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Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings

Island Universes

Structure and Evolution of Disk Galaxies

Authors: de Jong, R. S.

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This book contains an up-to-date review of the structure and evolution of disk galaxies from both the observational and theoretical point of view. The book is the proceedings of the "Island Universes" conference held at the island of Terschelling, The Netherlands in July 2005, which attracted about 130 experts and students in the field. The conference was organized as a tribute to Dr. Piet C. van der Kruit for receiving the honorary Jacobus C. Kapteyn Professorship in Astronomy. The eight topical themes discussed at the meeting are reflected in these proceedings: 1) Properties of Stellar Disks, 2) Kinematics and Dynamics of Disk Galaxies, 3) Bars, Spiral Structure, and Secular Evolution in Disk Galaxies, 4) The Outskirts and Environment of Disk Galaxies, 5) Interstellar Matter, 6) (Evolution of) Star Formation in Galactic Disks, 7) Disk Galaxies through Cosmic Time, and 8) Formation Models of Disk Galaxies. These proceedings are concluded with a conference summary reflecting on the most significant recent progress and outstanding problems. This volume is unique in that it brings together such a broad range of aspects of disk galaxies: structure and dynamics, the latest multi-wavelength surveys, low- and high redshift observations, theory and observations. This book is addressed to professional astronomers and their students.

Table of contents (98 chapters)

Table of contents (98 chapters)
  • STELLAR DISKS

    Pages 3-16

    Freeman, K.C.

  • DISENTANGLING STAR FORMATION, ENVIRONMENT, AND MORPHOLOGY IN GALAXY EVOLUTION

    Pages 17-22

    Christlein, Daniel (et al.)

  • MEASURING STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES OF GALAXIES IN THE LOCAL UNIVERSE

    Pages 23-28

    Allen, Paul D. (et al.)

  • EXTRAGALACTIC THICK DISKS

    Pages 29-40

    Dalcanton, Julianne J. (et al.)

  • THE OPACITY OF SPIRAL GALAXY DISKS

    Pages 41-46

    Holwerda, Benne W. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Island Universes
Book Subtitle
Structure and Evolution of Disk Galaxies
Authors
Series Title
Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-5573-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-5573-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5572-0
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7398-3
Series ISSN
1570-6591
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 582
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