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  • The Physics of Galaxy Formationby Claudia Del P. Lagos

    Springer 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 major... more...

  • Extreme Explosionsby David S. Stevenson

    Springer 2013; US$ 39.99

    What happens at the end of the life of massive stars? At one time we thought all these stars followed similar evolutionary paths. However, new discoveries have shown that things are not quite that simple. This book focuses on the extreme -the most intense, brilliant and peculiar- of astronomical explosions. It features highly significant observational... more...

  • Suzaku Studies of White Dwarf Stars and the Galactic X-ray Background Emissionby Takayuki Yuasa

    Springer 2012; US$ 139.00

    This thesis presents a study of the origin of an apparently extended X-ray emission associated with the Galactic ridge. The study was carried out with broadband spectra obtained from mapping observations in the Galactic bulge region conducted in 2005–2010 by the Suzaku space X-ray observatory. The spectra were analyzed with a newly constructed... more...

  • Joint Evolution of Black Holes and Galaxiesby V. Gorini; F. Haardt; U. Moschella

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 210.00

    Black holes are among the most mysterious objects that the human mind has been capable of imagining. As pure mathematical constructions, they are tools for exploiting the fundamental laws of physics. As astronomical sources, they are part of our cosmic landscape, warping space-time, coupled to the large-scale properties and life cycle of their host... more...

  • Superstelle in esplosioneby Alain Mazure; Stephane Basa

    Springer 2010; US$ 19.95

    Le supernovae e i gamma-ray burst, gli eventi più catastrofici che si verificano nell?Universo, sono oggetto di studio nei campi più dinamici della moderna ricerca astronomica. Dei secondi ancora non conosciamo con precisione i meccanismi che li innescano e tuttavia forti indizi suggeriscono che, come nelle supernovae, la causa scatenante sia il collasso... more...

  • High Energy Radiation from Black Holesby Charles D. Dermer; Govind Menon

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 87.50

    Bright gamma-ray flares observed from sources far beyond our Milky Way Galaxy are best explained if enormous amounts of energy are liberated by black holes. The highest- energy particles in nature--the ultra-high-energy cosmic rays--cannot be confined by the Milky Way's magnetic field, and must originate from sources outside our Galaxy. Understanding... more...

  • Black Hole Astrophysicsby David L. Meier

    Springer 2009; US$ 189.00

    As a result of significant research over the past 20 years, black holes are now linked to some of the most spectacular and exciting phenomena in the Universe, ranging in size from those that have the same mass as stars to the super-massive objects that lie at the heart of most galaxies, including our own Milky Way. This book first introduces the properties... more...

  • Exploding Superstarsby Alain Mazure; Stéphane Basa

    Springer 2009; US$ 29.95

    Shows how great stellar explosions have become extremely important to cosmologists trying to understand the evolution of our universe since the Big Bang and the scale of that universe. This book describes the very early universe, after the Big Bang, and then how 'the lights came on all over the universe as the very first stars began to shine.' more...

  • Clocks in the Skyby Geoff McNamara

    Springer 2009; US$ 29.95

    Pulsars are rapidly spinning neutron stars, the collapsed cores of once massive stars that ended their lives as supernova explosions. Pulsar rotation rates can reach incredible speeds, up to hundreds of times per second. This title explores the history, subsequent discovery and contemporary research into pulsar astronomy. more...