The Physics and Evolution of Active Galactic Nuclei

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Research into active galactic nuclei (AGN) - the compact, luminous hearts of many galaxies - is at the forefront of modern astrophysics. Understanding these objects requires extensive knowledge in many different areas: accretion disks, the physics of dust and ionized gas, astronomical spectroscopy, star formation, and the cosmological evolution of galaxies and black holes. This new text by Hagai Netzer, a renowned astronomer and leader in the field, provides a comprehensive introduction to the theory underpinning our study ...

The Physics and Evolution of Active Galactic Nuclei 2013, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107021518

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