Division D High Energy Phenomena and Fundamental Physics


Division D subsumes the old Div. XI (Space and High Energy Astrophysics) with a broader scientific perspective including, e.g., "multi-messenger astronomy" (cosmic rays, neutrinos, gravitational waves, etc.), and non-thermal phenomena emitting radiation from the radio to TeV gamma-rays. Interests span from the mildly-relativistic electrons of supernova remnants or the hot intracluster medium, to ultra-relativistic cosmic-rays and their products in active galaxies and elsewhere. Phenomena include plasma astrophysics, magnetohydrodynamics, shocks, particle acceleration, photoionization, jets, outflows, bursts, extreme gravity, strong magnetic fields, etc. Example questions of topical interest might include the physics of dark matter, active-galaxy feedback, missing baryons in the warm/hot phase of the intergalactic medium, and the equation of state of neutron-star matter. Some of these topics will be shared with Div.J ("Galaxies & Cosmology").

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Division Members

  • Total number of active members: 2650
  • Number of junior members: 262

Participating Commissions

Commission D1 Gravitational Wave Astrophysics
Inter-Division D-G-H-J Commission Galaxy Spectral Energy Distributions
Cross-Division D-J Commission Supermassive Black Holes, Feedback and Galaxy Evolution

Division Working Groups

Division D WG Supernovae

Isabelle Grenier

Commissariat à l'Enbergie Atomique
CEA Saclay
AIM, Service d'Astrophysique
L'Orme des Merisiers, Bat 709
91191 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex

Phone: +33 1 69 08 44 00
Organization website: http://irfu.cea.fr/Sap/

NCA adherence: France

Last updated:
March 28, 2024

Matthew G. Baring

Rice University
Physics & Astronomy Department
PO Box 1892
Houston TX 77251
Texas (TX)
United States

Phone: +1 713 348 2983
Organization website: http://physics.rice.edu/

NCA adherence: United States

Last updated:
November 20, 2023

Nanda Rea

Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cinetificas
Instituto de Ciencia de l'Espacio (ICE)
Campus UAB, Carrer de magrans s/n
08199 Barcelona

Phone: +34 935814366
Personal website: https://www.ice.csic.es/erc-magnesia/
Organization website: http://www.csic.es/

NCA adherence: Spain

Last updated:
November 20, 2023

Elena Pian

Astrophysics and Space Science Observatory
Via P. Gobetti 101
40129 Bologna

Phone: +39 3475133581
Organization website: http://www.iasfbo.inaf.it/~pian

NCA adherence: Italy

Last updated:
November 20, 2023

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