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Massive stars as cosmic engines : proceedings of the 250th symposium of the International Astronomical Union held in Kauai, Hawaii, USA, December 10-14, 2007 / edited by Fabio Bresolin, Paul A. Crowther, and Joachim Puls.

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Corporate Author:
International Astronomical Union. Symposium (250th : 2007 : Kauai, Hawaii)
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2008
Imprint:
Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Format:
  • Book
  • xiv, 590 p. : ill., map ; 26 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
  • Preface-- Organizing committee-- Conference participants-- Part 1. Atmospheres of Massive Stars-- Part 2. Physics and Evolution of Massive Stars-- Part 3. Massive Star Populations in the Nearby Universe-- Part 4. Hydrodynamics and Feedback from Massive Stars in Galaxy Evolution-- Part 5. Massive Stars as Probes of the Early Universe-- Conclusion-- Posters-- Reports on Special Sessions-- Author index.
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Publisher's Summary:
Massive stars are short lived and rare, yet they help to shape our Universe. They shine brightly in ultraviolet light, die in supernova explosions which enrich galaxies in elements such as oxygen, and sometimes their demise is associated with intense bursts of gamma-rays. IAU Symposium 250 charts our current understanding of the life, evolution and death of massive stars, both within the local Universe and when the Universe was in its infancy. These proceedings comprise over 50 extensive review and contributed papers spanning five contemporary themes: atmospheres of massive stars; the physics and evolution of massive stars; massive stars in the nearby Universe; hydrodynamics and feedback from massive stars in galaxy evolution; and massive stars as probes of the early Universe. Summaries of special sessions on magnetic massive stars and massive stars at low metallicity are also included.
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Contributor:
Bresolin, Fabio.
Crowther, Paul A.
Puls, Joachim.
International Astronomical Union.
Series:
IAU Symposium proceedings series, 1743-9213 ; no. 250
IAU symposium and colloquium proceedings series no. 250.
Subjects:
ISBN:
9780521874724
0521874726

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