The accretion process is thought to play a key role in the Universe. This book explains, in a form intelligible to graduate students, its relation to the formation of new stars, to the energy release in compact objects and to the formation of black holes. The monograph describes how accretion processes are related to the presence of jets in stellar objects and active galactic nuclei and to jet formation. The authors treat theoretical work as well as current observational facts. This volume of the highly esteemed Les Houches series is meant as an advanced text that can serve to attract students to exciting new research work in astrophysics.
The Physics of Accretion and Ejection.- Accretion and Ejection-Related MHD.- 2D Trans-sonic Hydrodynamics in General Relativity.- Physics Fundamentals of Luminous Accretion Disks Around Black.- Accretion-Ejection Models of Astrophysical Jets.- High Energy Astrophysics.- Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays.- Gamma-Ray Bursts.- Cosmic Rays and Particle Acceleration at Astrophysical Shocks.- Black Holes and AGNs.- The Black Hole Environments.- Accretion Around Active Galactic Nuclei.- High Energy Emission of AGN.- Pre-Main Sequence Objects.- Accretion Signatures in Young Stellar Objects.- Evolution of YSO Disks.- X-Rays from YSOs: Desperately Seeking the Central Engine.- New Instrumentation.- Pierre Auger Observatory: Status and Prospects.- Observations of the High Energy Gamma-Ray Universe.
Les Houches - Ecole D'Ete de Physique Theorique #78: Accretion Disks, Jets and High-Energy Phenomena in Astrophysics: Les Houches Session LXXVIII, July 29 - August 23, 2002
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