Theoretical High Energy Astrophysics


Although I am no longer active in this area of research, I still retain an interest. My work in theoretical high energy astrophysics goes back to my graduate student days at Penn State where I worked with Prof. Peter I. Meszaros in the Dept. of Astronomy and Astrophysics. We investigated the effects of ultra-strong magnetic fields on electron-photon scattering cross sections and how this affects photon transport in a dense, highly magnetized, plasma. Our motivations for these studies was to theoretically reproduce the observed spectra of neutron stars in the form of accreting X-ray pulsars and (at the time) gamma-ray bursters.

Former Students


Relevant publications are listed in reverse chronological order and, where possible, abstracts (HTML) are linked to the NASA Astrophysical Data System (ADS) Abstract Service. Full postscript reprints are also avalable.

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