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The Galaxy Disk in Cosmological Context (IAU S254)

The Galaxy Disk in Cosmological Context (IAU S254)


Part of Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia

  • Date Published: April 2009
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521889858

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  • 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 honours Danish astrophysicist Bengt Strömgren (1908–1987), who laid much of the foundation for this entire field.

    • Comprehensive overview of the frontiers of disk galaxy formation in theory and observation
    • Broad coverage of relevant topics from cosmology to stellar evolution and interstellar matter
    • Combines authoritative reviews by experts in the field with new results by PhD students and postdocs
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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2009
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521889858
    • length: 532 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 179 x 26 mm
    • weight: 1.09kg
    • contains: 95 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Conference photo
    Organising committees
    List of participants
    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.

  • Editors

    Johannes Andersen, Niels Bohr Institutet, Copenhagen

    Birgitta Nordström

    Joss Bland-Hawthorn, University of Sydney

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