Special Issue "Kinetic Processes in Relativistic Domain"

A special issue of Universe (ISSN 2218-1997).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 May 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Gregory Vereshchagin
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Guest Editor
International Center for Relativistic Astrophysics Network (ICRANet), Piazza della Repubblica, 10, 65122 Pescara (PE), Italy
Interests: kinetic theory; plasma physics; astrophysics; cosmology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Relativistic kinetic theory provides the most fundamental level of description for physical systems that are composed of many particles. It accounts for microphysical properties and interactions of constituent particles and fields. This theory has widespread application in laboratory physics, as well as in astrophysics and cosmology. Notably, interest has grown in recent years as experimentalists have increasingly been making reliable measurements on physical systems, especially in relativistic domain. Such observed phenomena as the formation of dark matter halos and large-scale structure of the universe, origin of ultra-high energy cosmic rays, very high energy radiation and astrophysical neutrinos, relativistic shock waves in supernovae remnants and gamma-ray bursts can all be understood based on kinetic picture. On the theoretical side, significant progress has been made in the description of various nonequilibrium effects in relativistic plasmas, in the formulation of kinetic equations of self-gravitating systems, and in the description of particle acceleration in shocks.

The goal of this Special Issue is to cover the recent developments in kinetic theory, with particular attention to relativistic plasma, neutrino transport, self-gravitating systems and dark matter, radiative transfer in relativistic flows and other new and emergent topics in kinetic theory.

Prof. Dr. Gregory Vereshchagin
Guest Editor

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  • kinetic equations
  • radiative transfer
  • relativistic plasma
  • self-gravitating systems
  • electron-positron plasmas

Published Papers

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