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Clusters of Galaxies: Volume 3, Carnegie Observatories Astrophysics Series : Probes of Cosmological Structure and Galaxy - John S. Mulchaey

Clusters of Galaxies: Volume 3, Carnegie Observatories Astrophysics Series

Probes of Cosmological Structure and Galaxy

By: John S. Mulchaey (Editor), Alan Dressler (Editor), Augustus Oemler (Editor)

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Published: 18th October 2004
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Clusters of galaxies are the largest and most massive collapsed systems in the Universe, and as such they are valuable probes of cosmological structure and galaxy evolution. The advent of extensive galaxy surveys, large ground-based facilities, space-based missions such as HST, Chandra and XMM-Newton and detailed numerical simulations makes now a particularly exciting time to be involved in this field. The review papers in this volume span the full range of current research in this area, including theoretical expectations for the growth of structure, survey techniques to identify clusters, metal production and the intracluster medium, galaxy evolution in the cluster environment and group-cluster connections. With contributions from leading authorities in the field, this volume is appropriate both as an introduction to this topic for physics and astronomy graduate students, and as a reference source for professional research astronomers.

'... this is a timely and substantial addition to the field.' The Observatory

Galaxy clusters as probes of cosmology and astrophysics
Clusters of galaxies in the Sloan digital sky survey
Clustering studies with the 2dF galaxy redshift survey
X-ray surveys of low-redshift clusters
X-ray clusters at high redshift
The red sequence technique and high-redshift galaxy clusters
Probing dark matter in clusters
Clusters of galaxies: an x-ray perspective
Cool gas in clusters of galaxies
Using the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect to probe the gas in clusters
The formation of early-type galaxies: observations to z[$$$]1
Evolution of early-type galaxies in clusters
Star-forming galaxies in clusters
The stellar content of galaxy clusters
Modeling stellar populations in cluster galaxies
The chemistry of galaxy clusters
Interactions and mergers of cluster galaxies
Evolutionary processes in clusters
Interaction of galaxies with the intracluster medium
The difference between clusters and groups: a journey from cluster cores to their outskirts and beyond
Galaxy groups at intermediate redshift and the mechanisms of galaxy evolution
The intragroup medium
Symposium summary
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ISBN: 9780521755771
ISBN-10: 0521755778
Series: Carnegie Observatories Astrophysics Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 398
Published: 18th October 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.5 x 2.6  x 17.9
Weight (kg): 0.97