Fundamental Questions in Astrophysics: Guidelines for Future UV Observatories

Editors: Gómez de Castro, Ana I., Wamsteker, Willem (Eds.)

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Modern astrophysics is a mature science that has evolved from its early phase of discovery and classification to a physics-oriented discipline focused in finding answers to fundamental problems ranging from cosmology to the origin and diversity of life-sustainable systems in the Universe. For this very reason, progress of modern astrophysics requires the access to the electromagnetic spectrum in the broadest energy range. The Ultraviolet is a fundamental energy domain since it is one of the most powerful tool to study plasmas at temperatures in the 3,000-300,000~K range as well as electronic transitions of the most abundant molecules in the Universe. Moreover, the UV radiation field is a powerful astrochemical and photoionizing agent.

This book describes the fundamental problems in modern astrophysics that cannot progress without easy and wide-spread access to modern UV instrumentation.

Table of contents (1 chapters)

  • Fundamental Problems in Astrophysics

    Ana I. Gómez de Castro, Willem Wamsteker, Martin Barstow, et al.

    Pages 133-145

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fundamental Questions in Astrophysics: Guidelines for Future UV Observatories
Editors
  • Ana I. Gómez de Castro
  • Willem Wamsteker
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-4839-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-4839-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-4838-8
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7208-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
III, 170
Additional Information
Reprinted from Astrophsics and Space Science, Volume 303, Nos. 1-4, 2006
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