- Formulate and tackle problems, both open and more defined, identifying the most relevant principles and using approaches where necessary to reach a solution, which should be presented with an explanation of the suppositions and approaches.
- Understand the bases of advanced topics selected at the frontier of high energy physics, astrophysics and cosmology and apply them consistently.
- Analyze the different sources of cosmic radiation.
- Distinguish and analyze the different classs of cosmic radiation detectors.
- Understand the physical processes responsible for the emission, propagation and absorption of cosmic
radiation (charged particles, photons and neutrinos).
1.1. Physical processes. Introduction about cosmic rays, X and gamma rays
2.1. X- and gamma-ray detectors. Main instrumentation in space and ground based, e.g. INTEGRAL,
Fermi, Cherenkov telescopes
2.2. Cosmic ray detectors
The high-energy sky
3.1. Accretion powered sources: white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes in binaries
3.2. Nova and supernova explosions
3.3. Supernova remnants, pulsars and pulsar wind nebulae
3.4. Gamma-ray emission related to nucleosynthesis. Diffuse and line emission
3.5. Gamma-ray emission related to matter anti - matter annihilation
3.6. Gamma-Ray Bursts
3.7. Other sources of high-energy radiation
It is mandatory to have followed the course of Introduction to the Physics of the Cosmos. It is also
recommended - but not mandatory - to have followed the Observational Techniques course.