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The Formation of the Milky Way By E.J. Alfaro

The Formation of the Milky Way
by E.J. Alfaro

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This review examines all the key physical processes involved in the formation and evolution of the Milky Way. A dozen invited review articles together with seventy topical research papers provide an overview, whilst three special sessions provide key routes for critical future research.
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The Formation of the Milky Way by E.J. Alfaro

Is the current state of our Galaxy primarily the result of its initial conditions or is it the product of a lifetime of complex interactions with its environment? Gathered in this volume are papers presented at an international meeting in Granada, Spain, dedicated to exploring this fundamental question. This review examines all the key physical processes involved in the formation and evolution of the Milky Way. A dozen invited review articles by international experts summarise our understanding to date; whilst more than seventy topical research papers present the latest results. Together, these papers provide a view on topical issues such as disk instabilities, large-scale star formation, large-scale structure formation in our Galaxy, chemical evolution, Disk-Halo feedback, the galactic globular cluster system, stellar populations, and the formation of galaxies. Also included are three panel sessions identifying key routes for critical future research.

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The Formation of the Milky Way Reviews


Review of the hardback: '... an interesting set of articles ... the book is worth reading.' Gerry Gilmore, The Observatory

Table of Contents


Participants; Preface; Seventy articles; Three panel sessions; Acknowledgements.

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GOR009662469
The Formation of the Milky Way by E.J. Alfaro
E.J. Alfaro
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
2011-03-03
378
0521174910
9780521174916
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