Chemical Abundances in the Universe (IAU S265): Connecting First Stars to Planets

Chemical Abundances in the Universe (IAU S265): Connecting First Stars to Planets

by Katia Cunha
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521764955

ISBN-13: 9780521764957

Pub. Date: 03/25/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

IAU Symposium 265 presents a unified picture of nucleosynthesis, the production of chemical elements over cosmic time. It explains how this chemical evolution links together the early Universe of the first stars, through the formation of galaxies and their diverse populations of stars, to a Universe of heavy-element rich stars and planets. The first generation of

Overview

IAU Symposium 265 presents a unified picture of nucleosynthesis, the production of chemical elements over cosmic time. It explains how this chemical evolution links together the early Universe of the first stars, through the formation of galaxies and their diverse populations of stars, to a Universe of heavy-element rich stars and planets. The first generation of massive stars that drove reionization left their chemical signatures imprinted in the oldest low-mass stars, which we observe today. Chemical evolution is a broad, diverse and rapidly evolving field, due to the ever-expanding capabilities delivered by new arrays of instruments on large telescopes, together with significant advances in modelling and increasing access to large and accurate nuclear, atomic, and molecular databases. Written for researchers and graduate students, the topics covered in this volume provide a comprehensive overview of the scientific progress achieved in recent years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521764957
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/25/2010
Series:
Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia Series
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Session 1. Primordial nucleosynthesis and the first stars in the Universe; Session 2. First stars in the Galaxy; Session 3. Chemical abundances in the high red-shift Universe; Session 4. Chemical abundance constraints on mass assembly and star formation in local galaxies and the Milky Way; Session 5. Extrasolar planets: the chemical abundance connection; Session 6. Abundance surveys and projects in the era of future large telescopes; Author index.

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