Division D High Energy Phenomena and Fundamental Physics


Division D subsumes the old Div. XI (Space and High Energy Astrophysics) with a broader scientific perspective including, e.g., "multi-messenger astronomy" (cosmic rays, neutrinos, gravitational waves, etc.), and non-thermal phenomena emitting radiation from the radio to TeV gamma-rays. Interests span from the mildly-relativistic electrons of supernova remnants or the hot intracluster medium, to ultra-relativistic cosmic-rays and their products in active galaxies and elsewhere. Phenomena include plasma astrophysics, magnetohydrodynamics, shocks, particle acceleration, photoionization, jets, outflows, bursts, extreme gravity, strong magnetic fields, etc. Example questions of topical interest might include the physics of dark matter, active-galaxy feedback, missing baryons in the warm/hot phase of the intergalactic medium, and the equation of state of neutron-star matter. Some of these topics will be shared with Div.J ("Galaxies & Cosmology").

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Division D Commission D1 Gravitational Wave Astrophysics
Inter-Division D-G-H-J Commission Galaxy Spectral Energy Distributions
Inter-Division D-J Commission Supermassive Black Holes, Feedback and Galaxy Evolution

Chryssa Kouveliotou

George Washington University
Physics Department
Corcoran Hall
725 21st Street, NW
Washington DC 20052
United States

Phone: +1 2029945898
Email: ckouveliotouemailgwuedu
Organization website: http://physics.columbian.gwu.edu/chryssa-kouveliotou

Last updated:
September 29, 2015

Elena Pian

Institute of Space Astrophysics and Cosmic Physics
Via P. Gobetti 101
40129 Bologna

Phone: +39 050509711
Fax: +39 050563513
Email 1: elenapiansnsit
Email 2: pianiasfboinafit
Organization website: http://www.iasfbo.inaf.it/~pian

Last updated:
September 30, 2015

Anna L Watts

University of Amsterdam
Astronomical Institute ' Anton Pannekoek '
Postbus 94249
1090 GE Amsterdam

Email: ALWattsuvanl
Personal website: http://staff.science.uva.nl/~awatts
Organization website: NL13266

Last updated:
September 29, 2015

Diana Mary Worrall

University of Bristol
HH Wills Physics Laboratory
Tyndall Avenue
Bristol BS8 1TL
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 117 928 8787
Fax: +44 117 925 5624
Email: dworrallbristolacuk
Personal website: http://www.star.bris.ac.uk/dmw/
Organization website: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/

Last updated:
October 9, 2015

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