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The Local Group as an Astrophysical Laboratory: Proceedings of the Space Telescope Science Institute Symposium, held in Baltimore, Maryland May 5-8, 2003
     

The Local Group as an Astrophysical Laboratory: Proceedings of the Space Telescope Science Institute Symposium, held in Baltimore, Maryland May 5-8, 2003

by Mario Livio (Editor), Thomas M. Brown (Editor)
 

The Local Group of galaxies consists of the Milky Way and all of its neighbors. The proximity of these galaxies allows for detailed studies of the processes that have led to their formation, structures, and evolution. In particular, studies of the Local Group can test predictions of structure formation that are based on dark energy and cold dark matter. This book

Overview

The Local Group of galaxies consists of the Milky Way and all of its neighbors. The proximity of these galaxies allows for detailed studies of the processes that have led to their formation, structures, and evolution. In particular, studies of the Local Group can test predictions of structure formation that are based on dark energy and cold dark matter. This book presents a collection of review papers, written by world experts, on some of the most important aspects of Local Group Astrophysics. It is an invaluable resource for both professional researchers and graduate students in this cutting-edge area of research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521175333
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/03/2011
Series:
Space Telescope Science Institute Symposium Series , #17
Pages:
238
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.51(d)

Meet the Author

Mario Livio is a senior astrophysicist and the Head of the Office of Public Outreach at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, Maryland. He is the author of The Golden Ratio, a highly acclaimed book about mathematics and art for which he received the International Pythagoras Prize and the Peano Prize, The Equation That Couldn't Be Solved, and The Accelerating Universe.  He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

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