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Status and Prospects of Astronomy in Germany 2003-2016: Memorandum

Status and Prospects of Astronomy in Germany 2003-2016: Memorandum

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

ISBN: 978-3-527-62632-8

Jan 2009

244 pages

$84.99

Description

This white paper identifies the main issues and major recommendations for German astronomical research. Their implementation will require initiative from all partners and will allow German astronomers and astrophysicists to continuously play a leading role in their field.
Preface
Abstract
ASTRONOMY YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW
SCIENTIFIC TOPICS
The Universe -
Origin, Evolution and Large-Scale Structure
Galaxies and Massive Black Holes
Matter Cycle and Formation of Stars
Formation of Stars and Planets: Protostars, Circumstellar Discs and Extrasolar Planetary Systems
OBSERVATORIES AND INSTRUMENTS FOR THE NEXT FIFTEEN YEARS
STRUCTURE OF ASTRONOMICAL RESEARCH
RECOMMENDATIONS
APPENDIX
Member Institutes of the Council of German Observatories
Glossary/Acronyms