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Formation and Evolution of Cosmic Structures




Formation and Evolution of Cosmic Structures

Siegfried Röser (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-62920-6 February 2010 295 Pages



This 21st volume in the series contains 15 invited reviews and highlight contributions presented during the 2008 International Scientific Conference of the German Astronomical Society on the topic of "New Challenges to European Astronomy", held in Vienna, Austria.
The papers discuss a wide range of hot topics, including cosmology, high-energy astrophysics, astroparticle physics gravitational waves, extragalactic and stellar astronomy -- together representing the roadmap for modern astrophysical research.
Karl Schwarzschild Lecture:
The Richness and Beauty of the Physics of Cosmological Recombination
By Rashid Sunyaev

Ludwig Biermann Award Lecture:
Complexity in Small-scale Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies
By Andreas Koch

The Current Status of Modified Newtonian Dynamics (MOND)
By R.H. Sanders

Modeling the High-z Universe: Probing Galaxy Formation
By Sadegh Khochfar

Evolution of Massive Stars along the Cosmic History
By Georges Meynet, Sylvia Ekström, Cyril Georgy, Cristina Chiappini and André Maeder

Cosmic Evolution of Stellar Disc Truncations
By John E. Beckman

Star Formation from Spitzer (Lyman) to Spitzer (Space Telescope) and Beyond
By João Alves and Virginia Trimble

Catastrophism versus Uniformitarianism in the History of Star Formation
By Virginia Trimble

Lyman Spitzer, Jr. and the Physics of Star Formation
By Bruce G. Elmegreen

What Cluster Gas Expulsion can tell us about Star Formation, Cluster Environment and Galaxy Evolution
By Geneviève Parmentier

The High Mass End of Extragalactic Globular Clusters
By Michael Hilker

Solar System Formation
By Aurélien Crida

Solar Space Missions: present and future
By Sami K. Solanki & Eckart Marsch

Women in (European) Astronomy
By Meg Urry