Résumé / Abstract Seminaire_IAP
« The microphysics and macrophysics of cosmic rays »

Ellen Zweibel
Dept. Astron., Univ. Wisconsin Madison (Madison, Wisconsin, Etats-Unis d'Amérique)

Cosmic rays account for about one third of the energy density in the interstellar medium, although they represent only about a billionth of interstellar particles. Due to increasingly sensitive radio and gamma ray telescopes, they can be probed in distant galaxies as well. Under many conditions, they can be described as a fluid, coupled to the thermal fluid, despite being virtually collisionless. I will describe some of the challenging plasma physics problems surrounding the acceleration, propagation, and interactions of cosmic rays in the Milky Way and other galaxies.
vendredi 14 novembre 2014 - 11:00
Amphithéâtre Henri Mineur, Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris
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