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  • Particle Physics and Cosmology: The Interfaceby Dmitri Kazakov; G. Smadja

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 130.64

    The school introduces the experimental and theoretical particle physics background underlying several aspects of cosmology: matter anti-matter asymmetry, dark matter, the acceleration of the expansion, the 3K Cosmological Background Radiation, the geometry of the universe. The theoretical lectures offer reviews by experts on topics which include the... more...

  • Galaxy Formation and Evolutionby Hyron Spinrad

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 141.52

    An Astronomical Life ? Observing the Depths of the Universe? Though science as a subject can be di?cult, what has been more important for me is that its practice can also be rewarding fun! This book is crafted to expose the reader to the excitement of modern observational cosmology through the study of galaxy evolution over space and cosmic time. Recent... more...

  • Starburstsby Richard de Grijs; Rosa M. González Delgado

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 249.32

    Starbursts are important features of early galaxy evolution. Many of the distant, high-redshift galaxies we are able to detect are in a starbursting phase, often apparently provoked by a violent gravitational interaction with another galaxy. In fact, if we did not know that major starbursts existed, these conference proceedings testify that we would... more...

  • The Electromagnetic Spectrum of Neutron Starsby Altan Baykal; Sinan K. Yerli; Sitki C. Inam; Sergei Grebenev

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 119.75

    Neutron stars hold a central place in astrophysics, not only because they are made up of the most extreme states of the condensed matter, but also because they are, along with white dwarfs and black holes, one of the stable configurations that stars reach at the end of stellar evolution. Neutron stars posses the highest rotation rates and strongest... more...

  • Scientific Detectors for Astronomy 2005by Jenna E. Beletic; James W. Beletic; Paola Amico

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 185.07

    Every three years, the leading experts in detectors for astronomy gather together to exchange information and form professional relationships. This series of meetings is entitled Scientific Detectors for Astronomy. The meeting has been held six times, with the last four publishing hardcover proceedings. Nearly all leading astronomical observatories... more...

  • Double & Multiple Stars, and How to Observe Themby James Mullaney

    Springer London 2006; US$ 34.22

    You are holding in your hands, dear Reader, your passport to an exciting cosmic adventure ? exploring the universe of double and multiple stars! These are the sky?s tinted jewels and waltzing couples, and they are waiting patiently in the darkness of night to dazzle and delight you. This is actually two books in one. The ?rst part surveys the current... more...

  • Physics of Star Formation in Galaxiesby F. Palla; A. Maeder; G. Herbig; G. Meynet; H. Zinnecker

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 108.86

    The book begins with a historical introduction, "Star Formation: The Early History", that presents new material of interest for students and historians of science. This is followed by two long articles on "Pre-Main-Sequence Evolution of Stars and Young Clusters" and "Observations of Young Stellar Objects". These articles on the fascinating problem... more...

  • Active Galactic Nucleiby R.D. Blandford; T.J.-L. Courvoisier; M. Mayor; H. Netzer; L. Woltjer

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 32.65

    The Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy organizes each year in the late winter or early spring an advanced course. The format of the school is always iden­ tical: three leading lecturers are invited to cover the subject in nine or ten lectures each and to deliver a written version of their lecture notes. Lectures are held in the morning and... more...

  • Interacting Binariesby S.N. Shore; H. Nussbaumer; Mario Livio; Astrid Orr; E.P.J.van den Heuvel

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 76.20

    Observational and Theoretical Issues of Interacting Binaries was the topic of the 22nd Advanced Course of the Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy. It was the first time that binary systems were the center of attention of our course. The established concept and organisation of the Advanced Course has been retained: three scientists, all acknowledged... more...

  • Stellar Remnantsby S.D. Kawaler; Georges Meynet; I. Novikov; Daniel Schaerer; G. Srinivasan

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 97.97

    Three eminent scientists, each well known for the clarity of their writing, present for students and researchers what is known about the internal structure, origin and evolution of White Dwarfs, Neutron Stars and Black Holes, all objects at the final stage of stellar evolution. They cover fascinating topics such as pulsation of white dwarfs, millisecond... more...