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Compact objects and accretion disks

Blandford, R., Agol, E., Broderick, A., Heyl, J., Koopmans, L. & Lee, H-W., 2002, In : Proceedings of the Canary Islands Winter School of Astrophysics. p. 177-223

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  • Roger Blandford
  • Eric Agol
  • Avery Broderick
  • Jeremy Heyl
  • Leon Koopmans
  • Hee-Won Lee
Recent developments in the spectropolarimetric study of compact objects, specifically black holes (stellar and massive) and neutron stars are reviewed. The lectures are organized around five topics: disks, jets, outflows, neutron stars and black holes. They emphasize physical mechanisms and are intended to bridge the gap between the fundamentals of polarimetry and the phenomenology of observed cosmic sources of polarized radiation, as covered by the other lectures. There has been considerable recent progress in spectropolarimetry from radio through optical frequencies and this is producing some unique diagnostics of the physical conditions around compact objects. It is argued that there is a great need to develop a correspondingly sensitive polarimetric capability at ultraviolet through γ-ray energies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-223
JournalProceedings of the Canary Islands Winter School of Astrophysics
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Event the XII Canary Islands Winter School of Astrophysics, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain, November 13 - 24, 2000 - Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain
Duration: 13-Nov-200014-Nov-2000

Event

the XII Canary Islands Winter School of Astrophysics, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain, November 13 - 24, 2000

13/11/200014/11/2000

Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain

Event: Conference

    Keywords

  • Compact Objects, Accretion Disks

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