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Extragalactic Radio Sources

Proceedings of the 175th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, Held in Bologna, Italy 10–14 October 1995

  • R. Ekers
  • C. Fanti
  • L. Padrielli
Conference proceedings

Part of the International Astronomical Union book series (IAUS, volume 175)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xl
  2. Guglielmo Marconi and Radioastronomy

    1. Giancarlo Setti
      Pages 1-4
  3. Properties of Radio Sources

    1. T. P. Krichbaum, W. Alef, A. Witzel
      Pages 11-13
    2. M. Pohl, W. Reich, T. P. Krichbaum, K. Standke, S. Britzen, H. P. Reuter et al.
      Pages 14-16
    3. Geoffrey C. Bower, Don Backer, Rick Forster, Melvin Wright
      Pages 17-18
    4. J. E. J. Lovell, S. J. Tingay, P. G. Edwards, D. L. Jauncey, R. A. Preston
      Pages 19-20
    5. R. A. Preston, S. J. Tingay, D. L. Jauncey, J. E. Reynolds, J. E. J. Lovell, P. M. McCulloch et al.
      Pages 21-22
    6. D. L. Jones, S. J. Tingay, R. A. Preston, D. L. Jauncey, J. E. Reynolds, J. E. J. Lovell et al.
      Pages 23-24
    7. J. D. Romney, R. C. Walker, K. I. Kellermann, R. C. Vermeulen, V. Dhawan
      Pages 27-29
    8. R. C. Walker, J. D. Romney, R. C. Vermeulen, V. Dhawan, K. I. Kellermann
      Pages 30-32
    9. A. J. Kemball, P. J. Diamond
      Pages 33-34
    10. E. Preuss, W. Alef, K. I. Kellermann
      Pages 35-37
    11. F. T. Rantakyrö, L. B. Bååth
      Pages 39-40
    12. G. Denn, R. Mutel
      Pages 41-42
    13. L. Vicente, P. Charlot, H. Sol
      Pages 43-44
    14. L. O. Takalo, A. Sillanpää, T. Pursimo, H. J. Lehto, K. Nilsson, P. Teerikorpi et al.
      Pages 45-46
    15. A. Sillanpää, L. Takalo, K. Nilsson, T. Pursimo, P. Teerikorpi, J. Heidt et al.
      Pages 47-48

About these proceedings


On the 100th anniversary of Marconi's successful experiment on radio broadcasting, 250 astronomers from all over the world met in Bologna (Italy) for five days, to update their knowledge of the physics and statistical properties of powerful extragalactic radio sources.
Since their discovery in the fifties enormous progress has been made. The existence of superluminal motions in the cores of radio sources, the presence there of a black hole surrounded by an absorbing dust torus, as inferred mostly from studies at other wavelengths, are now accepted ideas.
Nevertheless, in spite of these efforts, there are many questions still unanswered. For instance we do not know which mechanism produces the huge amount of energy supplied to radio sources, how the jets connecting the `engine' to the lobes are formed and collimated, which of the differences observed among the various classes of radio sources are apparent and which are real.
These and other related topics are discussed in this book.


black hole energy environment experiment iron physics

Editors and affiliations

  • R. Ekers
    • 1
  • C. Fanti
    • 2
  • L. Padrielli
    • 2
  1. 1.Australia TelescopeCSIROEppingAustralia
  2. 2.Istituto di RadioastronomiaCNRBolognaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Extragalactic Radio Sources
  • Book Subtitle Proceedings of the 175th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, Held in Bologna, Italy 10–14 October 1995
  • Editors R. Ekers
    C. Fanti
    L. Padrielli
  • Series Title International Astronomical Union
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-4121-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-7923-4122-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-0295-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XL, 631
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
    Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory
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