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Star Formation in Galaxy Evolution: Connecting Numerical Models to Reality

Saas-Fee Advanced Course 43. Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy

  • Nickolay Y. Gnedin
  • Simon C. O. Glover
  • Ralf S. Klessen
  • Volker Springel
  • Yves Revaz
  • Pascale Jablonka
  • Romain Teyssier
  • Lucio Mayer

Part of the Saas-Fee Advanced Course book series (SAASFEE, volume 43)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Ralf S. Klessen, Simon C. O. Glover
    Pages 85-249
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 359-365

About this book

Introduction

This book contains the elaborated and updated versions of the 24 lectures given at the 43rd Saas-Fee Advanced Course. Written by four eminent scientists in the field, the book reviews the physical processes related to star formation, starting from cosmological down to galactic scales. It presents a detailed description of the interstellar medium and its link with the star formation. And it describes the main numerical computational techniques designed to solve the equations governing self-gravitating fluids used for modelling of galactic and extra-galactic systems. This book provides a unique framework which is needed to develop and improve the simulation techniques designed for understanding the formation and evolution of galaxies. Presented in an accessible manner it contains the present day state of knowledge of the field. It serves as an entry point and key reference to students and researchers in astronomy, cosmology, and physics.

Keywords

Collisionless N-body dynamics Computational astrophysics Galaxy evolution simulations Galaxy formation ISM turbulence Intergalactic medium IGM Moving-mesh techniques Parallelization techniques Simulation technicques for self-gravitating fluids Smoothed particle hydrodynamics SPH Star formation and feedback processes Star formation simulations

Authors and affiliations

  • Nickolay Y. Gnedin
    • 1
  • Simon C. O. Glover
    • 2
  • Ralf S. Klessen
    • 3
  • Volker Springel
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Astronomy and AstrophysicsThe University of ChicagoChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Institute for Theoretical AstrophysicsUniversity of HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany
  3. 3.Institute for Theoretical AstrophysicsUniversity of HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany
  4. 4.ZAH, ARIHeidelberg UniversityHeidelbergGermany

Editors and affiliations

  • Yves Revaz
    • 1
  • Pascale Jablonka
    • 2
  • Romain Teyssier
    • 3
  • Lucio Mayer
    • 4
  1. 1.Laboratoire d’astrophysiqueÉcole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) Observatoire de SauvernySauvernySwitzerland
  2. 2.École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Laboratoire d’astrophysiqueObservatoire de SauvernyVersoixSwitzerland
  3. 3.Center for Theoretical Astrophysics and Cosmology Institute for Computational ScienceUniversity of ZurichZurichSwitzerland
  4. 4.Center for Theoretical Astrophysics and Cosmology Institute for Computational ScienceUniversity of ZurichZurichSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-47890-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-47889-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-47890-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1861-7980
  • Series Online ISSN 1861-8227
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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