Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. N. Menci, A. Cavaliere, E. Giallongo, A. Fontana
    Pages 50-55
  3. L. Danese, F. Shankar, G.L. Granato, L. Silva, A. Bressan, G. De Zotti et al.
    Pages 60-65
  4. V. Gaibler, M. Camenzind, M. Krause
    Pages 66-67
  5. L. Ciotti, J.P. Ostriker, S. Yu. Sazonov
    Pages 68-69
  6. W.N. Brandt, C. Vignali, B.D. Lehmer, L.A. Lopez, D.P. Schneider, I.V. Strateva
    Pages 90-101
  7. C.J. Willott, D. Crampton, J.B. Hutchings, M. Sawicki, L. Simard, M.J. Jarvis et al.
    Pages 102-107
  8. D.M. Alexander
    Pages 114-119
  9. A.M. Koekemoer, D.M. Alexander, F.E. Bauer, J. Bergeron, W. N. Brandt, S. Cristiani et al.
    Pages 120-125
  10. M. Brusa, A. Comastri, E. Daddi, L. Pozzetti, G. Zamorani, C. Vignali et al.
    Pages 126-127
  11. F.J. Carrera, M.J. Page, J.A. Stevens, J.P.D. Mittaz
    Pages 128-129
  12. R. Falomo, J. Kotilainen, R. Scarpa, A. Treves
    Pages 130-131
  13. E. Ferrero, W. Brinkmann
    Pages 132-133

About these proceedings


Supermassive black holes are now believed to play an important role in the evolution of the Universe. Every respectable galaxy hosts in its center a black hole that appears to regulate the growth of the galaxy itself. In this book, leading experts in the field review the most recent theoretical and observational results on the following topics:

* formation and growth of the first black holes in the Universe and their role in the formation and evolution of galaxies

* the physics of black-hole accretion and the production of relativistic jets

* binary black-hole mergers and gravitational radiation.

Theoretical work is supplemented by the most recent exciting results from space and ground based observatories.

This volume is useful research and reference tool for the entire astrophysical community.


Accretion Active Galactic Nuclei Galaxy Gravitational Waves Jets Relativistic jet Structure Formation Supermassive Black Holes Universe

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin/Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-25275-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-31639-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-2433
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-6143
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