Virtual Astrophysical Jets

Theory Versus Observations

  • Silvano Massaglia
  • Gianluigi Bodo
  • Paola Rossi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Setting the Stage: Observations and Interpretations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages xv-xv
    2. Attilio Ferrari
      Pages 15-26
    3. A. C. Raga, T. Beck, A. Riera
      Pages 27-36
    4. Catherine Dougados, Sylvie Cabrit, Jonathan Ferreira, Nicholas Pesenti, Paulo Garcias, Darren O’brien
      Pages 45-52
  3. The Disk-Jet Connection: Launching and Collimation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. K. Tsinganos, N. Vlahakis, S. V. Bogovalov, C. Sauty, E. Trussoni
      Pages 55-66
    3. C. Sauty, Z. Meliani, E. Trussoni, K. Tsinganos
      Pages 75-82
    4. Fabien Casse
      Pages 91-98
    5. Claudio Zanni, Attilio Ferrari, Silvano Massaglia, Gianluigi Bodo, Paola Rossi
      Pages 99-106
    6. Serguei Komissarov, Yuri Lyubarsky
      Pages 107-113
  4. Jet Propagation and Stability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Philip E. Hardee
      Pages 117-129
    3. Hubert Baty, Rony Keppens, Pierre Comte
      Pages 131-138
    4. Paola Rossi, Gianluigi Bodo, Silvano Massaglia, Attilio Ferrari, Andrea Mignone
      Pages 149-155
    5. Tobias Leismann, Miguel-Angel Aloy, Ewald Müller
      Pages 157-163
    6. Petar Mimica, Miguel-Ángel Aloy, Ewald Müller, Wolfgang Brinkmann
      Pages 165-172
    7. Fabio de Colle, Alejandro Raga
      Pages 173-180
    8. F. Rubini, C. Giovanardi, S. Lorusso, F. Leewin, F. Bacciotti
      Pages 181-187
  5. Numerical Simulations: Codes and Their Validation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Andrea Mignone, Silvano Massaglia, Gianluigi Bodo
      Pages 199-207
    3. Rony Keppens, Hubert Baty, Jeroen Bergmans, Fabien Casse
      Pages 217-224
    4. Marco Belan, Sergio de Ponte, Silvano Massaglia, Daniela Tordella
      Pages 225-232
  6. Jet-Ambient Interaction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. Gianluigi Bodo, Claudio Zanni, Giuseppe Murante, Paola Rossi, Silvano Massaglia, Attilio Ferrari
      Pages 247-254
    3. Martin G. H. Krause
      Pages 255-262
    4. Thibaut Lery, Céline Combet, Gareth Murphy
      Pages 263-269

About this book


These proceedings are the result of a three-day meeting held in Oogliani (Italy), on October 2-4 2003, whose title was "VIrtual Astrophysical Jets 2003". Our goal in convening this meeting was to gather some of the scientists among the most active in the field of numerical simulations and modelling of astrophysi­ cal jets. For keeping the participants close to the "real world", we also invited a few observers to give up-to-date reviews outlining the state-of-the-art of jet observations. The principal aim of the meeting was thus to present and critically discuss the state-of-the-art numerical simulations, analytical models and laboratory ex­ periments for reproducing the main aspects of astrophysical jets and compar­ ing them with observations. The discussion has been focused on the following topics: • Observations and intepretions of jets from young stars and AGNs, comparisons of models with observations; • MHO accelerations of jets: steady self-similar models, MHO numerical simula­ tions of time-dependent accelerations mechanisms; • Jet stability and interaction with the ambient: formation of knots in YSO jets, jet survival to instabilities, deceleration of relativistic jets in FRI sources, simulations of jets-IGM interactions, jets propagation and galaxy formation; • Numerical codes and their validation: relativistic MHO codes, comparisons among different numerical schemes, jets in the laboratory and code validation. These topics have been discussed intensively during the meeting, and the out­ come of these discussions is presented in this volume. The contributions have been divided in five sections.


Accretion Galaxy astrophysics relativistic jet star stellar

Editors and affiliations

  • Silvano Massaglia
    • 1
  • Gianluigi Bodo
    • 2
  • Paola Rossi
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipartimento Di Fisica generaleUniversità di TorinoTorinoItaly
  2. 2.INAF — Osservatorio Astronomico TorinoPino TorineseItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5856-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-2664-5
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