Galaxies: Interactions and Induced Star Formation

  • R. C. KennicuttJr.
  • F. Schweizer
  • J. E. Barnes
  • Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy
  • D. Friedli
  • L. Martinet
  • D. Pfenniger

Part of the Saas-Fee Advanced Courses book series (SAASFEE, volume 26)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Robert C. Kennicutt Jr.
    Pages 1-104
  3. François Schweizer
    Pages 105-274
  4. Joshua E. Barnes
    Pages 275-394
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 395-406

About this book

Introduction

This volume contains the written versions of the lectures given at the 26th course of the renowned Saas-Fee series. The book represents a comprehensive and up-to-date review of the field of galaxy interaction. Nowadays, galaxies are no longer seen as immutable objects: they evolve, interact, merge, blaze, and reshape. Dynamic forces can induce powerful stellar activity able to transform the matter composition and morphology of galaxies. The lectures included in this book aim at a better understanding of these remarkable and fascinating phenomena. Though the book is intended for graduate students and young post-docs in astrophysics, it contains more advanced and original material, as well as historical perspectives, which will be of great interest to experts and astronomy teachers also.

Keywords

astronomy astrophysics dynamics galaxy star star formation stellar

Authors and affiliations

  • R. C. KennicuttJr.
    • 1
  • F. Schweizer
    • 2
  • J. E. Barnes
    • 3
  1. 1.Steward ObservatoryUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Terrestrial MagnetismCarnegie Institution of WashingtonWashington, DCUSA
  3. 3.Institute of AstronomyUniversity of HawaiiHonoluluUSA

Editors and affiliations

  • Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy
  • D. Friedli
    • 1
  • L. Martinet
    • 1
  • D. Pfenniger
    • 1
  1. 1.Observatoire de GenèveSauvernySwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-31630-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-63569-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-31630-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1861-7980
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