High Energy Astrophysics

Category: Physics
Author: Malcolm S. Longair
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by Y_Y   2017-08-19
But I am a physicist, who works in this field. I know people in the article personally. You can't become an expert by watching documentaries, even though they thrive on making people feel like that.

It's my personal opinion that popular science articles on new research (like this one), are ultimately unhelpful and are just an excuse for us to get funding.

All that said it's great to see people interested in high-energy astro. If you wanted to know more I'd recommend Longair[0], even though it would be tough going for a non-scientist.

[0] https://www.amazon.com/High-Energy-Astrophysics-Malcolm-Long...