An International Research Journal

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V K Rastogi

ANITA PUBLICATIONS

  ISBN :  81-902849-0-8

December, 2005

Editors

S K Saha

Indian Institute of Astrophysics

Bangalore-560 034, India

V K Rastogi

Physics Department

CCS University, Meerut-250 004, India


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21st Century Astrophysics


CONTENTS

Preface

Section 1. Relativistic astrophysics

 

Dark matter: past, present, and future                                                                                                                                                                               1

Virginia Trimble


The cosmological constant as a unifying link                                                                                                                                                                   16

C Sivaram

 

Black hole accretion as black hole analogue                                                                                                                                                                     26

Tapas Kumar Das

 

Theory of the thermonuclear supernovae                                                                                                                                                                        51

Peter Hoflich

 

Section 2. Stellar and galactic astronomy

The coming of age of X-ray astronomy                                                                                                                                                                          70

K P Singh

 

X-ray studies of active galactic nuclei                                                                                                                                                                             90

Poshak Gandhi

 

Asymmetries in powerful extragalactic radio sources                                                                                                                                                      108 Gopal-Krishna and Paul J Willa

 

Spatio-kinematic studies of galactic planetary nebulae                                                                                                                                                     134

B G Anandarao


Recent results from the Be prototype star gamma Cassiopeiac                                                                                                                                         149

Ph Stee


Section 3. Sun and solar systems


Helioseismology                                                                                                                                                                                                          163

Eric Fossat


Intense magnetic fields in the atmosphere of the sun                                                                                                                                                       177

S S Hasan


Hall-magnetohydrodynamic turbulence                                                                                                                                                                          196

V Krishan and S M Mahajan


Magnetohydrodynamic waves in the solar corona                                                                                                                                                           213

A Saiya Narayanan and R Ramesh


Comets and scientific method                                                                                                                                                                                      224

Peter B Fellgett


Section 4. Observational techniques


From interferometers to hypertelescopes                                                                                                                                                                       228
Antoine Labeyrie


100 years of photon-counting: the quest for the perfect eye                                                                                                                                             237

Sebastien Morel and Swapan K Saha

 

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