Frontiers of Astrophysics - Workshop summary

Frontiers of Astrophysics - Workshop summary

Peter L. Biermann & Heino Falcke

Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie, Auf dem Hügel 69, D-53121 Bonn, Germany (

to appear in: "Frontiers in Contemporary Physics", Nashville, May 11-16, 1997, AIP Conf. Ser., Ed. T. Weiler et al., 13 pages


We summarize recent results presented in the astrophysics session during a conference on ``Frontiers of Contemporary Physics''. We will discuss three main fields (High-Energy Astrophysics, Relativistic Astrophysics, and Cosmology), where Astrophysicists are pushing the limits of our knowledge of the physics of the universe to new frontiers. Since the highlights of early 1997 were the first detection of a redshift and the optical and X-ray afterglows of gamma-ray bursts, as well as the first well-documented flares of TeV-Blazars across a large fraction of the electromagnetic spectrum, we will concentrate on these topics. Other topics covered are black holes and relativistic jets, high-energy cosmic rays, Neutrino-Astronomy, extragalactic magnetic fields, and cosmological models.

Paper: Available in full length as PostScript and LaTex (aip2col.sty) Format.

Other publications can be found here.

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