- Supernova Remnants as the Sources of Galactic Cosmic Rays
- ASP Conference Series
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- Faculty of Science (FNWI)
- Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy (API)
The origin of cosmic rays holds still manymysteries hundred years after they were first discovered. Supernova remnants have for long been the most likely sources of Galactic cosmic rays. I discuss here some recent evidence that suggests that supernova remnants can indeed efficiently accelerate cosmic rays. For this conference devoted to the Astronomical Institute Utrecht I put the emphasis on work that was done in my group, but placed in a broader context: efficient cosmic-ray acceleration and the implications for cosmic-ray escape, synchrotron radiation and the evidence for magneticfield
amplification, potential X-ray synchrotron emission from cosmic-ray precursors, and I conclude with the implications of cosmic-ray escape for a Type Ia remnant like Tycho and a core-collapse remnant like Cas A.
- Proceedings title: 370 years of astronomy in Utrecht: proceedings of a conference held at Hotel Leeuwenhorst, Noordwijkerhout,
the Netherlands, 2-5 April 2012
Publisher: Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Place of publication: San Francisco
Editors: G. Pugliese, A. de Koter, M. Wijburg
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