Reviews in Modern Astronomy 15

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Volume 15 of the annual series on recent developments and scientific progress in astronomy and astrophysics contains fourteen invited reviews presented during the Joint European and National Astronomical Meeting JENAM 2001, held in Munich, Germany, September 10 to 15, 2001. The readers are also introduced to the lecture on macro- and microscopic views of nearby galaxies of Keiichi Kodaira, Japan, who has been awarded the Karl Schwarzschild medal 2001. Further contributions of the issue provide the latest results on the search for extra-solar planets, formation of stars and galaxies, physics of active galactic nuclei, as well as new telescopes and sensor technologies for various wavelengths.


  • Karl Schwarzschild Lecture:
    Macro- and Microscopic Views of Nearby Galaxies
    By Keiichi Kodaira
  • Ludwig Biermann Award Lecture:
    X-ray Evidence for Supermassive Black Holes at the Centers of Nearby, Non-active Galaxies
    By Stefanie Komossa
  • Supermassive Black Holes
    By Douglas O. Richstone
  • The Distant Universe Seen with Chandra and XMM-Newton
    By Günther Hasinger
  • Seeing the Universe in the Light of Gravitational Waves
    By Karsten Danzmann and Albrecht Rüdiger
  • Observations of Weak Polarisation Signals from the Sun
    By Achim Gandorfer
  • A Statistical Analysis of the Extrasolar Planets and the Low-mass Secondaries
    By Tsevi Mazeh and Shay Zucker
  • Radiative Transfer in Turbulent Molecular Clouds
    By Michael Hegmann
  • Seeing the Light Through the Dark: the Initial Conditions to Star Formation
    By João Alves
  • Obscured Active Galactic Nuclei
    By Roberto Maiolino
  • Cosmological Evolution of AGN - A Radioastronomer's View
    By Silke Britzen
  • The Epoch(s) of Early Type Galaxy Formation in Clusters and in the Field
    By Daniel Thomas, Claudia Maraston. and Ralf Bender
  • Modelling the Spectral Energy Distribution of Galaxies from the Ultraviolet to Submillimeter
    By Cristina C. Popescu and Richard J. Tuffs
  • Nature of the Cosmic Infrared Background and Cosmic Star Formation History: Are Galaxies Shy?
    By David Elbaz