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New Light on Galaxy Evolution : Proceedings of the 171st Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, Held in Heidelberg, Germany, June 26-30, 1995 : International Astronomical Union Symposia - Ralph Bender

New Light on Galaxy Evolution : Proceedings of the 171st Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, Held in Heidelberg, Germany, June 26-30, 1995

International Astronomical Union Symposia

By: Ralph Bender (Editor), Roger L. Davies (Editor)

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The study of the evolution of galaxies has made remarkable progress in recent years and is currently undergoing a transformation arising from the application of new observational and theoretical tools. Twenty-one invited reviews, twenty-six contributed papers and 137 poster papers cover the wide variety of recent developments, present new insights and demonstrate the rapid increase in our knowledge about galaxy evolution and formation.

`I do recommend this proceedings volume to interested scientists/researchers, both senior and junior, in astronomical observatories, in astronomical, astrophysical and theoretical physics departments and research institutions and the corresponding libraries. This volume (with a wealth of beautiful conference photographs) is a very good source of data, giving a more or less complete picture of the active research on galactic evolution and shedding new light on it.' Classical Quantum Gravity, 14 (1997)

The Evolutionary History of the Milky Wayp. 3
Assembling Spiral Galaxiesp. 11
The Stellar Population of the Galactic Bulgep. 19
Chemo-Dynamical Models and the Star Formation History of Galaxiesp. 23
The Ages of Galaxy Bulges and Disks from Optical and Near Infrared Coloursp. 29
The Star Formation History of Elliptical Galaxiesp. 37
Dynamical Constraints on the Formation of Elliptical Galaxiesp. 47
Disky Ellipticals in the Hubble Sequencep. 55
Population Synthesis Modelsp. 61
Finding Ages for Old Stellar Populationsp. 71
Elliptical Galaxies: The Metallicity Dilemmap. 75
The Rate of Supernovae in Normal Galaxiesp. 81
The Formation of Globular Clusters: how, when and where?p. 87
Dwarf and low Surface Brightness Galaxiesp. 97
An HST Survey of Cores of Early Type Galaxiesp. 105
Recent Progress in the Search for Black Holes in Galactic Nucleip. 117
The X-ray emission of E and SO Galaxiesp. 123
Hot Gas Flows in Elliptical Galaxiesp. 131
The Iron Abundance Discrepancy in Ellipticals after ASCAp. 139
The Cold Interstellar Mediump. 143
Detecting CO at High Redshiftp. 151
Dark Matter Halosp. 157
Baryonic Dark Halos: a model with MACHOS and cold gas globulesp. 167
Interaction of Disks and Dark Halos of Dwarf Spiralsp. 171
The Structure of Dark Matter Halos in Dwarf Galaxiesp. 175
Mergers and the Formation of Massive Ellipticalsp. 181
The Dynamical Effects of Mergersp. 191
The Butcher-Oemler Effect in Nearby Clustersp. 199
Dynamical Effects on Galaxies in Clustersp. 203
The Evolution of Field Galaxiesp. 209
A Glimpse of Field Galaxies at Redshifts [actual symbol not reproducible] 1 using HST and the Keck Telescopep. 217
Caught in the Act: the identification of the galaxies responsible for the faint blue excessp. 221
Faint Galaxy Number Countsp. 225
Characterising distant blue galaxies with HST images and Keck spectrap. 229
Measuring the Evolution of the M/L ratio from the Fundamental Plane in CI 0024+16 at z = 0.39p. 233
The Linewidth-Luminosity Relation for Blue Galaxies at a redshift of [actual symbol not reproducible] 0.25p. 241
Galaxy Formation and Evolution: What to Expect from Hierarchical Clustering Modelsp. 247
The Structure of Cold Dark Matter Halosp. 255
Mergers and Formation of Disk Galaxies in Hierarchically Clustering Universesp. 259
The Ages of Elliptical Galaxies in a Merger Modelp. 265
The Quest for Protogalaxiesp. 277
The Search for Primeval Galaxies with CADISp. 287
Results from Searches for High-Redshift Galaxies around Damped Ly - [alpha] systemsp. 291
Galaxy Properties at High z: Metal Line Absorption systemsp. 295
The Ecology of Quasar Absorption Systemsp. 299
What Can Quasars Tell Us about Galactic Evolution?p. 303
Conference Summaryp. 313
Conference Photographsp. 319
Subject Indexp. 477
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ISBN: 9780792339762
ISBN-10: 0792339762
Series: International Astronomical Union Symposia
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 500
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.0  x 2.57
Weight (kg): 0.7