The IGM/Galaxy Connection

The Distribution of Baryons at z=0

  • Jessica L. Rosenberg
  • Mary E. Putman

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 281)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. M. Meyer, M. Zwaan, R. L. Webster, J. Stevens, E. Ryan-Weber, M. Pierce et al.
    Pages 21-26
  3. Daniel B. Nestor, Sandhya M. Rao, David A. Turnshek
    Pages 27-32
  4. Dusan Keres, Min S. Yun, Judith S. Young
    Pages 33-36
  5. Nurur Rahman, Sergei F. Shandarin
    Pages 37-40
  6. Jessica L. Rosenberg, Stephen E. Schneider
    Pages 41-44
  7. Virginia A. Kilborn
    Pages 45-46
  8. John T. Stocke, Steven V. Penton, J. M. Shull
    Pages 57-62
  9. H. Trac, P. Zhang, U. Pen
    Pages 69-74
  10. S. Heap, G. Williger, R. Davé, R. Weymann
    Pages 75-76
  11. Andrew R. Marble, Chris D. Impey, Cathy E. Petry
    Pages 81-84
  12. Philipp Richter, Blair D. Savage, Kenneth R. Sembach, Todd M. Tripp, Edward B. Jenkins
    Pages 85-86
  13. T. Fang, C. Canizares, H. Marshall, J. Lee, D. Davis, K. Sembach
    Pages 97-102
  14. Smita Mathur, David H. Weinberg, Xuelei Chen
    Pages 103-108

About this book


This volume contains the proceedings of the meeting entitled, "The IGM/Galaxy Connection: The Distribution of Baryons at z = 0. " The meeting was held August 8 -10 at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) located in Boulder, Colorado on the foothills of the Rocky Mountains (see conference photo). We organized this meeting because we felt it was time to address the link between galaxies and the intergalactic medium at low redshift. In this vein, we posed several questions to the conference participants: Where are the baryons in the local universe and in what phase do they reside? What signatures of galaxy evolution have been imprinted on the IGM? What percentage of intergalactic gas is left from the galaxy formation process? What does the distribution of baryons at z = 0 tell us about the early universe? The conference was an overwhelming success with lots of friendly interaction and discussion among the participants. At lunch we were treated to splendid views from the NCAR terrace and discussions rang­ ing from the importance of the LSR, GSR, and LGSR velocity frames to how long the desserts would last with 90 astronomers and the hot Boul­ der sun. From an inventory of the baryons, to the associations between galaxies and Lya absorbers, to the mechanisms by which galaxies obtain and lose gas, the conference covered many topics. The results of these endeavors are contained in these pages and eloquently summarized by Chris Impey.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jessica L. Rosenberg
    • 1
  • Mary E. Putman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Astrophysical and Planetary SciencesUniversity of Colorado, CASABoulderUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-3978-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-0115-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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