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The universe at large :key issues in astronomy and cosmologyby Munch
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The Universe at Large presents a unique survey of key questions outstanding in contemporary astronomy and cosmology. In this timely volume, eleven of the world's greatest living astronomers and cosmologists present personal views of what problems must be addressed by future research. Allan Sandage presents a 23-point plan to reach a full understanding of the large-scale structure in the Universe; Geoffrey Burbidge looks at the future of the Quasi Steady State alternative to the Big Bang; E. Margaret Burbidge, Donald Osterbrock and Malcolm Longair discuss active galactic nuclei (AGN); Igor Novikov, Donald Lynden-Bell, Martin Rees and Rashid Sunyaev look at the physics of black holes; and Bernard Pagel and Hubert Reeves concentrate on what we don't yet understand about elements in the cosmos. This book provides a unique review of our current understanding in astronomy and cosmology and a host of profitable research ideas for graduate students and researchers.
The Universe at Large presents a unique survey of the key questions outstanding in contemporary astronomy and cosmology. In this timely volume, eleven of the world's greatest living astronomers and cosmologists present their personal views of what problems must be addressed by future research: Geoffrey Burbidge, E. Margaret Burbidge, Malcolm Longair, Donald Lynden-Bell, Igor Novikov, Donald Osterbrock, Bernard Pagel, Martin Rees, Hubert Reeves, Allan Sandage, and Rashid Sunyaev. This book provides a unique review of our current understanding in astronomy and cosmology, and a host of ideas for profitable future research - for graduate students and researchers.
Eleven of the world's greatest living astronomers and cosmologists present their personal views of key problems in contemporary astronomy and cosmology.
Table of Contents
Preface; 1. Astronomical problems for the next three decades Allan Sandage; 2. New vistas in cosmology and cosmogony Geoffrey Burbidge; 3. Omega, dark mass and galactic history Donald Lynden-Bell; 4. Observations of QSOs which are critical for cosmology E. Margaret Burbidge; 5. Nature, structure, refuelling and evolution of AGNs Donald Osterbrock; 6. The high energy radiation of active galactic nuclei Malcolm S. Longair; 7. Physics and astrophysics of black holes Igor Novikov; 8. Galaxy formation and quasars - progress and prospects Martin J. Rees; 9. Cosmic abundances Bernard E. J. Pagel; 10. Clues to early development of galaxies Hubert Reeves; 11. The observational appearance of accreting black holes in X-ray binaries Rashid Sunyaev; 12. Reflections on the key problems Malcolm S. Longair; Index.
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