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Molecular Gas, Dust, and Star Formation in Galaxies (IAU S292)

Molecular Gas, Dust, and Star Formation in Galaxies (IAU S292)


Part of Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia

  • Editors:
  • Tony Wong, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Jürgen Ott, National Radio Astronomy Observatory, West Virginia
  • Date Published: April 2013
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107033818

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  • Our knowledge of the molecular gas content in galaxies has advanced rapidly in the past decade with systematic surveys from ground-based radio facilities, coupled with advances in observations and modeling of the thermal dust emission associated with the gas. This Symposium Proceedings provides a timely overview of the latest observations of molecular gas and dust in the Milky Way and in other galaxies. It also covers related topics including the initial conditions for star formation, observational tracers of star formation and interstellar conditions, and simulations of the turbulent, multiphase interstellar medium. Featuring ten review articles by leaders in the field, and including early results and prospects for the ALMA observatory, this volume will prove especially useful for graduate students or scientists who are pursuing or planning research in this area.

    • Provides a broad snapshot of the rapidly developing study of molecular gas and star formation in galaxies
    • Includes extensive review articles, authored by leading experts, providing an invaluable introduction for those new to the field
    • Features a wide range of research presented at the XXVIII IAU General Assembly in Beijing, reflecting the rapid rise of astronomy as a global discipline
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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2013
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107033818
    • length: 408 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 178 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.88kg
    • contains: 233 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Plenary session: from gases to stars over cosmic time
    1. Molecular clouds: Internal properties, star formation, stellar feedback
    2. Molecular clouds: Distribution, large-scale properties, formation, evolution
    3. Atomic and molecular gas in galaxies: Nearby dwarfs, spirals, early-types, starbursts
    4. Atomic and molecular gas in galaxies: Cooling flow, radio galaxies, epoch of reionisation
    5. ISM diagnostics: Physical conditions, excitation mechanisms, chemistry, atomic-molecular transition
    6. ISM diagnostics: Dust
    7. Star formation: Tracers, scaling relations, efficiency, modeling
    8. Feedback: Stellar feedback, AGN feedback, gas accretion, outflows
    Author index.

  • Editors

    Tony Wong, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

    Jürgen Ott, National Radio Astronomy Observatory, West Virginia

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