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Cosmic magnetic fields : from planets, to stars and galaxies : proceedings of the 259th symposium of the International Astronomical Union held in Puerto Santiago, Tenerife, Spain, November 3-7, 2008 / edited by Klaus G. Strassmeier, Alexander G. Kosovichev and John E. Beckman.

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Corporate Author:
International Astronomical Union. Symposium (259th : 2008 : Puerto Santiago, Spain)
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2009
Imprint:
Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Format:
  • Book, Conference Proceedings
  • xx, 686 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Title Variation:
Proceedings of the 259th symposium of the International Astronomical Union
Note:
At head of title: International Astronomical Union/Union Astronomique Internationale.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents:
  • Preface K. G. Strassmeier, A. G. Kosovichev and J. E. Beckman-- Organising committee-- Conference photograph-- Conference participants-- Session 1. Interstellar magnetic fields, star-forming regions and the Death Valley Takahiro Kudoh and Elisabeta de Gouveia Dal Pino-- Session 2. Multi-scale magnetic fields of the Sun-- their generation in the interior, and magnetic energy release Nigel O. Weiss-- Session 3. Planetary magnetic fields and the formation and evolution of planetary systems and planets-- exoplanets Karl-Heinz Glassmeier-- Session 4. Stellar magnetic fields: cool and hot stars Swetlana Hubrig-- Session 5. From stars to galaxies and the intergalactic space Dimitry Sokoloff and Bryan Gaensler-- Session 6. Advances in methods and instrumentation for measuring magnetic fields across all wavelengths and targets Tom Landecker and Klaus G. Strassmeier-- Author index-- Object index-- Subject index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Publisher's Summary:
Cosmic magnetic fields play a key role in the formation, structure and evolution of planets, stars and galaxies, and possibly the Universe as a whole. Magnetic fields of celestial bodies have been studied for a century, since the discovery of the first extraterrestrial magnetic field by George Ellery Hale in 1908, but their origin and evolution remain open questions for fundamental physics and astrophysics. IAU Symposium 259 presents the first interdisciplinary and yet comprehensive review of the role of magnetic fields on all scales that involved astronomers and physicists from across the community. It gives a balanced account of both theoretical and observational aspects of topics ranging from Earth's habitability to the origin of the universe. This volume gives a forefront research account on the current state of the art.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Contributor:
Strassmeier, Klaus G.
Kosovichev, Alexander G.
Beckman, J. E.
International Astronomical Union.
Series:
IAU symposium proceedings series , 1743-9213 ; no.259
IAU symposium and colloquium proceedings series no. 259.
Subjects:
ISBN:
9780521889902
0521889901

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