The Origin of the Galaxy and Local Group

Saas-Fee Advanced Course 37 Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy

  • Joss Bland-Hawthorn
  • Kenneth Freeman
  • Francesca Matteucci
  • Ben Moore

Part of the Saas-Fee Advanced Course book series (SAASFEE, volume 37)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Joss Bland-Hawthorn, Kenneth Freeman
    Pages 1-144
  3. Francesca Matteucci
    Pages 145-228
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 229-231

About this book


This volume contains the updated and expanded lecture notes of the 37th Saas-Fee Advanced Course organised by the Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy. It offers the most comprehensive and up to date review of one of the hottest research topics in astrophysics - how our Milky Way galaxy formed.
Joss Bland-Hawthorn & Ken Freeman lectured on Near Field Cosmology - The Origin of the Galaxy and the Local Group. Francesca Matteucci’s chapter is on Chemical evolution of the Milky Way and its Satellites. As designed by the SSAA, books in this series – and this one too – are targeted at graduate and PhD students and young researchers in astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology. Lecturers and researchers entering the field will also benefit from the book.


Formation of the Local Group Formation of the Milky Way Galaxy Formation Near Field Cosmology Origin of the Milky Way Saas-Fee Advanced Course Lecture Notes

Authors and affiliations

  • Joss Bland-Hawthorn
    • 1
  • Kenneth Freeman
    • 2
  • Francesca Matteucci
    • 3
  1. 1.Sydney Institute for AstronomyUniversity of SydneySydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Australian National UniversityAustralian Capital TerritoryAustralia
  3. 3.Astronomy DepartmentTrieste University Osservatorio Astronomico (INAF)TriesteItaly

Editors and affiliations

  • Ben Moore
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsUniversity of ZürichZürichSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-41719-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-41720-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1861-7980
  • Series Online ISSN 1861-8227
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