Principles of Multimessenger Astronomy

3. The measurement of cosmic messengers -- 3.1. The measurement of electromagnetic radiation -- 3.2. Measurements of other messengers.


Author: Miroslav D. Filipović


ISBN: 075032340X

Category: Astrophysics


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Astronomy has traditionally relied on capturing photons from cosmic sources to be able to understand the universe. During the 20th and 21st centuries, different messengers have been added to the astronomer's toolset: cosmic rays, neutrinos, and most recently gravitational waves. Each of these messengers opens a new window on the universe, and a modern astronomer must be familiar with them. The goal of this book is to provide a broad understanding of these messengers and their relationship to each other. The unique physics of each messenger is introduced, as well as the physics of their detection and interpretation. An additional focus is the discussion of techniques and topics that are common to more than one messenger. Principles of Multimessenger Astronomy is designed to be both an introduction and reference to modern astronomy.

Multimessenger Astronomy in Practice

The book will help educate astronomy students taking a multimessenger approach, and add to the knowledge of professional astronomers about what is available in today's multimessenger toolbox.


Author: Miroslav D. Filipović

Publisher: Programme: Aas-Iop Astronomy

ISBN: 0750323426

Category: Science

Page: 300

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The first non-electromagnetic messengers from space were discovered in the early 20th century, but it is only now that multimessenger astronomy is coming into its own. The aim of Multimessenger Astronomy in Practice is to aid an astronomer who is new to research in a particular area of multimessenger astronomy. Covering electromatic radiation from radio through to gamma-rays, and moving on to neutrino, cosmic-ray and gravitational wave astronomy, it gives the reader an overview of the celestial objects detected in each region, the unique methods used to measure them, as well as the principles and methods of data collection, calibration, reduction and analysis. Further chapters cover dark matter, the multimessenger search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI), and data science with machine learning. The book will help educate astronomy students taking a multimessenger approach, and add to the knowledge of professional astronomers about what is available in today's multimessenger toolbox. Key Features: Prepares astronomers new to research in a particular area of multimessenger astronomy Covers modern astrophysics across the electromatic spectrum from radio through to gamma-rays, as well as neutrino, cosmic-ray and gravitational wave astronomy Details the celestial objects detected in each region, the detection methods used, and the principles and methods of data collection, calibration, reduction and analysis Includes chapters on dark matter, the multimessenger search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI), and data science with machine learning

Multimessenger Astronomy

... the famous “supersonic bang”. This “superluminal bang” is produced when particles move through a medium at velocities greater than that of light. It is important to note that this phenomenon does not violate one of the principles of ...


Author: J. E. Beckman

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030683726

Category: Astrophysics


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Written by a professional astronomer who has worked on a wide spectrum of topics throughout his career, this book gives a popular science level description of what has become known as multimessenger astronomy. It links the new with the traditional, showing how astronomy has advanced at increasing pace in the modern era. In the second decade of the twenty-first century astronomy has seen the beginnings of a revolution. After centuries when all our information about the Universe has come via electromagnetic waves, now several entirely new ways of exploring it have emerged. The most spectacular has been the detection of gravitational waves in 2016, but astronomy also uses neutrinos and cosmic ray particles to probe processes in the centres of stars and galaxies. The book is strongly oriented towards measurement and technique. Widely illustrated with colourful pictures of instruments their creators and astronomical objects it will also be backed with descriptions of the underlying theories and concepts, linking predictions, observations and experiments. The thread is largely historical, although obviously it cannot be encyclopaedic. Its point of departure is the beginning of the twentieth century and it aims at being as complete as possible for the date of completion at the end of 2020. The book addresses a wide public whose interest in science is served by magazines like Scientific American: lively, intelligent readers but without university studies in physics.

High Energy Astrophysical Techniques

Astronomical observations with high-energy photons and particles represent the newest additions to multimessenger astronomy and this book will be of value to all with an interest in the field.


Author: Rosa Poggiani

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319447292

Category: Science

Page: 163

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This textbook presents ultraviolet and X-ray astronomy, gamma-ray astronomy, cosmic ray astronomy, neutrino astronomy, and gravitational wave astronomy as distinct research areas, focusing on the astrophysics targets and the requirements with respect to instrumentation and observation methods. The purpose of the book is to bridge the gap between the reference books and the specialized literature. For each type of astronomy, the discussion proceeds from the orders of magnitude for observable quantities. The physical principles of photon and particle detectors are then addressed, and the specific telescopes and combinations of detectors, presented. Finally the instruments and their limits are discussed with a view to assisting readers in the planning and execution of observations. Astronomical observations with high-energy photons and particles represent the newest additions to multimessenger astronomy and this book will be of value to all with an interest in the field.

Cruise Ship Astronomy and Astrophotography

At the age of 45 Galileo embarked on a systematic series of astronomical telescopic observations beginning with the Moon on ... Encyclopedia of Philosophy entry on Newton and the 28 2 Big Bang to Homo Erectus to Multi-Messenger Astronomy.


Author: Gregory I. Redfern

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030009588

Category: Science

Page: 343

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Enrich your next sea vacation with this fun how-to guide to observing and doing astrophotography on water. Collecting together the author’s five decades of astrophotography and teaching experience, this book shares all the practical information you will need to start on your own astronomy adventure. Part I is full of practical advice on what to pack, the best ways to enjoy the night sky from your cruise ship observatory, specific astronomical objects and events to look out for, and myriad other useful tips. Part II gives you a crash course on astrophotography at sea, teaching you the nitty-gritty details of taking pictures of the night sky. Proof that it can be done is provided by the many amazing color astrophotographs taken by the author while following the steps laid out in this book.

Introduction to Particle and Astroparticle Physics

Multimessenger Astronomy and its Particle Physics Foundations Alessandro De Angelis, Mário Pimenta. [F8.2] B. Ryden, “Introduction to Cosmology”, ... [F8.4] M.V. Berry, “Principles of Cosmology and Gravitation”, Adam Hilger 1989.


Author: Alessandro De Angelis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319781815

Category: Science

Page: 733

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This book introduces particle physics, astrophysics and cosmology. Starting from an experimental perspective, it provides a unified view of these fields that reflects the very rapid advances being made. This new edition has a number of improvements and has been updated to describe the recent discovery of gravitational waves and astrophysical neutrinos, which started the new era of multimessenger astrophysics; it also includes new results on the Higgs particle. Astroparticle and particle physics share a common problem: we still don’t have a description of the main ingredients of the Universe from the point of view of its energy budget. Addressing these fascinating issues, and offering a balanced introduction to particle and astroparticle physics that requires only a basic understanding of quantum and classical physics, this book is a valuable resource, particularly for advanced undergraduate students and for those embarking on graduate courses. It includes exercises that offer readers practical insights. It can be used equally well as a self-study book, a reference and a textbook.

A Modern Primer in Particle and Nuclear Physics

378 380 381 385 387 387 389 392 395 13.3 Fermion masses 13.4 The Standard Model of particle physics 13.5 The discovery ... waves 13.11.1 Waves in GR 13.11.2 Gravitational interferometers 13.11.3 Multimessenger astronomy Further reading ...


Author: Francesco Terranova

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192845245

Category: Science

Page: 496

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Suitable for undergraduate and graduate physics students, this unique textbook provides an ideal entry point into particle, nuclear, and astroparticle physics and presents the modern concepts, theories, and experiments that explain the elementary constituents and basic forces of the universe.

Relativistic Astrophysics of the Transient Universe

Multimessenger astronomy aims at the measurement of physical and astronomical parameters across various observational ... Since black holes are scale free, we expect common principles at work by which supermassive and, respectively, ...


Author: Maurice H. P. M. Van Putten

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107010734

Category: Science

Page: 333

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"In the coming decade, the transient universe will be mapped out in great detail by the emerging wide-field multiwavelength surveys, neutrino and gravitational-wave detectors, promising to probe the astronomical and physical origin of the most extreme relativistic sources. This volume introduces the physical processes relevant to the source modeling of the transient universe. Ideal for graduate students and researchers in astrophysics, this book gives a unified treatment of electromagnetic, hadronic and gravitational radiation processes associated with relativistic outflows from compact objects. After introducing the source classes, the authors set out the various radiation processes associated with magneto-hydrodynamic flows, such as blast waves, winds, jets and accretion. Readers will gain an understanding of the theory, observations and some methods of data analysis for gravitational-wave data"--

The Decadoxy

The Principles of Space & Time Cometan ... [10:3:65] Multi-messenger astronomy is astronomy based on the coordinated observation and interpretation of disparate "messenger" signals; interplanetary probes can visit objects within the ...


Author: Cometan

Publisher: Astronist Institution


Category: Philosophy

Page: 59

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The Decadoxy is an Astronic philosophical disquisition forming the tenth disquisition of twelve which comprise The Omnidoxy, the founding treatise of the philosophy of Astronism founded by Cometan. The Decadoxy is assigned with the inclusive discipline of durantology which studies the nature of space and time and is largely concerned with contemplating scientific theories and applying them to a cosmic philosophical prism. Preceded by The Nonodoxy and followed by The Hendecadoxy, The Decadoxy also contemplates various different metaphilosophical questions and topics which are considered to be appendages to the main disquisition. The Decadoxy is tasked with studying the application of space and time to the philosophy of The Cosmos found in The Monodoxy with durantological study considering all types and applications of the concepts of time and space.