Millimeter Astronomy

Saas-Fee Advanced Course 38. Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy

  • T. L. Wilson
  • Stéphane Guilloteau
  • Miroslava Dessauges-Zavadsky
  • Daniel Pfenniger

Part of the Saas-Fee Advanced Course book series (SAASFEE, volume 38)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. S. Guilloteau
    Pages 111-178
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 179-183

About this book


The millimeter and sub-millimeter wavebands are unique in astronomy in containing several thousands of spectral lines of molecules as well as the thermal continuum spectrum of cold dust. They are the only bands in the electromagnetic spectrum in which we can detect the molecular gas reservoir for star formation and cold dust far away in high-redshift galaxies, and nearby in low-temperature cocoons of protostars and protoplanets.

This book is based on and extensively updated from the lectures given during the Saas-Fee Advanced Course 38 on millimeter astronomy. It presents both the observing techniques and the scientific perspectives of observations at millimeter wavelengths, here in particular the star and planet formation. 

The chapters by Thomas L. Wilson and Stéphane Guilloteau have been edited by Miroslava Dessauges-Zavadsky and Daniel Pfenniger. The book is part of the series of Saas-Fee Advanced Courses published since 1971. The targeted audience are graduate PhD and advanced undergraduate students, but the book also serves as reference for post-doctoral researchers or newcomers to the field.


Observing Techniques in astronomy Saas-Fee Advance Course 2008 Millimeter Astronomy ALMA Atacama Large Millimeter Array Star Formation Protoplanetary Disks

Authors and affiliations

  • T. L. Wilson
    • 1
  • Stéphane Guilloteau
    • 2
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für RadioastronomieBonnGermany
  2. 2.Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de BordeauxUniversité Bordeaux 1BordeauxFrance

Editors and affiliations

  • Miroslava Dessauges-Zavadsky
    • 1
  • Daniel Pfenniger
    • 2
  1. 1.Observatoire de GenèveUniversité de GenèveSauvernySwitzerland
  2. 2.Observatoire de GenèveUniversité de GenèveSauvernySwitzerland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-57545-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-57546-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1861-7980
  • Series Online ISSN 1861-8227
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