Accretion discs, jets and high energy phenomena in astrophysics

Les Houches Session LXXVIII, 29 July-23 August, 2002

  • Editors
  • Vassily Beskin
  • Gilles Henri
  • François Menard
  • Guy Pelletier
  • Jean Dalibard
Conference proceedings

Part of the Les Houches-École d’Été de Physique Theorique book series (LHSUMMER, volume 78)

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The accretion process is thought to play a key role in the Universe. This book explains, in a form intelligible to graduate students, its relation to the formation of new stars, to the energy release in compact objects and to the formation of black holes. The monograph describes how accretion processes are related to the presence of jets in stellar objects and active galactic nuclei and to jet formation. The authors treat theoretical work as well as current observational facts. This volume of the highly esteemed Les Houches series is meant as an advanced text that can serve to attract students to exciting new research work in astrophysics.


Accretion MHD Relativistic jet Star Universe astrophysics stellar

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  • Copyright Information EDP Sciences; Springer-Verlag 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-20171-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-39932-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-8099
  • Series Online ISSN 1610-3459
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