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Near-Field Cosmology with Dwarf Elliptical Galaxies (IAU C198)


Part of Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia

  • Date Published: January 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521852043

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  • Dwarf galaxies offer a valuable insight into the physical processes that govern galaxy formation and evolution at high redshift. These elusive stellar systems are helping astronomers to find answers to some of the most burning questions in extragalactic astronomy. Present-day dwarf galaxies, the easily studied survivors of the primordial galaxy population, are important targets for research in the quest to provide local benchmarks for cosmological studies, in particular theories of structure formation. The proceedings of IAUC198 offer an exciting multidisciplinary collection of research results. The interpretation of the faint blue galaxy excess; the mismatch of the observed dwarf galaxy numbers with popular cosmological model predictions; and the puzzling diversity of star-formation histories among Local Group dwarf elliptical galaxies, are amongst the topical questions covered. Dwarf galaxy specialists and cosmologists map out strategies and outline a framework for progress on important issues related to near-field cosmology with dwarf elliptical galaxies.

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    • Date Published: January 2006
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521852043
    • length: 450 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 180 x 26 mm
    • weight: 1.03kg
    • contains: 220 b/w illus. 11 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Star formation history of dwarf elliptical galaxies
    2. Kinematics of dwarf elliptical galaxies
    3. Chemical evolution of dwarf elliptical galaxies
    4. Physical Processes in dwarf elliptical galaxies
    5. Dwarf elliptical galaxy evolution and dark matter
    6. Dwarf ellipticals in groups and clusters
    7. Globular clusters, nuclei and ultra compact dwarfs
    8. Ending the colloquium.

  • Editors

    Helmut Jerjen, Australian National University, Canberra

    Bruno Binggeli, Universität Basel, Switzerland

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