High Time Resolution Astrophysics by Don PhelanHigh Time Resolution Astrophysics by Don Phelan

High Time Resolution Astrophysics

byDon PhelanEditorOliver Ryan, Andrew Shearer

Paperback | November 30, 2010

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High Time Resolution Astrophysics (HTRA) is an important new window to the universe and a vital tool in understanding a range of phenomena from diverse objects and radiative processes. This importance is demonstrated in this volume with the description of a number of topics in astrophysics, including quantum optics, cataclysmic variables, pulsars, X-ray binaries and stellar pulsations to name a few. Underlining this science foundation, technological developments in both instrumentation and detectors are described. These instruments and detectors combined cover a wide range of timescales and can measure fluxes, spectra and polarisation. These advances make it possible for HTRA to make a big contribution to our understanding of the Universe in the next decade.

Title:High Time Resolution AstrophysicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:350 pagesPublished:November 30, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048176573

ISBN - 13:9789048176571

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Table of Contents

- 'AquEye', Cesare Barbieri, Department of Astronomy, University of Padova.- 'FP7 and building the OPTICON proposal', John Davies, United Kingdom Astronomy Technology Centre, Edinburgh.- 'ELT Design Study activities on Instrumentation', Sandro D'Odorico, European Southern Observatory.- 'Quantum Optics in Astronomy', Dainis Dravins, Lund Observatory, Lund University.- 'ULTRACAM', Vik Dhillon, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Sheffield.- 'HTR in stellar pulsations', Simon Jeffery, Armagh Observatory, Northern Ireland.- ' The OPTIMA photo-polarimeter', Gottfried Kanbach, Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Garching.- 'Cataclysmic Variables', Stuart Littlefair, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, University of Sheffield.- 'High Speed Optical Spectroscopy', Tom Marsh, Dept. of Physics, University of Warwick.- 'Avalanche Photodiodes', Alan Morrison, - Quantum Electronics Research Group, University College Cork.- 'FORS-2', Kieran O'Brien, European Southern Observatory. - 'High Time Resolution Astrophysics with the Southern Large African Telescope', Darragh O'Donoghue, South African Large Telescope.- 'Avalanche Photodiodes', Don Phelan, Dept. of Physics, National University of Ireland, Galway.- 'GASP', Michael Redfern, Dept. of Physics, National University of Ireland, Galway.- 'Transition-Edge Sensors for fast IR/Optical/UV spectrophotometry', Roger W. Romani, Department of Physics, Stanford University.- 'HiTRI', Oliver Ryan, Dept. of Physics, National University of Ireland, Galway.- 'High-speed optical observations of X-ray binaries', Tariq Shahbaz, Institiuto de Astrofisica de Canarias- 'Science Overview: Pulsars', Andrew Shearer, Dept. of IT, National University of Ireland, Galway.- 'High speed photon counting detector',Oswald Siegmund, Space Sciences Laboratory, University of California Berkeley.- 'L3CCD's', Niall Smith, Astronomy and InstrumentationGroup, Cork Institute of Technology.- 'High Speed single photon Imaging with AApnCCDs', Lothar Strueder, Max Planck Institute, Semiconductor Laboratory.- 'High speed photon counting detector', Barry Welsh, Space Sciences Laboratory, University of California Berkeley