Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings

Dwarf Galaxies: Keys to Galaxy Formation and Evolution

Proceedings of Symposium 3 of JENAM 2010

Editors: Papaderos, Polychronis, Recchi, Simone, Hensler, Gerhard (Eds.)

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Dwarf galaxy research constitutes an extremely vibrant field of astrophysical research, with many long-standing questions still unsettled and new ones constantly arising. The intriguing diversity of the dwarf galaxy population, observed with advanced ground-based and space-borne observatories over a wide spectral window providing an unprecedented level of detail, poses new challenges for both observers and theoreticians.

The aim of this symposium was to bring together these two groups to exchange ideas and new results on the many evolutionary aspects of and open issues concerning dwarf galaxies. The main topics addressed include: the birth of dwarf galaxies: theoretical concepts and observable relics across wavelengths and time, the morphological, structural and chemical evolution of dwarf galaxies, possible evolutionary connections between early-type and late-type dwarfs, the star formation history of dwarf galaxies and its dependence on intrinsic and environmental properties, the origin and implications of starburst activity in dwarf galaxies, the fate of dwarfish systems born out of tidally ejected matter in galaxy collisions.

Table of contents (39 chapters)

  • Outstanding Questions in Dwarf Galaxy Research

    Skillman, Evan D.

    Pages 3-21

  • The ISM of Dwarf Galaxies

    Klein, Uli

    Pages 23-36

  • Predicting the Frequencies of Young and of Tiny Galaxies

    Mamon, G. A. (et al.)

    Pages 39-46

  • The Chemical and Dynamical Evolution of Isolated Dwarf Galaxies

    Pilkington, Kate (et al.)

    Pages 47-54

  • Formation and Evolution of Gas-Rich Dwarf Galaxies

    Ascasibar, Y. (et al.)

    Pages 55-58

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dwarf Galaxies: Keys to Galaxy Formation and Evolution
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of Symposium 3 of JENAM 2010
Editors
  • Polychronis Papaderos
  • Simone Recchi
  • Gerhard Hensler
Series Title
Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-22018-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-22018-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-22017-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42789-3
Series ISSN
1570-6591
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 346
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