This up-to-date reference on stellar populations and development models includes coverage of distant galaxies, chemical evolution and supernovae. Written by highly acclaimed authorities in the field, the book makes use of specific problems to reveal the "kitchen secrets."
About the Author
Alvio Greggio held a professorship at the University of Bologna before he joined the European Southern Observatory (ESO) as Very Large Telescope program scientist, where he served until 2005; since then he is working at the National Institute of Astrophysics, INAF, in Italy. About 200 peer reviewed papers bear his name, making him one of the most cited scientists in his field.
Laura Greggio is Associate Astronomer at INAF. Her research focus is on stellar evolution and populations as well as supernovae.
Table of Contents
Firm and less firm outcomes of stellar evolution theory
The fundamentals of evolutionary population synthesis
Resolving stellar populations
Age dating resolved stellar populations
The evolutionary synthesis of stellar populations
Stellar populations diagnostics of galaxies
The IMF from low to high redshift
Evolutionary links across cosmic time: an empirical history of galaxies
The chemical evolution of galaxies, clusters and the whole universe