High Energy Astrophysics

High energy astrophysics deals with the study of very energetic processes in the Universe, where particles are accelerated to high energies around many different objects of very different sizes and interact in complex environments. This includes star-forming regions and young stellar objects, accreting neutron stars, black holes and microquasars, early-type stars with very strong stellar winds, young isolated pulsars and their nebulae, pulsars in binary systems, supernova remnants, gamma-ray bursts or supermassive black holes in the form of Active Galactic Nuclei, etc. The observed multi-wavelength emission from these objects is produced by a variety of radiation processes such as synchrotron radiation, inverse Compton scattering or hadronic processes, among others. The study of this emission allows astrophysicists to constrain physical parameters of the systems and understand the physics behind them. [+]

ICCUB Contribution

A general aim of the ICCUB team working on this field is to achieve a better understanding of the high-energy galactic and extragalactic sources, gathering data over a large wavelength range (from radio to TeV energies) as well as modeling emission processes in different scenarios (jets, shocks, interaction with the interstellar medium, etc.). [+]

Lines of Research

Multidisciplinary approach to high-energy processes in galactic and extragalactic sources with astrophysical outflows: