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Special Issue "Cosmic Plasmas and Electromagnetic Phenomena"
A special issue of Galaxies (ISSN 2075-4434).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (7 November 2018).
Dr. Athina Meli
Department of Physics and Astronomy (N3), University of Gent, Proeftuinistraat 86, 9000 Gent, Belgium
Interests: high-energy astrophysics; astroparticle physics; plasma astrophysics; cosmic rays; shock waves; acceleration; simulations
Institute for Theoretical Physics, Goethe University Frankfurt, 60323 Frankfurt, Germany
Interests: high-energy astrophysics; plasma astrophysics; relativistic astrophysics; black hole; relativistic jets; active galactic nuclei; gamma-ray bursts; pulsar wind nebula; accretion disks; shock; instability; turbulence; GRMHD & RMHD simulations
Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía–CSIC, Glorieta de la astronomía s/n, Granada 18008, Spain
Interests: high energy astrophysics; active galactic nuclei; relativistic jets; blazars; RMHD simulations; very long baseline interferometry; radio-astronomy; multi-waveband observations
During the last few decades, plasma science has witnessed a great growth in laboratory studies, simulations and in space. Plasma is the most common phase of ordinary matter in the universe. It is a state in which ionized matter (even as low as 1%) becomes highly electrically conductive, and, as such, long range electric and magnetic fields dominate its behavior. Cosmic plasmas are mostly associated with stars, supernovae, pulsars and neutron stars, quasars and active galaxies, mostly at their central black-holes (i.e., jets, accretion disks). Cosmic plasma phenomena are studied with different methods such as laboratory experiments, astrophysical observations and computational approaches (i.e., MHD or Particle-In-Cell simulations, etc.), exhibiting a multitude of complex magnetohydrodynamic behaviors, acceleration, radiation, turbulence and various instability phenomena. This Special Issue will aim to address the growing need of the plasma science principles in astrophysics and to present our current understanding of the physics of astrophysical plasmas, their electromagnetic behaviors and properties, such as shocks, waves, turbulence, instabilities, collimation, acceleration and radiation, microscopically and macroscopically. Therefore, our purpose will be to provide an up-to-date overview of the cosmic plasma studies widely through astrophysical observations, laboratory experiments, simulation techniques, and theoretical models.
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Dr. Athina Meli
Dr. Yosuke Mizuno
Dr. Jose L. Gómez
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