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The galaxy disk in cosmological context : proceedings of the 254th symposium of the International Astronomical Union held in Copenhagen, Denmark, June 9-13, 2008 / edited by Johannes Andersen, Joss Bland-Hawthorn and Birgitta Nordström.

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Corporate Author:
International Astronomical Union. Symposium (254th : 2008 : Copenhagen, Denmark)
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2009
Imprint:
Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Format:
  • Book, Conference Proceedings
  • xx, 512 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
  • Conference photo-- Preface-- Organising committees-- List of participants-- Introduction-- Session I. Disk Galaxies Throughout Time and Space-- Session II. Origin, Structure and Chemical Evolution of Disks-- Session III. Accretion and the Interstellar Medium-- Session IV. Stars as Drivers and Tracers of Chemical Evolution-- Session V. Disk Galaxy Meets LAMBDACDM Cosmology-- Session VI. Surveys, Challenges and Prospects for the Future-- Poster papers-- Author index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Publisher's Summary:
The paradigm of a dark energy- and dark matter-dominated Universe, with the hierarchical merger scenario for the formation of galaxies, has scored impressive successes in matching the observed Universe. However, the theory fails to explain the difficulty in generating ordinary disk galaxies such as the Milky Way, suggesting that some important physics must be missing in current models. IAU Symposium 254 was organized to address this question, gathering researchers from an unusually broad range of fields, from cosmology to interstellar matter, and the formation and evolution of stars. High-class reviews, lectures and posters combine to define the frontiers in the field and point the way to new avenues of research. This volume presents a unique set of succinct overviews illuminating the full range of topics in this very active field. It also honours Danish astrophysicist Bengt Stromgren (1908-1987), who laid much of the foundation for this entire field.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Contributor:
Andersen, Johannes.
Bland-Hawthorn, J. (Joss)
Nordström, Birgitta.
Series:
IAU symposium proceedings series, 1743-9213 ; no. 254
IAU symposium and colloquium proceedings series no. 254.
Subjects:
ISBN:
9780521889858
0521889855

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