The Nuclei of Normal Galaxies

Lessons from the Galactic Center

  • R. Genzel
  • A. I. Harris

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 445)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. High Energy Phenomena

  3. Gas and Stellar Dynamics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. R. Blum, J. Carr, D. Depoy, K. Sellgren, D. Terndrup
      Pages 87-90
    3. M. Tsuboi, T. Handa, N. Ukita
      Pages 95-98
    4. Keven I. Uchida, Mark Morris, John Bally
      Pages 99-104
    5. Wolfgang J. Duschl, Susanne von Linden, Peter L. Biermann
      Pages 111-114
  4. Starburst and Nuclei of Active Galaxies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Murray Cameron, Linda Tacconi, Markus Blietz, Reinhard Genzel, John W. V. Storey
      Pages 135-138
    3. B. J. Sams III, R. Genzel, A. Eckart, L. E. Tacconi-Garman, R. Hofmann
      Pages 139-142
    4. A. Krabbe, A. Sternberg, L. E. Tacconi-Garman, R. Genzel
      Pages 143-146
  5. The Structure and Energetics of the Galactic Center

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Paul T. P. Ho
      Pages 149-160
    3. R. Zylka, P. G. Mezger, T. L. Wilson, R. Mauersberger
      Pages 161-164
    4. Jennifer Marshall, Anthony Lasenby
      Pages 175-178
    5. Mark Morris
      Pages 185-198
    6. Roger H. Hildebrand, Jacqueline A. Davidson
      Pages 199-204
    7. R. L. Plante, K. Y. Lo, R. M. Crutcher, N. E. B. Killeen
      Pages 205-208
    8. Angela S. Cotera, Edwin F. Erickson, David A. Allen, Sean W. J. Colgan, Janet P. Simpson, Michael G. Burton
      Pages 217-222
    9. A. I. Harris, T. Krenz, R. Genzel, A. Krabbe, D. Lutz, A. Poglitsch et al.
      Pages 223-230
    10. J. A. Davidson, M. Morris, P. M. Harvey, D. F. Lester, B. Smith, M. W. Werner
      Pages 231-238
    11. A. Poglitsch, N. Geis, R. Genzel, F. Herrmann, J. M. Jackson, S. C. Madden et al.
      Pages 239-248
    12. Edwin F. Erickson, Sean W. J. Colgan, Janet P. Simpson, Robert H. Rubin, Michael R. Haas
      Pages 249-252
  6. The Stars Deep in the Nucleus

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. Robert W. O’Connell
      Pages 255-266
    3. Ortwin E. Gerhard
      Pages 267-282
    4. G. H. Rieke, M. J. Rieke
      Pages 283-291
    5. David A. Allen
      Pages 293-304
    6. A. Eckart, R. Genzel, R. Hofmann, B. J. Sams, L. E. Tacconi-Garman, P. Cruzalebes
      Pages 305-315
    7. F. Najarro, D. J. Hillier, R. P. Kudritzki, A. Krabbe, R. Genzel, D. Lutz et al.
      Pages 317-325
    8. R. Genzel, D. J. Hollenbach, C. H. Townes, A. Eckart, A. Krabbe, D. Lutz et al.
      Pages 327-334
    9. W. Brandner, H. Zinnecker, C. Aspin
      Pages 351-354

About this book


Our Galactic center's proximity allows astronomers to study physical pro­ cesses within galactic nuclei at a level of detail that will never be possible in the more distant, but usually also more spectacular, extragalactic systems. Recent advances in instrumentation from the radio, through the submillime­ ter and infrared wavebands, and out to the X- and "'(-ray bands now allow observations of the Galactic Center over thirteen orders of magnitude in wave­ length. Our knowledge about the central few hundred parsecs of our Galaxy has consequently increased vastly over the past decade. The same new instru­ ments provide high resolution, high quality measurements of nearby ''normal'' galactic nuclei; that is, nuclei whose modest energy output is comparable to that of our own (and most other) galaxies. Theorists, spurred in part by the new observations, have been able to refine models of the energetics, dynam­ ics, and evolution of the gas and stellar systems deep within galactic nuclei.


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Editors and affiliations

  • R. Genzel
    • 1
  • A. I. Harris
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische PhysikGarching bei MünchenGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4323-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-0752-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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