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The Spectral Energy Distribution of Galaxies: Proceedings of the 284th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union Held at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston, United Kingdom, September 5-9, 2011

edited by Richard J. Tuffs and Cristina C. Popescu
Format
Book
Published
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Language
English
Variant Title
Proceedings of the 284th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union held at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston, United Kingdom, September 5-9, 2011
Series
IAU symposium proceedings series
IAU symposium and colloquium proceedings series
ISBN
9781107019843 (hardcover), 1107019842 (hardcover)
Summary
"Recent observational developments are providing the first truly panchromatic view of galaxies, extending from the radio to TeV gamma-rays. This is motivating the development of new models for the interpretation of spectral energy distributions (SEDs) of galaxies in terms of the formation, evolution and emission of stellar and accretion-driven sources of photons, the interaction of the photons with the gaseous and dust components of the interstellar medium, and high-energy processes involving cosmic rays. IAU Symposium 284 details progress in the development of such models, their relation to fundamental theory, and their application to the interpretation of the panchromatic emission from the Milky Way and nearby galaxies, connecting the latter with models for the evolution of the SEDs of distant galaxies, and the extragalactic background light. IAU S284 is a useful resource for all researchers working with the copious amounts of multiwavelength data for galaxies now becoming available."--Cover p. [4].
Contents
  • Introduction
  • section 1. Population synthesis
  • section 2. Understanding the emergent SEDs of local universe galaxies
  • section 2-1. Understanding the emergent SEDS of local universe galaxies : spiral and dwarf galaxies --section 2-2. Understanding the emergent SEDs of local universe galaxies : starburst galaxies and active galactic nuclei
  • section 2-3. Understanding the emergent SEDs of local universe galaxies : early type galaxies
  • section 2-4. Understanding the emergent SEDs of local universe galaxies : multiwavelength surveys
  • section 3. Star-formation in galaxies
  • section 4. The panchromatic view of the Milky Way
  • section 5. Linking low- and high-energy properties of galaxies
  • section 6. Understanding the cosmological evolution of emergent SEDs.
Description
xxiii, 511 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Statement
IAU symposium proceedings series, 1743-9213 ; no. 284
IAU symposium and colloquium proceedings series 284
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