Astrophysics Update 2 - Topical and Timely Reviews on Astrophysics

Editor: John W. Mason

Astrophysics Update 2 - Topical and Timely Reviews on AstrophysicsThis new volume of Astrophysics Update presents a further collection of topical and timely reviews on astrophysics written by leading exponents in the field. Observational techniques and the latest results of astrophysical research are presented, together with their theoretical foundations and interrelations. The topics covered in this volume are:

This latest volume highlights areas of astrophysics where major advances or discoveries are being made and where there is rapid progress in observational methods and theoretical understanding.

Material is presented in a format which will appeal to professional astronomers who are interested in topics outside their own specific areas of research.

Table of Contents
  1. Chemistry of Low Mass Substellar Objects: K. Lodders and B. Fegley, Jr.
  2. Neutron Star Structure and Fundamental Physics: T.E. Strohmayer
  3. Six Years of Chandra Observations of Supernova Remnants: M.C. Weisskopf and J.P. Hughes
  4. Galaxy Collisions – Dawn of a New Era: C. Struck
  5. Formation and Evolution of Supermassive Black Holes: F. Combes
  6. Quasars and Their Host Galaxies: M. Lacy
  7. Applications of Gravitational Lensing in Cosmology: M. Bartelmann
  8. The Oldest Stars: T.C. Beers
  9. Ultraluminous Infrared Galaxies: C.J. Lonsdale, D. Farrah & H.E. Smith
  10. The Role of Galactic Winds in Galaxy Formation: C.L. Martin
  11. Astronomy with Extremely Large Telescopes: F.G. Watson, I.M. Hook & M.M. Colless


Extent: 416 pages
Binding: Hardback
Publication Date: January 2006
ISBN: 978-3-540-30312-1

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