic Ray (Magneto)Hydrodynamics! • Applications: Galaxies & Clusters! • Open Problems.

Cosmic rays constantly bombard the upper atmosphere, and they might help astronomers understand the universe’s most powerful events. But, despite a century of investigation, much mystery still.   Cosmic rays are atom fragments that rain down on the Earth from outside of the solar system. They blaze at the speed of light and have been blamed for electronics problems in . Cosmic ray spallation, also known as the x-process, is a set of naturally occurring nuclear reactions causing nucleosynthesis; it refers to the formation of chemical elements from the impact of cosmic rays on an object. Cosmic rays are highly energetic charged particles from beyond Earth, ranging from protons, alpha particles, and nuclei of many heavier elements. Over recent years there has been marked growth in interest in the study of techniques of cosmic ray physics by astrophysicists and particle physicists. Cosmic radiation is important for the astrophysicist because in the farther reaches of the universe. For particle physicists, it provides the opportunity to study neutrinos and very high energy particles of galactic origin/5(2).

Rays in every respect similar to the cosmic are produced by my vacuum tubes when operated at pressures of ten millions of volts or more, but even if it were not confirmed by experiment, the theory I advanced in would afford the simplest and most probable explanation of the phenomena. Cosmic Rays is a two-part book that first elucidates the discovery, nature, and particles produced by cosmic rays. This part also looks into the primary cosmic radiation; radio waves from the galaxy; extensive air showers; origin of cosmic rays; and other cosmic radiations. Part 2 consists of reprinted papers involving cosmic rays.   The universe harbours an array of extreme entities, from fast radio bursts to supermassive black holes. But scientists consider the most puzzling phenomena to be extremely powerful cosmic rays. Concentrating on the highest energy cosmic rays, this book describes where they originate, acquire energy, and interact, in accreting neutron stars, supernova remnants, in large-scale shock waves. It also describes their interactions in the atmosphere and in the earth, how they are studied in surface and very large underground detectors, and Cited by: