**Plasma Physics of Extreme Astrophysical Environments**

by Dmitri A. Uzdensky, Shane Rightley

**Publisher**: arXiv 2014**Number of pages**: 56

**Description**:

In this review, after describing the extreme astrophysical systems of interest and identifying the key relevant plasma-physical problems, we survey the recent progress in the development of QED-based relativistic quantum plasma physics theory.

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