Written by a carefully selected consortium of researchers working in the field, this book provides an up–to–date summary of the current observational and theoretical understanding of relativistic jets, focusing on jets from active galactic nuclei. As such, this monograph includes a history and theory refresher, an overview of observational results from all wavelengths, from radio to gamma–rays, analytical and numerical theoretical results, and a description of current research topics.
From the contents:
- Introduction and Historical Perspective
- Special Relativity of Jets
- Radiation Processes
- Central Engines, Acceleration, Collimation and Confinement of Jets
- Observational Details: Radio
- Optical, Infrared and UV Observations
- Observational Details: X–rays
- Unresolved Emission from the Core: Observations and Models
- Particle Acceleration in Turbulent Magnetohydrodynamic Shocks
- Simulations of Jets from Active Galactic Nuclei and Gammaray bursts
- Jet Structure, Collimation and Stability Recent Results from Analytical Methods and Simulations
- Jets and AGN Feedback
Introduction & Historical Perspective
Special Relativity of Jets
Central Engines. Acceleration, Collimation and Confinement of Jets
Observational Details: Radio
Optical, Infrared and UV Observations
Observational Details: x–rays
Unresolved Emission from the core: Observations and Models
Particle Acceleration in turbulent magnetohydrodynamic shocks
Simulations of jets from active galactic nuclei and gamma ray bursts
Jet structure, collimation and stability – recent results from analytical methods and simulations
Jets and AGN feedback
Henric Krawczynski is professor at Washington University. Prior to that, he has performed research at University of Hamburg, the Max–Planck–Institute for Nuclear Physics, and at Yale University.
. An outstanding Faculty Mentor Award of the Graduate Student Senate attests to his teaching skills. His research focuses on observations of high energy emission regions in distant galaxies and quasars.
. Markus Boettcher obtained his PhD at the University and the Max–Planck–Institute for radio astronomy in Bonn, Germany. Postdoctoral positions included stays at Rice University, TX, and with the U.S. Naval Research Lab. in Washington, DC. Since 2007 he is holding a professorship at Ohio University. His Research interests are active galactic nuclei, galactic black–hole candidates and gamma–ray bursts.
. Daniel E. Harris, after earning his PhD at California Institute of Technology, has held various research positions, for example at Arecibo Observatory, Puerto Rico, Harvard College Observatory, USA, and the Center for Astrophysics of the Smithsonian Institution. He headed the ROSAT project from '95–'00 and was member of the Chandra User Support Group. His field of investigation are non–thermal processes in extragalactic sources, involving radio and X–ray analyses of galaxies and quasars, and of emission processes responsible for X–rays from radio jets.