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About this book
About this book
Volume 18 continues the Reviews in Modern Astronomy with twelve invited reviews and highlight contributions which were presented during the International Scientific Conference of the Astronomical Society on the topic "From Cosmological Structures to the Milky Way", held in Prague, Czech Republic, September 20 to 25, 2004.
The contributions to the meeting published in this volume discuss, among other subjects, X-ray astronomy, cosmology, star formation and the Galactic Centre.
Karl Schwarzschild Lecture: The Dawn of X-Ray Astronomy By Riccardo Giacconi (With 21 Figures).Ludwig Biermann Award Lecture: The Second Stars By Falk Herwig (With 8 Figures).Cosmological Structures behind the Milky Way By Renee Kraan-Korteweg (With 16 Figures).New Cosmology with Clusters of Galaxies By Peter Schuecker (With 10 Figures).The Evolution of Field Spiral Galaxies over the Past 8 Gyrs By Asmus Bohmand Bodo L. Ziegler (With 9 Figures).Galaxy Collisions, Gas Striping and Star Formation in the Evolution of Galaxies By Jan Palous (With 8 Figures).Star Formation in Merging Galaxy Clusters By Chiara Ferrari (With 7 Figures).Continuous Star Formation in Blue Compact Dwarf Galaxies By Simone Recchi and Gerhard Hensler (With 6 Figures).The Proper Motion and Geometric Distance of M33 By Andreas Brunthaler (With 9 Figures).NIR Observations of the Galactic Center By R. Schodel, A. Eckart, C. Straubmeier and J.-U. Pott (With 6 Figures).Structures in the Interstellar Medium By Sona Ehlerova (With 6 Figures).Origins of Brown Dwarfs By Viki Joergens (With 9 Figures).Index of Contributors.General Table of Contents.General Index of Contributors.
Dr. Siegfried Roser Astronomisches Rechen-Institut Heidelberg und Schriftfuhrer der Astronomischen Gesellschaft