Cosmic Chemical Evolution: Proceedings of the 187th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, Held at Kyoto, Japan, 26-30 August 1997 / Edition 1

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The IAU Symposium papers collected in this volume address virtually all aspects of the problem of nucleosynthesis, galactic chemical evolution, and cosmic chemical evolution. Discussions on theoretical models as well as observational studies are included.

Theoretical models of nucleosynthesis in the Big Bang, in the first stellar generations, and in stars and supernovae over the histories of our Galaxy and other galaxies provide a measure of element production over the lifetime of the Universe.

Observational studies of abundances in stars, galaxies, gas concentrations in galaxies and clusters of galaxies, the intergalactic medium, and gas clouds at high redshift are reviewed.

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Twenty-five papers from the August 1997 symposium look at theoretical models and observational studies addressing the nature and origins of the chemical elements of matter in the Universe. Presented by Nomoto (School of Science, Japan) and Truran (U. of Chicago), the papers explore models of nucleosynthesis in the Big Bang and in stellar generations and review abundances of chemical elements in stars, galaxies, gas concentrations, and clusters of galaxies. Twenty-five abstracts from the symposium are also included. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402004483
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 3/31/2002
  • Series: International Astronomical Union Symposia Series, #187
  • Edition description: 2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 242
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Conference Papers in order of Presentation: Big Bang Nucleosynthesis; D.N. Schramm. Light Elements Abundances: New Insights on Stellar Mixing and Galactic Production; F. Primas. The First Stars; D. Arnett. Type 1A Supernovae and Chemical Evolution of Galaxies; K. Nomoto, et al. The Chemical Evolution of Light Elements in Our Galaxy; N. Prantzos. Nucleosynthesis in Red Giant Stars; N. Mowlavi. Fluorine Production from AGB and WR Stars; N. Mowlavi, G. Meynet. Deuterium Abundance in the Local ISM; J.L. Linsky, B.E. Wood. Abundances in Halo Population Stars; C. Sneden. Abundances in the Galactic Disk; B. Edvardsson. Abundances in a Hot Horizontal-Branch Star in the Old Open Cluster NGC/6791; R.C. Peterson, E.M. Green. On the Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae; X.-D. Li, E.P.J. van den Heuvel. Abundances from z = 0 to z = 5; D.G. York. Enrichment of Heavy Elements in Clusters of Galaxies; Y. Ishimaru. On the Origin of Metallicity in Lyman-Alpha Forest Systems; M. Chiba, B.B. Nath. A Metal Enriched Dark Cluster of Galaxies at Z = 1; M. Hattori. Are Elliptical Galaxies Really Metal-Rich? M. Loewenstein, R.F. Mushotzky. Chemical Evolution of Spiral Galaxies from Redshift 4 to the Present; U. Fritze-v. Alvensleben, et al. Age Problem Based on the Abundance Ratio from a High-Redshift QSO; T. Tsujimoto, et al. Stellar Yields and Chemical Evolution; B.K. Gibson. The Formation of First Generation Stars and Globular Clusters in Protogalactic Clouds; D.N.C. Lin, S.D. Murray. Constraints on Galaxy Formation from Extragalactic Globular Clusters; J.P. Brodie. The Evolution of Old Stellar Populations in Our Galaxy; S.R. Majewski. Chemical Evolution of the Magellanic Clouds; B. Barbuy, et al. Global Evolution of the Stars, Gas, Metals, and Dust in Galaxies; S.M. Fall. Conference Summary; B.E.J. Pagel. Conference Abstracts in Alphabetical Order. Nitrogen Abundance in Oxygen-Rich Giants through K to late M; W. Aoki, T. Tsuji. Asymmetrical Delayed Detonation From a 3D Hydrosimulation of a White Dwarf Explosion; E. Bravo, D. García-Senz. Numerical Simulations of the Chemical Evolution of Galaxies Using Treecode-SPH; D.K. Churches, et al. Chemical Evolution of Damped Lyman α Systems; K. Denda. Abundances in Metal-Rich Stars; S. Feltzing. Abundance Pattern of Supergiants in the Field of the Small Magellanic Cloud and in the Cluster NGC 330; V. Hill. Age and Metallicity Distribution of the Disk Stars from Edge-on Galaxies; A. Just. Evolution of the Colour-Magnitude Relation of Elliptical Galaxies; T. Kodama, et al. The Optical Properties of Carbon and Graphite depend on Crystal Structure and Temperature; C. Koike, et al. Improved Theoretical Stellar Library for Population Synthesis Models; T. LeJeune, R. Buser. Chemical and Spectrophotometric Evolution of Optically Identified QSO Absorption Systems; U. Lindner, et al. Comparison of Nucleosynthesis Models; O. Nakamura. The Galactic Disc Age-Metallicity Relation; Y.K. Ng, et al. Analysis of Elemental Carbon and Oxygen Abundances in Carbon Stars – They have turned out to be more Carbon-Rich than believed; K. Ohnaka, T. Tsuji. Abundances in Evolved Intermediate Mass Stars; M. Perinotto, et al. Spectral Energy Distributions of z > 2 Galaxies in the Hubble Deep Field; M. Sawicki, H.K.C. Yee. Blue 'Elliptical' Galaxies in the Hubble Deep Field; Y. Shioya, T. Yamada. The Symbiotic-Barium Stars Link; V.V. Smith, et al. The Spectral Evolution of Elliptical Galaxies in FIR and beyond; T. Takagi, N. Arimoto. Nucleosynthesis in ONEMG Novae: Comparison with Observations; S. Wanajo, et al. Constraints on Cosmic Chemical Evolution from the Gamma-Ray Background; K. Watanabe, et al. Disk-Wind Models for Broad Absorption Line QSO's; T.M. Yamamoto. Supernova Observing Web (SNOW) Project with the Public Astronomical Observatories in Japan; H. Yamaoka, et al. Element Abundances in Metal-Poor Stars; G. Zhao, Y.Q. Chen.

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