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The Galaxy Disk in Cosmological Context (IAU S254)
     

The Galaxy Disk in Cosmological Context (IAU S254)

by Johannes Andersen, Birgitta Nordstrom, Joss Bland-Hawthorn, Birgitta Nordstr_m, International Astronomical Union, Symposium Staff
 

ISBN-10: 0521889855

ISBN-13: 9780521889858

Pub. Date: 05/31/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The paradigm of a dark energy- and dark matter-dominated Universe, with the hierarchical merger scenario for the formation of galaxies, has scored impressive successes in matching the observed Universe. However, the theory fails to explain the difficulty in generating ordinary disk galaxies such as the Milky Way, suggesting that some important physics must be

Overview

The paradigm of a dark energy- and dark matter-dominated Universe, with the hierarchical merger scenario for the formation of galaxies, has scored impressive successes in matching the observed Universe. However, the theory fails to explain the difficulty in generating ordinary disk galaxies such as the Milky Way, suggesting that some important physics must be missing in current models. IAU Symposium 254 was organized to address this question, gathering researchers from an unusually broad range of fields, from cosmology to interstellar matter, and the formation and evolution of stars. High-class reviews, lectures and posters combine to define the frontiers in the field and point the way to new avenues of research. This volume presents a unique set of succinct overviews illuminating the full range of topics in this very active field. It also honors Danish astrophysicist Bengt Strömgren (1908-1987), who laid much of the foundation for this entire field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521889858
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/31/2009
Series:
Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia Series
Pages:
532
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Conference photo; Preface; Organising committees; List of participants; Introduction; Session I. Disk Galaxies Throughout Time and Space; Session II. Origin, Structure and Chemical Evolution of Disks; Session III. Accretion and the Interstellar Medium; Session IV. Stars as Drivers and Tracers of Chemical Evolution; Session V. Disk Galaxy Meets ΛCDM Cosmology; Session VI. Surveys, Challenges and Prospects for the Future; Poster papers; Author index.

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