© 2000

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

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

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Toward a New Millennium in Galaxy Morphology
  • Editors David L. Block
    Ivânio Puerari
    Alan Stockton
    DeWet Ferreira
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-6185-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-5801-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-011-4114-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XX, 821
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
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