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Cosmological Parameters and the Evolution of the Universe : International Astronomical Union Symposium - Katsuhiko Sato

Cosmological Parameters and the Evolution of the Universe

International Astronomical Union Symposium

By: Katsuhiko Sato (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st January 1999
ISBN: 9780792354598
Number Of Pages: 316

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How old is our Universe? At what speed is our Universe expanding? Is our universe flat or curved? How is the hierarchical structure of the present Universe formed? The purpose of IAU Symposium 183 on the Cosmological Parameters and the Evolution of the Universe was to encourage a state-of-the-art discussion and assessment of cosmology by putting together the latest observational data and theoretical ideas on the evolution of the universe and cosmological parameters. In this volume, excellent reviews on these subjects by distinguished scientists are included. The first article by M.S. Longair, `Cosmological Parameters and the Evolution of the Universe: Progress and Prospect', is a magnificent general review which can be understood by non-specialists. The other reviews include Hubble Constants (W.L. Freedman, G.A. Tammann), Microwave Background Radiation (R.B. Partridge, N. Sugiyama), Galaxy Formation and Evolution (R.S. Ellis) and Alternative Cosmological Models (J.V. Narlikar). In addition to the reviews, recent observational and theoretical developments by outstanding active scientists are included.

Preface
The Organizing Committees
Cosmological Parameters and the Evolution of the Universe : Progress and Prospectsp. 1
The Hubble Space Telescope Key Project to Measure the Hubble Constantp. 17
The Linearity of the Cosmic Expansion Field and the Value of the Hubble Constantp. 31
The Tip of the Red Giant Branch as a Population II Distance Indicatorp. 48
The Cosmological Parameters H[subscript 0] and [Omega][subscript 0]p. 54
Cosmological Parameters from the CERES Projectp. 64
Do Lensing Statistics Rule out a Cosmological Constant?p. 65
H[subscript 0] from Distant Clusters of Galaxies Observed with ASCAp. 66
Measuring Cosmological Parameters with Very Long Baseline Interferometryp. 67
Theoretical Light Curves for Type Ia Supernovae and Determination of the Hubble Constantp. 68
Globular Cluster Ages from Hipparcos Subdwarfsp. 69
CO Tully-Fisher Relation for the Distance Measurement to Redshift cz=20,000 to 50,000 km/sp. 70
The Value of H[subscript 0] from the TF Diameter Relationp. 71
Gravitational Lensing as a Cosmological Toolp. 72
Estimation of the Internal Extinction of Spiral Galaxies for Multi-color Tully-Fisher Relationsp. 73
Current Status of the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiationp. 74
Determination of Cosmological Parameters by Cosmic Microwave Backgroundp. 88
The H - [Omega][subscript 0] Diagram from Recent CMB Observationsp. 98
Observations of the CMB on Scales of 2[degrees] to 15[degrees]p. 103
Correlation Functions of CMB Anisotropy and Polarizationp. 104
Extended Rees-Sciama Effect and Anisotropy of Cosmic Microwave Background Radationp. 105
CMB Anisotropies Produced by Nonlinear Voidsp. 106
The Formation and Evolution of Galaxies: Perspectives on the Origin of the Hubble Sequencep. 107
Galaxy Evolution Probed by Mid-Infrared Deep Surveyp. 124
Evolutionary Population Synthesis Models of Primeval Galaxies: A Critical Appraisalp. 134
Ages of Giant Elliptical Galaxies as Evidence for the Cosmological Constantp. 140
Luminosity Density Evolution in the Universe and Cosmological Parametersp. 145
Galaxy Formation: the Role of Gravitational Collisionsp. 151
A Revised Age for the z=1.55 Galaxy LBDS 53W091p. 152
Formation and Evolution of Disk Galaxiesp. 153
An ANN Approach to Classification of Galaxy Spectra for the 2DF Galaxy Redshift Surveyp. 154
Structure of Dark Matter Halop. 155
Multicolor Luminosity Function of Field Galaxiesp. 156
Do All Spiral Galaxies Have a Massive Dark Halo?p. 157
Evolutionary and Cosmological Corrections for High Redshift Galaxiesp. 158
CO Observations of High-z Objectsp. 159
Color of Dwarf Galaxies in the Coma Clusterp. 160
Evolution of Primordial Protostellar Cloudsp. 161
Wide Binaries and the Age of the Galaxyp. 162
Post-Newtonian Expansion of Gravitational Waves from a Particle in Circular Orbits around a Rotating Black Hole: Effects of Black Hole Absorptionp. 163
Red Galaxies around a Quasar at z=1.1 and their Agesp. 164
The Tully-Fisher Relation Using the CO-Line for Interacting Galaxiesp. 165
Fragmentation of the Primordial Gas Cloudsp. 166
Limits on the Variation of Physical Constants Derived from Molecular Absorption Linesp. 167
Noncompact Objects as Microlensesp. 168
Regularity of the Large-Scale Structure of the Universep. 169
The AAO 2DF QSO Redshift Surveyp. 178
Void Hierarchy in the Northern Local Voidp. 185
X-Ray Study of Clusters of Galaxies with ASCAp. 191
The X-Ray Background and the AGN Luminosity Functionp. 200
Analysis of Large Scale Structure using Percolation, Genus and Shape Statisticsp. 210
Testing Cosmological Models with Clusters of Galaxiesp. 221
Measuring Galaxy Bias from the High-Order Correlation Functionsp. 229
Determining [Omega][subscript 0] and [lambda][subscript 0] from Cosmological Redshift Distortion of Galaxies and Quasarsp. 235
Gravitational Lensing in the Clumpy Universep. 241
The Mass Function of Cosmic Structuresp. 242
Cosmological Parameters from the X-Ray Evolution of Clustersp. 243
Probing Density Fluctuations in the Universe with the FIRST Radio Surveyp. 244
Tidal Torques Dynamical Friction and the Structure of Clusters of Galaxiesp. 245
Typical Scales in Distribution of IRAS Galaxiesp. 246
Weak Galaxy-Galaxy Lensing in HST DATAp. 247
Multiscale Comparison of Potent and IRASp. 248
Formation Mechanism of Hierarchical Astronomical Objects in the Cosmic String Schemep. 249
Pancake Collapse and Structure Formation from CDM Density Fluctuationsp. 250
Cosmological Studies from the MRC/1Jy Radio Galaxy Sample: The Spectral Index-Redshift Correlationp. 251
N-Body Simulation of Large Scale Structure in the Universe with Oscillating Scalar Fieldp. 252
Cosmological N-Body Simulations with GRAPE-4p. 253
Possible Supercluster at Z 0.25 towards the South Galactic Polep. 254
Number Counts of Clusters of Galaxies in X-ray and Submm Bandsp. 255
Faint Structures in Low Density Regions of the Nearby Universep. 256
K Band Galaxy Counts in the South Galactic Pole Regionp. 257
Measuring the Deceleration Parameter from Cosmological Redshift Distortion of Galaxy Correlation Function at Small Redshiftp. 258
Distribution and evolution of quasarsp. 259
The Angular Correlation Function of Faint Galaxies during the Decreasing Correlation Periodp. 260
MACHO Detection from Measurements of Gravitational Deflectionp. 261
Galaxy Distribution in Clusters of Galaxiesp. 262
Are there Ghost Images of the Coma Cluster at other Redshifts?p. 263
A New Method to Estimate Cosmological Parameters Using the Baryon Fraction of Clusters of Galaxiesp. 264
Kinematical Evolution of the Pairwise Velocity Field of Galaxiesp. 265
Subclusters in the Virgo Areap. 266
Measuring the Density Fluctuation From the Cluster Gas Mass Functionp. 267
Non-Gaussian Isocurvature Modelsp. 268
Anisotropies in Luminosity Distancep. 269
Theoretical and Observational Implications of a Super-Horizon-Scale Inhomogeneous Cosmological Modelp. 270
Scale-Dependence of Bias from APM-BGC Samplep. 271
Type-Specific Luminosity Functions of Nearby Clusters of Galaxiesp. 272
Linear Evolution of Small Scale Cosmological Density Perturbationsp. 273
Scale-Invariant Correlation Functions of Cosmological Density Fluctuations in the Strong Clustering Regime and the Stabilityp. 274
Galaxy Luminosity Function based on the Press-Schechter Theoryp. 275
Radio Source Counts at 232 MHZp. 276
An Alternative Cosmology : The QSSCp. 277
Explosive Cosmogony and the Quasi-Steady State Cosmologyp. 286
Association of X-ray Quasars with Active Galaxiesp. 290
New Evidence for Non-Cosmological Redshiftp. 296
A Probe of Planck Energy Physicsp. 297
One Bubble Inflationp. 303
Observational Physics of Mirror Worldp. 309
Decaying Cosmological Constant and the Choice of a Conformal Framep. 310
Formation of Topological Defects during Preheatingp. 311
Big Bang Nucleosynthesis and Lepton Number Asymmetry in the Universep. 312
Reduction of Sound Speed during Cosmological First Order Phase Transitionp. 313
Does Inflationary Particle Production Suggest a Low-Density Flat Universe?p. 314
Renormalization Group Approach in Newtonian Cosmologyp. 315
A Pure Geometric Approach of Cosmologyp. 316
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ISBN: 9780792354598
ISBN-10: 0792354591
Series: International Astronomical Union Symposium
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 316
Published: 31st January 1999
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.75

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