Towards Understanding Galaxies at Large Redshift

Proceedings of the Fifth Workshop of the Advanced School of Astronomy of the Ettore Majorana Centre for Scientific Culture, Erice, Italy, Juni 1–10, 1987

  • Richard G. Kron
  • Alvio Renzini
Conference proceedings

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 141)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Pupulations and Processes in Spheroidal Systems

    1. S. Michael Fall
      Pages 15-16
    2. David Burstein, Roger L. Davies, Alan Dressler, S. M. Faber, Donald Lynden-Bell, Roberto Terlevich et al.
      Pages 17-21
    3. David Burstein, F. Bertola, L. M. Buson, S. M. Faber, Tod R. Lauer
      Pages 23-28
    4. A. J. Pickles, P. C. van der Kruit
      Pages 29-41
  3. Star-Forming Disk Systems

    1. S. Michael Fall
      Pages 103-104
    2. Preben Grosbøl
      Pages 105-110
    3. Jorge Melnick
      Pages 117-126
    4. S. R. Majewski
      Pages 127-132
    5. Riccardo Giovanelli, Martha P. Haynes
      Pages 133-138
  4. Field and Cluster Galaxies at Large Redshift

    1. Gustavo Bruzual
      Pages 161-176
    2. Robert W. O’Connell
      Pages 177-185
    3. David C. Koo, Richard G. Kron
      Pages 209-212
    4. C. J. Pritchet, F. D. A. Hartwick
      Pages 213-216
    5. Guido Chincarini
      Pages 217-225
    6. James E. Gunn, Alan Dressier
      Pages 227-237
    7. D. Trevese, D. Nanni, A. Vignato, D. C. Koo, R. G. Kron
      Pages 239-244
    8. S. Djorgovski
      Pages 259-274
  5. Active Galactic Nuclei

    1. A. Cavaliere, P. Padovani, F. Vagnetti
      Pages 285-297
    2. H. K. C. Yee
      Pages 299-303
    3. Arlin P. S. Crotts
      Pages 305-311
  6. New Techniques and Instrumentation

About these proceedings


This workshop was intended as an update and an extension of the workshop 011 the "Spectral Evolution of Galaxies" that was held in Erice two years ago. It concentrates 011 Ilew developments concerning galaxies seen at large look back times. This seemed also a good opportunity to look ahead to the next generation of ground- and space­ based instrumentation, and to consider various future strategies for collecting information concerning the edge of the observable universe. The main idea was to bring together people with specialities in modelling galaxy components (such as stars, clusters, gas, and dust) as well as whole stellar systems (stellar populations, star formation rates, chemical enrichment), and people specialized in making direct measurements of galaxies and clusters at large look back times. The confrontation of expectations and observations was planned to be the central theme of the conference, which explains the title "Towards Understanding Galaxies at Large Redshift". The first part of the workshop focussed on the physical processes that operate in galaxies, and that would likely have some observable manifestation at large redshifts. In the second part the most recent observational work was reported, and we were pleased to have the participation of most of the groups active in this field. The last part was directed towards new approaches to be made possible by the next generation of instrumentation, although in general all the contributions were indeed in this spirit of setting more ambitious goals.


Cosmology Redshift Universe astronomy galaxy

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard G. Kron
    • 1
  • Alvio Renzini
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Astronomy and AstrophysicsUniversity of ChicagoChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Dipartimento di AstronomiaUniversità di BolognaBolognaItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7814-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-2919-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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