Lighthouses of the Universe: The Most Luminous Celestial Objects and Their Use for Cosmology

Proceedings of the MPA/ESO/MPE/USM Joint Astronomy Conference Held in Garching, Germany, 6-10 August 2001

  • Editors
  • Marat Gilfanov
  • Rashid Sunyeav
  • Eugene Churazov

Part of the ESO ASTROPHYSICS SYMPOSIA book series (ESO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Andrew C. Fabian
    Pages 24-36
  3. Eugene Churazov, Hans Böhringer, Marcus Brüggen, William Forman, Christine Jones, Christian Kaiser et al.
    Pages 37-43
  4. Stefano Borgani, Fabio Govemato
    Pages 44-50
  5. William Forman, Christine Jones, Maxim Markevitch, Alexey Vikhlinin, Eugene Churazov
    Pages 51-62
  6. Kyoko Matsushita, Alexis Finoguenov, Hans Böhringer
    Pages 63-68
  7. Douglas Clowe, Luc Simard
    Pages 69-74
  8. Rodion Burenin, Alexey Vikhlinin, Mikhail Pavlinsky, Nail Sakhibullin, Ilfan Bikmaev, Zeki Aslan et al.
    Pages 75-77
  9. Federica Govoni, Luigina Feretti, Gabriele Giovannini, Daniele Dallacasa, Gregory B. Taylor
    Pages 78-80
  10. Malcolm Longair, Andrew Blain
    Pages 97-107
  11. I. Félix Mirabel
    Pages 108-118
  12. Catherine Cesarsky, David Elbaz, Herve Aussel, Dario Fadda, Alberto Franceschini, Hector Flores et al.
    Pages 119-122
  13. Alberto Cappi, Christophe Benoist, Luiz N. da Costa, Sophie Maurogordato
    Pages 123-124
  14. Maria José Cruz, Katherine M. Blundell
    Pages 125-127
  15. Steven Phillipps, Nathan Horleston
    Pages 128-134
  16. Donald Q. Lamb
    Pages 157-163
  17. Katsuaki Asano, Shiho Kobayashi
    Pages 181-183
  18. Frédéric Daigne
    Pages 184-186
  19. Johan P. U. Fynbo, Javier Gorosabel, Palle Møller, Jens Hjorth, Michael I. Andersen, Mathias P. Egholm et al.
    Pages 187-190
  20. Alexei Pozanenko, Vladimir Loznikov
    Pages 194-196
  21. Isabel Salamanca, Paul M. Vreeswijk, Lex Kaper, Evert Rol, Edward P. J. van den Heuvel, Nial Tanvir et al.
    Pages 197-200
  22. Motoko Suzuki, Masahiro Morikawa, Izumi Joichi
    Pages 201-203
  23. Bernard F. Schutz
    Pages 207-224
  24. Narciso Benítez, Tom Broadhurst, Brenda Frye, Chris Lidman, Lindsay King, Georges Meylan et al.
    Pages 239-244
  25. Halton Arp
    Pages 263-272
  26. Sebastian Jester, Hermann-Josef Röser, Klaus Meisenheimer, Rick Perley
    Pages 273-273
  27. Thomas Beckert, Lars Fuhrmann, Thomas P. Krichbaum, Arno Witzel, Anton Zensus
    Pages 274-276
  28. Nicoletta Carangelo, Renato Falomo, Aldo Treves
    Pages 277-279
  29. Werner Collmar
    Pages 280-282
  30. Pascal Favre, Thierry Courvoisier
    Pages 283-285
  31. Marcello Giroletti, Gabriele Giovannini, Philip G. Edwards
    Pages 286-288
  32. Mario Gliozzi, Wolfgang Brinkmann, Christoph Räth
    Pages 289-291
  33. Dirk Grupe
    Pages 292-294
  34. Leopoldo Infante, Mariano Moles, Jesus Varela
    Pages 295-297
  35. Ralf Keil, Thomas Boller, Ryuichi Fujimoto
    Pages 298-300
  36. Shu Zhang, Werner Collmar, Volker Schönfelder
    Pages 301-303
  37. You Hong Zhang, Aldo Treves, Annalisa Celotti, Lucio Chiappetti, Giovanni Fossati, Gabriele Ghisellini et al.
    Pages 304-306
  38. Xiaohui Fan, Vijay K. Narayanan, Michael A. Strauss, Robert H. Lupton, Robert H. Becker, Richard L. White et al.
    Pages 309-315
  39. Volker Bromm, Paolo S. Coppi, Richard B. Larson
    Pages 316-322

About these proceedings


The book reviews the present status of understanding the nature of the most luminous objects in the Universe, connected with supermassive black holes and supermassive stars, clusters of galaxies and ultraluminous galaxies, sources of gamma-ray bursts and relativistic jets. Leading experts give overviews of essential physical mechanisms involved, discuss formation and evolution of these objects as well as prospects for their use in cosmology, as probes of the intergalactic medium at high redshifts and as a tool to study the end of dark ages. The theoretical models are complemented by new exciting results from orbital and ground-based observatories such as Chandra, XMM-Newton, HST, SDSS, VLT, Keck, and many others.


Black Holes Clusters Cosmic Background Radiation Cravitational Lensing Galaxies Gravitational Waves active galactic nuclei astronomy black hole black holes cosmology galaxy gamma-ray burst gravitation gravitational lens gravity observatory Redshift relativistic jet stellar universe

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-43769-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-48014-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-2433
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-6143
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