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High Time-Resolution Astrophysics

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Part of Canary Islands Winter School of Astrophysics

Julien Malzac, Philip A. Charles, Vikram. S. Dhillon, Tomaso M. Belloni, Andrea Possenti, Elizabeth C. Ferrara
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  • Publication planned for: August 2018
  • availability: Not yet published - available from August 2018
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107181090

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  • High time-resolution astrophysics (HTRA) involves measuring and studying astronomical phenomena on timescales of seconds to milliseconds. Although many areas of astronomy, such as X-ray astronomy and pulsar observations, have traditionally required high time-resolution studies, HTRA techniques are now being applied to optical, infrared and gamma-ray wavelength regimes, due to the development of high efficiency detectors and larger telescopes that can gather photons at a higher rate. With lectures from eminent scientists aimed at young researchers and postdoctorate students in observational astronomy and astrophysics, this volume gives a practical overview and introduction to the tools and techniques of HTRA. Just as multi-spectral observations of astrophysical phenomena are already yielding new scientific results, many astronomers are optimistic that exploring the time domain will open up an important new frontier in observational astronomy over the next decade.

    • Appeals to a broad range of experimental and theoretical astrophysicists by encompassing observational properties, theoretical aspects and analysis techniques of HTRA
    • Provides a comprehensive overview of the current understanding of HTRA, giving both young researchers and senior scientists a reference work
    • Covers an extensive review of current and future HTRA instrumentation, giving a thorough understanding of the context and implications of HTRA at different wavelengths
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    • Publication planned for: August 2018
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107181090
    • dimensions: 247 x 174 mm
    • availability: Not yet published - available from August 2018
  • Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    List of participants
    Preface
    Acknowledgements
    Abbreviations
    1. Radiation processes and models Julien Malzac
    2. HTRA instrumentation – I Philip A. Charles
    3. HTRA instrumentation – II Vikram. S. Dhillon
    4. Black-hole and neutron-star binaries Tomaso M. Belloni
    5. Radio observations of pulsars and X-ray binaries Andrea Possenti
    6. Gamma-ray sources and analysis Elizabeth C. Ferrara.

  • Editors

    Tariq Shahbaz, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, Tenerife
    Tariq Shahbaz is Staff Scientist at the Instituto de Astrof�sica de Canarias, Tenerife, where his research focuses on the study of compact objects, such as neutron stars and black holes. He has developed methods and computer models to predict the observed lightcurves and spectra from these systems, allowing the mass of the compact object to be determined. His other research interests include high time resolution phenomena and the study of cataclysmic variables and millisecond pulsars. He is a member of the International Astronomical Union.

    Jorge Casares Velázquez, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, Tenerife
    Jorge Casares Vel�zquez is Professor of Astronomy at the Instituto de Astrof�sica de Canarias, Tenerife and was Leverhulme Professor at the Department of Astrophysics of the University of Oxford during 2016�7. His research focuses on the study of galactic black holes, with emphasis on the determination of their dynamical masses. He has promoted novel strategies for deriving fundamental parameters in X-ray binaries and discovering hidden populations of galactic black-hole binaries. His other research interests include gamma-ray binaries, cataclysmic variables and millisecond pulsars. He is a member of the International Astronomical Union and the Spanish Astronomical Society.

    Teodoro Muñoz Darias, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, Tenerife
    Teodoro Mu�oz Darias is Ram�n y Cajal fellow at the Instituto de Astrof�sica de Canarias, Tenerife. His research is focused on the study of accretion processes in accreting black holes and neutron stars in X-ray binaries. He has made significant contributions to this field by studying the evolution of the fast variability properties of these objects, aiming at building a universal scheme for the different accretion states. He is also leading important work on the discovery and characterisation of outflowing accretion disc winds, as well as on the nature and fundamental parameters of X-ray binaries. He is a member of the International Astronomical Union and the Spanish Astronomical Society.

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    Julien Malzac, Philip A. Charles, Vikram. S. Dhillon, Tomaso M. Belloni, Andrea Possenti, Elizabeth C. Ferrara

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