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Astrophysical Dynamics (IAU S271)
From Stars to Galaxies


Part of Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia

  • Date Published: September 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521197397

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  • IAU Symposium 271 enhances our understanding of some of the important dynamical processes that are ubiquitous in many objects in the Universe, from stars like our Sun to galaxies. A wide range of temporal and spatial scales are generally present, so instabilities, highly nonlinear states and turbulence play a central role. Understanding the behaviour and evolution of such systems requires high-accuracy, multi-scale observations and thoughtful analysis of the data gathered, coupled with detailed theoretical study. High-performance numerical simulations have become an essential and revealing tool for assessing the often subtle highly nonlinear regime of such models. In IAU S271 world experts share their knowledge and perspectives on the latest advances in studying the common underlying processes from the field of nonlinear astrophysical dynamics. The symposium also celebrates the long and illustrious career of Professor Juri Toomre and his achievements in many realms of astrophysical dynamics.

    • Provides a cutting-edge yet broad perspective on astrophysical processes
    • Covers observational, theoretical and numerical techniques for stars and galaxies, demonstrating the synergy between observational and theoretical approaches
    • Features the latest results on the dynamics of stars and galaxies, highlighting state-of-the-art knowledge on these ubiquitous processes in astrophysics
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'The 'Golden Age' of astrophysical fluid dynamics still lies in the future but good new graduate students will find a rapidly developing subject on which to make their mark. This beautifully produced book will provide them with an up-to-date survey of suitable research problems.' The Observatory

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2011
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521197397
    • length: 432 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.84kg
    • contains: 300 b/w illus. 10 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The Sun and stars: observational constraints, theories and models
    2. Galaxies: observational constraints, theories and models
    3. Nonlinear astrophysics
    4. Cosmic magnetism
    5. Astrophysical turbulence
    6. Posters
    Author index
    Subject index.

  • Editors

    Nicholas H. Brummell, University of California, Santa Cruz

    A. Sacha Brun, Centre Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique (CEA), Saclay

    Mark S. Miesch, The National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder

    Yannick Ponty, Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur

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