ESO Astrophysics Symposia

From Extrasolar Planets to Cosmology: The VLT Opening Symposium

Proceedings of the ESO Symposium Held at Antofagasta, Chile, 1–4 March 1999

Editors: Bergeron, J., Renzini, A., Fort, B., Rosati, P., Kudritzki, R., Pasquini, L., Mayor, M., Paresce, F. (Eds.)

  • This book discusses the hot topics in astrophysics for the upcoming decades from an observer's vantage point. It defines in a way the future tasks of the world's most powerful ground-based telescope, the VLT.

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This symposium was dedicated to science opportunities with the VLT. All major areas of astronomical research were discussed in the plenary sessions, ranging from where we stand in cosmology to the new frontiers in the solar system. The workshops published in this volume focussed on different ways of finding clusters of galaxies at high redshift, on gravitational lensing by distant compact clusters, on the use of stellar populations as distance, age or abundance indicators, and on the extraordinary progress made in the discovery of extrasolar planets. This book affords a glimpse of what will be at the center of astrophysical research in the forthcoming decade. It is addressed to researchers and graduate students.

Table of contents (50 chapters)

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eBook $109.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
From Extrasolar Planets to Cosmology: The VLT Opening Symposium
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of the ESO Symposium Held at Antofagasta, Chile, 1–4 March 1999
Editors
  • Bernard Fort
  • Piero Rosati
  • Rolf Kudritzki
  • Luca Pasquini
  • Michel Mayor
  • Francesco Paresce
  • Jacqueline Bergeron
  • Alvio Renzini
Series Title
ESO Astrophysics Symposia
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-46517-1
DOI
10.1007/b75141
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-30945-2
Series ISSN
1431-2433
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 575
Number of Illustrations
245 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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