The Dense Interstellar Medium in Galaxies

The Dense Interstellar Medium in Galaxies : Proceedings of the 4th Cologne-Bonn-Zermatt-Symposium "The Dense Interstellar Medium in Galaxies", Zermatt, 22-26 September, 2003

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The"4thCologne-Bonn-ZermattSymposium:TheDenseInterstellarMedium in Galaxies" took place in Zermatt, Switzerland, from September 22nd to 26th, 2003. This symposium continued the series of conferences on the dense interstellar medium which has been organized every 5 years since 1988 by the I. Physikalisches Institut der Unversit. at .. zuKoln...Re?ecting the by now well established and fruitful collaboration between the MPI ffur ...Radioastronomie, the Radioastronomisches Institut der Universit. at .. Bonn and the I. Physikal- ches Institut der Universit. at .. zu Koln .. in the context of the Sonderforschun- bereich 494 "The Evolution of Interstellar Matter: THz-Spectroscopy in the Laboratory and in Space", the symposium is now organized jointly by these three institutes. The conference covered a wide range of topics: starting at the largest scales and earliest times in the history of the Universe, it focussed next on galaxy evolution and their structure and dynamics. New and very exciting results on the black hole in the center of the Milky Way and the violent ISM in its immediate vicinity were presented.
It continued on the cosmic cycle of star formation and evolution, and reached down to the microphysical p- cesses determining the physical and chemical conditions of the interstellar matter as the important agent for this cosmic cycle.
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  • Paperback | 667 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 35.05mm | 1,038g
  • Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
  • Berlin, Germany
  • English
  • Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2004
  • XX, 667 p.
  • 3642623484
  • 9783642623486

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The Cologne-Bonn-Zermatt symposium is a well established series of conferences, occurring on a 5-year cycle, on the dense interstellar medium and related topics. The main results constitute valuable proceedings that offer everyone working in this field an authoritative and comprehensive source of reference.
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Table of contents

I Gas and Dust at High Redshifts.- The First Stars and the Epoch of Reionization.- HI at High Redshift.- A Spectroscopic Survey of the Submillimeter Galaxy Population: 85 Redshifts Using Keck/LRIS-B.- The Quasar Q0957+561: Lensed CO Emission from a Disk at 1.4?.- II Molecular Spectroscopy and Astrophysics.- Molecular Astrophysics: An Integral Part of Astronomy.- The Ubiquitous Hin3sup+.- New Microwave and Optical Molecules.- Two Problems of Interstellar Chemistry.- Electronic Spectroscopy of Carbon Chains and Their Relevance to Astrophysics.- Highlights from the SWAS Mission.- Perspective from a Younger Generation - The Astro-spectroscopy of Gisbert Winnewisser.- Gisbert F. Winnewisser.- trans-Ethyl Methyl Ether: Laboratory Measurements and Analysis.- The Cologne Database for Molecular Spectroscopy, CDMS.- Spectroscopy of Linear Carbon Chain Radicals - The Case of CnN Chains.- Precise Laboratory Rest Frequency of a Submillimeter-Wave Line of D2H+.- III Structure and Dynamics of the ISM in External Galaxies.- Molecular Gas in Spiral Galaxies.- The Spiral Arms of M51: Physical Properties of the Gas.- Molecular Gas in the Andromeda Galaxy.- CO Emission Associated with a Cooling Flow.- Triggered Star Formation on Galactic Scales.- CO (J = 7 ? 6) Observations of NGC 253: Exited Molecular Gas in the Nucleus.- NUclei of GAlaxies (NUGA): The IRAM Survey of Low Luminosity AGN.- The Nearby QSO Host I Zw 1: NIR Probing of Structural Properties and Stellar Populations.- The Neutral ISM in Nearby Luminous Compact Blue Galaxies.- Giant Molecular Clouds and On-Going Star Formation in the LMC and SMC.- Molecular Gas in Nearby Dwarf Galaxies: Single Dish and Interferometric Results.- Molecular Gas in Dwarf Galaxies.- Detection of Molecular Gas in the Interarm Regions of M83.- A Masing Molecular Cloud in the Central Parsecs of Mrk 348.- The Spectral Line Survey of NGC 253.- Starburst at the Molecular Superbubble in M82.- Gas Dynamics in the Non-barred Seyfert Galaxy NGC 4501.- The Merger QSO 3C 48 and Its Host Galaxy in the Near Infrared.- IV Structure and Dynamics of the ISM in the Milky Way.- New Views of Neutral Hydrogen in the Milky Way.- The BU-FCRAO Galactic Ring Survey.- New View of Molecular Gas Distribution of the Southern Sky: CO Surveys with NANTEN.- OB Star Formation Across the Galaxy.- CII, CI, and CO in the Massive Star Forming Region W3 Main.- High-Angular Resolution HC3N and CS Observations of the Dense Core in the Cirrus Cloud MCLD123.5+24.9.- The KOSMA Multi-line CO Survey of Clouds in the Galactic Molecular Ring.- The Distribution of MSX Dark Clouds in the Inner Milky Way.- The Carbon Content in the Galactic CygnusX/DR21 Star Forming Region.- V Galactic Center.- Probing the Galactic Black Hole and Its Environment with the Orbits of Stars Experiencing Their Closest Approaches.- The Galactic Center: Breakthroughs with VLT/NACO.- Galactic Center Molecular Clouds.- The Line-of-Sight Distribution of Water in SgrB2.- Results from the AST/RO Survey of the Galactic Center Region.- SPIFI Imaging of the Galactic Center.- 350 m Galactic Center Dust Observations with SHARC II.- The Hot Interstellar Medium of the Galactic Center: Observations with Chandra.- Non-Keplerian Orbits for the Star S2 Around the Black Hole at the Galactic Center.- The Galactic Center Interstellar Medium as Seen by ISO.- Dust Embedded Sources at the Galactic Center - 2 to 4 Micron Spectroscopy in the Central Parsec.- [CI] 492 GHz Study of the Galactic Center.- The Galactic Center in the IR - VLT Infrared Observations of the Galactic Center.- VI New Observatories and Instrumenation.- Imaging and Spectroscopy with the Next Generation of Optical/Near-IR Telescopes.- LINC-NIRVANA - The Interferometric Near-Infrared Imaging Camera for the Large Binocular Telescope.- The Future of Far-IR/Submillimeter Astrophysics with Single Dish Telescopes.- New Astronomy Results from the Odin Satellite.- From Molecular Cores to Planet-Forming Disks with SIRTF.- Observation Programs of the ASTRO-F Survey.- Exploration of Southern Sky with Atacama Submillimeter Telescope Experiment (ASTE).- Dome C, Antarctica: The Best Accessible Sub-millimetre Site on the Planet?.- VII Magnetic Fields in the ISM.- What Drives Star Formation?.- Tracing the Magnetic Field in Molecular Clouds.- Grain Alignment in Molecular Clouds.- VIII Physical Conditions and Processes in the ISM.- Turbulent Structure of the Interstellar Medium.- Comparing Models and Observations of Turbulent Clouds.- Phases of the Interstellar Medium in the Milky Way.- Star Formation in Southern Bok Globules.- Condensed Phases of H2 in the ISM.- Collisional Excitation Processes Relevant to ISM Studies.- New Insights on the Thermal Dust from the Far-Infrared to the Centimeter.- Photodissociation Regions.- Molecular Clouds in Weak FUV Fields: Observations and PDR Model.- The Influence of Grains on the Propagation and Structure of C-Type Shock Waves in Interstellar Molecular Clouds.- L183 (134N) Dust, Gas and Depletion.- Density Structure of the Horsehead Nebula Photo-Dissociation Region.- Methanol: A Diagnostic Tool for High-Mass Star-Forming Regions.- IX Astrochemsitry.- Astrochemistry and Observations.- Molecular Evolution in Prestellar Cores.- Deuterium Fractionation in Totally Depleted Cores.- Multiply Deuterated Molecules in Star Forming Regions.- Grain Surface Chemistry.- Deuterated Species in Star-Forming Regions.- Gas-Grain Interactions and Chemical Influences on Star Forming Regions.- Spectroscopy of Interstellar PAHs.- Growth of Large Molecules and Small Grains.- PAHs in the Interstellar Carbon Cycle: The Experimental View of PIRENEA.- Small Carbon Chains and Rings in Photo-Dominated Regions.- Dust Chemistry in the Laboratory.- Far - IR Spectroscopy Towards Sagittarius B2.- H3/sup+ Line Survey Towards the Galactic Center.- A Far UV Spectroscopic Study of the HD 34078 Sightline.- Infrared Spectroscopy of Ionic PAHs and Related Compounds.- Chemistry and Kinematics of the Pre-Stellar Core L1544: Constraints from H2D+.- X Star Formation and Late Stages of Stellar Evolution.- The Ionization State of Protoplanetary Disks: The Chemical View.- Modeling Molecular-Line Emission from Circumstellar Disks.- NGC 7538S - A High-Mass Protostar with a Rotating Disk.- The Circumstellar Environments of High Mass Protostellar Objects.- Star Formation: Theory and MO'Delling.- Shock-Excited Rotational H2 Lines in Class 0 Sources as Probes of Magnetic Field and Chemistry in the Dense Interstellar Medium.- The Role of Pre-planetary Nebulae in the Shaping Asymmetric Planetary Nebulae.- The Mass Function of Newly Formed Stars.- A Square Degree Survey for Molecular Flows in TMC1.- Submillimetre Continuum Mapping: Finding Clues to the Physics of Star Formation.- Survey for High-Mass Protostars in Cygnus X.- Induced Massive Star Formation in Dense Molecular Clouds.- Disappearance of N2H+ from the Gas Phase in the Class 0 Protostar IRAM 04191.- The Massive Star Forming Region RCW 38 - from X-Rays to Molecular Gas.- Observation of Multiply-Deuterated Methanol in the Low-Mass Protostar IRAS16293-2422.- UYSO 1 - An Extremely Young Massive Stellar Object.- Millimeter Properties of the Protoplanetary Disk Surrounding HH 30.- Author Index.- Source Index.- Molecule Index.
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