Local Group cosmology [electronic resource] / [edited by] David Martínez-Delgado, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Heidelberg
- Conference Author:
- Canary Islands Winter School of Astrophysics (20th : 2008 : Tenerife, Canary Islands)
- New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
- Physical Description:
- xviii, 232 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
- Additional Creators:
- Martínez Delgado, D. (David)
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- The formation of the Milky Way in the CDM paradigm / K.C. Freeman -- Dark matter content and tidal effects in Local Group dwarf galaxies / Steven R. Majewski -- Notes on the missing satellites problem / James Bullock -- The Milky Way satellite galaxies -- Stellar tidal streams / R. Ibata -- Tutorial : the analysis of colour-magnitude diagrams / D. Valls-Gabaud -- Tutorial : modelling tidal streams using n-body simulations / J. Peñarrubia.
- "One of the most fascinating unresolved problems of modern astrophysics is how the galaxies we observe today were formed. The Lambda-Cold Dark Matter paradigm predicts that large spiral galaxies such as the Milky Way formed through accretion and tidal disruption of satellite galaxies, a notion previously postulated on empirical grounds from the character of stellar populations found in our Galaxy. The Local Group galaxies are the best laboratory in which to investigate these galaxy formation processes because they can be studied with sufficiently high resolution to exhume fossils of galactic evolution embedded in the spatial distribution, kinematics, and chemical abundances of their oldest stars"--Provided by publisher.
- 9781107023802 (hard cover)
- Lectures presented at the XX Canary Islands Winter School of Astrophysics, held in Tenerife, Spain, November 17-18, 2008.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references.
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