Lessons from the Local Group

A Conference in honour of David Block and Bruce Elmegreen

  • Kenneth Freeman
  • Bruce Elmegreen
  • David Block
  • Matthew Woolway

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. P. C. van der Kruit
    Pages 21-30
  3. Ken C. Freeman
    Pages 31-41
  4. Ortwin Gerhard, Christopher Wegg
    Pages 43-52
  5. Jan Palouš, Soňa Ehlerová
    Pages 63-72
  6. Aigen Li, Shu Wang, Jian Gao, B. W. Jiang
    Pages 85-103
  7. Misha Haywood
    Pages 105-117
  8. Ralf S. Klessen, Simon C. O. Glover
    Pages 137-146
  9. Clare Dobbs, Alex Pettitt
    Pages 147-156
  10. Francesca Matteucci, Emanuele Spitoni
    Pages 157-168
  11. Jean P. Brodie, Aaron J. Romanowsky
    Pages 203-214
  12. Dougal Mackey
    Pages 215-229
  13. Steven R. Majewski, David R. Law, Sten Hasselquist, Guillermo Damke
    Pages 231-241
  14. Deidre A. Hunter
    Pages 243-252
  15. C. Gallart, M. Monelli, L. Monteagudo-Narvión, R. Carrera, P. B. Stetson
    Pages 267-277
  16. Dimitrios A. Gouliermis, Lori C. Beerman, Luciana Bianchi, Julianne J. Dalcanton, Andrew E. Dolphin, Morgan Fouesneau et al.
    Pages 289-299
  17. Gurtina Besla
    Pages 311-321
  18. John Kormendy
    Pages 323-335
  19. Carl J. Grillmair
    Pages 365-377
  20. Rok Roškar, Victor P. Debattista
    Pages 379-390
  21. Françoise Combes
    Pages 413-421
  22. Roberto G. Abraham, Pieter G. van Dokkum, Allison Merritt, Jielai Zhang
    Pages 443-453
  23. Debra Meloy Elmegreen
    Pages 455-462
  24. Michael L. Norman
    Pages 489-500
  25. David L. Block
    Pages 501-504
  26. Back Matter
    Pages 505-516

About these proceedings


 Our understanding of galaxy formation comes mostly from two sources: sensitive observations at high angular resolution of the high-redshift Universe, where galaxies are observed to be forming, and detailed observations of individual stars and clouds in the Local Group, where telltale remnants from its formative time remain and similar processes operate at a low level today. The current conference focusses on key aspects of the Local Group, composed of the Milky Way, Andromeda and Triangulum Spiral Galaxies, the Large and Small Magellanic Cloud galaxies, numerous dwarf and irregular galaxies, and intergalactic gas. Topics include the halo and thick disk of the Milky Way with its first stars and stellar streams; the Milky Way bar, bulge and outer edge; interstellar dust and turbulence; star formation processes and stellar scattering in spiral arms; views through the infrared Eyes of the Spitzer Space Telescope; globular clusters; the Local Gould Belt; stellar metallicities and elemental abundances; the environment and black hole in the Milky Way nucleus; orbits of the Magellanic Clouds and galaxy dwarfs; interstellar dust and turbulence; the outer disks and halos of the Andromeda and Triangulum galaxies; ripples from a collision in Andromeda; and arcs of carbon stars in the Triangulum and intergalactic clouds.

This volume also discusses surveys of planetary nebulae, galaxy morphology at low and high redshift, cosmic evolution of star and galaxy formation and gas accretion, Lyman alpha emitting galaxies, ultra-low surface brightness imaging, and more. Readers are given a clear and comprehensive view of this wide range of topics written by specialists in each field. This is the proceedings of an International Conference at the Seychelles archipelago in May 2014, on the occasion of the 60th birthday of David Block and the millionth (base two) birthday of Bruce Elmegreen.


Galaxy Accretion Galaxy Morphology Heavy Element Buildup Interstellar Gas Dynamics Local Group Galaxies Magellanic Clouds Milky Way Structure Stellar Formation Processes

Editors and affiliations

  • Kenneth Freeman
    • 1
  • Bruce Elmegreen
    • 2
  • David Block
    • 3
  • Matthew Woolway
    • 4
  1. 1.Australian National UniversityCanberraAustralia
  2. 2.IBM T.J. Watson Research CenterYorktown HeightsUSA
  3. 3.University of the WitwatersrandJohannesburgSouth Africa
  4. 4.University of the WitwatersrandJohannesburgSouth Africa

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-10613-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-10614-4
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