Dwarf Galaxies: Keys to Galaxy Formation and Evolution

Proceedings of Symposium 3 of JENAM 2010

  • Polychronis Papaderos
  • Simone Recchi
  • Gerhard Hensler

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. General Properties of Dwarf Galaxies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Uli Klein
      Pages 23-36
  3. Dwarf Galaxy Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-38
    2. G. A. Mamon, D. Tweed, T. X. Thuan, A. Cattaneo
      Pages 39-46
    3. Kate Pilkington, Brad K. Gibson, Francesco Calura, Greg S. Stinson, Chris B. Brook, Alyson Brooks
      Pages 47-54
    4. Y. Ascasibar, M. Gavilán, M. Mollá, A. I. Díaz
      Pages 55-58
    5. Joeri Schroyen, Sven De Rijcke, Sander Valcke
      Pages 59-64
    6. Gerhard Hensler
      Pages 75-91
  4. Dwarf Galaxies in the Local Group

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-94
    2. Stefania Salvadori
      Pages 95-102
    3. Ewa L. Łokas, Stelios Kazantzidis, Steven R. Majewski, David R. Law, Lucio Mayer, Peter M. Frinchaboy
      Pages 113-117
    4. M. K. Belcheva, E. Livanou, M. Kontizas, G. B. Nikolov, E. Kontizas
      Pages 123-126
    5. Natalia A. Drake, Claudio B. Pereira
      Pages 127-130
  5. Dwarf Elliptical Galaxies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-132
    2. Helmut Jerjen
      Pages 133-149

About these proceedings

Introduction

Dwarf galaxy research constitutes an extremely vibrant field of astrophysical research, with many long-standing questions still unsettled and new ones constantly arising. The intriguing diversity of the dwarf galaxy population, observed with advanced ground-based and space-borne observatories over a wide spectral window providing an unprecedented level of detail, poses new challenges for both observers and theoreticians.

The aim of this symposium was to bring together these two groups to exchange ideas and new results on the many evolutionary aspects of and open issues concerning dwarf galaxies. The main topics addressed include:


• the birth of dwarf galaxies: theoretical concepts and observable relics across wavelength and time
• the morphological, structural and chemical evolution of dwarf galaxies
• possible evolutionary connections between early-type and late-type dwarfs
• the star formation history of dwarf galaxies and its dependence on intrinsic and environmental properties
• the origin and implications of starburst activity in dwarf galaxies
• the fate of dwarfish systems born out of tidally ejected matter in galaxy collisions

Keywords

Dwarf galaxies – birth Dwarf galaxies – evolution Dwarf galaxies – latest results Dwarf galaxies – open questions Dwarf galaxies – star formation history Galaxy clusters Interaction of galaxies Local Group

Editors and affiliations

  • Polychronis Papaderos
    • 1
  • Simone Recchi
    • 2
  • Gerhard Hensler
    • 3
  1. 1., Centro de AstrofísicaUniversidade do PortoPortoPortugal
  2. 2., Institute of AstronomyUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria
  3. 3., Institute of AstronomyUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-22018-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-22017-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-22018-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1570-6591
  • Series Online ISSN 1570-6605
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