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Deciphering the Universe through Spectroscopy

ISBN: 978-3-527-41055-2
274 pages
October 2010
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This 22nd volume in the series contains 15 invited reviews and highlight contributions from outstanding speakers presented during the 2009 annual meeting of the Astronomical Society on the subject of "Deciphering the Universe through Spectroscopy", held in Potsdam, Germany.
Topics range from the measurements of magnetic fields on the surface of the sun via detailed measurements of abundances in stellar atmospheres to the kinematics of the universe at its largest scales.
The result is a systematic overview of the latest astronomical and cosmological research.
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Table of Contents

1) Rolf-Peter Kudritzki: Dissecting Galaxies with Quantitative Spectroscopy of the Brightest Stars in the Universe -
Karl Schwarzschild Lecture 2009
2) Anna Frebel: Stellar Archaeology -
Exploring the Universe with Metal-Poor Stars -
Ludwig Biermann Award Lecture 2009
3) Sonja Schuh: Pulsations and Planets: The Asteroseismology-Extrasolar-Planet Connection -
Ludwig Biermann Award Lecture 2009
4) Klaus Wilhelm: Quantitative Solar Spectroscopy
Martin Haehnelt: Probing Dark Matter, Galaxies and the Expansion History of the Universe with Ly Alpha in Absorption and Emission
5) Rosie Wyse: Metallicity and Kinematical Clues to the Formation of the Local Group
6) Michael Wurm: Spectroscopy of Solar Neutrinos
7) Dainis Dravins: High-fidelity Spectroscopy at the Highest Resolutions
8) Jens Thomas: Schwarzschild Modelling of Elliptical Galaxies and their Black Holes
9) Holger Baumgardt: Hypervelocity Stars in the Galactic Halo
10) Roy van Boekel: Disks and Accretion in Orion's suburbs (based on Data from VLT, CAHA, SDSS, 2MASS, and Spitzer).
11) H.-U. Kaufl: "Good Vibrations" Rotational -
Vibrational Molecular Spectroscopy in Astronomy
12) Fabian Walter: Molecular Gas at High Redshift
Siegfried Roser et al.: Open Clusters and the Galactic Disk
13) Robert Schmidt: X-ray spectroscopy and Mass Analysis of Galaxy Clusters
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Author Information

Regina v. Berlepsch studied Physics at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena. After finishing her studies, she worked as scientific assistant at the central institute for astrophysics (ZIAP) in Potsdam.
Since 1992, she is leading the scientific documentation center of the Astrophysical Institute in Potsdam (AIP).
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