Central Activity in Galaxies

From Observational Data to Astrophysical Diagnostics

  • Editors
  • Aage Sandqvist
  • Thomas P. Ray
Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 413)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Aage Sandqvist, Reinhard Genzel
    Pages 1-23
  3. Judith J. Perry
    Pages 25-96
  4. T. de Jong
    Pages 153-156
  5. Peter L. Biermann
    Pages 157-191
  6. Fionn Murtagh
    Pages 209-220
  7. Back Matter

About these proceedings


This outstanding collection of surveys addresses graduate and predoctoral students. It reports on theoretical research and observational data on active galactic nuclei: The enigma of the nuclei of galaxies with their central "monster" driving the vast range of activity observed in quasars, radio galaxies, Seyferts, starburst galaxies and even our own Galaxy are explored in this volume. Topics covered include: the impact of recent measurements in the infrared and radio region on our knowledge of thenucleus of our Galaxy; the spectra and classification of active galactic nuclei, the properties of their host galaxies, their cosmological distribution and evolution, the role of stars and thehydrodynamics of the interstellar medium in the nuclei; the description of the inner parsec of a standard active galactic nucleus based on direct interpretation of the observations; the infrared activity of galaxies; the physics of radio galaxies and their jets, emphasizing the physics ofgas flow and high-energy particle interactions as well as shock acceleration. These are all discussed in considerable depth and presented inself-contained chapters with exhaustive reference lists of the scientific literature.


active galactic nuclei (AGN) image processing jets quasar radio galaxies spectra the Galactic Centre

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-56371-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-47542-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
  • Series Online ISSN 1616-6361
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