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Local Group Cosmology

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Part of Canary Islands Winter School of Astrophysics

Ken Freeman, Steven R. Majewski, James Bullock, Pavel Kroupa, Rodrigo Ibata, David Valls-Gabaud, Jorge Peñarrubia
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  • Date Published: October 2013
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107023802

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  • One of the most fascinating unresolved problems of modern astrophysics is how the galaxies we observe today were formed. The Lambda-Cold Dark Matter paradigm predicts that large spiral galaxies such as the Milky Way formed through accretion and tidal disruption of satellite galaxies. The galaxies of the Local Group provide the best laboratory in which to investigate these galaxy formation processes because they can be studied with sufficiently high resolution to exhume fossils of galactic evolution embedded in the spatial distribution, kinematics, and chemical abundances of their oldest stars. Based on the twentieth Winter School of the Canary Islands Institute of Astrophysics, this volume provides a firm grounding for graduate students and early career researchers working on Local Group cosmology. It presents modules from eight eminent and experienced scientists at the forefront of Local Group research, and includes overviews of observational techniques, diagnostic tools, and various theoretical models.

    • Seven world renowned experts review the observational and theoretical status of current research into Local Group galaxies, one of the most important topics in modern astrophysics
    • Offers young researchers tips and guidelines to help them direct their future research in galaxy formation processes
    • Avoids complex mathematical treatments, so newcomers can get a good overview of the underlying physics involved
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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2013
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107023802
    • length: 246 pages
    • dimensions: 261 x 184 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.7kg
    • contains: 111 b/w illus. 1 table
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    List of participants
    1. The formation of the Milky Way in the CDM paradigm Ken Freeman
    2. Dark matter content and tidal effects in Local Group dwarf galaxies Steven R. Majewski
    3. Notes on the missing satellites problem James Bullock
    4. The Milky Way satellite galaxies Pavel Kroupa
    5. Stellar tidal streams Rodrigo Ibata
    6. Tutorial: the analysis of colour-magnitude diagrams David Valls-Gabaud
    7. Tutorial: modeling tidal streams using N-body simulations Jorge Peñarrubia.

  • Editor

    David Martínez-Delgado, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Heidelberg
    David Martínez-Delgado is an astronomer at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Heidelberg, Germany, and at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, Spain.


    Ken Freeman, Steven R. Majewski, James Bullock, Pavel Kroupa, Rodrigo Ibata, David Valls-Gabaud, Jorge Peñarrubia

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