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Fifty Years of Quasars

From Early Observations and Ideas to Future Research

  • Mauro D'Onofrio
  • Paola Marziani
  • Jack W. Sulentic

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 386)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. Paola Marziani, Jack W. Sulentic, Mauro D’Onofrio
    Pages 1-10
  3. Mauro D’Onofrio, Paola Marziani, Jack W. Sulentic, Suzy Collin, Giancarlo Setti, Martin Gaskell et al.
    Pages 11-90
  4. Mauro D’Onofrio, Paola Marziani, Jack W. Sulentic, Greg Shields, Martin Gaskell, Todd Boroson et al.
    Pages 91-215
  5. Mauro D’Onofrio, Paola Marziani, Jack W. Sulentic, Deborah Dultzin, Yuri Efimov, Martin Gaskell et al.
    Pages 217-286
  6. Mauro D’Onofrio, Paola Marziani, Jack W. Sulentic, Greg Shields, Shai Kaspi, Paolo Padovani et al.
    Pages 287-336
  7. Mauro D’Onofrio, Paola Marziani, Jack W. Sulentic, Julian Krolik, Martin Gaskell, Suzi Collin et al.
    Pages 337-437
  8. Mauro D’Onofrio, Paola Marziani, Jack W. Sulentic, Deborah Dultzin, Gordon Richards, Johan Knapen et al.
    Pages 439-520
  9. Mauro D’Onofrio, Paola Marziani, Jack W. Sulentic, Suzy Collin, Alberto Franceschini, Martin Elvis et al.
    Pages 521-547
  10. Jack W. Sulentic, Paola Marziani, Mauro D’Onofrio
    Pages 549-570
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 571-583

About this book

Introduction

The 50th anniversary of the discovery of quasars in 1963 presents an interesting opportunity to ask questions about the current state of quasar research. Formatted as a series of interviews with noted researchers in the field, each of them asked to address a specific set of questions covering topics selected by the editors, this book deals with the historical development of quasar research and discusses how advances in instrumentation and computational capabilities have benefitted quasar astronomy and have changed our basic understanding of quasars. In the last part of the book the interviews address the current topic of the role of quasars in galaxy evolution. They summarise open issues in understanding active galactic nuclei and quasars and present an outlook regarding what future observational facilities both on the ground and in space might reveal.

Its interview format, the fascinating topic of quasars and black holes, and the lively recollections and at times controversial views of the contributors make this book both rewarding and a pleasure to read!

 

Keywords

50 years of quasars active galactic nuclei black hole physics history of astronomy history of quasar research 3C273 quasar interviews

Editors and affiliations

  • Mauro D'Onofrio
    • 1
  • Paola Marziani
    • 2
  • Jack W. Sulentic
    • 3
  1. 1., Dipartimento di AstronomiaUniversità di PadovaPadovaItaly
  2. 2., Osservatorio Astronomico di PadovaIstituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF)PadovaItaly
  3. 3., (IAA-CSIC)Instituto de Astrofisica de AndaluciaGranadaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27564-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-27563-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-27564-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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