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Unsolved Problems in Stellar Evolution
     

Unsolved Problems in Stellar Evolution

by Mario Livio (Editor), Michael Fall (Editor)
 
This timely volume reviews recent progress in our understanding of all aspects of stellar structure and evolution, with special emphasis on currently unsolved problems. It covers every stage in the life of a star, from birth to death, as well as the fundamental processes that affect stellar evolution. Each chapter is written by a leading world expert, based on

Overview

This timely volume reviews recent progress in our understanding of all aspects of stellar structure and evolution, with special emphasis on currently unsolved problems. It covers every stage in the life of a star, from birth to death, as well as the fundamental processes that affect stellar evolution. Each chapter is written by a leading world expert, based on presentations at an international conference held at the Space Telescope Science Institute. A complete understanding of stellar evolution is important in its own right, constituting a vital piece in the more general puzzle of understanding how galaxies form and evolve. This volume presents the most comprehensive and up-to-date survey available of this crucial topic in astrophysics.

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From the Publisher
'Take the book and read.' Irish Astronomical Journal

'… an essential reference for researchers interested in stellar evolution and galaxy formation and evolution, and a valuable resource for graduate students seeking a state-of-the-art review of unsolved problems in this exciting area of research.' Europe & Astronomy

'Its a set of well-written and accessible reviews assembled by the Baltimore-based Space Telescope Science Institute.' New Scientist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521780919
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2000
Series:
Space Telescope Science Institute Symposium Series , #12
Pages:
318
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.98(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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