Toward a New Millennium in Galaxy Morphology

  • David L. Block
  • Ivânio Puerari
  • Alan Stockton
  • Dewet Ferreira

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. David L. Block, Ivânio Puerari, Jay A. Frogel, Paul B. Eskridge, Alan Stockton, Burkhard Fuchs
    Pages 5-32
  3. J. Mayo Greenberg, Chuanjian Shen
    Pages 33-58
  4. Ronald Buta
    Pages 79-99
  5. Erwin De Blok, Fabian Walter, Eric Bell
    Pages 101-108
  6. Paul Goudfrooij, Javier Gorgas, Pascale Jablonka
    Pages 109-118
  7. K. C. Freeman
    Pages 119-137
  8. Daniel Pfenniger
    Pages 149-164
  9. Garth Illingworth
    Pages 165-181
  10. Sara L. Ellison, Max Pettini, F. Lewis Geraint, Antoinette Songaila, Lennox L. Cowie
    Pages 201-208
  11. Brigitte Rocca-Volmerange, Michel Fioc
    Pages 233-242
  12. R. Windhorst, S. Odewahn, C. Burg, S. Cohen, I. Waddington
    Pages 243-262
  13. F. D. Macchetto
    Pages 269-291
  14. C. J. Cesarsky, M. Sauvage
    Pages 303-322
  15. Marianne Takamiya
    Pages 339-343
  16. Stefan Gottlöber, Anatoly Klypin, Andrey V. Kravtsov
    Pages 345-348
  17. I. F. Mirabel, O. Laurent
    Pages 349-355
  18. O. Laurent, I. F. Mirabel, V. Charmandaris, P. Gallais, M. Sauvage, L. Vigroux et al.
    Pages 357-366
  19. Michele Thornley, Michael Regan, Tamara Helfer, Kartik Sheth, Stuart Vogel, Andy Harris et al.
    Pages 391-398
  20. E. Sturm, R. Genzel, D. Lutz, D. Rigopoulou, D. Tran, H. Dannerbauer et al.
    Pages 399-404
  21. Françoise Combes
    Pages 405-421
  22. Preben J. Grosbøl, David L. Block, Panos A. Patsis
    Pages 423-426
  23. Paul B. Eskridge, Jay A. Frogel
    Pages 427-430
  24. M. E. Kaiser, L. D. Bradley II, J. B. Hutchings, D. M. Crenshaw, S. B. Kraemer, J. Ruiz et al.
    Pages 431-434
  25. Andreas Vogler, Wolfgang Pietsch
    Pages 459-468
  26. Garth Illingworth, Daniel Kelson, Pieter van Dokkum, Marijn Franx
    Pages 485-492
  27. Rodger I. Thompson
    Pages 493-499
  28. Timothy G. Hawarden, Stuart D. Ryder, Richard J. Massey, Gillian S. Wright, Marianne Takamiya
    Pages 501-504
  29. J. K. Kotilainen, J. Reunanen, S. Laine, S. D. Ryder
    Pages 505-512
  30. Matthias Steinmetz
    Pages 513-532
  31. L. I. Gurvits, R. A. Preston, H. Hirabayashi
    Pages 557-562
  32. David Leisawitz, John C. Mather, S. Harvey Moseley Jr., Xiaolei Zhang
    Pages 563-567

About this book


South Africa - a land of paradigm shifts. A land where we are willing to leave behind the old, to bravely accept the new. What do we need to exit the dark ages in the morphology of galaxies? How prevalent is the cherishing of old concepts? Traditional morphology has been `mask-oriented', focusing on masks of dust and gas which may constitute only 5 percent of the dynamical mass of a galaxy.
Some of the world's foremost astronomers flew to South Africa to address morphologically related issues at an International Conference, the proceedings of which are contained in this volume. Examine predicted extinction curves for primordial dust at high redshift. Stars evolve; why not dust? Read about the breakdown of the Hubble sequence at a redshift of one. Explore the morphology of rings; the mysteries of metal-rich globular clusters; vigorous star-formation in the Large Magellanic Cloud; the world of secular evolution, where galaxies change their shapes within one Hubble time. And much more. Examine a new kinematical classification scheme of the unmasked, dust-penetrated near-infrared images of spiral galaxies.
This volume contains over 80 refereed contributions (including 18 in-depth keynote review articles), 40 pages of questions and answers, a panel discussion transcribed from tape and 24 colour plates. The volume is unique in that contributions from both high and low redshift experts are represented at a level readily accessible to postdoctoral students entering the exciting world of morphology - whether it be of the local, or more distant, Universe.


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Editors and affiliations

  • David L. Block
    • 1
  • Ivânio Puerari
    • 2
  • Alan Stockton
    • 3
  • Dewet Ferreira
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Computational and Applied MathematicsUniversity of the WitwatersrandJohannesburgSouth Africa
  2. 2.Optica y ElectrónicaInstituto Nacional de AstrofísicaTonantzintla, PueblaMéxico
  3. 3.Institute for AstronomyUniversity of HawaiiHonoluluUSA
  4. 4.Dorandia, PretoriaSouth Africa

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