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Origin and evolution of primordial magnetic fields

Grant number: 01/07748-3
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2001
Effective date (End): February 29, 2004
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Astronomy - Extragalactic Astrophysics
Principal Investigator:Reuven Opher
Grantee:Alejandra Kandus
Home Institution: Instituto de Astronomia, Geofísica e Ciências Atmosféricas (IAG). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:00/06770-2 - The cosmic microwave background radiation (CMBR) and structure formation in the universe, AP.TEM

Abstract

The existence of relatively intense and coherent magnetic fields in galaxies, clusters of galaxies and high redshift clouds is, at present, the subject of ' intense research. There are a variety of proposals aimed at explaining their existence and characteristics, but none is completely successful. We will investigate in greater detail previous research of A.K, during her PhD studies and of R.O. and his colleagues' on primordial magnetic field generation. The evaluation of these magnetic fields in the radiation and matter dominated eras will be studied. The effects of these magnetic fields on primordial nucleosynthesis, CMB(Cosmic Microwave, Background) and structure formation will be evaluated. (AU)

Scientific publications
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
LIMA‚ J.A.S.; KANDUS‚ A.; OPHER‚ R. Thickness of a mildly relativistic collisional shock wave. Physical Review D, v. 67, n. 2, p. 023002, 2003.

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