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- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00 US$ 28.00
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...
- Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 97.17
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...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 67.01
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...
- 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...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 48.02
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...
- 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...
- Springer International Publishing 2013; US$ 145.21
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...
- Springer Japan 2013; US$ 111.70
This book studies apparently extended X-ray emission associated with the Galactic ridge with broadband spectra obtained from mapping observations in the Galactic bulge region conducted by the Suzaku space X-ray observatory. more...