By R.D. Blandford, H. Netzer, L. Woltjer, T.J.-L. Courvoisier, M. Mayor
Beginning with this quantity, the Lecture Notes of the popular complex classes of the Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy may be released every year. In every one path, 3 large lectures given via prime specialists of their respective fields conceal varied and crucial facets of the topic. the twentieth path, held at Les Diablerets in April 1990, handled present examine on lively galactic nuclei; it represents the main up to date perspectives at the topic, awarded with specific regard for readability. the former classes thought of a large choice of topics, starting with "Theory of Stellar Athmospheres" in 1971 and finishing with "The Milky means as a Galaxy" in 1989. The Lecture Notes of those Saas-Fee classes seemed as courses of the Geneva Observatory, from which they could nonetheless be ordered (chemin des Maillettes fifty one, CH-1290 Sauverny, Switzerland).
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Active galactic nuclei by R.D. Blandford, H. Netzer, L. Woltjer, T.J.-L. Courvoisier, M. Mayor