Part I. Astronomical Background: 1. High energy astrophysics - an introduction; 2. The stars and stellar evolution; 3. The galaxies; 4. Clusters of galaxies; Part II.
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Part I. Astronomical Background: 1. High energy astrophysics - an introduction; 2. The stars and stellar evolution; 3. The galaxies; 4. Clusters of galaxies; Part II. Physical Processes: 5. Ionisation losses; 6. Radiation of accelerated charged particles and bremsstrahlung of electrons; 7.
The dynamics of charged particles in magnetic fields; 8. Synchrotron radiation; 9. Interactions of high energy photons; Nuclear interactions; Aspects of plasma physics and magnetohydrodynamics; Part III. High Energy Astrophysics in our Galaxy: Interstellar gas and magnetic fields; Dead stars; Accretion power in astrophysics; Cosmic rays; The origin of cosmic rays in our galaxy; The acceleration of high energy particles; Part IV.
Extragalactic High Energy Astrophysics: Active galaxies; Black holes in the nuclei of galaxies; The vicinity of the black hole; Extragalactic radio sources; Compact extragalactic sources and superluminal motions; Cosmological aspects of high energy astrophysics; Appendix; References; Index. Enable full ADS. Citations References Similar Papers.
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He was Deputy Head of the Cavendish Laboratory with special responsibility for the teaching of physics from to , and Head of the Cavendish Laboratory from to Longair's primary research interests are in the fields of high-energy astrophysics and astrophysical cosmology. He has written eight books and many articles on this work. His most recent publication is the second edition of his Theoretical Concepts in Physics , released in December His other interests include music, mountain walking completing the Munros in , art, architecture and golf. As of [update] he is the editor-in-chief of the Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society  and has authored or co-authored biographies of John E.