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  • Exoplanetenby Sven Piper

    Springer 2011; US$ 29.99

    Bisher wurden ber 450 sogenannte extrasolare Planeten entdeckt, Planeten, die sich au erhalb unseres Sonnensystems befinden. Weltweit anerkannte Experten f hren in dem Band in die Thematik ein und werfen einen Blick auf zuk nftige Entwicklungen. Sie geben detailliert Einblick in die Methodik, die Missionen und Ergebnisse des rasch voranschreitenden... more...

  • Astronomy and Relativistic Astrophysicsby Cesar A. Zen Vasconcellos; Bardo E.J. Bodmann; Horst Stoecker

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 136.00

    This book presents scientific research on the central theme of new states of matter and new phenomena in the universe. The topics covered range from the big bang, through topics including the formation of exotic stars, black holes and the plasma of quarks and gluons by heavy ion reactions, to the influence of dark matter and dark energy in the evolution... more...

  • A Scientific Autobiographyby Kameshwar C. Wali

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 117.00

    S. Chandrasekhar, popularly known as Chandra, was one of the foremost scientists of the 20th century. The year 2010 marks the birth centenary of Chandra. His unique style of research, inward bound, seeking a personal perspective to master a particular field, and then pass on to another was so unique that it will draw considerable interest and attention... more...

  • Future Professional Communication in Astronomy IIby Alberto Accomazzi; Andre Heck

    Springer 2011; US$ 269.00

    The present volume gathers together the talks presented at the second colloquim on the Future Professional Communication in Astronomy (FPCA II), held at Harvard University (Cambridge, MA) on 13-14 April 2010. This meeting provided a forum for editors, publishers, scientists, librarians and officers of learned societies to discuss the future of the... more...

  • From Varying Couplings to Fundamental Physicsby Carlos Martins; Paolo Molaro

    Springer 2011; US$ 259.00

    Nature is characterized by a number of physical laws and fundamental dimensionless couplings. These determine the properties of our physical universe, from the size of atoms, cells and mountains to the ultimate fate of the universe as a whole. Yet it is rather remarkable how little we know about them. The constancy of physical laws is one of the cornerstones... more...

  • The Square Kilometre Arrayby Domingos Barbosa; Sonia Anton; Leonid Gurvits

    Springer 2012; US$ 219.00

    The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) will provide more than one order of magnitude improvement in sensitivity compared with any existing radio telescope over a wavelength range of several hundred to one, from decametric to microwave wavelengths. It will revolutionize the study of the most abundant element in the Universe, hydrogen, from the epoch of reionisation... more...

  • Heavenly Errorsby Neil F. Comins

    Columbia University Press 2001; US$ 27.99

    One of the great paradoxes of modern times is that the more scientists understand the natural world, the more we discover that our everyday beliefs about it are wrong. Astronomy, in particular, is one of the most misunderstood scientific disciplines. With the participation of thousands of undergraduate students, Neil F. Comins has identified and... more...

  • Geheimnisvoller Kosmosby ; Thomas hrke; Roland Wengenmayr

    Wiley 2012; US$ 25.50

    Strömten auf dem Mars einst gewaltige Flüsse? Wie beherrschen Dunkle Energie und Dunkle Materie die Entwicklung des Universums? Was ist ihre Natur? Welche Rolle spielen Schwarze Löcher bei der Entwicklung von Galaxien? Solche hochaktuellen Fragen versuchen Astrophysiker und Kosmologen in diesem Buch zu beantworten. Sachlich und kompetent... more...

  • Principles and Perspectives in Cosmochemistryby Aruna Goswami; B. Eswar Reddy

    Springer 2010; US$ 399.00

    A fundamental question in contemporary astrophysics is the origin of the elements. Cosmochemistry seeks to answer when, how and where the chemical elements arose. Quantitative answers to these fundamental questions require a multi-disciplinary approach involving stellar evolution, explosive nucleosynthesis and nuclear reactions in different astrophysical... more...