Formation and Evolution of Galaxy Bulges (IAU S245)
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Formation and Evolution of Galaxy Bulges (IAU S245)

by Martin Bureau
     
 

ISBN-10: 052187467X

ISBN-13: 9780521874670

Pub. Date: 09/04/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Bulges lie at the heart of most galaxies, the building blocks of our universe. With a selection of reviews and topical presentations, IAU Symposium 245 provides an up-to-date overview of our knowledge on galaxy bulges, and a concise introduction to all current research on the subject. The structure, dynamics, and stellar populations of galaxy bulges, both near and

Overview

Bulges lie at the heart of most galaxies, the building blocks of our universe. With a selection of reviews and topical presentations, IAU Symposium 245 provides an up-to-date overview of our knowledge on galaxy bulges, and a concise introduction to all current research on the subject. The structure, dynamics, and stellar populations of galaxy bulges, both near and far, are analysed through state-of-the-art observations. The leading models for the formation and evolution of galaxy bulges are described in detail, and the constraints observations put on these are dissected. Particular emphasis is placed on exploring evidence for both hierarchical merging and secular processes. Special attention is also devoted to disentangling the complex web relating galaxy bulges and central supermassive black holes, and on the lessons learned from our exquisite knowledge of the bulge of our own Milky Way. This volume is the best one-stop reference on galaxy bulges currently available.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521874670
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/04/2008
Series:
Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia Series
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Organising committee; Symposium photograph; Symposium participants; Part I. Formation and Evolution of Bulges: 1. Bulge models Martin Bureau; 2. Bulges and hierarchical formation Chanda Jog; 3. Bulges and secular evolution Ronald Buta; Part II. Star Formation and Nuclear Activity: 4. Star formation and gaseous flows Joseph Shields; 5. Black holes and nuclear activity Evgeny Polyachenko; Part III. Stellar Populations: 6. Integrated Stellar Populations Maren Hempel; 7. Resolved Stellar Populations Walter Maciel; Part IV. Distant Bulges and Large Surveys: 8. Surveys Jochen Liske; 9. High-z universe Martin Bureau; Author index.

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