ESO Astrophysics Symposia

Exploring the Cosmic Frontier

Astrophysical Instruments for the 21st Century

Editors: Lobanov, A.P., Zensus, J.A., Cesarsky, C., Diamond, P. (Eds.)

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In the coming decades, astrophysical science will benefit enormously from the construction and operation of several major international ground- and space based facilities, such as ALMA, Herschel/Planck, and SKA in the far infrared to radio band, Extremely Large Telescopes, JWST and GAIA in the optical to near infrared regime, XEUS and Constellation-X in the X-ray, and GLAST in the Gamma-ray regime. These and other new instruments will have a major impact in a wide range of scientific topics including the cosmological epoch of reionization, galactic dynamics and nuclear activity, stellar astronomy, extra-solar planets, gamma-ray bursts, X-ray binaries, and many others.

On May 18-21, 2004, the Max-Planck-Society’s Harnack-Haus in Dahlem, Berlin hosted the international symposium "Exploring the Cosmic Frontier: Astrophysical Instruments for the 21st Century". The symposium in Berlin was dedicated to exploring the complementarity and synergies between different branches of astrophysical research, by presenting and discussing the fundamental scientific problems that will be addressed by major future astrophysical facilities in the next few decades.

This book contains 70 papers from the meeting and is intended to give a lasting account of a snapshot of an evolving scientific discourse and interaction throughout our field of research.

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From the reviews:

"This collection of 70 papers is the proceedings of a symposium by the same name, hosted by the Max-Plank-Society in Berlin in May 2004. … Many of the papers have good lists of references, including web sites. … the assumed familiarity of the specific subjects and the technical level of the papers will confine readership to graduate students and researchers in astrophysical and related fields." (John A Kennewell, Australian Physics, Vol. 44 (2), 2007)


Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • The Korean VLBI Network Project

    H.-G. Kim, S.-T. Han, B.W. Sohn

    Pages 41-42

  • SCUBA-2: A Large-Format CCD-Style Imager for Submillimeter Astronomy

    M.D. Audley, W. Holland, D. Atkinson, M. Cliffe, M. Ellis, X. Gao, D. Gostick, T. Hodson, D. Kelly, M. MacIntosh, H. McGregor, D. Montgomery, I. Smith, I. Robson, K. Irwin, W. Duncan, R. Doriese, G. Hilton, C. Reintsema, J. Ullom, L. Vale, A. Walton, W. Parkes, C. Dunare, P. Ade, D. Bintley, F. Gannaway, C. Hunt, G. Pisano, R. Sudiwala, I. Walker, A. Woodcraft, M. Fich, M. Halpern, J. Kycia, D. Naylor, P. Bastien, G. Mitchell

    Pages 45-46

  • SKA and the Magnetic Universe

    R. Beck, B. Gaensler, L. Feretti

    Pages 103-108

  • Cosmic Ray Astrophysics with AMS-02

    E. Lanciotti

    Pages 111-112

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Exploring the Cosmic Frontier
Book Subtitle
Astrophysical Instruments for the 21st Century
Editors
  • A.P. Lobanov
  • J.A. Zensus
  • C. Cesarsky
  • Ph. Diamond
Series Title
ESO Astrophysics Symposia
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-39756-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-39756-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-39755-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-07259-8
Series ISSN
1431-2433
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 246
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