The Origin and Evolution of Galaxies Author : J.T. Jones Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media Total Pages : 372 Release : 2012-12-06 ISBN 10 : 9789400979390 ISBN 13 : 9400979398 Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL GET BOOK The Origin and Evolution of Galaxies Book Description: The Origin and Evolution of Galaxies is the outstanding problem of modern cosmology. Fortunately. we have a firm cosmological framework on which to base our theories (the hot big bang) and recently there has been substantial progress in providing observations which potentially can constrain these theories. The problem of galaxy formation is. as a consequence. one involving many diverse branches of physics and astrophysics. It has been the aim of the school. and this compendium of lectures and seminars. to bring together these diverse aspects at a level enabling research workers to understand what is going on in other corners of the subject and to see how progress in each area impinges on the others. We are grateful to the contributors to this volume for allowing us considerable editorial license with their articles. We have attempted to provide a representative sample of the talks that were given at the school besides the texts of the invited lecturers. It is regrettable that for reasons of space we have had to leave out a number of other contributions.