Reviews in Frontiers of Modern Astrophysics

From Space Debris to Cosmology

  • Petr Kabáth
  • David Jones
  • Marek Skarka

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Jiří Šilha
    Pages 1-21
  3. Pavol Matlovič, Juraj Tóth
    Pages 23-44
  4. Jan Budaj, Petr Kabáth, Enric Palle
    Pages 45-88
  5. Nicolas Lodieu, Ernst Paunzen, Miloslav Zejda
    Pages 213-243
  6. Michael A. Beasley
    Pages 245-277
  7. Norbert Werner, François Mernier
    Pages 279-310
  8. Ivana Orlitova
    Pages 379-411

About this book


This book presents a collection of focused review papers on the advances in topics in modern astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology and planetary science. The chapters are written by expert members of an EU-funded ERASMUS+ program of strategic partnership between several European institutes.

The 13 reviews comprise the topics:
  1. Space debris, optical measurements
  2. Meteors, light from comets and asteroids
  3. Extrasolar enigmas: from disintegrating exoplanets to exo-asteroids
  4. Physical conditions and chemical abundances in photoionized nebulae from optical spectra
  5. Observational Constraints on the Common Envelope Phase
  6. A modern guide to quantitative spectroscopy of massive OB stars
  7. Explosion mechanisms of core-collapse supernovae and their observational signatures
  8. Low-mass and substellar eclipsing binaries in stellar clusters
  9. Globular cluster systems and Galaxy Formation
  10. Hot atmospheres of galaxies, groups, and clusters of galaxies
  11. The establishment of the Standard Cosmological Model through observations
  12. Exploiting solar visible-range observations by inversion techniques: from flows in the solar subsurface to a flaring atmosphere
  13. Starburst galaxies 

The book is intended for the general astronomical community as well as for advanced students who could use it as a guideline, inspiration and overview for their future careers in astronomy.


ERASMUS+ programme stellar clusters astronomical instrumentation galaxies and AGNs solar physics exoplanet observation and theory stellar physics planetary nebulae space debris minor bodies in solar system

Editors and affiliations

  • Petr Kabáth
    • 1
  • David Jones
    • 2
  • Marek Skarka
    • 3
  1. 1.Astronomical Institute of the Czech Academy of SciencesOndrejovCzech Republic
  2. 2.Instituto de Astrofisica de CanariasLa LagunaSpain
  3. 3.Department of Theoretical Physics and AstrophysicsMasaryk UniversityBrnoCzech Republic

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