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  • The Physics of Galaxy Formationby Claudia Del P. Lagos

    Springer International Publishing 2013; US$ 179.00

    This thesis addresses two of the central processes which underpin the formation of galaxies: the formation of stars and the injection of energy into the interstellar medium from supernovae, called feedback. In her work Claudia Lagos has completely overhauled the treatment of these processes in simulations of galaxy formation. Her thesis makes two... more...

  • 50 Years of Brown Dwarfsby

    Springer International Publishing 2013; US$ 129.00

    The years 2012/2013 mark the 50th anniversary of the theoretical prediction that Brown Dwarfs, i.e. degenerate objects which are just not massive enough to sustain stable hydrogen fusion, exist. Some 20 years after their discovery, how Brown Dwarfs form is still one of the main open questions in the theory of star formation. In this volume, the pioneers... more...

  • Quantum Black Holesby Xavier Calmet; Bernard Carr; Elizabeth Winstanley

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 54.99

    Written by foremost experts, this short book gives a clear description of the physics of quantum black holes. The reader will learn about quantum black holes in four and higher dimensions, primordial black holes, the production of black holes in high energy particle collisions, Hawking radiation, black holes in models of low scale quantum gravity... more...

  • White Dwarf Atmospheres and Circumstellar Environmentsby Donald W. Hoard

    Wiley 2012; US$ 160.00

    Written by selected astronomers at the forefront of their fields, this timely and novel book compiles the latest results from research on white dwarf stars, complementing existing literature by focusing on fascinating new developments in our understanding of the atmospheric and circumstellar environments of these stellar remnants. Complete with a thorough... more...

  • What Does a Black Hole Look Like?by Charles D. Bailyn

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    Emitting no radiation or any other kind of information, black holes mark the edge of the universe--both physically and in our scientific understanding. Yet astronomers have found clear evidence for the existence of black holes, employing the same tools and techniques used to explore other celestial objects. In this sophisticated introduction, leading... more...

  • On the Pulsarby B. B. Kadomtsev; A. Nomerotsky

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2009; US$ 36.00

    This book serves as a good introduction to the physics of pulsars by explaining the subject matter in simple terms which are understandable to both undergraduate physics students and also the general public. On the Pulsar links together ideas about physics, informatics and biology, and contains many original examples, problems and solutions. It starts... more...

  • The Origin of the Galaxy and Local Groupby Joss Bland-Hawthorn; Kenneth Freeman; Francesca Matteucci

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 89.99

    Presenting updated and elaborated lecture notes of the 37th Saas-Fee Advanced Course organised by the Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy, this book explores of one of the hottest research topics in astrophysics: how our Milky Way galaxy formed. more...

  • Flare Starsby G. A. Gurzadyan; Yervant Terzian

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Flare Stars covers the significant progress in photoelectric, photographic, and spectral observations of flare stars. Flare star is a variable star that can undergo unpredictable dramatic increases in brightness for a few minutes believed to be due to extremely intense flares. This book is composed of 16 chapters and begins with an overview of flare... more...

  • Numerical Simulation of Viscous Shocked Accretion Flows Around Black Holesby Kinsuk Giri

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 129.00

    The work developed in this thesis addresses very important and relevant issues of accretion processes around black holes. Beginning by studying the time variation of the evolution of inviscid accretion discs around black holes and their properties, the author investigates the change of the pattern of the flows when the strength of the shear viscosity... more...

  • Isolated Neutron Stars: From the Surface to the Interiorby Silvia Zane; Roberto Turolla; Dany Page

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 219.00

    This book is a collation of the contributions presented at a major conference on isolated neutron stars held in London in April 2006. Forty years after the discovery of radio pulsars it presents an up-to-date description of the new vision of isolated neutron stars that has emerged in recent years. The great variety of isolated neutron stars, from... more...