A Review of Astrophysics Experiments on Intense Lasers

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Astrophysics traditionally has been the domain of large astronomical observatories and theorists' computers, the former producing images from deep space, and the latter constructing intricate models to explain the observations. A component often missing has been the ability to quantitatively test the theories and models in an experimental setting where the initial and final states are well characterized. In a new development, intense lasers are being used to recreate aspects of astrophysical phenomena in the laboratory, allowing the creation of experimental testbeds where theory and modeling can be quantitatively compared with data. We summarize here several areas of astrophysics: supernovae, ... continued below

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Remington, B.A.; Arnett, D.; Drake, R.P. & Takabe, H. March 3, 1999.

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Astrophysics traditionally has been the domain of large astronomical observatories and theorists' computers, the former producing images from deep space, and the latter constructing intricate models to explain the observations. A component often missing has been the ability to quantitatively test the theories and models in an experimental setting where the initial and final states are well characterized. In a new development, intense lasers are being used to recreate aspects of astrophysical phenomena in the laboratory, allowing the creation of experimental testbeds where theory and modeling can be quantitatively compared with data. We summarize here several areas of astrophysics: supernovae, supernova remnants, gamma-ray bursts, and giant planets. In each of these areas, experiments are under development at intense laser facilities to test and refine our understanding of these phenomena.

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  • 41st Annual Meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics, Seattle, WA (US), 11/15/1999--11/19/1999

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Remington, B.A.; Arnett, D.; Drake, R.P. & Takabe, H. A Review of Astrophysics Experiments on Intense Lasers, article, March 3, 1999; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc722673/: accessed August 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.