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Cosmic Magnetic Fields

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Part of Canary Islands Winter School of Astrophysics

J. Sánchez Almeida, M. J. Martínez González, P. G. Judge, O. Kochukhov, R. Keppens, O. Porth, H. J. P. Goedbloed, R. Beck, F. Finelli, D. Paoletti
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  • Date Published: May 2018
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107097810

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  • Magnetic fields pervade the universe and play an important role in many astrophysical processes. However, they require specialised observational tools, and are challenging to model and understand. This volume provides a unified view of magnetic fields across astrophysical and cosmological contexts, drawing together disparate topics that are rarely covered together. Written by the lecturers of the XXV Canary Islands Winter School, it offers a self-contained introduction to cosmic magnetic fields on a range of scales. The connections between the behaviours of magnetic fields in these varying contexts are particularly emphasised, from the relatively small and close ranges of the Sun, planets and stars, to galaxies and clusters of galaxies, as well as on cosmological scales. Aimed at young researchers and graduate students, this up-to-date review uniquely brings together a subject often tackled by disconnected communities, conveying the latest advances as well as highlighting the limits of our current understanding.

    • Provides a unified view of the latest advances and the limits of our current understanding of cosmic magnetic fields
    • Explores magnetic fields in a range of contexts, from the Sun, planets and stars, to galaxies and clusters of galaxies, as well as on cosmological scales
    • The volume is complemented by online tutorials and slide shows of the lectures from the XXV Canary Islands Winter School
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    • Date Published: May 2018
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107097810
    • length: 202 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 180 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.56kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

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    1. Astrophysical magnetic fields: essentials J. Sánchez Almeida and M. J. Martínez González
    2. Solar magnetic fields. History, tragedy or comedy? P. G. Judge
    3. Stellar magnetic fields O. Kochukhov
    4. The role of magnetic fields in AGN activity and feedback R. Keppens, O. Porth and H. J. P. Goedbloed
    5. Magnetic fields in galaxies R. Beck
    6. Primordial magnetic fields in the Early Universe and CMB anisotropies F. Finelli and D. Paoletti.

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    Jorge Sánchez Almeida, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, Tenerife
    Jorge Sánchez Almeida is a senior researcher at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, Spain. He has worked in several astrophysical fields including the cosmic microwave background, astronomical spectropolarimetry, solar magnetometry, galaxy formation and evolution, and big data science. He is author of more than a hundred refereed papers and has edited two books on solar magnetic fields. He has a wealth of experience teaching astronomical optics and solar magnetometry at graduate level.

    María Jesús Martínez González, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, Tenerife
    María Jesús Martínez González is the principal investigator of a research project on stellar magnetism and spectropolarimetry at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, Spain. She has authored 50 research papers, and was awarded the JOSO prize in 2011 for the best paper by a young solar physicist. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Spanish Astronomical Society.


    J. Sánchez Almeida, M. J. Martínez González, P. G. Judge, O. Kochukhov, R. Keppens, O. Porth, H. J. P. Goedbloed, R. Beck, F. Finelli, D. Paoletti

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