• R. S. DE JONG

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings book series (ASSSP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIV

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XXIV
    2. K.C. Freeman
      Pages 3-16
    3. Paul D. Allen, Simon P. Driver, Jochen Liske, Alister W. Graham
      Pages 23-28
    4. Julianne J. Dalcanton, Anil C. Seth, Peter Yoachim
      Pages 29-40
    5. Benne W. Holwerda, R.A. González, Ronald J. Allen, P.C. van der Kruit
      Pages 41-46
    6. Bhaskeand K. Moorthy, Jon A. Holtzman
      Pages 47-52
    7. Tetyana V. Nykytyuk, Tamara V. Mishenina
      Pages 53-56
    8. L. Portinari, J. Holmberg, C. Flynn
      Pages 57-60
    9. Clemens Trachternach, Dominik J. Bomans, Lutz Haberzettl, Ralf-Juergen Dettmar
      Pages 61-64

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XXIV
    2. James Binney
      Pages 67-76
    3. E.M. Corsini, A. Pizzella, E. Dalla Bontà, F. Bertola, L. Cocato, M. Sarzi
      Pages 77-82
    4. Annapurni Subramaniam, Tushar P. Prabhu
      Pages 83-88
    5. Marc A.W. Verheijen, Matthew A. Bershady, Rob A. Swaters, David R. Andersen, Kyle B. Westfall
      Pages 95-100
    6. R. Minchin, M. J. Disney, J. I. Davies, A. R. Marble, C. D. Impey, P. J. Boyce et al.
      Pages 101-106
    7. Roelof S. de Jong, Eric F. Bell
      Pages 107-116
    8. T. Böker, E. Schinnerer, E. Emsellem, U. Lisenfeld
      Pages 117-120

About these proceedings


This book contains an up-to-date review of the structure and evolution of disk galaxies from both the observational and theoretical point of view. The book is the proceedings of the "Island Universes" conference held at the island of Terschelling, The Netherlands in July 2005, which attracted about 130 experts and students in the field. The conference was organized as a tribute to Dr. Piet C. van der Kruit for receiving the honorary Jacobus C. Kapteyn Professorship in Astronomy. The eight topical themes discussed at the meeting are reflected in these proceedings: 1) Properties of Stellar Disks, 2) Kinematics and Dynamics of Disk Galaxies, 3) Bars, Spiral Structure, and Secular Evolution in Disk Galaxies, 4) The Outskirts and Environment of Disk Galaxies, 5) Interstellar Matter, 6) (Evolution of) Star Formation in Galactic Disks, 7) Disk Galaxies through Cosmic Time, and 8) Formation Models of Disk Galaxies. These proceedings are concluded with a conference summary reflecting on the most significant recent progress and outstanding problems. This volume is unique in that it brings together such a broad range of aspects of disk galaxies: structure and dynamics, the latest multi-wavelength surveys, low- and high redshift observations, theory and observations. This book is addressed to professional astronomers and their students.


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Editors and affiliations

  • R. S. DE JONG
    • 1
  1. 1.Space Telescope Science InstituteBaltimoreU.S.A.

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-5572-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-5573-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1570-6591
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