Starbursts

From 30 Doradus to Lyman Break Galaxies

  • Richard De Grijs
  • Rosa M. González Delgado
Conference proceedings

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 329)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Local Starbursts as Benchmarks for Galaxy Evolution

    1. Timothy M. Heckman
      Pages 3-10
    2. James D. Lowenthal, R. Nick Durham, Brian J. Lyons, Matthew A. Bershady, Jesus Gallego, Rafael Guzmán et al.
      Pages 17-20
    3. Paul A. Crowther, Lucy J. Hadfield, Hans Schild, Werner Schmutz
      Pages 21-26
    4. J. Melbourne
      Pages 27-30
    5. John-David T. Smith, Robert C. Kennicutt, SINGS Team
      Pages 31-34
    6. M. Sirianni, G. Meurer, N. Homeier, M. Clampin, R. Kimble, ACS Science Team
      Pages 41-44
    7. Andrea M. Gilbert, James R. Graham
      Pages 45-48
  3. The Initial Mass Function in Starburst Regions: Environmental Dependences?

    1. Bruce G. Elmegreen
      Pages 57-64
    2. Nate McCrady, James R. Graham, William D. Vacca
      Pages 75-78
  4. Starbursts as a Function of Wavelength

    1. Jürgen Knödlseder
      Pages 81-88
    2. Claus Leitherer
      Pages 89-96
    3. Daniela Calzetti
      Pages 97-102
    4. Nils Bergvall, Thomas Marquart, Göran Östlin, Erik Zackrisson
      Pages 103-108
    5. Paul P. van der Werf, Leonie Snijders
      Pages 109-114

About these proceedings

Introduction

Starbursts are important features of early galaxy evolution. Many of the distant, high-redshift galaxies we are able to detect are in a starbursting phase, often apparently provoked by a violent gravitational interaction with another galaxy. In fact, if we did not know that major starbursts existed, these conference proceedings testify that we would indeed have difficulties explaining the key properties of the Universe! These conference proceedings cover starbursts from the small-scale star-forming regions in nearby galaxies to galaxy-wide events at high redshifts; one of the major themes of the conference proved to be "scalability", i.e., can we scale up the small-scale events to describe the physics on larger scales. The key outcome of this meeting – and these proceedings – is a resounding "yes" as answer to this fundamental, yet profound question. The enhanced synergy facilitated by the collaboration among observers using cutting-edge ground and space-based facilities, theorists and modellers has made these proceedings into a true reflection of the state of the art in this very rapidly evolving field.
Ample space is provided for summaries of the large number of talks by experts in the field, thus enhancing the information content.

Keywords

Galaxy Redshift Space-based astronomy Star Star Clusters Universe galaxy evolution star formation stellar

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard De Grijs
    • 1
  • Rosa M. González Delgado
    • 2
  1. 1.The University of SheffieldUK
  2. 2.Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (CSIC)GranadaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-3539-X
  • Copyright Information Springer 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-3538-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-3539-5
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