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International Astronomical Union Symposia

Structure and Dynamics of Elliptical Galaxies

Proceedings of the 127th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union Held in Princeton, U.S.A., May 27–31, 1986

Editors: de Zeeuw, Pieter Timotheus (Ed.)

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IAU Symposium 127 was held in Princeton on May 28-31, 1986, at the Institute for Advanced Study. There were 150 participants from 19 countries. This was the first IAU Symposium devoted exclusively to elliptical galaxies. The last decade has been a period of exceptionally rapid progress regard­ ing our understanding of elliptical galaxies, driven on the observational side by a wealth of new photometric and spectroscopic data, and on the theoretical side by the recognition that ellipticals are slowly rotating triaxial systems, instead of rotationally flattened bodies. The 30 invited speakers reviewed all aspects of this progress, its consequences, and the major outstanding problems. Nearly 80 poster contributions were displayed for the duration of the meeting. These contained many of the most recent developments. The first part of these Proceedings contains the written versions of the invited reviews and the summary, in the order of their presentation. The accompanying discussions are based on the written versions of questions and answers as handed in by the participants. The second part of this book is devoted to the poster contribu­ tions. They have been grouped in a thematic order, proceeding from morphology to theory. Indices of objects, subjects, and names are provided. Unfortunately, none of the invited participants from the USSR were able to attend the Symposium. The Proceedings include the written versions of the planned contributions by Popov and Polyachenko.

Table of contents (47 chapters)

  • General Historical Introduction

    Vaucouleurs, Gérard

    Pages 3-16

  • Cores of Early-Type Galaxies

    Kormendy, John

    Pages 17-36

  • Isophote Shapes

    Jedrzejewski, R. I.

    Pages 37-46

  • Distribution of Light: Outer Regions

    Capaccioli, Massimo

    Pages 47-62

  • The Stellar Kinematics of Elliptical Galaxies

    Davies, Roger L.

    Pages 63-78

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Structure and Dynamics of Elliptical Galaxies
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of the 127th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union Held in Princeton, U.S.A., May 27–31, 1986
Editors
  • Pieter Timotheus de Zeeuw
Series Title
International Astronomical Union Symposia
Series Volume
127
Copyright
1987
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
International Astronomical Union
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-3971-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-3971-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-277-2585-1
Softcover ISBN
978-90-277-2586-8
Series ISSN
1743-9213
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
596
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