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The Mass of Galaxies at Low and High Redshift

Proceedings of the European Southern Observatory and Universitäts-Sternwarte München Workshop Held in Venice, Italy, 24-26 October 2001

  • Editors
  • Ralf Bender
  • Alvio Renzini
Conference proceedings

Part of the ESO ASTROPHYSICS SYMPOSIA book series (ESO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Konrad Kuijken
    Pages 1-5
  3. Lee Clewley, Steve Warren
    Pages 6-7
  4. Victor P. Debattista, Ortwin Gerhard, Maartje N. Sevenster
    Pages 8-9
  5. Mark I. Wilkinson, Jan T. Kleyna, N. Wyn Evans, Gerard Gilmore
    Pages 10-15
  6. Jan Kleyna, Mark Wilkinson, N. Wyn Evans, Gerard Gilmore
    Pages 16-17
  7. John Magorrian
    Pages 18-19
  8. R. Brent Tully
    Pages 20-25
  9. Michael A. Pahre, Chris S. Kochanek, Emilio E. Falco, John P. Huchra
    Pages 32-38
  10. Stacy McGaugh
    Pages 45-50
  11. E. D’Onghia, D. Marchesini, G. Chincarini, C. Firmani, E. Molinari, P. Conconi et al.
    Pages 51-53
  12. Birgit Kelm, Paola Focardi, Ruth Grützbauch, Werner W. Zeilinger, Roberto Rampazzo
    Pages 54-55
  13. H. Dejonghe, S. De Rijcke, G. Hau, W. W. Zeilinger
    Pages 56-59
  14. Sven De Rijcke, Herwig Dejonghe, Werner W. Zeilinger, George T. K. Hau
    Pages 60-61
  15. Ortwin Gerhard
    Pages 62-67
  16. Carlo Nipoti, Pasquale Londrillo, Luca Ciotti
    Pages 70-71
  17. Aaron J. Romanowsky, Nigel G. Douglas, Konrad Kuijken, Michael R. Merrifield, Magda Arnaboldi, Kenneth C. Freeman et al.
    Pages 72-73

About these proceedings


Measuring the masses of galaxies as a function of redshift is perhaps one of the most challenging open issues in current astronomical research. The evolution of the baryonic and dark matter components of galaxies is not only a critical test of the hierarchical formation paradigm, but ultimately also provides new clues on the complex interplay between star formation, the cooling and heating of gas and galaxy merging processes.

This book reviews current techniques to measure the baryonic (stellar) and dark masses of nearby galaxies, and focusses on ongoing attempts to measure theses same quantities in galaxies at higher and higher redshifts. It also gives room to future perspectives, with special emphasis on new survey projects and satellite missions.


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