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The chair Theoretical Physics IV at Ruhr-University Bochum has three working groups:

Plasma Astroparticle Physics (this page)

Space- and Astrophysics



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Bert over Bochum: the Neutrino event <i>Bert</i>, detected on August 09, 2011, by the IceCube experiment at South Pole. Bert is among the most energetic events of the 28 neutrino candidates which provide a first hint of an astrophysical neutrino flux, see IceCube publication in Science. Copyright: IceCube Collaboration/Google. AeroWest, Aerodata International Surveys, DigitalGlobe, Geobasis DE-BKG, GeoContent Kartendaten 2013 GeoBasis-DE/BKG (2009) - Google The High Energy Stereoscopic System (H.E.S.S.) Experiment in Namibia. High-energy gamma-rays from among other sources Supernova remnants, binary systems and active Galaxies are detected. The H.E.S.S. experiment consists of 5 Imaging Air Cherenkov Telescopes. The photograph shows the telescope CT-1. Messier 87 galaxy is shooting an emission jet from its core spread out over some 5000 light years. It is strongly suggested that the jet is powered by an accretion disk around a supermassive black hole in the galaxy's center. NASA/courtesy of Remnant of the Crab Supernova that exploded in 1054 and is to this day the brightest persistent source of gamma and x-rays in the sky. At the center of the nebula is the Crab pulsar formed during the explosion. NASA/courtesy of Artist's represenation of a double system containing a compact object (black hole) and a massive dying star. The black hole is "stealing" the giant's material onto its accretion disk and radiating it perpendicularly in the form of jets. NASA/courtesy of Hubble's images of the galaxies hosting the given GRBs. NASA/courtesy of V838 Monocerotis is a variable star affected by the phenomenon of light echoes - light reflecting off interstellar matter and producing an illusion of rings around it. NASA/courtesy of