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Title:The Beginning and the End [electronic resource] : The Meaning of Life in a Cosmological Perspective
Author(s): Clment Vidal
Date:2014
Publisher:Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer
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Note:In this fascinating journey to the edge of science, Vidal takes on big philosophical questions: Does our universe have a beginning and an end, or is it cyclic? Are we alone in the universe? What is the role of intelligent life, ifany, in cosmic evolu tion? Grounded in science and committed to philosophical rigor, this book presents an evolutionary worldview where the rise of intelligent life is not an accident, but may well be the key to unlocking the universe'sdeepest mysteries. Vidal shows how the f ine-tuning controversy can be advanced with computer simulations. He also explores whether natural or artificial selection could hold on a cosmic scale. In perhaps his boldest hypothesis, heargues that signs of advanced extraterrestrial civilizations are already present in our astrophysical data. His conclusions invite us to see the meaning of life, evolution, and intelligence from a novel cosmological framework thatshould stir debate for years to come
Contents:Part IOverview of Worldviews
The Six Dimensions of Philosophy
Criteria for Worldview Comparison
Religious, Scientific and Philosophical Worldviews
Part II The Beginning of the Universe
Origins of the Origin
Capturing Free Parameters
The Fine
Tuning Conjecture
Part III Our Future in the Universe
The Future of Scientific Simulations
Cosmological Selections
High Energy Astrobiology
Cosmological Ethics and Immortality
Appendix I: A Cosmic Evolutionary Worldview
Appendix II: Argumentative Maps
ISBN:9783319050621
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Keywords: Genetic epistemology , Astronomy
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Title:Essays on the Frontiers of Modern Astrophysics and Cosmology [electronic resource]
Author(s): Santhosh Mathew
Date:2014
Publisher:Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer
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Note:This book is a collection of engaging and intriguing essays that describe an intellectual journey from the beginning to the end of universe. It is the product of an ongoing effort to know our place in the universe and share withreaders the underpinni ngs of the magnificent cosmos where we are given a chance to exist only very briefly. The essays incorporate a group of challenging ideas that modern physics and cosmology are struggling to understand, in a uniqueway that incorporates mythological, religi ous, and philosophical perspectives. The author relies on a simple and powerful philosophy that we are part of the universe and the universe is part of us. This wonderful collection ofessays provides a journey through the current frontiers of modern astr ophysics and cosmology. Its depiction of the most important unsolved mysteries about our place in the Universe is peppered with original insights and philosophicalperspectives, making it an intellectual treat. Avi Loeb, Professor, Harvard University Chai r, Astronomy Department Director, Institute for Theory and Computation In these essays, Santhosh Mathew combines an impressive knowledgeof physics with an eye to its connection to Eastern philosophy as well as its relevance to our life in modern times. I n his thoughtful investigation of natural phenomena and their relationship to universal philosophical truths, hetakes up where The Tao of Physics leaves off. You may well find his keen curiosity about the natural world and our place in it infectious. Car ole Bugge (C. E. Lawrence), author of Strings In this informative assemblage ofengaging essays Santhosh Mathew takes the reader on a deeply human quest for truth, a truly inspiring journey that boldly addresses the big questions of what the Universe is, how it came into being, and where it may be heading. Thisexciting adventure is as much a rich scientific history of elegant physics, mathematics, and cosmology as it is a philosophical and
Contents:Genesis of Genesis
Parallel Universes
Once Upon a Time There Was No Time or Space
Whats the Matter with Anti
matter?
Playing with Light
Dark forces in the Universe
Is This Universe Infinite?
Holographic Universe Ultimate Illusion
Mind Over Matter
The Spooky World of Quantum Entanglement
Hadron Collider Passport to the Universe
Theory of Everything
Are We Alone?
The End of Everything
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Keywords: Science Philosophy , Astronomy
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Title:Extreme Explosions [electronic resource] : Supernovae, Hypernovae, Magnetars, and Other Unusual Cosmic Blasts
Author(s): David S Stevenson
Date:2014
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer
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Note:What happens at the end of the life of massive stars? At one time we thought all these stars followed similar evolutionary paths. However, new discoveries have shown that things are not quite that simple. This book focuses onthe extreme the most int ense, brilliant and peculiar of astronomical explosions. It features highly significant observational finds that push the frontiers of astronomy and astrophysics, particularly as before these objects wereonly predicted in theory. This book is for those w ho want the latest information and ideas about the most dramatic and unusual explosions detected by current supernova searches. It examines and explains cataclysmic and unusualevents in stellar astrophysics and presents them in a non-mathematical but high ly detailed way that non-professionals can understand and enjoy
Contents:The Evolution of Massive Stars
The Top of the Hertzsprung
Russell Diagram
Collapsars, Hypernovae, and Long Gamma Ray Bursts
Quiet supernovae, and Death by Fall
Back
Luminous Blue Variables and Supernova 'Imposters'
Death by Magnetar
Pulsational Pair Instability and Pair Instability Supernovae
Luminous Blue Flashes
Population III Stars
The Impact of Nuclear Reactions of Massive Stars on the Present Day Universe
Red Novae and the Enigma of V838 Monocerotis
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Title:Essential Astrophysics [electronic resource]
Author(s): Kenneth R Lang
Date:2013
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer
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Note:Essential Astrophysics is a book to learn or teach from, as well as a fundamental reference volume for anyone interested in astronomy and astrophysics. It presents astrophysics from basic principles without requiring any previousstudy of astronomy or astrophysics. It serves as a comprehensive introductory text, which takes the student through the field of astrophysics in lecture-sized chapters of basic physical principles applied to the cosmos. Thisone-semester overview will be enjoyed by undergradua te students with an interest in the physical sciences, such as astronomy, chemistry, engineering or physics, as well as by any curious student interested in learning about ourcelestial science. The mathematics required for understanding the text is on the level of simple algebra, for that is all that is needed to describe the fundamental principles. The text is of sufficient breadth and depth to prepare theinterested student for more advanced specialized courses in the future. Astronomical examples are pr ovided throughout the text, to reinforce the basic concepts and physics, and to demonstrate the use of the relevant formulae. In thisway, the student learns to apply the fundamental equations and principles to cosmic objects and situations. All of the exa mples are solved with the rough accuracy needed to portray the basic result. Astronomical and physical constantsand units as well as the most fundamental equations can be found in the appendix. Essential Astrophysics goes beyond the typical textbook by in cluding references to the seminal papers in the field, with further reference to recentapplications, results, or specialized literature. There are fifty set-aside focus elements that enhance and augment the discussion with fascinating details. They includ e the intriguing historical development of particular topics andprovide further astrophysics equations or equations for other topics. Kenneth Lang is a world-renowned author on astrophysics. His book
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Contents:List of focus elements
List of tables
Preface
1. Observing the Universe
2. Radiation
3. Gravity
4. Cosmic Motion
5. Moving Particles
6. Detecting Atoms in Stars
7. Transmutation of Elements
8. What Makes the Sun Shine?
9. The Extended Solar Atmosphere
10. The Sun Amongst the Stars
11. The Material Between the Stars
12. Formation of the Stars and their Planets
13 Stellar End States
14 A Larger, Expanding Universe
15 Origin, Evolution, and Destiny of the Observable Universe
Appendix I Constants
Appendix II Units
Appendix III Fundamental
ISBN:9783642359637
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Keywords: Astrophysics , Astrobiology
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Title:The First Galaxies [electronic resource] Theoretical Predictions and Observational Clues
Author(s): Tommy Wiklind
Bahram Mobasher
Volker Bromm
Date:2013
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer
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Note:New observations of the period between the cosmic recombination and the end of reionization are posing intriguing questions about where the first generations of stars were formed, how the first galaxies were assembled, whetherthese galaxies have low redshift counterparts, and what role the early galaxies played in the reionization process. Combining the new observational data with theoretical models can shed new light on open issues regarding the starformation process, its role in the reionization of the Universe, and the metal enrichment in galaxies at those early epochs. This volume brings together leading experts in the field to discuss our current level of understanding andwhat may come in the near future as our observational as well as theoretic al tools improve. The book confronts the theory of how the first stars, black holes, and galaxies formed with current and planned observations. This synthesis isvery timely, just ahead of the establishment of major new facilities, such as the James Webb S pace Telescope (JWST), a next-generation, millimeter/sub-millimeter observatory in the Atacama desert (ALMA), and ground-based ExtremelyLarge Telescopes (ELT). Together, they will revolutionize the study of the most distant objects in the Universe. This v olume is aimed at beginning graduate students but can also serve as a reference work for active researchers in thefield. Apart from presenting the fundamental concepts involved, it also provides an introduction to the methods and techniques used. The book will also be useful to anyone with an astrophysical background who needs an effectivestarting point for learning about the first stars and galaxies
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Contents:Part I The First Sources of Light
Chapter 1 The Basic Theoretical Framework
Chapter 2 The Epoch of Reionization
Chapter 3 The First Stars
Part II The First Galaxies and Normal Stellar Populations
Chapter 4 Formation of the First Galaxies: Theory and Simulations
Chapter 5 Observing the First Galaxies
Chapter 6 The Formation of the First Massive Black Holes
Part III Tools & Techniques
Chapter 7 Evolutionary Synthesis Models as a Tool and Guide Towards the First Galaxies
Chapter 8 Exploring the Universe with Metal
Poor Stars
Chapter 9 The Potential Impact of Futur
ISBN:9783642323621
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Title:Cosmic Update [electronic resource] : Dark Puzzles. Arrow of Time. Future History
Author(s): Fred Adams
Thomas Buchert
Laura Mersini-Houghton
Date:2012
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York
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Note:...The Multiversal book series is equally unique, providing book-length extensions of the lectures with enough additional depth for those who truly want to explore these fields, while also providing thekind of clarity that isappropriate for intereste d lay people to grasp the general principles involved. - Lawrence M. Krauss Cosmic Update covers: A novel approach to uncover the dark faces of the Standard Model of cosmology. The possibility that DarkEnergy and Dark Matter are manifestations of the inho mogeneous geometry of our Universe. The history of cosmological model building and the general architecture of cosmological models. Illustrations of the Large Scale Structure of theUniverse. A new perspective on the classical static Einstein Cosmos. Globa l properties of World Models including their Topology. The Arrow of Time in a Universe with a Positive Cosmological Constant. The exploration of the consequencesof a fundamental Cosmological Constant for our Universe. The exploration ofwhy the current obs erved acceleration of the Universe may not be its final destiny. A demonstration that nature forbids the existence of a pure CosmologicalConstant. Our current understanding of the long term (in time scales that greatly exceed the current age of the Univer se) future of the Universe. The long term fate and eventual destruction of the astrophysical objects that populatethe universe --including clusters, galaxies, stars, planets, and black holes. The material is presented in a layperson-friendly language foll owed by additional technical sections which explainbasic equations and principles. Thisfeature is very attractive to readers who want to learn more about the theories involved beyond the basic description. Multiversal Journeysis a trademark of Farzad Neko ogar and Multiversal Journeys, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofitorganization
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Contents:Dark Energy and Dark Matter hidden in the Geometry of Space?
The Arrow ot Time In a Universe with aPositive Cosmological Constant
The Future History of the Universe
The Return of a Static Universe and the End of Cosmology
ISBN:9781441982940
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Keywords: Quantum theory , Astronomy
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Title:The Wondrous Universe [electronic resource] Creation without Creator?
Author(s): Gerhard Brner
Date:2011
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Note:The world as it is viewed from modern physics and cosmology has many strange and unexpected features. Often these are in stark contrast with our everyday experience or our preconceptions, such as the concept of space and time asfinite and changeable. Nevertheless it is this strange world which is the fundamental basis of our existence. Therefore modern science also has a few things to say about the age-old questions: Who are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going? The author, an experienced s cientist and teacher, presents the knowledge that we have about our worldfor non-experts. He takes us on a journey through cosmology and the quantum world of elementary particles. Andhe sketches the impact of the insights gained into philosophical assumpt ions and religious beliefs in these disciplines. In the end he asks the speculative question whether there is something beyond the limits of the natural sciences.Gerhard Brner is a Professor of Physics at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich and co nducts research on the early universe and dark matter at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching near Munich. He received hisPhD for a thesis on particle physics under the supervision of Werner Heisenberg and Hans-Peter Drr. Professor Brner is the author of the successful graduate textbook The Early Universe (published by Springer and now in its 4thedition), as well as of several popular science books on cosmology. In 2009 he received the Chinese Academy of Sciences Award for International C ooperation in Science and Technology (together with Prof. Maurice-Roger Bonnet). In 2010he received the Friendship Award, and in January 2011 the Chinese governments National Award for Cooperation in Science and Technology, the highest honor bestowed on f oreigners
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Contents:1 The Wondrous Universe
2 The World at Large
3 The Deep Underground
4 Boundaries and Transgressions
ISBN:9783642201042
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Keywords: Philosophy , Science Philosophy , Astronomy , Quantum theory , Science (General)
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Title:Asteroids and Dwarf Planets and How to Observe Them [electronic resource]
Author(s): Roger Dymock
Date:2010
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer
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Note:ASTRONOMERS OBSERVING GUIDES provide up-to-date information for amateur astronomers who want to know all about what it is they are observing. This is the basis of the first part of the book. The second part details observingtechniques for practical a stronomers, working with a range of different instruments. We live in a violent universe. The mediaconstantly remind us of the possibility of an object suddenly appearing and hitting Earth. A hit by an asteroid is believed to have spelled the end of the d inosaurs. Such a collision by an object from space could cause anotherextinction event, if the object were large enough. And such objects are definitely out there. Often called the vermin of the sky, asteroids roam our Solar System often unseen. Many have been tracked, and their orbits calculated.But there are still many to be discovered and assessed. Many amateur astronomers are helping in this effort, sometimes even working with professional astronomers, to contribute to our knowledge and avert danger. Some people justenjoying locating these or the dwarf planets, such as Pluto, and then following their paths. Whatever your interest, Asteroids and Dwarf Planets and How to Observe Them will help you get started. It will tell you what you are lookingat and why you should look. It will also help you learn how to look. This is definitely an area where amateurs can make a difference. Roger Dymock, in clear, engaging language can help you get started right now!
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Contents:Asteroids and Dwarf Planets
Small (and Not So Small) Solar System Bodies
Groups and Families
The Nature of Asteroids and Dwarf Planets
Origins and Evolution
Impact?
Observing Guide
Observatories
Visual Observing
Webcam and DSLR Imaging
Astrometry Tools and Techniques
Astrometry Projects
Lightcurve Photometry Tools and Techniques
Lightcurve Photometry Projects
Absolute Magnitude
Occultations
On
Line Image Analysis
A Final Word
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Title:Questions of Modern Cosmology [electronic resource] : Galileo's Legacy
Author(s): Mauro D'Onofrio
Carlo Burigana
Date:2009
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Note:Are we living in the golden age of cosmology? Are we close to understanding the nature of the unknown ingredients of the currently most accepted cosmological model and the physics of the early Universe? Or are we insteadapproaching a paradigm shift? What is dark matter and does it exist? How is it distributed around galaxies and clusters? Is the scientific community open to alternative ideas that may prompt a new scientific revolution - as theCopernican revolution did in Galileo's time? Do other type s of supernovae exist that can be of interest for cosmology? Why have quasars never been effectively used as standard candles? Can you tell us about the scientific adventure ofCOBE? How does the extraction of the Cosmic Microwave Background anisotropy dep end on the subtraction of the various astrophysical foregrounds? These, among many others, are the astrophysical, philosophical and sociological questionssurrounding modern cosmology and the scientific community that Mauro D'Onofrio and Carlo Burigana pos e to some of the most prominent cosmologists of our time. Triggered by these questions and in the spirit of Galileo's book DialogueConcerning the Two Chief World Systems the roughly 40 interview partners reply in the form of essays, with a critical frankn ess not normally found in reviews, monographs or textbooks
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Contents:Fundamental Cosmological Observations and Data Interpretation
Astrophysical Cosmology
From Galileo to Modern Cosmology: Alternative Paradigms and Science Boundary Conditions
Next Challenges
Concluding Remarks
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Keywords: Astronomy , Relativity (Physics) , Quantum theory
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Title:Cosmic Collisions [electronic resource] : The Hubble Atlas of Merging Galaxies
Author(s): Lars Lindberg Christensen
Raquel Yumi Shida
Davide Martin
Date:2009
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York
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Note:Lars Lindberg Christensen, Raquel Yumi Shida & Davide De Martin Cosmic Collisions: The Hubble Atlas of Merging Galaxies Like majestic ships in the grandest night, galaxies can slip ever closer until their mutual gravitationalinteraction begins to mol d them into intricate figures that are finally, and irreversibly, woven together. It is an immense cosmic dance, choreographed by gravity. Cosmic Collisions contains a hundred new, many thus far unpublished,images of colliding galaxies from the NASA/ESA H ubble Space Telescope. It is believed that many present-day galaxies, including the Milky Way, were assembled from such a coalescence of smaller galaxies, occurring over billions ofyears. Triggered by the colossal and violent interaction between the galax ies, stars form from large clouds of gas in firework bursts, creating brilliant blue star clusters. The importance of these cosmic encounters reaches far beyondthe stunning Hubble images. They may, in fact, be among the most important processes that shape the universe we inhabit today. Popular Science ISBN 978-0-387-387-93853-0 Springer.com
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Contents:Galaxies: The Big Picture
How Do Galaxies Form and Evolve?
Galaxy Collisions
The Colliding Galaxies Movie
The End
Gallery
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Title:Number Theory [electronic resource] : An Introduction to Mathematics
Author(s): W.A Coppel
Date:2009
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York
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Note:Number Theory is more than a comprehensive treatment of the subject. It is an introduction to topics in higher level mathematics, and unique in its scope topics from analysis, modern algebra, and discrete mathematics are allincluded. The book is divi ded into two parts. Part A covers key concepts of number theory and could serve as a first course on the subject. Part B delves into more advanced topics and an exploration of related mathematics. Part Bcontains, for example, complete proofs of the HasseM inkowski theorem and the prime number theorem, as well as self-contained accounts of the character theory of finite groups and the theory of elliptic functions. The prerequisitesfor this self-contained text are elements from linear algebra. Valuable refer ences for the reader are collected at the end of each chapter. It is suitable as an introduction to higher level mathematics for undergraduates, or forself-study. From the reviews: This is a book which many mathematicians could enjoy browsing, and one whi ch a good undergraduate could be encouraged to read to learn something of the interconnections, which exist between apparentlydisparate parts of mathematics. Canadian Mathematical Society As a source for information on the 'reach' of number theory into ot her areas of mathematics, it is an excellent work. Mathematical Association of America
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Contents:Preface
The Expanding Universe of Numbers
Divisibility
More on Divisibility
Continued Fractions and their Uses
Hadamards Determinant Problem
Hensels P
Adic Numbers
Notations
Axioms
The Arithmetic of Quadratic Forms
The Geometry of Numbers
The Number of Prime Numbers
A Character Study
Uniform Distribution and Ergodic Theory
Elliptic Functions
Connections with Number Theory
Notations
Axioms
Index
ISBN:9780387894867
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Keywords: Mathematics , Number theory
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Title:Inflationary Cosmology [electronic resource]
Author(s): Martin Lemoine
Jerome Martin
Patrick Peter
Date:2007
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Note:Some 25 years after the birth of inflationary cosmology this volume sets out to provide a both authoritative and pedagogical introduction and review of the state of the field. Cosmic inflation corresponds to an episode ofaccelerated expansion of the very early universe and solves nicely a collection of puzzles that had plagued standard cosmology so far. Different scenarios exist, though, and the reader will learn about the ins and outs as thesubject and related issues are surveyed. With lectures writ ten by eminent scientists in the field, many of them having made pioneering contributrions in the early hours of the field, Inflationary Cosmology addresses both senior andyounger high-energy physicists, cosmologists and observational astrophysicists seek ing both a readable account and reference in the field
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Contents:Inflationary Cosmology
Preheating After Inflation
Particle Physics Models of Inflation
Inflation in String Theory
Predictions in Eternal Inflation
Inflationary Pertrubations: the Cosmological Schwinger Effect
The Numerical Treatment of Inflationary Models
Multiple Field Inflation
The Quest for Non
Gaussianity
Production of Topological Defects at the End of Inflation
Conceptual Problems of Inflationary Cosmology and a New Approach to Cosmological Structure Formation
Index
ISBN:9783540743538
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Keywords: Relativity (Physics)
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Title:The Road to Galaxy Formation [electronic resource]
Author(s): William C Keel
Date:2007
Edition:Second Edition
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Note:The formation of galaxies is one of the greatest puzzles in astronomy, the solution is shrouded in the depths of space and time, but has profound implications for the universe we observe today. The book discusses the beginningsof the process from cos mological observations and calculations, considers the broad features of galaxies that we need to explain and what we know of their later history. The author compares the competing theories for galaxy formationand considers the progress expected from new generations of powerful telescopes both on earth and in space. In this second edition the author has retained the observationally-based approach of the first edition, a feature which wasparticularly well-reviewed: Writing in Nature, Carlton Baugh noted in February 2003 that It is refreshing, in a market dominated by theorists, to come across a book on galaxy formation written from an observational perspective. TheRoad to Galaxy Formation should prove to be a handy primer on observations for graduate stude nts, advanced undergraduates and theorists who feel too shy to visit a telescope. The New Scientist wrote in March 2003: William Keeldelicately balances observational evidence against today's relevant theoretical possibilities. And Sepehr Arbabi-Bidgoli w rote in Astronomische Nachrichten that Reading this book I often felt like sitting in an exciting andentertaining lecture given by an astronomer who knows the subject and knows how to present it to the audience. A Bibliography at the end of each chapter c ontains a resum of books, selected research papers and Web resourcesproviding guidance to further reading
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Contents:A cosmological cartoon
Galaxies today
The fossil record in nearby galaxies
Measuring galaxies
Galaxy evolution
The intergalactic medium
The initial conditions before galaxy formation
Active galactic nuclei in the early universe
Approaching the Dark Ages
The processes of galaxy formation
Forward to the pastwhat can new eyes expect to see?
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Title:Calibrating the Cosmos [electronic resource] : How Cosmology Explains Our Big Bang Universe
Author(s): Frank S Levin
Date:2007
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York
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Note:Calibrating the Cosmos describes hard science, but is gently written. It explains in clear, non-mathematical language the measurements and the interpretation of the resulting data that have led to the current understanding of theorigin, evolution and properties of our expanding Big Bang universe. Many people have a sketchy idea of the work of cosmologists, but Professor Levins experience in teaching both scientific and liberal arts students has enabled himto impart much of our current thinking withou t resorting to difficult mathematics. Theoretical concepts are emphasized, in particular the symmetries of homogeneity and isotropy enjoyed by our universe on the largest scales, how thesesymmetries lead to only one quantity being needed to describe the g rowth of the universe from its infancy to the present time, and how the so-called parameters of the universe are the ingredients used to construct the model universesto which ours the real thing is compared. Levin includes the 2003 results from the Wilk inson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) and the 2003 and 2004 results of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey to ensure that the book is up to date.He explains the relevance of the discoveries done by the new physics Nobel laureates Smoot and Mather! Background m aterial is provided in the first four chapters the current picture and how it was attained are discussed in the nextfour chapters and some unsolved problems and conjectured solutions are explored in the final chapter
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Contents:Introduction: The Splendid Science
Measuring Distances: On the Earth, in the Solar System, to the Nearby Stars
Light, Radiation, and Quanta
Stars: Attributes, Energetics, End Stages
The Expanding Universe
Homogeneous, Isotropic Universes
The Parameters of the Universe
The Early Universe
Conjectures
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Title:Kristian Birkeland [electronic resource] : The First Space Scientist
Author(s): Alv Egeland
William J Burke
Date:2005
Publisher:Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands
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Note:At the beginning of the 20th century Kristian Birkeland (1867-1917), a Norwegian scientist of insatiable curiosity, addressed questions that had vexed European scientists for centuries. Why do the northern lights appear overheadwhen the Earths magnet ic field is disturbed? How are magnetic storms connected to disturbances on the Sun? To answer these questions Birkeland interpreted his advance laboratory simulations and daring campaigns in the Arcticwilderness in the light of Maxwells newly discovered laws of electricity and magnetism. Birkelands ideas were dismissed for decades, only to be vindicated when satellites could fly above the Earths atmosphere. Faced with thedepleting stocks of Chilean saltpeter and the consequent prospect of mass starvation , Birkeland showed his practical side, inventing the first industrial scale method to extract nitrogen-based fertilizers from the air. Norsk Hydro, oneof modern Norways largest industries, stands as a living tribute to his genius. Hoping to demonstrate wh at we now call the solar wind, Birkeland moved to Egypt in 1913. Isolated from his friends by the Great War, Birkeland yearnedto celebrate his 50th birthday in Norway. The only safe passage home, via the Far East, brought him to Tokyo where in the late sp ring of 1917 he passed away
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Contents:Background and Education
At the 19th Century's End
A New Abel
Introduction: Tempora Mutant Et Nos Cum Illis Mutamur
Geomagnetic and Solar System Research
Aurora in a Vacuum Chamber
The Norwegian Auroral Expeditions
The Universe in a Vacuum Chamber
Technology and Applied Physics
Fast Switches and Electromagnetic Cannons
In as Little as Four Years
Birkeland the Man
As Seen in his Own Time
Consummatus in Brevi, Explevit Tempora Multa
Birkeland's Heritage
From Small Acorns
In Memoriam
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Title:Multiwavelength Cosmology Proceedings of the “Multiwavelength Cosmology” Conference, held on Mykonos Island, Greece, 17–20 June, 2003
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Date:2004
Size:1 online resource (357 p.)
Note:10.1007/0-306-48570-2
Contents:Optical Wavelengths -- Deep Redshift Surveys: The VIMOS VLT Deep Survey (Invited) -- Constraints on Cosmology and Galaxy Formation from the NHDF -- The end of the Dark Ages: Probing the Reionization of the Universe With HST and JWST
-- The Lenses Structure & Dynamics Survey -- Searches for High Redshift Galaxies Using Gravitational Lensing -- The 2dF QSO Redshift Survey -- Rest-Frame UV Spectra of Star-Forming Galaxies: From Z ? 3 to the Redshift Desert --
Evolution of the Galaxy Luminosity Function in the Fors Deep Field (FDF) -- The Halo Occupation Number and Spatial Distribution of 2dF Galaxies -- The Formation of the Hubble Sequence -- Clustering of High Redshift Galaxies in the
Canada-France Deep Fields Survey and Virmos Deep Imaging Survey -- Angular Clustering with Photometric Redshifts in the SDSS: Bimodality in the Clustering Properties of Galaxies -- Optically and X-Ray Selected Clusters of Galaxies in
the XMM/2dF/SDSS Survey -- Structure Formation and Galaxy Evolution at Z=3–7 Probed by 2,600 Galaxies in The Subaru Deep Fields -- Illuminating Protogalaxies? Discovery of Extended Lyman-? Emission Around A Z=4.5 Radio-Quiet QSO --
Spectro-Morphology of Galaxies -- Microwave Wavelengths -- Recent CMB Observations (Invited) -- New Results & Current Work with the CBI -- The Galactic Dust as a Foreground to Cosmic Microwave Background Maps -- Neutrino Physics in the
Light of WMAP -- Archeops: An Instrument for Present and Future Cosmology -- Radio/Sub-mm Wavelengths -- Obscured Star Formation in the High-Z Submillimetre Universe -- Deep Near-Infrared Imaging of Submillimeter Selected Galaxies --
Simulating the High-Redshift Universe in the Sub-Mm -- A Bayesian Photometric Redshift Technique for Mm-Selected Galaxies -- Extremely Red Galaxies in the Phoenix Deep Survey -- A Physical Model for the Joint Evolution of QSOS and
Spheroids -- The Local Sub-Mm Luminosity Functions and Predictions from Astro-F/Sirtf to Herschel -- Multicolour Photometry of the VIRMOS-VLA Radio Sources -- Proto-Clusters Associated with Radio Galaxies from Z=2 to Z=4 -- High
Redshift Radio Galaxies as Tracers of Galaxy Clusters. XMM-Newton Observations -- A New Deep SCUBA Survey of Gravitationally Lensing Clusters -- Infra-Red Wavelengths -- Galaxy Evolution in the IR and the Promise of SIRTF (Invited) --
SWIRE: The Sirtf Wide-Area Infrared Extragalactic Survey -- Subaru/XMM-Newton Deep Survey (SXDS) -- Dusty Starbursts and the Growth of Cosmic Structure -- Final Analysis of ELAIS 15 ?m Fields -- ELAIS-South: The Nature and Evolution of
Galaxies and AGN in the Mid-Infrared -- Properties of a Large Sample of ERO’s -- Simulations & Theory -- Cosmology and Astrophysics with Clusters of Galaxies (Invited) -- Structure Formation in Dynamical Dark Energy Models -- Study of
Galaxy Cluster Properties from High-Resolution SPH Simulations -- X-Ray Cluster Properties in SPH Simulations of Galaxy Clusters -- Evolution of Magnetic Fields in Galaxy Clusters -- First Starbursts at High Redshift: Formation of
Globular Clusters -- Expected Properties of Primeval Galaxies and Confrontation with Observations -- Void Hierarchy and Cosmic Structure -- The Merging History of Massive Black Holes -- Critique of Tracking Quintessence -- X-ray
Wavelengths -- Cosmological Constraints from X-Ray Observations of Galaxy Clusters (Invited) -- On the Intracluster Medium in Cooling Flow & Non-Cooling Flow Clusters -- Cosmological Constraints from the Evolution of the Cluster Baryon
Mass Function -- X-Ray Observations of the Most Massive DLS Shear-Selected Galaxy Clusters -- Cosmology with XMM Sharc Clusters -- Constraints on the Dark Matter Self-Interaction Cross-Section from the Merging Cluster 1E 0657-56 --
Scaling Laws in X-Ray Galaxy Clusters at Redshift > 0.4 -- The Evolution of Cluster Substructure -- Galaxies Beyond the Detection Limits of Deep X-Ray surveys -- The X-Ray Properties of ‘Normal’ Galaxies -- The HELLAS2XMM 1dF Survey:
On the Nature of High X-Ray/Optical Flux Sources -- Redshift Spikes in the Chandra Deep Field South -- The 2 Ms Chandra Deep Field-North -- Inferring the Star-Formation History from X-Ray Observations of Clusters -- The XMM-Newton Hard
Band Wide Angle Survey -- Future Missions -- Cosmology with ESA’s Future High-Energy Astronomy Programme (Invited) -- Probing IGM Reionization through the 21 CM Radiation -- Summary -- Concluding Remarks -- Open Talk -- Ionian
Philosophers and Early Greek Cosmology (Invited)
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Title:New Quests in Stellar Astrophysics: The Link Between Stars and Cosmology Proceedings of the International Conference held in Puerto Vallarta, México, 26–30 March 2001
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Date:2002
Size:1 online resource (314 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-94-010-0393-3
Contents:A Few Things We Do Not Know About Stars and Model Atmospheres -- Cool Stellar Atmospheres -- A Critical Appraisal of ATLAS9 and NextGen5 Model Atmospheres -- A Precise New Method to Correcting Temperature in Stellar Atmospheres -- New
Phenomena Discovered in the Atmospheres of Normal Late-B Type Stars -- Heating the Quiet Corona by Explosive Events in UV: Results from SUMER on board SoHO -- A Grid of Synthetic Stellar UV Fluxes -- A Grid of LTE Zero-Metallicity
Stellar Fluxes -- The Evolutionary Properties of Zero-Metal Stars in the Mass Range Between 4 and 100 M? -- The Peculiar Evolution of Low-Mass Pop III Stars -- Zero-Metal Stellar Yields, the IMF for Population III and Nucleosynthetic
Constraints -- The Stellar IMF in Very Metal-Deficient Gas -- Cosmological Origin of the Lowest Metallicity Halo Stars -- Cosmological Chemistry and the Formation of the First Objects -- The Primordial Li: New Observations -- Star
Formation History in the Solar Neighborhood: the Link Between Stars and Cosmology -- Carbon and Oxygen Galactic Abundance Gradients Predicted by Different Stellar Yields -- The Upper End of the Galactic Metallicity Scale -- Spectral
Indices of Stars at Super-solar Regime -- The Proper Motion of the Globular Cluster NGC 6553 and of Bulge Stars with HST -- Update on Globular Cluster Ages -- A Survey of Open Clusters at San Pedro Mártir -- About the IMF in Young
Stellar Clusters -- Reconstructing Star Formation Episodes in the Local Group -- Deep Studies of the Resolved Stellar Populations in the Outskirts of M31 -- Comments on Binary Star Evolution and the Small Magellanic Cloud System HD
5980 -- Stellar Metallicities Beyond the Local Group with VLT/FORS -- An Estimate of H0 using Cepheid Period Luminosity Relations at Maximum Light -- H? Luminosity Function of H II Regions: Preliminary Calibration of a Powerful
Standard Candle -- On the Behavior of the Ionized Gas in NGC 4449 -- NGC 5044-N50: a Link Between Blue Compact Galaxies and Dwarf Ellipticals -- Star Formation in Ring Galaxies -- Recent Star Formation in Galaxies -- Extinction and
Star Formation Histories of Nearby Starburst Galaxies -- Dust and Nebular Emission in Star Forming Galaxies -- Modeling the Radio to X-ray SED of Galaxies -- Population Synthesis in the Blue and the Spectroscopic Age of 47 Tucanae --
On the Properties of Population III Stars and “Galaxies” -- Population Synthesis and the Diagnostics of High-Redshift Galaxies -- Explosive Yields of Metal Free SNII and the Abundances in Extremely Metal Poor Stars -- The First
Detection of Cobalt in a Damped Lyman Alpha System -- Type Ib-Ic Supernovae: Time Clocks of Seyfert Galaxies? -- On the Evolution of Cosmological Type I Supernovae and the Gravitational Constant -- Lifting the Veil: ?-Ray Bursts as
Beacons for Cosmic Star Formation -- Stars and Gas in High Redshift Galaxies -- Abundances in Damped Ly? Systems -- High Redshift Galaxies and the Intergalactic Medium -- Dust Penetrated Morphology in the High Redshift Universe -- The
Dusty Star Formation History of High-z Galaxies, Modeling Tools and Future Prospects -- On the Calibration of Star Formation Rates -- Excursions into the Evolution of Early-type Galaxies -- Optical Identification of X-ray Sources in a
High X-ray Flux Sensitivity Area from the RASS -- Intermediate Resolution H? Spectroscopy and Photometric Monitoring of 3C 390.3 ABCD -- From protostars to galaxies with GTM/LMT -- Searching for an Early Epoch of Star Formation with
mm/sub-mm Blank Field Surveys -- The Creation and Evolution of Galaxies in the Universe: Millimeter Cosmology @ INAOE -- 21-cm Emission from the Damped Lyman-? Absorber SBS 1543+593 ABCD -- Cosmological Parameters and the Baryon
Density from CMB and Galaxy Fluctuations -- List of Participants
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Keywords: Physics , Gravitation , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Astrophysics , Space sciences , Physics , Astrophysics and Astroparticles , Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory
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Title:Lighthouses of the Universe: The Most Luminous Celestial Objects and Their Use for Cosmology Proceedings of the MPA/ESO/MPE/USM Joint Astronomy Conference Held in Garching, Germany, 6-10 August 2001
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Date:2002
Size:1 online resource (618 p.)
Note:10.1007/b88624
Contents:From the Contents: Clusters of Galaxies -- Brightest Galaxies -- Gamma-ray Bursts as the Lighthouses -- Gravitational Lensing and Gravitational Waves -- QSO, AGN, Blazars - Observational Data -- First Bright Objects and Their Role in
the End of Dark Ages -- Formation and Growth of Supermassive BH -- Activity Connected with the Presence of Supermassive Black Holes -- Ultra-luminous X-ray Sources and Stellar Mass Black Holes -- QSO, AGN, Blazars as Probes of the
Universe -- Lighthouses and the Cosmic Background Radiation
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Keywords: Physics , Astronomy , Astrophysics , Cosmology , Physics , Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
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Call number:SPRINGER-1999-9781461215127:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:More Things in Heaven and Earth A Celebration of Physics at the Millennium
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Date:1999
Size:1 online resource (841 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4612-1512-7
Contents:Historic Perspectives—Personal Essays on Historic Developments -- Quantum Theory -- Nuclear Physics -- Theoretical Particle Physics -- Elementary Particle Physics: The Origins -- Astrophysics -- A Century of Relativity -- From Radar
to Nuclear Magnetic Resonance -- An Essay on Condensed Matter Physics in the Twentieth Century -- A Short History of Atomic Physics in the Twentieth Century -- Particle Physics and Related Topics -- Quantum Field Theory -- The Standard
Model of Particle Physics -- String Theory, Supersymmetry, Unification, and All That -- Accelerators and Detectors -- Anomalous g Values of the Electron and Muon -- Neutrino Physics -- Astrophysics -- Cosmology at The Millennium --
Cosmic Rays: The Most Energetic Particles in the Universe -- Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation -- Black Holes -- Gravitational Radiation -- Deciphering the Nature of Dark Matter -- Nuclear Physics -- Nuclear Physics at the End of
the Century -- Stellar Nucleosynthesis -- Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics -- Atomic Physics -- Laser Spectroscopy and Quantum Optics -- Atom Cooling, Trapping, and Quantum Manipulation -- Laser Physics: Quantum Controversy in
Action -- Quantum Effects in One-Photon and Two-Photon Interference -- From Nanosecond to Femtosecond Science -- Experiment and Foundations of Quantum Physics -- Condensed Matter Physics -- The Fractional Quantum Hall Effect --
Conductance Viewed as Transmission -- Superconductivity -- Superfluidity -- In Touch with Atoms -- Materials Physics -- The Invention of the Transistor -- Statistical Physics and Fluids -- Statistical Mechanics: A Selective Review of
Two Central Issues -- Scaling, Universality, and Renormalization: Three Pillars of Modern Critical Phenomena -- Insights from Soft Condensed Matter -- Granular Matter: A Tentative View -- Fluid Turbulence -- Pattern Formation in
Nonequilibrium Physics -- Plasma Physics -- The Collisionless Nature of High-Temperature Plasmas -- Chemical Physics and Biological Physics -- Chemical Physics: Molecular Clouds, Clusters, and Corrals -- Biological Physics -- Brain,
Neural Networks, and Computation -- Computational Physics -- Microscopic Simulations in Physics -- Applications of Physics to Other Areas -- Physics and Applications of Medical Imaging -- Nuclear Fission Reactors -- Nuclear
Power—Fusion -- Physics and U.S. National Security -- Laser Technology -- Physics and the Communications Industry
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Title:The Invisible Sky Rosat and the Age of X-Ray Astronomy
Author(s): Bernd Aschenbach
Date:1998
Size:1 online resource (175 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4612-1628-5
Contents:Preface -- Introduction -- The Invisible Sky -- The History of X-Ray Astronomy -- X-Rays from the Sun?- A Fortuitous Discovery -- Filling up the Sky -- The Moon as Observing Assistant -- Rotating Blinders -- With Uhuru Toward New
Frontiers -- Cygnus Cycles -- Magnetic Remote Sensing -- Einstein and EXOSAT -- ROSAT Ödash Creating a Satellite -- A New Type of Detector -- A Key Experience -- Pulsars Ödash Energy Beacons in the Universe -- The HEXE Balloon Program
-- The Search for the Black Hole -- Contacts with Moscow -- ROSAT Ödash The ROentgen SATellite Project -- Grazing Reflections -- Technical Preparations -- Difficult Production -- How to Glue Glass to Metal?- ROSAT Goes International --
Imaging of X-Rays -- An Artificial Optic Nerve -- Building a Satellite -- Commands from Bavari -- Early Morning Shock -- The Most Accurate X-Ray Map -- Astro-Navigation for ROSAT -- X-Ray Astronomy in Our Galaxy -- X-Rays from a Comet
-- X-Rays from the Moon -- The Demystification of the Sky -- The Sun as a Prototypical Star -- What Heats the Corona? -- The Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram -- Helpful Mass Screenings -- Magnetic Fields Determine -- X-Ray Luminosity --
ROSAT Registers Strongest X-Ray Burst -- X-Ray Views into Cosmic Delivery Rooms -- X-Rays from the Sirius System -- The End of a Solar-Type Star -- Consequences of Proximity -- The Source of the X-Rays -- Magnetic White Dwarfs -- A
Mysterious Gap -- Exploding Stars -- Supernova 1987 A -- ROSAT's First Measurements -- The Fast Supernova 1993 -- Galactic Supernovae -- A Stellar Explosion in the Stone Age -- Supersonic Stellar Debris -- Pulsars in X-Rays --
Revealing Cooling -- Enigma Geminga -- Classical X-Ray Binaries -- Difficult Search -- Black Holes -- The Particle Slingshot SS 433 -- Impenetrable Clouds -- A Hot Neighborhood -- Bubbles in the Milky Way -- The Galactic Center --
Perhaps a Black Hole?- X-Ray Astronomy Outside Our Galaxy -- Our Nearest Neighbors -- Fusion Processes on the Surface -- A New X-Ray Pulsar -- Super-Bubbles in the LMC -- The 30 Doradus Complex -- The Andromeda Galaxy -- Starburst
Galaxies -- Active Galaxies -- An End to the Confusing Variety -- Multispectral Cooperation -- Gigantic Energy Beacons -- Clusters of Galaxies -- A Deep View Through the Lockman Hole -- Epilogue -- List of Acronyms -- Index
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Title:Physical Processes in Fragmentation and Star Formation Proceedings of the Workshop on ‘Physical Processes in Fragmentation and Star Formation’, Held in Monteporzio Catone (Rome), Italy, June 5–11, 1989
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Date:1990
Size:1 online resource (492 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-94-009-0605-1
Contents:1. Atomic, Molecular Processes, Turbulence, and Magnetic Field in Fragmentation -- Chemistry and star formation -- Molecular cloud chemistry with mixing -- Collapse and fragmentation of molecular clouds -- On the role of molecular
hydrogen in the formation and evolution of blue compact dwarf galaxies and giant HII regions -- NLTE H2 cooling function and protogalactic evolution -- Radiative shocks and nonequilibrium chemistry in the early universe: Galaxy and
primordial star formation -- The intergalactic medium: initial and boundary conditions for Galaxy and primeval star formation -- Supersonic turbulent fragmentation of giant molecular clouds -- Turbulence in the frame of the evolution
of a self-gravitating protocloud -- Fragmentation and supersonic turbulence in self-gravitating gas clouds -- Fragmentation and collapse in magnetic molecular clouds: natural length scales and protostellar masses -- 2. Star Formation
in Different Astrophysical Environments -- Perception of interstellar structure: facing complexity -- Interstellar gas cycling powered by star formation -- Star complex formation in differentially rotating superclouds -- Global star
formation in the L1630 molecular cloud -- Observations of fragmentation -- Extrasolar planetary material -- Star formation and dissipation in galactic discs -- Star formation in star burst galaxies -- The new brilliant blue compact
dwarf galaxy: a test on the early stages of galaxy evolution -- Star formation in elliptical galaxies -- Star formation in distant galaxies -- The early evolution of spheroidal star systems -- 3.Hydrodynamical and Dynamical Models --
Fragmentation of isothermal and non-isothermal protostellar clouds -- Protostellar core instabilities -- A multifluid hydrodynamical radiative model for the evolution of a spherical protogalaxy -- Thermal instabilities in the warm
interstellar gas as a regulating mechanism of star formation -- Evolution of the first protostellar core -- Numerical hydrodynamics of cloud implosion -- 4. The Initial Mass Function -- A review on IMF theories -- Fragmentation
theories and the IMF -- The initial mass function of very low mass stars and the significance of brown dwarfs -- Multimodality of star formation -- 5. Star Clusters: Fragmentation and Star Formation -- Formation of star clusters -- The
initial mass functions of magellanic cloud star clusters -- Are there large variations among IMFs of LMC clusters? -- Star clusters in the Large Magellanic Cloud -- Formation and disruption of open clusters -- 6. Discussion on the low
mass end of the imf and concluding remarks -- Discussion on the low mass end of the IMF -- Radio-observation perspectives and star formation -- Concluding remarks -- Key Word Index
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Title:Big Bang Big Bounce How Particles and Fields Drive Cosmic Evolution
Author(s): Iosif L Rozental
Date:1988
Size:1 online resource (129 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-642-72745-0
Contents:1 Elementary Particles -- 1.1 Fundamental Interactions -- 1.2 Quantum Numbers of Elementary Particles -- 1.3 Basics of Classification of Elementary Particles -- 1.4 How Elementary Particles Interact -- 1.5 Unified Field Theories --
1.6 Proton Decay -- 2 The Universe -- 2.1 A Bit of History -- 2.2 Friedmann’s Model of the Universe -- 2.3 Evolution of the Universe: A Quantitative Analysis -- 2.4 The Universe: Open or Closed? -- 2.5 A Hot Universe -- 2.6 Baryonic
Asymmetry of the Universe -- 2.7 Cosmologic Nucleosynethesis of Helium -- 2.8 The Origin of Galaxies -- 2.9 Stars -- 3 The Universe and the Elementary Particles -- 3.1 On the Relation between the Characteristic of Stars and of the
Elementary Particles -- 3.2 Structure of the Universe and the Mass of the Elementary Particles -- 3.3 Structure of the Universe and the Fundamental Interaction Constants -- 3.4 The Dimension of Space -- 3.5 Structure of the Universe
and Quantum Numbers of Elementary Particles -- 3.6 The Anthropic Principle -- 3.7 On the Numerical Values of the Fundamental Constants -- 3.8 Conclusion -- 4. The Beginning and End of the Metagalaxy -- 4.1 Updating our Knowledge of the
Metagalaxy -- 4.2 Describing the Metagalaxy -- 4.3 The Universality of the Physical Laws -- 4.4 The Very Beginning -- 4.5 Models of the Metagalaxy -- 4.6 The Friedmann Model -- 4.7 The Physical Vacuum -- 4.8 The de Sitter Model: The
Beginning of the Metagalaxy -- 4.9 The Structure of the Metagalaxy and the Fundamental Constants -- 4.10 The Metagalaxy as a Fluctuation -- 4.11 The Anthropic Principle -- 4.12 The Birth of the Metagalaxy and of Metagalaxies -- 4.13
Future of the Metagalaxy
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Title:Extragalactic Astronomy Lecture notes from Córdoba
Author(s): J. L Sérsic
Date:1982
Size:1 online resource (247 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-94-009-7726-6
Contents:I: Forms and Structures -- 1.1. Normal and Peculiar Galaxies -- 1.2. Classification of Normal Galaxies -- 1.3. Apparent and True Flattening of Galaxies -- 1.4. Other Classifications Systems -- 1.5. Classification of Peculiar Galaxies
-- II: Normal Galaxies -- II.1. Contents -- II.1.1. Photometric Properties -- II.1.2. Stellar Content -- II.1.3. The Interstellar Medium in Galaxies -- II.1.4. Subsystems -- II.2. Motions and Masses -- II.2.1. Kinematics -- II.2.2.
Masses of Galaxies -- II.2.3. Mass-Luminosity Ratios -- II.3.2. Evolution of Galactic Content -- III: Active Galaxies -- III.1. Classification -- III.2. Intergalactic H II Regions (IG H II) -- III.3. Galaxies with Nuclear Emission
(neG) -- III.4. Irr II Galaxies -- III.5. Seyfert Galaxies (SyG) -- III.5.1. Spectrum of Emission -- III.5.2. Continuum Spectrum -- III.5.3. Variability -- III.5.4. Radioemission -- III.5.5. Correlations -- III.6. Strong Radio Galaxies
(SRG) -- III.6.1. Radio Structures -- III.6.2. Spectrum of Radio Frequencies -- III.6.3. Time Scale -- III.6.4. Compact Sources -- III.6.5. Optical Forms Associated with SRG’s -- III.6.6. Optical Spectra -- III.6.7. Energetics of SRG’s
-- III.7. N Galaxies -- III.8. Quasi Stellar Objects (QSO) -- III.8.1. Continuum Spectrum -- III.8.2. Line Spectrum -- III.8.3. BL Lacertae Objects -- III.8.4. Redshifts and Nature of the QSO’s -- III.9. Activity in Compact Objects --
III.9.1. Excitation Mechanism -- III.9.2. The Source of Energy -- IV: Galaxies and their Environment -- IV.1. Tidal Interactions -- IV.1.2. Non-tidal Interactions -- IV.2. Agregates of Galaxies -- IV.2.1. Pairs and Multiplets --
IV.2.2. Groups of Galaxies -- IV.2.3. Clusters -- IV.2.4. Second Order Clustering -- IV.2.5. Clustering -- IV.3. Mean Mass Density of Matter in the Universe -- V: Measuring the Universe -- V.1. Distance Indicators -- V.1.1. Primary
Distance Indicators -- V.1.2. Other Photometric Indicators -- V.1.3. Geometric Indicators -- V.1.4. Other Indicators -- V.2. The Scale of Distances -- V.2.1. The Hubble Flow -- V.2.2. The Quest for H0 -- V.3. Far Away and Long Ago --
V.3.1. TheRedshift -- V.3.2. The Hubble Law -- VI: Cosmology -- VI.1. Basic Assumptions -- VI.2. Explosive Cosmologies -- VI.3. Thermal Evolution of the Universe -- VI.4. Primaeval Nucleosynthesis -- VI.5. The Background Radiation --
VI.6. Observational Cosmology -- VI.6.1. Observable Parameters -- VI.6.2. Fitting the Model to the Universe -- VI.6.3. Lifting the Restriction ? = 0 -- VII: Gravitational Instability and Galaxy Formation -- VII.1. Theory of Jeans’
Wavelength and Mass -- VII.1.1. The Jeans Mass -- VII.2. Gravitational Instability in an Expanding Universe -- VII.2.1. The Era of Gravitational Instability -- VII.3. Protogalaxies -- VII.3.1. Non-linear Growth of a Density
Perturbation -- VII.4. Galaxy Formation Through Dissipative Collapse -- VII.4.1. Stationary State out of Equilibrium -- VII.4.2. Hierarchy of Fragmentations -- VII.4.3. The End of the Hierarchy -- VII.4.4. Global Dynamics -- VII.4.5.
The Influence of Rotation -- VI.5. Dissipationless Collapse -- VIII: Notes and Comments -- VII.1. Catalogs and Atlas of Galaxies -- VIII.2. Composite Spectra -- VIII.3. The H I Spectrum -- VIII.4. Determination of Rotation Curves --
VIII.5. Rotation Period of Central Regions in Galaxies -- VIII.6. Note for Section V.1.3
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Title:The big picture: on the origins of life, meaning, and the universe itself
Author(s): Sean M. Carroll
Date:2016
Publisher:Dutton
Size:496 p
Contents:The fundamental nature of reality -- Poetic naturalism -- The world moves by itself -- What determines what will happen next? -- Reasons why -- Our universe -- Time's arrow -- Memories and causes -- Learning about the world -- Updating our knowledge -- Is it okay to doubt everything? -- Reality emerges -- What exists, and what is illusion? -- Planets of belief -- Accepting uncertainty -- What can we know about the universe without looking at it? -- Who am I? -- Abducting God -- How much we know -- T he quantum realm -- Interpreting quantum mechanics -- The core theory -- The stuff of which we are made -- The effective theory of the everyday world -- Why does the universe exist? -- Body and soul -- Death is the end -- The universe in a cup of coffee - - Light and life -- Funneling energy -- Spontaneous organization -- The origin and purpose of life -- Evolution's bootstraps -- Searching through the landscape -- Emergent purpose -- Are we the point? -- Crawling into consciousness -- The babbling brain - - What thinks? -- The hard problem -- Zombies and stories -- Are photons conscious? -- What acts on what? -- Freedom to choose -- Billion heartbeats -- What is and what ought to be -- Rules and consequences -- Constructing goodness -- Listening to the wor ld -- Existential therapy.
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Keywords: Life, Origin.
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Title:The End of physics: The Myth of a unified theory
Author(s): David Lindley
Date:1993
Publisher:BasicBooks: New York
Size:275 pgs.
Contents:Part I: the Microworld - 1. Lord Kelvin's Declaration, 2. Beyond Common Sense, 3. The Last Contradiction, 4. Botany
Part II: the Macroworld - 5. The Expanding Universe, 6. Grand Ideas, 7. Dark Secrets
Part III: The Whole World - 8. March of the Superlatives, 9. The New Heat Death
ISBN:0465015484
Keywords: Grand Unified Theories (Nuclear physics) , Physics - Philosophy
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Title:The particle at the end of the universe how the hunt for the Higgs boson leads us to the edge of a new world
Author(s): Sean M. Carroll
Date:2012
Publisher:New York, Dutton
Size:341 p
Contents:Prologue -- The point -- Next to godliness -- Atoms and particles -- The accelerator story -- The largest machine ever built -- Wisdom through smashing -- Particles in the waves -- Through a broken mirror -- Bringing down the house -- Spreading the word -- Nobel dreams -- Beyond this horizon -- Making it worth defending -- Appendix one. Mass and spin -- Appendix two. Standard model particles -- Appendix three. Particles and their interactions
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Title:Building the universe
Author(s): Christine Sutton
Date:1985
Publisher:B. Blackwell: Oxford [Oxfordshire]
Size:361 pgs.
Contents:Part I: Alpha to Omega - 1. The Birth of Nuclear Physics, 2. The World Within the Proton, 3. Order Out of Sub-Nuclear Chaos
Part II: The Hunting of the Quark - 4. The Quark Hypothesis, 5. Quark Tracks Down Under, 6. Fractional Charge: The Mystery of the Niobium Balls, 7. The Grains in the Proton, 8. The Man Who Took Quarks Seriously
Part III: New Quarks, New Particles - 9. A Revolution in Particle Physics, 10. Particles with Charm, 11. The Fifth Quark Revealed, 12. A New Lepton, 13. The Generation Game
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Part VI: A Window on Creation - 24. Grand Unified Theories, 25. Waiting for the End, 26. The Search for Supersymmetry, 27. Collisions to Melt the Vacuum
Part VII: Shooting Sparrows in the Dark - 28. Towards Still Higher Energies, 29. The New Breed of Accelerator, 30. The Ubiquitous Bubble Chamber, 31. Chips, Charm and Holograms, Epilogue: Is There Physics After the Z?
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Keywords: Nuclear physics
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Author(s): Claudio Simeone
Date:2001
Publisher:World Scientific, Singapore
Size:139 pgs.
Contents:1. Introduction, 2. The Gravitational Field as a Constrained Hamiltonian System, 3. Deparametrization and Path Integral Quantization, 4. Homogeneous Relativistic Cosmologies, 5. String Cosmologies, 6. Canonical Quantization
Appendices: A. Constrained Hamiltonian Systems, B. Path Integral and Inner Product, C. End Point Terms, D. An Extrinsic Time for the Taub Universe, E. Free-Parrticle Constraint for Minisuperspaces
ISBN:9810247419
Series:World scientific lecture notes in physics : v. 69
Keywords: Quantum gravity , Space and Time , Path Integrals , Gauge Invariance , Hamiltonian Systems
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Title:Now: the physics of time
Author(s): Richard Muller
Date:2016
Publisher:W.W. Norton
Size:352 p
Contents:The entangled enigma -- Einstein's childhood regression -- The leaping now -- Contradictions and paradoxes -- Lightspeed limit, lightspeed loophole -- Imaginary time -- To infinity and beyond -- An arrow of confusion -- Demystifying entropy -- Mysti fying entropy -- Time explained -- Our unlikely universe -- The universe erupts -- The end of time -- Throwing entropy under the bus -- Alternative arrows -- A cat both dead and alive -- Tickling the quantum ghost -- Einstein is spooked -- Backward time t ravel observed -- Beyond physics -- Cogito ergo sum -- Free will -- The 4D Big Bang -- The meaning of now.
ISBN:9780393285239
Keywords: Space and time. , Entropy , Physics, Philosophy
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Title:From eternity to here : the quest for the ultimate theory of time
Author(s): Sean Carroll
Date:2010
Publisher:New York : Plume
Size:438 p
Contents:Time, experience and the universe -- The past is present memory -- The heavy hand of entropy -- The beginning and end of time -- Time in Einstein's universe -- Time is personal -- Time is flexible -- Looping through time -- Entropy and time's arrow -- Running time backward -- Entropy and disorder -- Information and life -- Recurrent nightmares -- Quantum time -- From the kitchen to the multiverse -- Black holes the ends of time -- The life of the universe -- Inflation and the multiverse -- The past through tomorrow - epilogue
ISBN:9780452296541
Keywords: Quantum theory , Space and time
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Title:The edge of infinity : where the universe came from and how it will end
Author(s): P.C.W. Davies
Date:1981
Publisher:Simon and Schuster, New York
Size:194
ISBN:0671440632
Keywords: Naked singularities (Cosmology)
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Title:How it ends : from you to the universe
Author(s): Chris Impey
Date:2010
Edition:1st ed.
Publisher:New York, NY : W.W. Norton
Size:352 p.
ISBN:9780393069853
Keywords: End of the universe.
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Title:Universe or Multiverse?
Author(s): Bernard Carr (ed.)
Date:2007
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Contents:Part I. Overviews: 1. Introduction and overview Bernard Carr 2. Living in the multiverse Steven Weinberg 3. Enlightenment, knowledge, Ignorance, temptation Frank Wilczek Part II. Cosmology and Astrophysics: 4. Cosmology and the multiverse Martin J. Rees 5. The anthropic principle revisited Bernard Carr 6. Cosmology from the top down S. W. Hawking 7.The multiverse hierarchy Max Tegmark 8. The inflationary universe Andrei Linde 9. A model of anthropic reasoning addressing the dark to ordinary matter coincidence Frank Wilczek 10. Anthropic predictions: the case of the cosmological constant Alexander Vilenkin 11. The definition and classification of universes James D. Bjorke 12. M/string theory and anthropic reasoning Renata Kallosh 13. The anthropic principle, dark energy and the LHC Savas Dimopoulos and Scott Thomas Part III. Particle Physics and Quantum Theory: 14. Quarks, electrons and atoms in closely related universes Craig J. Hogan 15. The fine-tuning problems of particle physics and anthropic mechanisms John F. Donoghue 16. The anthropic landscape of string theory Leonard Susskind 17. Cosmology and the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics V. F. Mukhanov 18. Anthropic reasoning and quantum cosmology James. B. Hartle 19. Micro-anthropic principle for quantum theory Brandon Carter Part IV. More General Philosophical Issues: 20. Scientific alternatives to the anthropic principle Lee Smolin 21. Making predictions in a multiverse: conundrums, dangers, coincidences Anthony Aguirre 22. Multiverses: description, uniqueness and testing George Ellis 23. Predictions and tests of multiverse theories Don N. Page 24. Observation selection theory and cosmological fine-tuning Nick Bostrom 25. Are anthropic arguments? involving multiverses and beyond, legitimate? William R. Stoeger 26. The multiverse hypothesis: a theistic perspective Robin Collins 27. Living in a simulated universe John D. Barrow 28. Universes galore: where will it all end?
ISBN:9780521848411
Keywords: Cosmogony
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Title:A universe from nothing Why there is something rather than nothing
Author(s): Lawrence Maxwell Krauss
Date:2012
Publisher:New York : Free Press
Size:202 p.
Contents:A cosmic mystery story : beginnings -- A cosmic mystery story : weighing the universe -- Light from the beginning of time -- Much ado about nothing -- The runaway universe -- The free lunch at the end of the universe -- Our miserable future -- A grand accident? -- Nothing is something -- Nothing is unstable -- Brave new worlds
ISBN:9781451624458
Keywords: Cosmology. , Beginning. , End of the universe. , SCIENCE / Physics , SCIENCE / Cosmology , SCIENCE / Philosophy & Social Aspects
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