Multi-Wavelength Continuum Emission of AGN

Multi-Wavelength Continuum Emission of AGN : Proceedings of the 159th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, Held in Geneva, Switzerland, August 30-September 3, 1993

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Active Galactic Nuclei radiate over the electro-magnetic spectrum from radio waves to gamma rays. Understanding the physics of these objects therefore requires the synthesis of results from many different domains of Astronomy. It was the aim of the conference "Active Galactic Nuclei across the Electromagnetic Spectrum" to provide a forum where this exchange could take place. Some 300 astronomers participated to the conference, 250 of them presented results either as oral papers or in the form of posters. Observations in all domains of the electro- magnetic spectrum in which astronomical observations can be made from the ground or from space were presented. Many theoretical contributions were also given. There has been a tremendous growth in the number and quality of Astronomical obser- vations in many spectral domains over the past several years. Students of Active Galactic Nuclei have been particularly keen to make use of the available facilities (both space born and on the ground), often in a very organised way, in order to obtain repeated simultane- ous data covering large bands of the spectrum. This approach has produced a qualitatively new set of data for understanding the physics of Active Galactic Nuclei. The task of the meeting was to review this data in a coherent way.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 534 pages
  • 160.02 x 241.3 x 30.48mm | 1,088.62g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1994 ed.
  • XXVIII, 534 p.
  • 0792327446
  • 9780792327448

Table of contents

Foreword. Multi-Wavelength Continuum Emission of AGN. New Observations of AGN with Specific Instruments. Variability. Correlations between Emission Components. AGN Physics and Models. Unified Schemes and Relations with Other Types of Objects. Poster Contributions: Continuum Studies. Emission Processes. X-Rays and Higher Energies. Variability. Radio Emission (Maps). Line Studies. Polarisation. Disk Structure and Emission. Statistical Studies and Evolution. Subject Index. Author Index.
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