Relativistic Jets from Active Galactic Nuclei (Google eBook)

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Markus Boettcher, Daniel E. Harris, Henric Krawczynski
John Wiley & Sons, Feb 2, 2012 - Science - 250 pages
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Written by a carefully selected consortium of researchers working in the field, this book fills the gap for an up-to-date summary of the observational and theoretical status. As such, this monograph includes all used wavelengths, from radio to gamma, the FERMI telescope, a history and theory refresher, and jets from gamma ray bursts.
For astronomers, nuclear physicists, and plasmaphysicists.
  

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Contents

PartOne Introduction
1
Part Two Theory Basics
17
Contents
32
Radiation Processes
39
Acceleration Collimation and Confinement ofJets
81
PartThree Phenomenology
115
Optical Infrared and UV Observations
153
XRays
185
Contents
204
Contents IX
213
Observations and Models
215
Part Four Particle Acceleration in Turbulent Magnetohydrodynamic Shocks
245
Simulations ofJets from Active Galactic Nuclei
297
Recent Results from Analytical
341
Jets and AGN Feedback
369
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About the author (2012)

Henric Krawczynski is professor at Washington University. Prior tothat, he has performed research at University of Hamburg, theMax-Planck-Institute for Nuclear Physics, and at YaleUniversity.
An outstanding Faculty Mentor Award of the Graduate Student Senateattests to his teaching skills. His research focuses onobservations of high energy emission regions in distant galaxiesand quasars.

Markus Boettcher obtained his PhD at the University and theMax-Planck-Institute for radio astronomy in Bonn, Germany.Postdoctoral positions included stays at Rice University, TX, andwith the U.S. Naval Research Lab. in Washington, DC. Since 2007 heis holding a professorship at Ohio University. His Researchinterests are active galactic nuclei, galactic black-holecandidates and gamma-ray bursts.

Daniel E. Harris, after earning his PhD at California Institute ofTechnology, has held various research positions, for example atArecibo Observatory, Puerto Rico, Harvard College Observatory, USA,and the Center for Astrophysics of the Smithsonian Institution. Heheaded the ROSAT project from '95-'00 and was member of the ChandraUser Support Group. His field of investigation are non-thermalprocesses in extragalactic sources, involving radio and X-rayanalyses of galaxies and quasars, and of emission processesresponsible for X-rays from radio jets.

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