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The Role of VLBI in Astrophysics, Astrometry and Geodesy

Part of the book series: NATO Science Series II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry (NAII, volume 135)

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Table of contents (24 papers)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. Radio Astronomy

    • Franco Mantovani
    Pages 1-12
  3. Observing Blazars with VLBI

    • R. W. Porcas
    Pages 93-106
  4. Theory of Relativistic Jets: Basic Concepts

    • E. K├Ârding, H. Falcke
    Pages 107-127
  5. Supermassive Black Holes in the Universe

    • Andreas Brunthaler, Heino Falcke
    Pages 143-156
  6. AGN Unification; Past Present and Future

    • I. W. A. Browne
    Pages 175-189
  7. Radio Polarimetry

    • W. D. Cotton
    Pages 191-204
  8. Gravitational Lensing with a Radio Bias

    • I. W. A. Browne
    Pages 205-217
  9. VLBI Observations of Gravitational Lenses

    • R. W. Porcas
    Pages 219-231
  10. Supernovae

    • J. M. Marcaide
    Pages 243-256
  11. Astrophysical Masers

    • R. S. Booth, P. J. Diamond
    Pages 257-288
  12. Radio and Optical Interferometry

    • W. D. Cotton
    Pages 289-305
  13. Data Analysis

    • W. D. Cotton
    Pages 319-336

About this book

A masterly survey of the last 13 years of Very Long Baseline Interferometry, reviewed in light of the most advanced astronomical observations. Topics covered include: Nonthermal emission from extragalactic radio sources; Principles of synchrotron emission in relation to astrophysics; Theory of relativistic jets; Young, powerful radio sources and their evolution; Scintillation in extragalactic radio sources; Radio and optical interferometry; Radio polarimetry; Unified schemes; Deep fields; Tropospheric and ionospheric phase calibration; Supernovae; VLBI for geodesy and geodynamics.

Keywords

  • Astrometry
  • Astronomical Observation
  • astronomy
  • geodesy
  • optical interferometry
  • relativistic jet

Editors and Affiliations

  • Istituto di Radioastronomia, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Bologna, Italy

    Franco Mantovani

  • Radio Astronomy Department, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland

    Andrzej Kus

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