© 1989

Large Scale Structure and Motions in the Universe

Proceeding of an International Meeting Held in Trieste, Italy, April 6–9, 1988

  • M. Mezzetti
  • G. Giuricin
  • F. Mardirossian
  • M. Ramella

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 151)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Invited Lectures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Margaret J. Geller, John P. Huchra
      Pages 3-18
    3. Michael Rowan-Robinson
      Pages 19-39
    4. Bruno Binggeli
      Pages 47-63
    5. A. Cavaliere, S. Colafrancesco
      Pages 73-92
    6. Patrick S. Osmer, Paul C. Hewett
      Pages 93-100
    7. P. A. Shaver, A. Iovino, M. Pierre
      Pages 101-118
    8. P. J. E. Peebles
      Pages 119-132
    9. R. A. Watson, R. Rebolo, J. E. Beckman, R. D. Davies, A. N. Lasenby
      Pages 133-137
    10. David Burstein, Roger L. Davies, Alan Dressler, S. M. Faber, Donald Lynden-Bell, Roberto Terlevich et al.
      Pages 179-196
    11. Alexander S. Szalay
      Pages 215-226
    12. Nicola Vittorio, Roman Juszkiewicz
      Pages 241-258

About this book


The 1980's have been times of great excitement in Astrophysics and Cosmology. Professors Dennis Sciama and Fabio Mardirossian and all the other Members of the Organizing Committees are to be congratulated for having given us a taste of this excitement in Trieste, by inviting the leaders of the subject to the meeting they have organized. The excitement has corne from the new observations of the three-dimensional structure of the universe through a large number of new measurements of redshifts. These have revealed that clusters of galaxies are distributed on the surface of big empty bubbles of diameters of the order of 20-50 Mpc. Additionally, there is some evidence for invisible dark matter (whose composition is not known) as well as evidence for the gravitational lens effect. To cap this has corne the supernova of 1987, an event which last occurred 383 years ago. For the first time in history, the neutrino flux from the supernova was measured, giving limits to neutrino masses and numbers of neutrino types. (The dark matter problem is related to Particle Physics - beyond this standard model). It is good to be alive when all this happens and to try to comprehend this. Once again, our appreciation to the organisers and to those who presented their beautiful results.


Dark matter Gravity Redshift Universe astrophysics galaxy quasar

Editors and affiliations

  • M. Mezzetti
    • 1
  • G. Giuricin
    • 1
  • F. Mardirossian
    • 1
  • M. Ramella
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipartimento di AstronomiaUniversità degli Studi di TriesteTriesteItaly
  2. 2.Osservatorio Astronomico di TriesteItaly

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Large Scale Structure and Motions in the Universe
  • Book Subtitle Proceeding of an International Meeting Held in Trieste, Italy, April 6–9, 1988
  • Editors Marino Mezzetti
    G. Giuricin
    F. Mardirossian
    M. Ramella
  • Series Title Astrophysics and Space Science Library
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-0082-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-6895-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-0903-8
  • Series ISSN 0067-0057
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 500
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory
    Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
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