Starbursts

from 30 Doradus to Lyman break galaxies

Richard de Grijs (Editor), Rosa M. González Delgado (Editor)

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Abstract

Starbursts are important features of early galaxy evolution. Many of the distant, high-redshift galaxies we are able to detect are in a starbursting phase, often apparently provoked by a violent gravitational interaction with another galaxy. In fact, if we did not know that major starbursts existed, these conference proceedings testify that we would indeed have difficulties explaining the key properties of the Universe! These conference proceedings cover starbursts from the small-scale star-forming regions in nearby galaxies to galaxy-wide events at high redshifts; one of the major themes of the conference proved to be "scalability", i.e., can we scale up the small-scale events to describe the physics on larger scales. The key outcome of this meeting – and these proceedings – is a resounding "yes" as answer to this fundamental, yet profound question. The enhanced synergy facilitated by the collaboration among observers using cutting-edge ground and space-based facilities, theorists and modellers has made these proceedings into a true reflection of the state of the art in this very rapidly evolving field.
Ample space is provided for summaries of the large number of talks by experts in the field, thus enhancing the information content.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationDordrecht ; New York
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Number of pages354
ISBN (Electronic)9781402035395
ISBN (Print)9781402035388
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameAstrophysics and space science library
PublisherSpringer
Volume329

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Keywords

  • Galaxy
  • Redshift
  • Space-based astronomy
  • Star
  • Star Clusters
  • Universe
  • galaxy evolution
  • star formation
  • stellar

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de Grijs, R., & González Delgado, R. M. (Eds.) (2005). Starbursts: from 30 Doradus to Lyman break galaxies. (Astrophysics and space science library; Vol. 329). Dordrecht ; New York: Springer, Springer Nature. https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-3539-X