Exploring the Cosmic Frontier

Astrophysical Instruments for the 21st Century

  • Andrei P. Lobanov
  • J. Anton Zensus
  • Catherine Cesarsky
  • Phillip J. Diamond
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVIII
  2. Future Astrophysical Facilities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XXVIII
    2. R.D. Ekers
      Pages 3-18
    3. R. Gilmozzi, M. Mountain, N. Panagia, P. Dierickx
      Pages 19-34
    4. R. Bachiller, OAN Staff
      Pages 35-36
    5. H. Hirabayashi, Y. Murata, P.G. Edwards, Y. Asaki, N. Mochizuki, M. Inoue et al.
      Pages 37-38
    6. H.-G. Kim, S.-T. Han, B.W. Sohn
      Pages 41-42
    7. M.D. Audley, W. Holland, D. Atkinson, M. Cliffe, M. Ellis, X. Gao et al.
      Pages 45-46
    8. F.P. Schloerb, L. Carrasco, E. Brinks
      Pages 47-48
    9. A. Peck, A. Schinckel, SMA team
      Pages 49-50
    10. C. Straubmeier, R. Schieder, G. Sonnabend, D. Wirtz, V. Vetterle, M. Sornig et al.
      Pages 51-52
    11. W. Gaessler, T.M. Herbst, R. Ragazzoni, A. Eckart, G. Weigelt
      Pages 55-56
    12. A. Kelz, M.M. Roth, M. Steinmetz
      Pages 57-58
    13. M. Lombini, R. Ragazzoni, C. Arcidiacono, A. Baruffolo, G. Cresci, E. Diolaiti et al.
      Pages 59-60
    14. G. Weigelt, Y. Balega, T. Beckert, T. Driebe, K.-H. Hofmann, K. Ohnaka et al.
      Pages 63-64
    15. M. Brigida, C. Favuzzi, P.G. Fusco, F. Gargano, N. Giglietto, F. Giordano et al.
      Pages 65-66
    16. M. Brigida, C. Favuzzi, P.G. Fusco, F. Gargano, N. Giglietto, F. Giordano et al.
      Pages 67-68
    17. E. Giraud, A. Falvard, J. Lavalle, S. Sajjad, G. Vasileiadis
      Pages 69-70
    18. T. Hengstebeck, O. Kalekin, M. Merck, R. Mirzoyan, N. Pavel, T. Schweizer et al.
      Pages 71-72
    19. R. Hudec, L. Pina, A. Inneman, L. Sveda
      Pages 73-74
    20. R. Hudec, L. Pina, A. Inneman, V. Brožek
      Pages 75-76
    21. O. Reimer
      Pages 77-78
    22. A.M.S. Richards, S.T. Garrington, P.A. Harrison, T.W.B. Muxlow, A.M. Stirling, N. Winstanley et al.
      Pages 81-84
  3. Fundamental Physics and Cosmology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XXVIII
    2. M.D. Valle, R. Gilmozzi, N. Panagia, J. Bergeron, P. Madau, J. Spyromilio et al.
      Pages 95-102
    3. R. Beck, B. Gaensler, L. Feretti
      Pages 103-108
    4. V.K. Dubrovich, A.T. Bajkova, V.B. Khaikin
      Pages 109-110
    5. E. Lanciotti
      Pages 111-112
    6. G. Tsarevsky, G. Bisnovaty-Kogan, A. Pozanenko, G.M. Beskin, S. Bondar, V. Rumyantsev
      Pages 115-118
  4. High-redshift Universe, Galaxies, Galaxy Evolution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XXVIII
    2. M.N. Bremer, M.D. Lehnert
      Pages 125-128
    3. L. Gregorini, M. Jamrozy, U. Klein, K.-H. Mack, P. Parma
      Pages 133-134
    4. M. Jamrozy, U. Klein, K.-H. Mack
      Pages 135-136
    5. K.-H. Mack, M. Vigotti, L. Gregorini, U. Klein, W. Tschager, R.T. Schilizzi et al.
      Pages 137-138
    6. I. Prandoni, H.R. de Ruiter, P. Parma
      Pages 139-140
    7. T. Venturi, S. Bardelli, D. Dallacasa, S. Giacintucci, P. Rao, E. Zucca
      Pages 141-144
  5. AGN and Compact Objects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XXVIII
    2. A. Lobanov, J.A. Zensus
      Pages 147-162
    3. K.I. Kellermann
      Pages 167-170

About these proceedings


In the coming decades, astrophysical science will benefit enormously from the construction and operation of several major international ground- and space based facilities, such as ALMA, Herschel/Planck, and SKA in the far infrared to radio band, Extremely Large Telescopes, JWST and GAIA in the optical to near infrared regime, XEUS and Constellation-X in the X-ray, and GLAST in the Gamma-ray regime. These and other new instruments will have a major impact in a wide range of scientific topics including the cosmological epoch of reionization, galactic dynamics and nuclear activity, stellar astronomy, extra-solar planets, gamma-ray bursts, X-ray binaries, and many others.

On May 18-21, 2004, the Max-Planck-Society’s Harnack-Haus in Dahlem, Berlin hosted the international symposium "Exploring the Cosmic Frontier: Astrophysical Instruments for the 21st Century". The symposium in Berlin was dedicated to exploring the complementarity and synergies between different branches of astrophysical research, by presenting and discussing the fundamental scientific problems that will be addressed by major future astrophysical facilities in the next few decades.

This book contains 70 papers from the meeting and is intended to give a lasting account of a snapshot of an evolving scientific discourse and interaction throughout our field of research.


Cosmology Experiment Gravity Redshift SR STR Universe astrophysics

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrei P. Lobanov
    • 1
  • J. Anton Zensus
    • 1
  • Catherine Cesarsky
    • 2
  • Phillip J. Diamond
    • 3
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für RadioastronomieBonnGermany
  2. 2.European Southern ObservatoryGarchingGermany
  3. 3.Jodrell Bank ObservatoryUniversity of Manchester MacclesfieldCheshireUnited Kingdom

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