© 1997

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
Conference proceedings

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

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

  • Book Title Galaxy Scaling Relations: Origins, Evolution and Applications
  • Book Subtitle Proceedings of the ESO Workshop Held at Garching, Germany, 18–20 November 1996
  • Editors Luiz N. DaCosta
    Alvio Renzini
  • Series Title ESO Astrophysics Symposia
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-63822-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-21934-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-69654-4
  • Series ISSN 1431-2433
  • Series E-ISSN 1611-6143
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XX, 404
  • Number of Illustrations 303 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
    Astrophysics and Astroparticles
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