Astrophysics and Space Science Library

Fifty Years of Quasars

From Early Observations and Ideas to Future Research

Editors: D'Onofrio, Mauro, Marziani, Paola, Sulentic, Jack W. (Eds.)

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  • The book will give a first-hand historical account of quasar discover 
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The 50th anniversary of the discovery of quasars in 1963 presents an interesting opportunity to ask questions about the current state of quasar research. Formatted as a series of interviews with noted researchers in the field, each of them asked to address a specific set of questions covering topics selected by the editors, this book deals with the historical development of quasar research and discusses how advances in instrumentation and computational capabilities have benefitted quasar astronomy and have changed our basic understanding of quasars. In the last part of the book the interviews address the current topic of the role of quasars in galaxy evolution. They summarise open issues in understanding active galactic nuclei and quasars and present an outlook regarding what future observational facilities both on the ground and in space might reveal.

Its interview format, the fascinating topic of quasars and black holes, and the lively recollections and at times controversial views of the contributors make this book both rewarding and a pleasure to read!

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • An Introduction to 50 Years of Research on Quasars

    Marziani, Paola (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

  • Quasars in the Life of Astronomers

    D’Onofrio, Mauro (et al.)

    Pages 11-90

  • Quasars: The Observational Perspectives

    D’Onofrio, Mauro (et al.)

    Pages 91-215

  • Quasars Classes and Their Relationships

    D’Onofrio, Mauro (et al.)

    Pages 217-286

  • From Observations to Physical Parameters

    D’Onofrio, Mauro (et al.)

    Pages 287-336

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eBook $219.00
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Hardcover $279.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fifty Years of Quasars
Book Subtitle
From Early Observations and Ideas to Future Research
Editors
  • Mauro D'Onofrio
  • Paola Marziani
  • Jack W. Sulentic
Series Title
Astrophysics and Space Science Library
Series Volume
386
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-27564-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-27564-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-27563-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-44384-8
Series ISSN
0067-0057
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXII, 584
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