The Evolution of Galaxies: II - Basic Building Blocks by Marc SauvageThe Evolution of Galaxies: II - Basic Building Blocks by Marc Sauvage

The Evolution of Galaxies: II - Basic Building Blocks

EditorMarc Sauvage, Grazyna Stasinska, D. Schaerer

Paperback | December 1, 2010

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Galaxies have a history. This has become clear from recent sky surveys which have shown that distant galaxies, formed early in the life of the Universe, differ from the nearby ones. New observational windows at ultraviolet, infrared and millimetric wavelengths (provided by ROSAT, IRAM, IUE, IRAS, ISO) have revealed that galaxies contain a wealth of components: very hot gas, atomic hydrogen, molecules, dust, dark matter ...A significant advance is expected due to new instruments (VLT, FIRST, XMM) which will allow one to explore the most distant Universe. Three Euroconferences have been planned to punctuate this new epoch in galactic research, bringing together specialists in various fields of Astronomy.The first one, held in Granada (Spain) in May 2000, addressed the observational clues. The second one took place in October 2001 in St Denis de la Réunion (France) and reviewed the basic building blocks and small-scale processes in galaxy evolution. The third one will take place in July 2002 in Kiel (Germany) and will be devoted to the overall modelling of galaxy evolution. This book contains the proceedings of the second conference. It is suitable for researchers and PhD students in Astrophysics.
Title:The Evolution of Galaxies: II - Basic Building BlocksFormat:PaperbackDimensions:572 pages, 10.98 × 8.27 × 0.68 inPublished:December 1, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048160200

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Table of Contents

Foreword. Introductory Session. 1. Star Information. 2. Nucleosynthesis and stellar Evolution. 3. Energy flows in the interstellar medium. 4. Environmental effects on galaxy evolution. 5. Primeval stars and galaxies. List of Participants. Author Index.