Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Andrew C. Fabian
    Pages 24-36
  3. Eugene Churazov, Hans Böhringer, Marcus Brüggen, William Forman, Christine Jones, Christian Kaiser et al.
    Pages 37-43
  4. Stefano Borgani, Fabio Govemato
    Pages 44-50
  5. William Forman, Christine Jones, Maxim Markevitch, Alexey Vikhlinin, Eugene Churazov
    Pages 51-62
  6. Kyoko Matsushita, Alexis Finoguenov, Hans Böhringer
    Pages 63-68
  7. Douglas Clowe, Luc Simard
    Pages 69-74
  8. Rodion Burenin, Alexey Vikhlinin, Mikhail Pavlinsky, Nail Sakhibullin, Ilfan Bikmaev, Zeki Aslan et al.
    Pages 75-77
  9. Federica Govoni, Luigina Feretti, Gabriele Giovannini, Daniele Dallacasa, Gregory B. Taylor
    Pages 78-80
  10. Malcolm Longair, Andrew Blain
    Pages 97-107
  11. I. Félix Mirabel
    Pages 108-118
  12. Catherine Cesarsky, David Elbaz, Herve Aussel, Dario Fadda, Alberto Franceschini, Hector Flores et al.
    Pages 119-122
  13. Alberto Cappi, Christophe Benoist, Luiz N. da Costa, Sophie Maurogordato
    Pages 123-124
  14. Maria José Cruz, Katherine M. Blundell
    Pages 125-127
  15. Steven Phillipps, Nathan Horleston
    Pages 128-134

About these proceedings


The book reviews the present status of understanding the nature of the most luminous objects in the Universe, connected with supermassive black holes and supermassive stars, clusters of galaxies and ultraluminous galaxies, sources of gamma-ray bursts and relativistic jets. Leading experts give overviews of essential physical mechanisms involved, discuss formation and evolution of these objects as well as prospects for their use in cosmology, as probes of the intergalactic medium at high redshifts and as a tool to study the end of dark ages. The theoretical models are complemented by new exciting results from orbital and ground-based observatories such as Chandra, XMM-Newton, HST, SDSS, VLT, Keck, and many others.


Black Holes Clusters Cosmic Background Radiation Cravitational Lensing Galaxies Gravitational Waves active galactic nuclei astronomy black hole black holes cosmology galaxy gamma-ray burst gravitation gravitational lens gravity observatory Redshift relativistic jet stellar universe

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-43769-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-48014-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-2433
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-6143
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