DescriptionThis 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.
Ludwig Biermann Award Lecture: Complexity in small-scale dwarf spheroidal galaxies (Andreas Koch). (With 8 Figures)
The current status of MOND (R. H. Sanders). (With 8 Figures)
Modeling the High-z Universe: Probing Galaxy Formation (Sadegh Khochfar). (With 3 Figures)
Evolution of Massive Stars along the Cosmic History (Georges Meynet, Sylvia Ekström, Cyril Georgy, Cristina Chiappini & André Maeder). (With 9 Figures)
Cosmic Evolution of stellar Disc Truncation 0 < z < 1 (John E. Bechman). (With 12 Figures)
Star Formation from Spitzer (Lyman) to Spitzer (Space Telescope) and beyond (João Alves & Virginia Trimble).
Catastrophism versus Uniformitarianism in the History of Star Formation (Virginia Trimble).
Lyman Spitzer, Jr. and the Physics of Star Formation (Bruce G. Elmegreen). (With 4 Figures)
What cluster gas expulsion ca tell about star formation, cluster environment and galaxy evolution (Geneeviève Parmentier). (With 5 Figures)
The high mass end of extragalactic globular clusters (Michael Hilker). (With 5 Figures)
Solar System Formation (Aurélien Crida).
Solar Space Missions: present and future (Sami K. Solanki & Eckart Marsch). (With 12 Figures)
Women in (European) Astronomy (Meg Urry).
Index of Contributors.
General Table of Contents.
General Index of Contributors.