Active Galactic Nuclei

  • Thierry J.-L. Courvoisier
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Part of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Library book series (AAL)

Abstract

Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) are a large population of galaxies, mostly at high redshift, that exhibit a very rich palette of phenomena not seen in “normal” galaxies. The physics of these objects is fascinating and includes many of the phenomena discussed in the first part of this text.

Keywords

Black Hole Accretion Disk Active Galactic Nucleus Radio Galaxy Luminosity Function 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thierry J.-L. Courvoisier
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  1. 1.ISDC, Data Centre for Astrophysics University of GenevaVersoixSwitzerland

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