Precision Spectroscopy in Astrophysics

Proceedings of the ESO/Lisbon/Aveiro Conference held in Aveiro, Portugal, 11–15 September 2006

  • Nuno C. Santos
  • Luca Pasquini
  • Alexandre C. M. Correia
  • Martino Romaniello

Part of the ESO Astrophysics Symposia book series (ESO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXI
  2. Abundances and Isotopes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Poul Erik Nissen, Martin Asplund
      Pages 3-8
    3. Ana Elia García Pérez, Susumu Inoue, Wako Aoki, Sean Ryan
      Pages 9-13
    4. S. Hubrig, C. R. Cowley, F. González, F. Castelli
      Pages 19-20
    5. N. C. Santos, C. Melo, F. Pont, T. Guillot, A. Ecuvillon, M. Mayor et al.
      Pages 21-24
    6. K. Biazzo, L. Pasquini, A. Frasca, L. da Silva, L. Girardi, A. P. Hatzes et al.
      Pages 29-33
    7. Stefan Uttenthaler, Hans Ulrich Käufl, Josef Hron, Thomas Lebzelter, Maurizio Busso, Mathias Schultheis
      Pages 35-38
    8. Matthias Ammler, Eike W. Guenther
      Pages 39-43
    9. D. Fabbian, P. E. Nissen, M. Asplund, C. J. Akerman, M. Pettini
      Pages 45-46
    10. P. E. Nissen, C. Akerman, M. Asplund, D. Fabbian, M. Pettini
      Pages 51-54
    11. Ian U. Roederer, Chris Sneden, James E. Lawler, Jennifer S. Sobeck, Catherine A. Pilachowski, John J. Cowan
      Pages 55-59
  3. QSO Absorption Lines

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Edward B. Jenkins
      Pages 63-68
    3. M. Dessauges-Zavadsky, J. X. Prochaska, S. D’Odorico, F. Calura, F. Matteucci
      Pages 69-72
    4. P. Petitjean, C. Ledoux, R. Srianand, P. Noterdaeme, A. Ivanchik
      Pages 73-76
    5. Sara L. Ellison
      Pages 77-82
    6. S. Lopez, S. Ellison, S. D’Odorico, T.-S. Kim
      Pages 83-84
    7. Andrew J. Fox, Patrick Petitjean, Cédric Ledoux, R. Srianand
      Pages 85-86
  4. Fundamental Constants

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. C. J. A. P. Martins
      Pages 89-94
    3. M. T. Murphy, J. K. Webb, V. V. Flambaum
      Pages 95-99
    4. Chand H., Srianand R., Petitjean P., Aracil B.
      Pages 101-104
    5. Sergei A. Levshakov, Paolo Molaro, Sebastian Lopez, Sandro D’Odorico, Miriam Centurión, Piercarlo Bonifacio et al.
      Pages 105-108
    6. Nissim Kanekar, Jayaram N Chengalur, Tapasi Ghosh
      Pages 109-112
    7. Rodger I. Thompson
      Pages 113-116
  5. Beyond Photon Noise

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Florian Kerber, Gillian Nave, Craig. J. Sansonetti, Gaspare Lo Curto, Paul Bristow, Michael R. Rosa
      Pages 119-122
    3. Nikolai Piskunov
      Pages 129-132
    4. Hans-Günter Ludwig, Matthias Steffen
      Pages 133-138
    5. Dainis Dravins
      Pages 139-142
    6. A. Sapar, A. Aret, L. Sapar, R. Poolamäe
      Pages 145-148
    7. Shay Zucker, Tal Alexander
      Pages 149-152
  6. Asteroseismology/Oscillations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Mario J. P. F. G. Monteiro
      Pages 155-160
    3. C. Aerts, S. Hekker, M. Desmet, F. Carrier, W. Zima, M. Briquet et al.
      Pages 161-164
    4. Monika Jurkovic, József Vinkó
      Pages 165-168
    5. K. Sziládi, J. Vinkó, L. Szabados, M. Kun, E. Poretti
      Pages 169-172
  7. Planets

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. William D. Cochran, Artie P. Hatzes, Michael Endl, Diane B. Paulson, Robert A. Wittenmyer
      Pages 175-180
    3. C. Lovis, M. Mayor, F. Pepe, D. Queloz, S. Udry
      Pages 181-184
    4. C. Melo, N. C. Santos, F. Pont, M. Mayor, S. Udry, D. Queloz et al.
      Pages 185-189
    5. T. Forveille, X. Bonfils, X. Delfosse, J.-L. Beuzit, C. Perrier, D. Ségransan et al.
      Pages 191-196
    6. A. P. Hatzes, M. Döllinger, L. Pasquini, J. Setiawan, L. Girardi, L. da Silva
      Pages 197-200
    7. J. Setiawan, P. Weise, Th. Henning, A. P. Hatzes, L. Pasquini, L. da Silva et al.
      Pages 201-204

About these proceedings


High-accuracy Doppler shift measurements and high-precision spectroscopy are primary techniques in the search for exo-planets.

Further extremely interesting applications include the analysis of QSO absorption lines to determine the variability of physical constants and the analysis of the isotopic ratios of absorption lines both in stars and in QSOs, and the determination of stellar oscillations through radial velocity measurements. Since the use of high-precision/resolution spectroscopy is closely connected to the ability to collect a large number of photons, the scientific domains using this technique benefit tremendously from the use of 8-meter class telescopes and will fully exploit the tremendous gain provided by future Extremely Large Telescopes (ELTs). IR high-resolution spectroscopy should soon approach the same accuracy regime achieved in the optical range.

This volume comprehensively covers the astrophysical and technical aspects of high-precision spectroscopy with an outlook to future developments, and represents a useful reference work for researchers in those fields.


ASTER Absorption Abundances ELT Exoplanets Fundamental Constants Astroseismology QSO Absorption Lines Spectroscope Spectroscopy asteroseismology astrophysics

Editors and affiliations

  • Nuno C. Santos
    • 1
  • Luca Pasquini
    • 2
  • Alexandre C. M. Correia
    • 3
  • Martino Romaniello
    • 2
  1. 1.Centro de Astrofisica daUniv. do PortoPortoPortugal
  2. 2.European Southern ObservatoryGarchingGermany
  3. 3.Depto. FisicaUniversidade AveiroAveiroPortugal

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-75484-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-75485-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-2433
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