Active Galactic Nuclei

  • R. D. Blandford
  • H. Netzer
  • L. Woltjer
  • Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy
  • T. J.-L. Courvoisier
  • M. Mayor

Part of the Saas-Fee Advanced Courses book series (SAASFEE, volume 20)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Hagai Netzer
    Pages 57-158
  3. R.D. Blandford
    Pages 161-275
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 277-280

About this book


The Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy organizes each year in the late winter or early spring an advanced course. The format of the school is always iden­ tical: three leading lecturers are invited to cover the subject in nine or ten lectures each and to deliver a written version of their lecture notes. Lectures are held in the morning and late afternoon, thus leaving ample time for discussion and skiing. These arrangements prove very convivial and lead to an excellent atmosphere in which to learn exciting new subjects and establish contacts with colleagues. A wide variety of people attend the school, including many young students, mostly from Europe, and some experienced researchers. The 20th Advanced Course of the Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy took place in Les Diablerets from 1 to 6 April 1990. It was devoted to observational and theoretical aspects of active galactic nuclei. The previous advanced courses of the Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy have regularly taken place in Saas-Fee, a small resort in the Swiss Alps, hence the name "Saas-Fee" used to de­ scribe the courses and lecture notes. In the last three years, however, the course was organized in Leysin and in Les Diablerets, both also situated in the Swiss Alps.


Astronomie Astrophysik astronomy astrophysics active galactic nuclei

Authors and affiliations

  • R. D. Blandford
    • 1
  • H. Netzer
    • 2
  • L. Woltjer
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Physics and Astronomy, Theoretical AstrophysicsPasadenaUSA
  2. 2.School of Physics and AstronomyTel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael
  3. 3.Observatoire de Haute-ProvenceCNRSFrance

Editors and affiliations

  • Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy
  • T. J.-L. Courvoisier
    • 1
  • M. Mayor
    • 1
  1. 1.Observatoire de GenèveSauvernySwitzerland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-53285-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-31625-1
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