The Evolution of Galaxies

I-Observational Clues

  • José M. Vílchez
  • Grażyna Stasińska
  • Enrique Pérez

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-3
  2. Introduction

  3. The interstellar and Intergalactic Medium

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-28
    2. Francoise Combes
      Pages 29-38
    3. D. J. Bomans, K. Weis, R. Tüllmann, R.-J. Dettmar
      Pages 51-54
    4. V. Charmandaris, O. Laurent, I. F. Mirabel, P. Gallais
      Pages 55-58
    5. A. Contursi, J. Brauher, G. Helou
      Pages 59-62
    6. Duilia De Mello, Tommy Wiklind, Marcio A. G. Maia
      Pages 67-70
    7. José Franco, Stan E. Kurtz, José A. García-Barreto, Guillermo García-Segura, Eduardo de la Fuente, Peter Hofner et al.
      Pages 71-74
    8. Maryvonne Gerin, Thomas G. Phillips
      Pages 75-78
    9. G. L. Granato, L. Silva, A. Bressan, C. G. Lacey, C. M. Baugh, S. Cole et al.
      Pages 79-82
    10. Enrique Pérez, Rosa González Delgado, José M. Vílchez
      Pages 83-86
    11. Snezana Stanimirovic
      Pages 87-90
    12. Marco Barden, Linda J. Tacconi, Matthew D. Lehnert, Dimitra Rigopoulou
      Pages 95-95
    13. V. Charmandaris, J. R. Houck, The IRS Science Team
      Pages 97-97
    14. J. Iglesias-Páramo, C. Muñoz-Tuñón
      Pages 99-99
    15. O. Laurent, D. Tran, D. Lutz, R. Genzel, I. F. Mirabel
      Pages 101-101
    16. E. Le Floc’H, I. F. Mirabel, O. Laurent, V. Charmandaris, P. Gallais, M. Sauvage et al.
      Pages 103-103
    17. U. Lisenfeld, A. Sievers, F. Israel, J. Stil
      Pages 105-105
    18. Jürgen Ott, Fabian Walter, Elias Brinks, Uli Klein
      Pages 107-107
    19. S. A. Pustilnik, A. Y. Kniazev, A. V. Ugryumov, A. G. Pramsky, R. Green, Y. Izotov
      Pages 109-109
    20. Andreas Rieschick, Gerhard Hensler
      Pages 111-111
    21. Mónica Rubio, Alessandra Contursi, James Lequeux, Rodolfo Barbá, Ronald Probst
      Pages 113-113
    22. M. Sauvage, H. Roussel, D. Reynaud, L. Vigroux
      Pages 115-115
    23. Daniel Tschöke, Gerhard Hensler, Dominik J. Bomans
      Pages 119-119
    24. Axel Weiß, Nicolaus Neininger, Susanne Hüttemeister, Uli Klein
      Pages 121-124
    25. José Franco, Gerhard Hensler
      Pages 125-133
  4. Element Abundancies in Galaxies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-136
    2. Vanessa Hill
      Pages 137-146
    3. Manuel Peimbert, Leticia Carigi, Antonio Peimbert
      Pages 147-156
    4. Inma Domínguez, Carlos Abia, Oscar Straniero, Alessandro Chieffi, Marco Limongi
      Pages 161-164
    5. M. G. Edmunds, R. B. C. Henry, J. Köppen
      Pages 169-172
    6. Markus Kissler-Patig
      Pages 173-176
    7. D. Schaerer, Y. I. Izotov, C. Charbonnel
      Pages 183-187
    8. D. Argast, M. Samland, O. E. Gerhard, F.-K. Thielemann
      Pages 193-193
    9. Leticia Carigi, Gerry Gilmore, Xavier Hernández
      Pages 195-195
    10. Angeles I. Díaz, Enrique Pérez-Montero
      Pages 197-197
    11. K. Exter, M. J. Barlow, N. A. Walton, R. E. S. Clegg
      Pages 199-199
    12. A. Y. Kniazev, S. A. Pustilnik, A. V. Ugryumov, A. G. Pramsky, D. Engels
      Pages 201-201
    13. P. Leisy, M. Dennefeld
      Pages 203-204

About this book


Galaxies have a history. This has become clear from recent sky surveys, which have shown that distant galaxies, formed early in the life of the Universe, differ from the nearby ones.
New observational windows at ultraviolet, infrared and millimetric wavelengths (provided by ROSAT, IRAM, IUE, IRAS, ISO) have revealed that galaxies contain a wealth of components: very hot gas, atomic hydrogen, molecules, dust, dark matter. A significant advance is expected due to new instruments (VLT, FIRST, XMM) which will allow one to explore the most distant Universe.
Three Euroconferences have been planned to punctuate this new epoch in galactic research, bringing together specialists in various fields of Astronomy.
  • The first, held in Granada (Spain) in May 2000, addressed the observational clues.
  • The second will take place in October 2001 in St Denis de la Réunion (France) and will review the basic building blocks and small-scale processes in galaxy evolution.
  • The third will take place in July 2002 in Kiel (Germany) and will be devoted to the overall modelling of galaxy evolution.
This book contains the proceedings of the first conference. It is recommended to researchers and PhD students in Astrophysics.


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Editors and affiliations

  • José M. Vílchez
    • 1
  • Grażyna Stasińska
    • 2
  • Enrique Pérez
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucia (CSIC)GranadaSpain
  2. 2.Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (DAEC)MeudonFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5821-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-3313-7
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