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Setti, Giancarlo 1935-

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Works: 55 works in 176 publications in 4 languages and 2,202 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Live sound recordings  Meditations 
Roles: Editor, Author, Conductor, Other, Creator
Classifications: QB472, 522.682
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Most widely held works by Giancarlo Setti
High energy astrophysics and its relation to elementary particle physics by Kenneth Brecher( Book )

13 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Origin of cosmic rays : symposium no. 94, jointly with international Union of Pure and Applied Physics, held in Bologna, Italy, June 11-14, 1980 by Giancarlo Setti( Book )

23 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Structure and evolution of galaxies : lectures presented at the NATO Advanced Study Institute held at the International School of Astrophysics at the "Ettore Majorana" Centre for Scientific Culture in Erice (Sicily) Italy, June 22-July 9, 1974 by Giancarlo Setti( Book )

15 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains a series of lectures delivered at the 2nd course of the International School of Astrophysics at the "Ettore Majorana" Centre for Scientific Culture in Erice (Sicily) from June 22 to July 9, 1974. The course was jointly planned by L. Woltjer and myself and was fully supported by a grant from the NATO Advanced Study Institute Programme. It was organized with the aim of providing students and young researchers with an up to date account of the structure and evolution of galaxies and was attended by 94 participants from 20 countries. The study of galaxies is one of the most important areas of contemporary astrophysics both for its intrinsic interest and because it is a prerequisite to a quantitative understanding of the structure of the universe. Recently, a qualitatively new under standing has become available through both observational andtheore tical progress. On the observational side, new techniques applied at the large optical telescopes and, in particular, the impressive results obtained wi. th the high resolution radio telescopes have made it possible to obtain a detailed mapping of the structure of galaxies other than our own. At the same time, new theoretical insights and the availability of powerful computers to construct models holds out the hope that a full understanding of the structur. es of galaxies may be within our reach
Infrared astronomy : proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute held at Erice, Sicily, 9-20 July 1977 by NATO Advanced Study Institute( Book )

12 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The physics of non-thermal radio sources : proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute held in Urbino, Italy, June 29-July 13, 1975 by Giancarlo Setti( Book )

11 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the completion of large aperture synthesis radio telescopes, which have permitted a detailed mapping of radio sources, and by the development of very long base-line interferometry (VLBI), with 4 3 resolutions down to 10- - 10- arc sec, which for the first time has rendered possible radio investigations of the structures of the very compact radio sources found in galactic nuclei and quasars. The observations obtained with this new instrumentation, combined with the work in the optical, infrared and X-ray domain, have made great strides in recent years toward improved testing of radio source models. We feel that the material presented at the Institute represents a rather complete and comprehensive coverage of the present status of studies of non-thermal radio sources, though one is aware of rapid developments in this field of research. The various aspects of this exciting subject were covered in a series of lectures, pre sented in this volume, totaling 44 hours and in 14 topical seminars given by the participants. I wish to express my gratitude to the Scientific Affairs Divi sion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization for the generous support given to the course. Sincere thanks are also due to Mr. L. Baldeschi for helping with the organization of the meeting and for drawing a number of figures contained in this volume; to Mrs. B. Mandel for the patient typing and help in the editing; and to Mr. R. Primavera for the photographic reproduction of part of the figures
VLBI and compact radio sources : symposium no. 110 held in Bologna, Italy, June 27-July 1, 1983 by International Astronomical Union( Book )

9 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

X-ray astronomy by NATO Advanced Study Institute( Book )

7 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was about fourteen years ago that some of us became intrigued with the idea of searching the sky for X-ray and gamma-ray sources other than the Sun, the only celestial emitter of high-energy photons known at that time. It was, of course, clear that an effort in this direction would not have been successful unless there occurred, somewhere in space, processes capable of producing high-energy photons much more efficiently than the processes responsible for the radiative emission of the Sun or of ordinary stars. The possible existence of such processes became the subject of much study and discussion. As an important part of this activity, I wish to recall a one-day conference on X-ray astronomy held at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in 1960. The theoretical predictions did not provide much encouragement. While several 'unusual' celestial objects were pin-pointed as possible, or even likely, sources of X-rays, it did not look as if any of them would be strong enough to be observable with instru mentation not too far beyond the state of the art. Fortunately, we did not allow our selves to be dissuaded. As far as I am personally concerned, I must admit that my main motivation for pressing forward was a deep-seated faith in the boundless re sourcefulness of nature, which so often leaves the most daring imagination of man far behind
Quasars, AGNs, and related research across 2000 : conference on the occasion of L. Woltjer's 70th birthday : held at the Accademia nazionale dei Lincei, Rome, Italy 3-5 May 2000 by Lodewijk Woltjer( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The proceedings of the international conference held in honour of Lodewijk Woltjer focus on the physics, origin and space distribution of AGNs and quasars and their relationship to the environment, a very wide subject which has attracted much of Prof. Woltjer's research interest. A number of lectures were also dedicated to reviewing the recent observational advances and those that may be attained by the introduction of new and powerful astronomical instrumentation both from the ground and from space, in recognition of the central role played by L. Woltjer in the promotion of ESO VLT and of his involvement in shaping ESA's space programme Horizon 2000+."--Jacket
Beniamino Gigli by Beniamino Gigli( Recording )

1 edition published in 1990 in Multiple languages and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cosmology, astronomy and fundamental physics : Second ESO-CERN Symposium, ESO, Garching bei München, 17-21 March 1986 : proceedings by ESO-CERN Symposium( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Large-scale structure of the universe, cosmology, and fundamental physics : First ESO-CERN Symposium, CERN, Geneva, 21-25 November 1983 : proceedings by European Southern Observatory( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Large-scale structure of the universe, cosmology and fundamental physics : proceedings, CERN, Geneva, 21-25 November 1983 by ESO-CERN Symposium( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Radio astronomy and the physics of the universe : dedicated to Prof. M. Ceccarelli( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cosmology, astronomy and fundamental physics : ESO, Garching bei München 17-21 March 1986 ; proceedings( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Madonna delle cose by Giancarlo Setti( Book )

3 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physics of radio galaxies and quasars by Giancarlo Setti( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings : ESO, Garching bei München, 17 - 21 March 1986 by Astronomy and Fundamental Physics Symposium on Cosmology( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Infrared Astronomy Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute held at Erice, Sicily, 9-20 July, 1977 by Giancarlo Setti( )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This volume contains a series of lectures presented at the 4th Course of the International School of Astrophysics, held in Erice (Sicily) from July 9 - July 20, 1977 at the "E. Majorana" Centre for Scientific Culture. The course was fully supported by a grant from the NATO Advanced Study Institute Programme. It was attended by 82 participants from 15 countries. Even though the infrared portion of the electromagnetic spectrum covers an extensive interval from the red region of the optical spectrum (10,000 A) to the microwave radio region (1 mm), its role in astronomy has been minimal until the last two decades. Until very recently, the only objects observed were the sun, the moon and the planets. A primary reason for this late development was the lack of sensitive detectors and the necessary cryogenic technology that must accompany their use. Recent progress in this technology has been paralleled by an ever increasing interest of astronomers in infrared observations, leading to a number of ex tremely important results in different branches of astronomy. This becomes evident when one realizes that in many astrophysical conditions most of the energy is found to be channeled into the infrared portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. Stars were detected that yield most of their radiation in the infrared; these objects present a new view of stellar evolution, both in the birth and death stages
X-Ray Astronomy Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute held at Erice, Sicily, July 1-14, 1979 by Riccardo Giacconi( )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This volume contains a series of lectures presented at the 5th Course of the International School of Astrophysics held in Erice (Sicily) from July 1st to July 14, 1979 at the "E. l1ajorana" Centre for Scientific Culture. The course was fully supported by a grant from the NATO Advanced Institute Programme. It was attended by about one hundred participants from ten countries. Since the discovery of the first extra-solar X-ray source in the early 1960's, X-ray astronomy has played an increasingly im portant role in the study of the Universe, bringing new insight to almost every field of modern astrophysics from stellar evolution to cosmology. Generally speaking, this branch of astronomy is concerned with the discovery, classification and study of "hot matter" in the universe, including high energy non-thermal pheno mena. In particular, X-ray observations appear to provide the main, if not the only, probe to inspect regions where collapsed objects are formed, such as the environment of neutron stars and of black holes in the presence of matter accretion onto the ob jects themselves. It is significant that the first candidate black hole (Cyg X-I) has been primarily singled out by its X-ray emission. In the same context, it is well known that one of the fundamental problems in modern astrophysics is the understanding of the strong activity taking place in galactic nuclei
Origin of Cosmic Rays by Giancarlo Setti( )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Origin of cosmic rays : symposium no. 94, jointly with international Union of Pure and Applied Physics, held in Bologna, Italy, June 11-14, 1980
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Structure and evolution of galaxies : lectures presented at the NATO Advanced Study Institute held at the International School of Astrophysics at the "Ettore Majorana" Centre for Scientific Culture in Erice (Sicily) Italy, June 22-July 9, 1974Infrared astronomy : proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute held at Erice, Sicily, 9-20 July 1977VLBI and compact radio sources : symposium no. 110 held in Bologna, Italy, June 27-July 1, 1983Quasars, AGNs, and related research across 2000 : conference on the occasion of L. Woltjer's 70th birthday : held at the Accademia nazionale dei Lincei, Rome, Italy 3-5 May 2000