Cosmic Magnetic Fields

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2016-11-10
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Magnetic fields are important in the Universe and their effects contain the key to many astrophysical phenomena that are otherwise impossible to understand. This book presents an up-to-date overview of this fast-growing topic and its interconnections to plasma processes, astroparticle physics, high energy astrophysics, and cosmic evolution. The phenomenology and impact of magnetic fields are described in diverse astrophysical contexts within the Universe, from galaxies to the filaments and voids of the intergalactic medium, and out to the largest redshifts. The presentation of mathematical formulae is accessible and is designed to add insight into the broad range of topics discussed. Written for graduate students and researchers in astrophysics and related disciplines, this volume will inspire readers to devise new ways of thinking about magnetic fields in space on galaxy scales and beyond.

Table of Contents

A brief history and background
Methods for probing magnetic fields in astrophysical systems
Mechanisms for magnetic field generation and regeneration
Nearby galactic objects as a microcosm of the effects of astrophysical magnetic fields
Magnetic field configurations in large galaxies
Magnetic field outflow into the IGM from stellar and supernova activity
Extragalactic scale jets and their magnetized lobes
Distribution of magnetic energy into the IGM
Magnetic fields associated with clusters and groups of galaxies
Magnetic fields beyond galaxy clusters
Intergalactic cosmic rays and magnetic fields
Magnetic fields at earlier cosmological epochs since recombination
Magnetic fields at and before the recombination epoch
Magnetic fields and some fundamental physics questions
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