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Begelman, Mitchell C.

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Works: 28 works in 80 publications in 6 languages and 3,691 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Mitchell C Begelman
Gravity's fatal attraction : black holes in the universe by Mitchell C Begelman( Book )

30 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 1,801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black holes are an extraordinary construct, proposed by theorists and embraced by the popular imagination. They represent a mysterious, unexplored frontier where time and space behave in bizarre ways. In essence, black holes are an idea written, spoken, and thought about, but a fundamental question has always remained: Do black holes exist? Astrophysicists Mitchell Begelman and Martin Rees answer this question with a resounding yes. Central participants in the quest to understand black holes, they describe the great technological advances that have allowed scientists to gather compelling evidence that black holes are a real and ubiquitous phenomenon. These points where gravity is infinitely strong, "swallowing" everything in its vicinity, could number in the millions in every galaxy, as the remnants of ordinary stars several times more massive than the Sun. More remarkably, discoveries made early in 1995 supply conclusive evidence that giant black holes, perhaps weighing as much as billions of suns, are lurking at the very center of most galaxies. Gravity's Fatal Attraction: Black Holes in the Universe tracks the observations and accidents through which scientists discovered black holes and the related phenomena they power, such as quasars and dazzling jets a million light-years long. Scientists are just beginning to understand the exotic ways these invisible objects manifest themselves, and how they relate to other structures in the cosmos. Yet, new questions continue to arise: Could microscopic holes exist, the size of an atomic nucleus but the weight of a mountain? As the Universe evolves, could it be the ultimate fate of all matter to be "swallowed" by black holes? As Begelman and Rees point out, the cosmic "fireworks" scientists are investigating may prove most valuable as stepping-stones to even more profound knowledge. The quest to find black holes and related structures, and to understand the mysterious work of gravity within them, could ultimately confirm or refute our theories describing the physical laws of the Universe, and even help us understand its origins and final fate
Turn right at Orion : travels through the cosmos by Mitchell C Begelman( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Turn Right at Orion is the account of an epic astronomical journey, a tale told by an early-twenty-first century human sailor among the stars. It is discovered, as an alien "translator's note" reveals, 60 million years in earth's future - the product of one man's amazing, revelatory, and occasionally perilous space odyssey." "We travel to the center of the Milky Way, witness the births and deaths of stars, the creation of planets, almost perish in the crushing forces at the perimeter of a black hole - and all the while Begelman explains in clear and vibrant prose how things work the way they do in the cosmos. Turn Right at Orion is serious science that reads like fiction."--Jacket
The origin of warped, precessing accretion disks in X-ray binaries by Philip R Maloney( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Self-consistent thermal accretion disk corona models for compact objects by James B Dove( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schwarze Löcher im Kosmos : die magische Anziehungskraft der Gravitation by Mitchell C Begelman( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in German and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Radiation pressure-driven magnetic disk winds in broad absorption line quasi-stellar objects by Martin De Kool( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why 'galactic' gamma-ray bursts might depend on environment : blast waves around neutron stars by Martin J Rees( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zwarte gaten in het heelal by Mitchell C Begelman( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in Dutch and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overzicht van de stand van zaken in het astronomisch en kosmologisch onderzoek op dit terrein
L'attrazione fatale della gravità : i buchi neri dell'Universo by Mitchell C Begelman( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in Italian and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theory of extragalactic radio sources by Mitchell C Begelman( Book )

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

Radiation pressure driven magnetic disk winds in broad asorption line QSOs by Martijn de Kool( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in German and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conference summary by Mitchell C Begelman( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black holes and quasars by Mitchell C Begelman( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shock drift particle acceleration in superluminal shocks a model for hotspots in extragalactic radio sources by Mitchell C Begelman( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accretion disks and the link between an AGN and its host galaxy. : Large-scale accretion flows in AGN / J. Frank, I. Shloshman and . C. Begelman by Mitchell C Begelman( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in German and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ta siła fatalna : czarne dziury we Wszechświecie by Mitchell C Begelman( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in Polish and Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Causality and Communication: Relativistic astrophysical jets and the implementation of science communication training in astronomy classes by Susanna Kohler( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Part II: The ability to clearly communicate scientific concepts to both peers and the lay public is an important component of being a scientist. Few training programs exist, however, for scientists to obtain these skills. In the second part of my thesis, I examine the impact of two different training efforts for very early-career scientists: first, a short science communication workshop for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) graduate students, and second, science communication training integrated into existing astronomy classes for undergraduate STEM majors and early STEM graduate students. I evaluate whether the students' written communication skills demonstrate measurable improvement after training, and track students' attitudes toward science communication
Turn right at Orion by Mitchell C Begelman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Theory of extragalactic radio sources( )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Are Quasar Jets Matter Or Poynting Flux Dominated?( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If quasar jets are accelerated by magnetic fields but terminate as matter dominated, where and how does the transition occur between the Poynting-dominated and matter-dominated regimes? To address this question, we study constraints which are imposed on the jet structure by observations at different spatial scales. We demonstrate that observational data are consistent with a scenario where the acceleration of a jet occurs within 10{sup 3-4}R{sub g}. In this picture, the non-thermal flares--important defining attributes of the blazar phenomenon--are produced by strong shocks formed in the region where the jet inertia becomes dominated by matter. Such shocks may be formed due to collisions between the portions of a jet accelerated to different velocities, and the acceleration differentiation is very likely to be related to global MHD instabilities
 
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Begelman, M.

Begelman, Mitchell.

Begelman, Mitchell 1953-

Begelman, Mitchell C.

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Turn right at Orion : travels through the cosmosBlack holes and quasarsTurn right at Orion