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Quasars in the Life of Astronomers

  • Mauro D’Onofrio
  • Paola Marziani
  • Jack W. SulenticEmail author
  • Suzy Collin
  • Giancarlo Setti
  • Martin Gaskell
  • Joe Wampler
  • Martin Elvis
  • Iraida Pronik
  • Vladimir Pronik
  • Sergey Sergeev
  • Aleksander Volvach
  • Julian Krolik
  • Hagai Netzer
  • Alfonso Cavaliere
  • Paolo Padovani
  • Halton Arp
  • Jayant Narlikar
Chapter
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 386)

Abstract

We are approaching the 50th anniversary of the discovery of quasars. Those old enough to have been cognizant of astronomy in 1962–1963 can remember the sense of excitement connected with this finding. There was talk of a major new constituent of the universe. The excitement of the discovery was palpable even to one of us (the most senior of the editors) who was then a high school teenager.

Keywords

Black Hole Radio Source Accretion Disk Radio Galaxy Host Galaxy 
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  • Mauro D’Onofrio
    • 1
  • Paola Marziani
    • 2
  • Jack W. Sulentic
    • 3
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  • Suzy Collin
    • 4
  • Giancarlo Setti
    • 5
  • Martin Gaskell
    • 6
  • Joe Wampler
    • 7
  • Martin Elvis
    • 8
  • Iraida Pronik
    • 9
  • Vladimir Pronik
    • 9
  • Sergey Sergeev
    • 9
  • Aleksander Volvach
    • 10
  • Julian Krolik
    • 11
  • Hagai Netzer
    • 12
  • Alfonso Cavaliere
    • 13
  • Paolo Padovani
    • 14
  • Halton Arp
    • 15
  • Jayant Narlikar
    • 16
  1. 1.Dipartimento di AstronomiaUniversità degli Studi di PadovaPadovaItaly
  2. 2.INAFOsservatorio Astronomico di PadovaPadovaItaly
  3. 3.Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (CSIC)GranadaSpain
  4. 4.LUTHObservatoire de Paris-MeudonMeudonFrance
  5. 5.INAF-Istituto di RadioastronomiaBolognaItaly
  6. 6.Departamento de Física y Astronomía, Facultad de CienciasUniversidad de ValparaísoValparaísoChile
  7. 7.Santa CruzUSA
  8. 8.Harward Smithsonian Center for AstrophysicsCambridgeUSA
  9. 9.Crimean Astrophysical ObservatoryNauchny, CrimeaUkraine
  10. 10.Radio Astronomy Laboratory of Crimean Astrophysical ObservatoryCrimea, YaltaUkraine
  11. 11.Department of Physics and AstronomyJohns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA
  12. 12.School of Physics and AstronomyTel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael
  13. 13.Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di Tor VergataRomaItaly
  14. 14.European Southern ObservatoryGarching bei MünchenGermany
  15. 15.Max Planck Institut für AstrophysikGarching bei MünchenGermany
  16. 16.Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and AstrophysicsMumbaiIndia

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