Special Issue "Monitoring the Non-Thermal Universe"

A special issue of Galaxies (ISSN 2075-4434).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 October 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Daniela Dorner

Department of Astronomy, University Würzburg, 97074 Würzburg, Germany
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Interests: active galactic nuclei; Gamma-ray astronomy; multi-wavelength studies; Cherenkov telescopes
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Thomas Bretz

RWTH Aachen University, 52062 Aachen, Germany
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Interests: cosmic-rays; blazars; variability; TeV astronomy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Monitoring is the key to understand the physics governing the non-thermal Universe. Although many sources are studied already in great detail over the entire electromagnetic spectrum, more information is required to further constrain the wide parameter space of emission models. Time-resolved energy spectra in all wavebands are crucial. This highlights the importance of any monitoring program, or more generally: Time-domain astrophysics.

The workshop “Monitoring the Non-Thermal Universe” brings together experts from multi-wavelength and multi-messenger astronomy working on monitoring, observations, variability analysis, astro-statistics, data analysis and interpretation, and theoretical modeling.

With this Special Issue of Galaxies, the current status is summarized, providing a unique and comprehensive reference on the importance of monitoring for the insight into source physics. It will serve as a common basis for future studies and projects.

Prof. Dr. Thomas Bretz,

Dr. Daniela Dorner

Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Monitoring
  • Active Galactic Nuclei
  • Blazar variability
  • Multi-Wavelength
  • Multi-Messenger
  • Data Analysis and processing
  • Timeseries analysis
  • Blazar modeling

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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