From the Realm of the Nebulae to Populations of Galaxies

Dialogues on a Century of Research

  • Mauro D'Onofrio
  • Roberto Rampazzo
  • Simone Zaggia

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 435)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Roberto Rampazzo, Mauro D’Onofrio, Simone Zaggia, James M. Lattis, Martha P. Haynes, Riccardo Giovanelli et al.
    Pages 1-92
  3. Roberto Rampazzo, Mauro D’Onofrio, Simone Zaggia, James M. Lattis, Pieter C. van der Kruit, Antonella Vallenari et al.
    Pages 93-188
  4. Roberto Rampazzo, Mauro D’Onofrio, Simone Zaggia, Debra M. Elmegreen, Eija Laurikainen, Pierre-Alain Duc et al.
    Pages 189-242
  5. Mauro D’Onofrio, Roberto Rampazzo, Simone Zaggia, Malcolm S. Longair, Laura Ferrarese, Paola Marziani et al.
    Pages 243-379
  6. Roberto Rampazzo, Mauro D’Onofrio, Simone Zaggia, George Paturel, Alessandro Boselli, Laura Ferrarese et al.
    Pages 381-477
  7. Roberto Rampazzo, Mauro D’Onofrio, Simone Zaggia, Stanislav George Djorgovski, Debra M. Elmegreen, Bianca M. Poggianti et al.
    Pages 479-508
  8. Mauro D’Onofrio, Roberto Rampazzo, Simone Zaggia, Curtis Struck, Luciana Bianchi, Bianca M. Poggianti et al.
    Pages 509-583
  9. Mauro D’Onofrio, Roberto Rampazzo, Simone Zaggia, George Lake, Cesare Chiosi, Gabriella De Lucia et al.
    Pages 585-695
  10. Mauro D’Onofrio, Simone Zaggia, Roberto Rampazzo, Antonella Vallenari, Gerald F. Gilmore, Paola Marziani et al.
    Pages 697-737
  11. Mauro D’Onofrio, Roberto Rampazzo, Simone Zaggia
    Pages 739-767
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 769-785

About this book

Introduction

In order to outline possible future directions in galaxy research, this book wants to be a short stopover, a moment of self-reflection of the past century of achievements in this area.

Since the pioneering years of galaxy research in the early 20th century, the research on galaxies has seen a relentless advance directly connected to the parallel exponential growth of new technologies. 

Through a series of interviews with distinguished astronomers the editors provide a snapshot of the achievements obtained in understanding galaxies. While many initial questions about their nature have been addressed, many are still open and require new efforts to achieve a solution. The discussions may reveal paradigms worthwhile revisiting. With the help of some of those scientists who have contributed to it, the editors sketch the history of this scientific journey and ask them for inspirations for future directions of galaxy research.

Keywords

Active Galaxies Extragalactic Astronomy Galaxy Dynamics Galaxy Evolution Galaxy Formation Galaxy Morphology Galaxy Structures History of Astronomy History of Galaxy Research Interacting Galaxies

Editors and affiliations

  • Mauro D'Onofrio
    • 1
  • Roberto Rampazzo
    • 2
  • Simone Zaggia
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of PadovaPadovaItaly
  2. 2.INAF–Osservatorio Astronomico di PadovaPadovaItaly
  3. 3.INAF–Osservatorio Astronomico di PadovaPadovaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31006-0
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-31004-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-31006-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-7985
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