Saas-Fee Advanced Course

First Light in the Universe

Saas-Fee Advanced Course 36. Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy

Authors: Loeb, Abraham, Ferrara, Andrea, Ellis, Richard S.

Editors: Schaerer, Daniel, Hempel, Angela, Puy, Denis (Eds.)

  • A comprehensive introduction to the physics of galaxies, stars, the interstellar and intergalactic medium in the early Universe
  • The topic of this book is particularly timely, as many new important observational facilities are being built, for which "first light in the universe" is one of the main science drivers
  • A book for Graduate students or PhDs, researchers and alike
  • Three top lecture notes covering a very timely field of cosmology
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About this book

The exploration of the first billion years of the history of the Universe, from the so-called Dark Ages to cosmic reionisation, represents one of the great challenges of contemporary astrophysics and one of the main drivers for future observational facilities.

The book contains the elaborated notes of lectures given at the 36th Saas-Fee Advanced Course "First Light in the Universe" by three eminent scientists in the field: Abraham Loeb, Andrea Ferrara, and Richard Ellis. The formation of the first stars and black holes, the initial mass function, feedback effects, early dust formation, the history of cosmic star formation, distant galaxies, cosmic reionisation and the cosmic infrared background are the main topics treated. This book provides an accessible and up-to-date review of the field and will be useful to graduate students of astronomy, cosmologists, physicists and researchers.

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Buy this book

eBook $129.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-540-74163-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-540-74162-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
First Light in the Universe
Book Subtitle
Saas-Fee Advanced Course 36. Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy
Authors
Editors
  • Daniel Schaerer
  • Angela Hempel
  • Denis Puy
Series Title
Saas-Fee Advanced Course
Series Volume
36
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-74163-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-74163-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-74162-6
Series ISSN
1861-7980
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 371
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