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The Zeldovich Universe (IAU S308)

The Zeldovich Universe (IAU S308)
Genesis and Growth of the Cosmic Web


Part of Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia

  • Date Published: November 2016
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107078604

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  • On megaparsec scales, matter and galaxies have aggregated into a complex network of interconnected filaments, wall-like structures and compact clusters surrounded by large near-empty void regions. Dubbed the 'Cosmic Web', theoretical and observational studies have led to its recognition as a key aspect of structure in the Universe, representing a universal phase in the gravitationally driven emergence and evolution of cosmic structure. IAU Symposium 308 marked the centenary of the birth of the Russian physicist and cosmologist Yakov B. Zeldovich (1914–87), who was instrumental in the development of this view of structure formation. His seminal work paved the way towards an understanding of the complex web-like structure observed in our Universe. This volume synthesizes the insights obtained from many different observational and theoretical studies, and helps prepare researchers and students working in this vibrant field for the many upcoming surveys.

    • Examines the evolution of the 'Cosmic Web', structure formation on the largest scale
    • Dedicated to Yakov B. Zeldovich (1914–87), who pioneered research in this area
    • Brings together observational and theoretical strands and looks ahead to future large-scale structure surveys
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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2016
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107078604
    • length: 666 pages
    • dimensions: 259 x 178 x 27 mm
    • weight: 1.19kg
    • contains: 400 b/w illus. 8 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Cosmology of Yakov Zeldovich: historical and scientific perspectives
    2. Zeldovich legacy: dynamics and evolution of the Cosmic Web
    3. Surveys and observations of large scale structure
    4. Cosmic Web morphology and identification, reconstruction and clustering
    5. Megaparsec velocity flows
    6. The gaseous Cosmic Web
    7. Galaxy formation and evolution in the Cosmic Web
    8. Cosmic voids
    9. Cosmology
    10. Miscellaneous.

  • Editors

    Rien van de Weygaert, Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, The Netherlands

    Sergei Shandarin, University of Kansas

    Enn Saar, Tartu Observatory, Estonia

    Jaan Einasto, Tartu Observatory, Estonia

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