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By Niels Lund (auth.), Maurice M. Shapiro (eds.)

This quantity is the made from academics within the fourth process the foreign institution of Cosmic-Ray Astrophysics held on the Ettore Majorana heart in Erice, Sicily in November, 1984. The path, dedicated to "Cosmic Radiation in modern Astrophysics," was once simultaneously a NATO-sponsored complex examine Institute (ASI). Cosmic-ray study is in a nation of ferment. special degree­ ments - a few made with tools aboard sattelites and house probe- were confronting versions and theories with serious constraints. The observations of gamma-ray resources, significantly Cyg X-3, at energies as much as sixteen 10 eV, have spread out tantalizing chances of direct resource iden­ tification. This ASI used to be dedicated principally to interdisciplinary phenomena in cosmic-ray astrophysics whose realizing calls for enter from the opposite channels in astronomy. It explored the ways that growth in cosmic-ray technological know-how could make clear phenomena saw in similar disciplines. In attempting to do so objective, we assembled a employees of academics representing a variety of astrophysical specialties, equivalent to radio­ astronomy, optical astronomy, X-ray astronomy, gamma-ray astronomy, and naturally, particle astronomy (i.e., cosmic radiation). scholars and different contributors have been likewise drawn from various backgrounds. full of life discussions enlivened nearly each session.

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