Cosmic Rays, Gamma-Ray Bursts and the sociology of astrophysics.

Mayo 3, 2018
De 12:00pm hasta 1:00pm

Blue Room

Theoretical Physics, general interest
Alvaro de Rújula

Blue Room


There has been considerable recent progress in the measurements of primary cosmic rays (electrons and nuclei), as well as in the detection of the gamma rays and the lower-energy ``afterglow” associated with the binary neutron-star merger that was first seen by the gravitational wave detectors. I shall discuss these results and some of their interpretation(s). A fraction of the astrophysics community is peculiar, in a sociological sense. I shall briefly comment on that, en passant.