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Frontiers of X-Ray Astronomy

Frontiers of X-Ray Astronomy

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K. Pounds, S. M. Kahn, E. Behar, A. Kinkhabwala, D. W. Savin, M. Gudel, M. Cropper, G. Ramsay, C. Hellier, K. Mukai, C. Mauche, D. Pandel, C. Done, C. R. Canizares, M. Ward, S. W. Allen, R. Mushotzky, G. Matt, W. N. Brandt, D. M. Alexander, F. E. Bauer, A. E. Hornschemeier, G. Hasinger, R. D. Blandford
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  • Date Published: August 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521534871

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  • These contributions by recognized authorities originate from a Royal Society discussion meeting held to review the most recent results obtained from the current generation of X-ray telescope research. The launch of Chandra and XMM-Newton has revolutionized research in X-ray astronomy over the past few years, and high quality X-ray observations now being made have had a major impact on topics ranging from protostars to cosmology. This book is a valuable reference for research astronomers and graduate students.

    • Contains key reviews from leading scientists in the field
    • Presents results from the Chandra and XMM-Newton orbiting observatories
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    • Date Published: August 2004
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521534871
    • length: 256 pages
    • dimensions: 247 x 174 x 12 mm
    • weight: 0.541kg
    • contains: 108 b/w illus. 2 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Forty years on from Aerobee 150: a personal perspective K. Pounds
    2. X-ray spectroscopy of astrophysical plasmas S. M. Kahn, E. Behar, A. Kinkhabwala and D. W. Savin
    3. X-rays from stars M. Gudel
    4. X-ray observations of accreting white-dwarf systems M. Cropper, G. Ramsay, C. Hellier, K. Mukai, C. Mauche and D. Pandel
    5. Accretion flows in X-ray binaries C. Done
    6. Recent X-ray observations of supernova remnants C. R. Canizares
    7. Luminous X-ray sources in spiral and star-forming galaxies M. Ward
    8. Cosmological constraints from Chandra observations of galaxy clusters S. W. Allen
    9. Clusters of galaxies: a cosmological probe R. Mushotzky
    10. Obscured active galactic nuclei: the hidden side of the X-ray Universe G. Matt
    11. The Chandra Deep Field-North Survey and the cosmic X-ray background W. N. Brandt, D. M. Alexander, F. E. Bauer and A. E. Hornschemeier
    12. Hunting the first black holes G. Hasinger
    13. X-ray astronomy in the new millennium: a summary R. D. Blandford.

  • Editors

    A. C. Fabian, University of Cambridge
    Andrew Fabian is a Royal Society Research Professor at the Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge.

    K. A. Pounds, University of Leicester
    Kenneth Pounds is Professor of Space Physics at the University of Leicester.

    R. D. Blandford, California Institute of Technology
    Roger Blandford is currently Richard Chace Tolman Professor of Theoretical Astrophysics at Caltech, California.

    Contributors

    K. Pounds, S. M. Kahn, E. Behar, A. Kinkhabwala, D. W. Savin, M. Gudel, M. Cropper, G. Ramsay, C. Hellier, K. Mukai, C. Mauche, D. Pandel, C. Done, C. R. Canizares, M. Ward, S. W. Allen, R. Mushotzky, G. Matt, W. N. Brandt, D. M. Alexander, F. E. Bauer, A. E. Hornschemeier, G. Hasinger, R. D. Blandford

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