The Shapes of Galaxies and Their Dark Halos

The Shapes of Galaxies and Their Dark Halos Author Priyamvada Natarajan
ISBN-10 9789814489393
Release 2002-03-28
Pages 276
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This book constitutes the proceedings of a very topical workshop aimed at understanding the shapes of the baryonic and dark matter components of galaxies. Several groups presented their recent results from observations and numerical N-body simulations. Contents:Intrinsic Shapes of GalaxiesShapes from Lensing StudiesDark Matter Halos from N-Body SimulationsShapes Mapped Using Stellar TracersShapes from HI Studies and Polar RingsShapes from Studies of SatellitesConstraints from X-Ray StudiesShapes from Absorption Studies Readership: Graduate students, researchers and academics in astrophysics, astronomy and cosmology. Keywords:Galaxies;Dark Halos



New Light on Galaxy Evolution

New Light on Galaxy Evolution Author Ralph Bender
ISBN-10 0792339754
Release 1996-03-31
Pages 500
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The study of the evolution of galaxies has made remarkable progress in recent years and is currently undergoing a transformation arising from the application of new observational and theoretical tools. Twenty-one invited reviews, twenty-six contributed papers and 137 poster papers cover the wide variety of recent developments, present new insights and demonstrate the rapid increase in our knowledge about galaxy evolution and formation.



Toward a New Millennium in Galaxy Morphology

Toward a New Millennium in Galaxy Morphology Author David L. Block
ISBN-10 9789401141147
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 821
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South Africa - a land of paradigm shifts. A land where we are willing to leave behind the old, to bravely accept the new. What do we need to exit the dark ages in the morphology of galaxies? How prevalent is the cherishing of old concepts? Traditional morphology has been `mask-oriented', focusing on masks of dust and gas which may constitute only 5 percent of the dynamical mass of a galaxy. Some of the world's foremost astronomers flew to South Africa to address morphologically related issues at an International Conference, the proceedings of which are contained in this volume. Examine predicted extinction curves for primordial dust at high redshift. Stars evolve; why not dust? Read about the breakdown of the Hubble sequence at a redshift of one. Explore the morphology of rings; the mysteries of metal-rich globular clusters; vigorous star-formation in the Large Magellanic Cloud; the world of secular evolution, where galaxies change their shapes within one Hubble time. And much more. Examine a new kinematical classification scheme of the unmasked, dust-penetrated near-infrared images of spiral galaxies. This volume contains over 80 refereed contributions (including 18 in-depth keynote review articles), 40 pages of questions and answers, a panel discussion transcribed from tape and 24 colour plates. The volume is unique in that contributions from both high and low redshift experts are represented at a level readily accessible to postdoctoral students entering the exciting world of morphology - whether it be of the local, or more distant, Universe.



Dynamics of Galaxies

Dynamics of Galaxies Author Giuseppe Bertin
ISBN-10 9781107782747
Release 2014-04-21
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Our understanding of galaxies, the building blocks of the Universe has advanced significantly in recent years. New observations from ground- and space-based telescopes, the discovery of dark matter, and new insights into its distribution have been instrumental in this. This textbook provides graduate students with a modern introduction to the gravitationally determined structure and evolution of galaxies. Readers will also benefit from detailed discussions of the issues involved in the process of modeling complex stellar systems. Additionally, the text provides an accessible framework for interpreting observations and devising new observational tests. Based on the author's extensive teaching experience, this second edition features an up-to-date view of basic phenomenology, a discussion of the structure of dark halos in galaxies, the dynamics of quasi-relaxed stellar systems and globular clusters, galaxies and gravitational lensing and an introduction to self-gravitating accretion disks. Extended problem sets are available from the accompanying resources website: www.cambridge.org/9781107000544.



Galaxy Formation and Evolution

Galaxy Formation and Evolution Author Houjun Mo
ISBN-10 9780521857932
Release 2010-05-20
Pages 820
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A coherent introduction for researchers in astronomy, particle physics, and cosmology on the formation and evolution of galaxies.



Clusters of Galaxies Volume 3 Carnegie Observatories Astrophysics Series

Clusters of Galaxies  Volume 3  Carnegie Observatories Astrophysics Series Author John S. Mulchaey
ISBN-10 0521755778
Release 2004-09-23
Pages 381
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Clusters of galaxies are the largest and most massive collapsed systems in the Universe, and as such they are valuable probes of cosmological structure and galaxy evolution. The advent of extensive galaxy surveys, large ground-based facilities, space-based missions such as HST, Chandra and XMM-Newton and detailed numerical simulations makes a particularly exciting time to be involved in this field. The review papers in this volume span a comprehensive range of research in this area, including theoretical expectations for the growth of structure, survey techniques to identify clusters, metal production and the intracluster medium, galaxy evolution in the cluster environment and group-cluster connections. With contributions from leading authorities in the field, this volume is appropriate both as an introduction to this topic for physics and astronomy graduate students, and as a reference source for professional research astronomers.



Dark matter in galaxies

Dark matter in galaxies Author International Astronomical Union. Symposium
ISBN-10 1583811672
Release 2004
Pages 502
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The Evolution of Galaxies and Their Environment

The Evolution of Galaxies and Their Environment Author David J. Hollenbach
ISBN-10 NASA:31769000470370
Release 1993
Pages 394
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Galaxies at High Redshift

Galaxies at High Redshift Author I. Pérez-Fournon
ISBN-10 0521825911
Release 2003-03-20
Pages 275
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Observational cosmology, with the help of large telescopes, combined with the capabilities of the Hubble Space Telescope and other space missions, allow astronomers to directly observe galaxy assembly over cosmic time. These developments demand that scientists are trained in the methods suited to the study of distant galaxies. This volume, first published in 2003, contains the lectures delivered at the XI Canary Islands Winter School of Astrophysics, reviewing both scientific results and the main questions in the field. It covers the study of normal galaxies, distant galaxies, and studies based on far-infrared diagnostics, it reviews quasar absorption lines, and the properties of nearby galaxies. Each chapter is written by a world expert in the field, making the book an essential reference for all astronomers working in the field of high-redshift galaxies.



The Interstellar Medium in Galaxies

The Interstellar Medium in Galaxies Author J.M. van der Hulst
ISBN-10 140200379X
Release 2001-11-30
Pages 212
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The Interstellar Medium in Galaxies is a collection of seven reviews covering the following constituents of the interstellar medium: dust, molecular gas, neutral atomic hydrogen, ionized hydrogen, and hot gas, and covering the abundances of heavy elements in the interstellar medium and the role of star formation. The reviews not only provide a good background in these subjects, but also describe in detail the most recent advances in the area and discuss the current problems in the field. The properties of the different constituents of the interstellar medium are discussed within the perspective of the difference in properties of the parent galaxies and the environment. The interplay between star formation and the characteristics of the interstellar medium is also discussed in detail. This volume provides very up-to-date material on the subject of the interstellar medium in galaxies and is useful both as a basic reference for professional scientists in this field and as an introductory book for astronomers who want to familiarize themselves with this field. This volume can also serve as an accompanying text book for graduate courses on the interstellar medium.



Galaxies and their Masks

Galaxies and their Masks Author David L. Block
ISBN-10 1441973176
Release 2010-11-12
Pages 479
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Unity of Forces in the Universe

Unity of Forces in the Universe Author A. Zee
ISBN-10 9971950146
Release 1982-01
Pages 1076
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Unsolved Problems in Astrophysics

Unsolved Problems in Astrophysics Author John N. Bahcall
ISBN-10 0691016062
Release 1997
Pages 377
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Essays discuss the present state of knowledge following recent discoveries about the structure of the universe, galaxies, quasars, neutrinos, and other topics, and suggest areas for future research



Morphological and Physical Classification of Galaxies

Morphological and Physical Classification of Galaxies Author G. Longo
ISBN-10 0792317122
Release 1992-05-31
Pages 472
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The morphological scheme devised by Hubble and followers to classify galaxies has proven over many decades to be quite effective in directing our quest for the fundamental pa rameters describing the extragalactic manifold. This statement is however far more true for spirals than for ellipticals. Echoing the concluding remarks in Scott Tremaine's sum mary talk at the Princeton meeting on Structure and Dynamics of Elliptical Galaxies, "the Hubble classification of spirals is useful because many properties of spirals (gas con tent, spiral arm morphology, bulge prominence, etc. ) all correlate with Hubble time. By contrast, almost nothing correlates with the elliptical Hubble sequence El to E7. " During the last few years much effort has been put into the search for a more meaningful classification of ellipticals than Hubble's. Concomitantly, forwarded by some provocative conjectures by R. Michard, the classical question of whether E galaxies form a physically homogeneous family has been brushed up once more. Results of these and other parallel studies look rather promising and point to suture part of the dichotomy between ellipticals and disk galaxies which had become popular in the early eighties, owing to dynamical arguments. At the same time it appears more and more clear that, besides the usual genetic varieties of galaxies, products of environmental evolution must also be contemplated in building our modern picture of the "reign of galaxies" . The above considerations prompted us to solicit Prof.



Asymmetries in spiral galaxies

Asymmetries in spiral galaxies Author Remco Hubertus Maria Schoenmakers
ISBN-10 UOM:39015042409253
Release 1999
Pages 156
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Dynamic Astronomy in Latin America

Dynamic Astronomy in Latin America Author Carlos Abad
ISBN-10 9703228038
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 116
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"The Third International Meeting of Dynamic Astronomy in Latin America, (Tercera Reunion sobre Astronomıa Dinamica en Latino-America) which we named ADeLA-2004, was held on November 22-24, 2004 in Merida. It represents the consolidation and continuity of a series of meetings about Astrometry and related topics. The first meeting took place in 2001 in San Juan (Argentina), followed by the second meeting in 2002 in Araraquara (Brazil). Astrometry, after an original and basic contribution not only to Astronomy as a branch of science but also to the direct development of society, starts declining when in the middle of the twentieth century it gets far from astrophysical research and the human mind finds alternative ways to solve the upcoming development problems. This fact has progressively made the financing models for scientific projects focus on and expandtowards the more "productive" areas of Astronomy, leaving aside Astrometry, which we consider a vital area.Even when preparing themselves academically, the astrometrists with their meticulous work, do not find easily government support and ways to compete.The rapid development of detectors and observation techniques during the last decade has almost completely transformed Astronomy. The data collected from observation are once again the main source for the theoreticaldevelopment of this science. Moreover, observations have often changed many theoretical concepts.Astrometry has not been left behind and the future, almost magical, observations include the space projectssuch as GAIA and SIM. These projects should be seen as the spur for the adaptation of Astrometry to the new era, making this area a basic one in the professional training of any astronomer. The astrometrist is the one whomust enlarge his scope to encompass data interpretation, taking advantage of the meticulous and craftsman-like character that this work has always had in order to access the big data bases that will be generated and arein danger of being considered as sources of statistical information. This concern for the future of Astrometry was discussed in this meeting. ADeLA-2004 had two additional innovations. The first one consisted in including a workshop, or a series of conferences on topics related to Astrometry, addressed to students interested in astronomy. This meeting has offered the opportunity to gather important foreign researchers. The participation of ESO Vitacura (Chile) researchers in ADeLA 2004, as well as the usual ADeLA meeting participants, facilitated a wide and diverseseries of lectures on related topics. These lectures were addressed both in a pedagogical and a professional atmosphere which encouraged Venezuelan undergraduate, and graduate students interested in or majoring in astronomy, to participate in both events. The so-called "Taller de ADeLA-2004" took place after the meeting on November 25 and 26. The workshop improved the relationships between the Venezuelan scientific and student communities."



Galaxy dynamics

Galaxy dynamics Author David Merritt
ISBN-10 UOM:39015047842110
Release 1999
Pages 558
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