The Evolution of Galaxies

I-Observational Clues

  • José M. Vílchez
  • Grażyna Stasińska
  • Enrique Pérez

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-3
  2. Introduction

  3. The interstellar and Intergalactic Medium

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-28
    2. Francoise Combes
      Pages 29-38
    3. D. J. Bomans, K. Weis, R. Tüllmann, R.-J. Dettmar
      Pages 51-54
    4. V. Charmandaris, O. Laurent, I. F. Mirabel, P. Gallais
      Pages 55-58
    5. A. Contursi, J. Brauher, G. Helou
      Pages 59-62
    6. Duilia De Mello, Tommy Wiklind, Marcio A. G. Maia
      Pages 67-70
    7. José Franco, Stan E. Kurtz, José A. García-Barreto, Guillermo García-Segura, Eduardo de la Fuente, Peter Hofner et al.
      Pages 71-74
    8. Maryvonne Gerin, Thomas G. Phillips
      Pages 75-78
    9. G. L. Granato, L. Silva, A. Bressan, C. G. Lacey, C. M. Baugh, S. Cole et al.
      Pages 79-82
    10. Enrique Pérez, Rosa González Delgado, José M. Vílchez
      Pages 83-86
    11. Snezana Stanimirovic
      Pages 87-90
    12. Marco Barden, Linda J. Tacconi, Matthew D. Lehnert, Dimitra Rigopoulou
      Pages 95-95
    13. V. Charmandaris, J. R. Houck, The IRS Science Team
      Pages 97-97

About this book


Galaxies have a history. This has become clear from recent sky surveys, which have shown that distant galaxies, formed early in the life of the Universe, differ from the nearby ones.
New observational windows at ultraviolet, infrared and millimetric wavelengths (provided by ROSAT, IRAM, IUE, IRAS, ISO) have revealed that galaxies contain a wealth of components: very hot gas, atomic hydrogen, molecules, dust, dark matter. A significant advance is expected due to new instruments (VLT, FIRST, XMM) which will allow one to explore the most distant Universe.
Three Euroconferences have been planned to punctuate this new epoch in galactic research, bringing together specialists in various fields of Astronomy.
  • The first, held in Granada (Spain) in May 2000, addressed the observational clues.
  • The second will take place in October 2001 in St Denis de la Réunion (France) and will review the basic building blocks and small-scale processes in galaxy evolution.
  • The third will take place in July 2002 in Kiel (Germany) and will be devoted to the overall modelling of galaxy evolution.
This book contains the proceedings of the first conference. It is recommended to researchers and PhD students in Astrophysics.


Dark matter Galaxy Redshift Universe astronomy astrophysics stellar

Editors and affiliations

  • José M. Vílchez
    • 1
  • Grażyna Stasińska
    • 2
  • Enrique Pérez
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucia (CSIC)GranadaSpain
  2. 2.Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (DAEC)MeudonFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5821-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-3313-7
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