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Variability in gamma-ray sources

Abstract:

Gamma-rays are known to be emitted from some of the most extreme sources in the known Universe. Many of these objects are volatile and variable, and understanding them is the focus of the work contained in this thesis.

One such class of objects which are highly variable in gamma-rays are blazars, which are known to be variable on $\sim$ minute timescales at TeV energies. We present a macroscopic emission model to investigate whether magnetic reconnection is a feasible mechanism whic...

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MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Astrophysics
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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Deposit date:
2019-12-12

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