Galaxy Scaling Relations: Origins, Evolution and Applications

Proceedings of the ESO Workshop Held at Garching, Germany, 18–20 November 1996

  • Luiz Nicolaci da Costa
  • Alvio Renzini

Part of the ESO Astrophysics Symposia book series (ESO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Origins

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Daniel J. Eisenstein, Abraham Loeb
      Pages 15-24
    3. Cesare Chiosi, Alessandro Bressan
      Pages 30-37
    4. Alain Blanchard, Simon Prunet
      Pages 44-51
    5. C. M. Baugh, S. Cole, C. S. Frenk, C. G. Lacey
      Pages 52-63
    6. Peter Schneider
      Pages 64-72
  3. Evolution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Ralf Bender, David Burstein, Sandra M. Faber
      Pages 95-102
    3. Bruno Binggeli, Helmut Jerjen
      Pages 103-112
    4. Enrico V. Held, Jeremy R. Mould, Kenneth C. Freeman
      Pages 113-118
    5. R. Brent Tully, Marc A. W. Verheijen
      Pages 119-125
    6. Giuseppe Gavazzi
      Pages 126-131
    7. Nobuo Arimoto, Tadayuki Kodama
      Pages 132-139
    8. Pascale Jablonka
      Pages 140-145
    9. Riccardo Giovanelli
      Pages 146-157
    10. Marco Scodeggio, Riccardo Giovanelli, Martha P. Haynes
      Pages 158-163
    11. R. F. Peletier, S. P. Willner
      Pages 164-169
    12. Inger Jørgensen, Jens Hjorth
      Pages 175-184
    13. Marijn Franx, Dan Kelson, Pieter van Dokkum, Garth Illingworth, Dan Fabricant
      Pages 185-196
    14. M. A. Pahre, S. G. Djorgovski, R. R. de Carvalho
      Pages 197-202
    15. Philip Best, Malcolm Longair, Huub Röttgering
      Pages 232-241
  4. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. Adi Nusser, Marc Davis, Jeffrey A. Willick
      Pages 286-295
    3. R. J. Smith, M. J. Hudson, J. R. Lucey, J. Steel
      Pages 296-305
    4. R. P. Saglia, Matthew Colless, G. Baggley, Edmund Bertschinger, David Burstein, Roger L. Davies et al.
      Pages 306-315
  5. Posters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 317-317
    2. Enzo Branchini, Manolis Plionis, Idit Zehavi, Avishai Dekel
      Pages 322-324
    3. E. Brocato, S. Savaglio, G. Raimondo
      Pages 325-327
    4. G. Busarello, M. Capaccioli, B. Lanzoni, G. Longo, E. Puddu
      Pages 328-330
    5. Hugo V. Capelato, Reinaldo R. de Carvalho, Ray G. Carlberg
      Pages 331-334
    6. Alberto Cappi, Sophie Maurogordato
      Pages 335-337
    7. Vincenzo Carbone, Sandra Savaglio
      Pages 338-340
    8. Daniel A. Dale, Riccardo Giovanelli, Martha P. Haynes, Marco Scodeggio, Luis Campusano, Eduardo Hardy
      Pages 341-343
    9. Giovanni Fasano, Daniela Bettoni, Per Kjærgaard, Mariano Moles
      Pages 344-346
    10. Jens Hjorth, Nial R. Tanvir
      Pages 350-352

About these proceedings


This book is part of the ESO conference series meant to survey the current status of different areas of astronomical research and explore science opportunities with the European Very Large Telescope (VLT). The research presented focuses on the origins, evolution and applications of galaxy scaling relations. Reviews of the properties and scaling relations of local galaxies and several reports of recent results from observations of high redshift galaxies using the Hubble Space Telescope and the Keck Telescope are also included. Current theoretical efforts to explain the origin of the observed scaling relations and the contraints imposed by the new data, as well as the use of galaxy--galaxy lensing to probe the scaling properties of dark matter halos are investigated. The book includes contributions that consider the use of the scaling relations to measure distance of galaxies and map the peculiar velocity field of galaxies in the nearby universe, as well as the constraints imposed on cosmological models from the analysis of cosmic flows.


Hubble Deep Field Libration Population Redshift astronomy galaxy galaxy formation luminosity scaling relations star star formation universe

Editors and affiliations

  • Luiz Nicolaci da Costa
    • 1
  • Alvio Renzini
    • 1
  1. 1.European Southern ObservatoryGarchingGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-21934-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-69654-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-2433
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-6143
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