Cosmological Aspects of X-Ray Clusters of Galaxies

  • Waltraut C. Seitter

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 441)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. The Present and the Past of X-Ray Astronomy

    1. Joachim Trümper
      Pages 1-2
    2. Riccardo Giacconi
      Pages 3-7
  3. X-Ray Clusters and Cluster Environments

    1. Guido Chincarini
      Pages 19-38
    2. W. Forman, C. Jones
      Pages 39-59
    3. Trevor Ponman
      Pages 61-72
    4. Marguerite Pierre, R. Hunstead, A. Unewisse
      Pages 73-77
    5. Francisco Javier Castander
      Pages 79-86
    6. Ulrich G. Briel, J. Patrick Henry
      Pages 87-91
    7. E. Slezak, Florence Durret, D. Gerbal
      Pages 93-94
    8. Florence Durret, D. Gerbal, M. Lachièze-Rey, G. Lima-Neto, R. Sadat
      Pages 107-111
    9. Frank W. Baier, Harvey T. MacGillivray
      Pages 119-121
  4. Cluster Masses and Dynamics

    1. Hans Böhringer
      Pages 123-138
    2. Gordon C. Stewart
      Pages 139-150
    3. Doris M. Neumann, Hans Böhringer
      Pages 151-154
    4. Sabine Schindler, Bruno Binggeli
      Pages 155-157

About this book


The NATO Advanced Study Institute "Cosmological Aspects of X-Ray Clus­ ters of Galaxies" took place in Vel en , Westphalia, Germany, from June 6 to June 18, 1993. It addressed the fruitful union of two topics, cosmology and X-ray clus­ ters, both of which carry substantial scientific weight at the beginning of the last decenium of the last century in the second millenium of our era. The so far largest X-ray "All-Sky Survey", observed by the ROSAT X-ray satel­ lite, and ROSAT's deep pointed observations, have considerably enlarged the base of X-ray astronomy, particularly concerning extragalactic sources. Cosmology has gained significant impetus from the large optical direct and spectroscopic surveys, based on high quality 2-dimensional receivers at large telescopes and powerful scan­ ning devices, harvesting the full information 1 content from the older technique of employing photographic plates. Radioastronomy and IR-astronomy with IRAS, as well as r-astronomy with GRO, continue and strengthen the role of extragalactic research. The rapidly growing computer power in data reduction and data storage facilities support the evolution towards large-number statistics. A most significant push was given to early cosmology by the needs of physics in trying to unravel the nature of forces which govern our material world. The topic of the ASI was chosen because it opens new vistas on this for ever new problem: the universe. Clusters of galaxies probe large-scale matter distributions and the structure of space-time.


Galaxy Universe astronomy cosmology

Editors and affiliations

  • Waltraut C. Seitter
    • 1
  1. 1.Astronomisches InstitutWestfälische Wilhelms-UniversitätMünsterGermany

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  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4445-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-1022-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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