Data Centre for Astrophysics
Astronomy Department of the University of Geneva
ISDC Seminar

Thursday, 19 April 2012 at 11:00

Brian Reville
University of Oxford, UK

Particle acceleration at relativistic shocks

Abstract. I will review the first order Fermi mechanism for particle acceleration at relativistic shocks. Based on recent results of particle in cell simulations, limitations on the resulting synchrotron or synchrotron like emission are discussed.

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