Galaxy Evolution: Connecting the Distant Universe with the Local Fossil Record

Proceedings of a Colloquium held at the Observatoire de Paris-Meudon from 21–25 September, 1998

  • M. Spite
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Introduction

  3. The Pregalactic Evolution and the Nucleosynthesis of the Elements

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Hubert Reeves
      Pages 17-21
    3. David Arnett
      Pages 29-35
    4. K. Nomoto, T. Nakamura, C. Kobayashi
      Pages 37-47
    5. I. E. Panchenko, V. M. Lipunov, K. A. Postnov, M. E. Prokhorov
      Pages 51-54
    6. G. Sonneborn, E. B. Jenkins, T. Tripp, P. Wozniak, A. Vidal-Madjar, R. Ferlet et al.
      Pages 55-56
    7. Suchitra C. Balachandran
      Pages 57-65
    8. F. Primas
      Pages 67-70
    9. Reuven Ramaty, Richard E. Lingenfelter
      Pages 71-76
    10. Elisabeth Vangioni-Flam, Michel Cassé
      Pages 77-86
    11. R. Cayrel, Y. Lebreton, P. Morel
      Pages 87-93
    12. C. Charbonnel, S. Vauclair
      Pages 95-96
    13. E. Margaret Burbidge
      Pages 99-101
  4. The Old Halo Populations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. S. R. Majewski
      Pages 115-122
    3. Jesper Sommer-Larsen
      Pages 123-131
    4. Andrew McWilliam, Leonard Searle
      Pages 133-140
    5. M. Spite, F. Spite, R. Cayrel, V. Hill, B. Nordström, B. Barbuy et al.
      Pages 141-144
    6. C. Sneden
      Pages 145-152
    7. R. Rebolo, G. Israelian, R. J. García López
      Pages 165-170
    8. Johannes Reetz
      Pages 171-174
    9. B. Fuchs, H. Jahreiss, R. Wielen
      Pages 175-178
    10. A. C. Robin, M. Crézé, V. Mohan
      Pages 181-182
    11. W. J. Schuster, L. Parrao, A. Franco, T. C. Beers, P. E. Nissen
      Pages 183-184
    12. V. G. Klochkova, S. V. Ermakov, V. E. Panchuk
      Pages 185-186
    13. C. J. Corbally, R. F. Garrison, W. Rueger, C. R. Stagg
      Pages 187-188
    14. E. Carretta, R. G. Gratton, C. Sneden, A. Bragaglia
      Pages 189-190
    15. A. Bragaglia, C. Cacciari, E. Carretta, F. Castelli
      Pages 193-194
    16. Frank Grundahl, Michael I. Andersen
      Pages 197-198
  5. The Old Disk Population

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. John E. Norris
      Pages 213-220
    3. D. Katz, R. Cayrel, M.-F. Coupry, M.-N. Perrin, C. Van’T Veer, C. Soubiran et al.
      Pages 221-224
    4. O. Bienaymé
      Pages 225-230
    5. S. Phleps, K. Meisenheimer, C. Wolf, B. Fuchs, H. Jahreiss
      Pages 231-232
    6. Christine Allen, M. A. Herrera, A. Poveda
      Pages 233-234

About these proceedings


This book contains the Proceedings of the first 'Rencontres de l'Observatoire' which was held at the Meudon campus of the Paris Observatory on September 21-25, 1998. The subject addressed was 'Galaxy evolution: Connecting the distant Universe with the local fossil record'. This colloquium was a project devised by a group of astronomers who, in France but also in Europe, in the United States, in South America, and even in Japan, have worked for a long time with Roger and Giusa Cayrel. Roger and Giusa had a tremendous influence on us all. They taught us in their discrete way, the care of the observations and the rigor in the interpretation. Besides the presentations of Jun Jugaku and Rene Racine and the presentation of Pierre Couturier of the story of the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (presentation which unfortunately does not appear in this book) several papers refer to the role of Roger and Giusa in astronomy. Their contribution to the study of the galactic evolution has been fundamental. Our Milky Way is the galaxy which can be studied in most details. From the study of our Galaxy's old population, one can understand what our Milky Way was like very soon after its birth, at the same stage where we now observe the very distant and thus very 'young' galaxies. The organizers wanted to bring together with Roger and Giusa Cayrel experts of the old Galactic Population, of the distant galaxies and of the galactic evolution.


Bulge Galaxy Population Universe astronomy astrophysics milky way observational astronomy

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  • M. Spite
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  1. 1.DASGALObservatoire de Paris MeudonFrance

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