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Vol. 486 – Multi-Spin Galaxies

Volume CS-486
Editor(s): Iodice, E.; Corsini, E. M.
Print ISBN: 978-1-58381-856-5
e-Book ISBN: 978-1-58381-857-2
Published: 2014

This volume contains the proceedings of an international conference organized by the INAF-Astronomical Observatory of Capodimonte and the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Padua. The conference was held in Naples at the Astronomical Observatory of Capodimonte, which is part of the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF).

The main purpose of the conference was to discuss the current observational and theoretical understanding of the origin and evolution of the angular momentum decoupling in multi-spin galaxies. This class of objects includes galaxies with extended polar rings and disks, inner polar disks, low-inclination rings, kinematically decoupled cores, and extended counter-rotating components. The observed phenomenon of warped gaseous and stellar disks is yet another example of misalignment between various rotating components in a galaxy.

The scientific program of the conference, which included 37 talks and 12 poster contributions, focused on the following topics: (1) the observed properties of multi-spin galaxies at low and high redshift, including studies of the Milky Way as a multi-spin system; (2) the structure and formation of the decoupled angular momentum components in galaxies; and (3) the kinematics and dynamics of multi-spin galaxies. This volume will provide extragalactic astronomers with an overview of the most significant results of the last decade in this field.

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Vol. 485 – Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXIII

Volume CS-485
Editor(s): Manset, N.; Forshay, P.
Print ISBN: 978-1-58381-854-1
e-Book ISBN: 978-1-58381-855-8
Published: 2014

This volume of the ASP Conference Series contains papers presented at the twenty-third annual conference for Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems, also known as ADASS XXIII. The ADASS Conference Series provides a forum for scientists and programmers concerned with algorithms, software, and software systems employed in the acquisition, reduction, analysis, dissemination, and storage of astronomical data. An important element of the program is to foster communication between developers and users with a range of expertise in the production and use of software and systems.

The topics presented included software and languages, user interfaces, and emerging technologies for ground-based and space-based observatories from operations to archives. The conference included 13 invited speakers, 35 other oral contributions, five focus demonstrations and two “Birds of a feather” sessions. During the conference, over 100 posters and seven demonstration booths were available for viewing.

These proceedings will be of interest to scientists and programmers involved with observatory operations from instrument design to data mining of archived observations.

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Vol. 484 – Outstanding Problems in Heliophysics: From Coronal Heating to the Edge of the Heliosphere

Volume CS-484
Editor(s): Hu Q.; Zank G. P.
Print ISBN: 978-1-58381-852-7
e-Book ISBN: 978-1-58381-853-4
Published: 2014

This volume contains the proceedings of the 12th Annual International Astrophysics Conference, one of the signature series of conferences in Heliophysics and Astrophysics organized by the Center for Space Plasma and Aeronomic Research at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. The meeting attracted more than 80 participants from around the world.

The topics presented at the meeting ranged from coronal heating near the Sun to plasma conditions in the distant heliosphere and the surrounding interstellar medium. The conference was especially timely given the many unexpected results recently returned by current NASA spacecraft missions including Voyager and the Interstellar Boundary EXplorer (IBEX), and the high expectations for future missions such as Solar Probe Plus (SPP) and Solar Orbiter.

This volume will be of interest to researchers at all levels in the fields of heliophysics. It exposes readers to an in-depth analysis of a wide range of outstanding problems in heliophysics that we face today using both theoretical and observational approaches.

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Vol. 482 – 10th Pacific Rim Conference on Stellar Astrophysics

Volume CS-482
Editor(s): Lee, H.-W.; Kang, Y.; Leung, K.-C.
Print ISBN: 978-1-58381-848-0
e-Book ISBN: 978-1-58381-849-7
Published: 2014

These are the proceedings of the Tenth Pacific Rim Conference on Stellar Astrophysics. The main purpose of this conference series is to accelerate the development of astronomy in many Asian countries and to foster greater interaction between Asian astronomers and those from the Eastern Pacific Rim and European countries in the field of stellar astrophysics.

Stellar astrophysics has become more important than ever as a large number of exoplanets have been discovered and observations of exploding stars have led to the precision measurement of the accelerating expansion of the universe. We are now witnessing a revolutionary change in our view of the cosmic history of the universe and addressing philosophical questions about our existence.

Astronomers from all over the world are working on increasingly diverse topics in stellar astrophysics. Readers of this volume will find recent developments in a wide range of observational and theoretical studies of high-energy and compact sources, dynamical and evolutionary explorations of normal stars, and measurements with interferometers, photometers, spectrographs, radio telescopes, and satellites.

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Vol. 481 – 6th Meeting on Hot Subdwarf Stars and Related Objects

Volume CS-481
Editor(s): Van Grootel, V.; Green, E.; Fontaine, G.; Charpinet, S.
Print ISBN: 978-1-58381-846-6
e-Book ISBN: 978-1-58381-847-3
Published: 2014

These are the proceedings of the Sixth International Meeting on Hot Subdwarf Stars and Related Objects held at the University of Arizona, Tucson, in May 2013. The aim of these biennal workshops is to disseminate recent results on the properties, formation, and evolution of hot subdwarf stars and related objects, and to assess the impact of recent results on other areas of astrophysics.

Most hot subdwarfs belong to the B (sdB) type, and are evolved, low-mass, core He-burning stars that populate the Extreme Horizontal Branch (EHB). They have outer H-rich layers so thin that they evolve directly to the white dwarf domain aer core He exhaustion. The less numerous, hotter O (sdO) type subdwarfs make a less homogeneous family than their B counterparts. Some of them descend directly from sdB’s on their way to the white dwarf stage, but others descend from the post-asymptotic branch evolutionary phase, while still others are very low mass post-red giant branch stars. Both the sdB and sdO types are found in the field and in some globular clusters.

These proceedings constitute a snapshot of the current research in the field. Topics include the formation of EHB stars, a key question in stellar evolution. Hot subdwarf stars are also an excellent tool for studying stellar evolution in close binary star systems with various companions. Many hot subdwarfs exhibit stellar pulsations, which allows asteroseismology to be used for inferring their fundamental parameters. Hot subdwarf stars and their atmospheres are also a laboratory for studying the effects of diffusion, weak stellar winds, radiative levitation, and gravitational settling.

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Vol. 480 – Structure and Dynamics of Disk Galaxies

Volume CS-480
Editor(s):
Marc S. Seigar and Patrick Treuthardt
Print ISBN: 978-1-58381-844-2
e-Book ISBN: 978-1-58381-845-9
Published: 2014

This volume contains the proceedings of the international conference on the structure and dynamics of disk galaxies organized by the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. The meeting was attended by 82 people from 11 countries. The meeting consisted of 70 talks and 10 posters.

This was the first major astronomy conference held in the state of Arkansas. It took place at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute in the scenic surroundings of Petit Jean Mountain in Arkansas.

This conference focused on the formation and evolution of disk galaxies starting with a session dedicated to the Local Group and nearby galaxies. These are critical objects for our understanding of disk galaxy formation. Other sessions were devoted to the morphology of nearby galaxies, dark matter and galaxy dynamics, spiral structure, gas and star formation in disk galaxies, and secular evolution.

This volume will appeal to those researchers interested in disk galaxies and extragalactic astronomy in general. It presents the latest relevant results from Spitzer, ALMA, HST, as well as several ground-based surveys.

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Vol. 479 – Progress in Physics of the Sun and Stars

Volume CS-479
Editor(s):
Hiromoto Shibahashi
Print ISBN: 978-1-58381-842-8
e-Book ISBN: 978-1-58381-843-5
Published: 2014

This volume contains the proceedings of the third international conference on helioseismology and asteroseismology, held in Hakone, Japan. The first meeting was held in 1989 at a time when helioseismology was beginning to develop quickly. From 1990 until the present, a vast amount of observational data was accumulated for the Sun and other stars. By 2010 it was clear that a second meeting was overdue; it was held in 2011 (ASP Conference Series Vol. 462).

The third meeting was held in Nov. 2012 with 70 participants in attendance. The unprecedented high-quality data obtained by the Kepler satellite in 2011 and 2012 has doubled the amount of data available since the second conference. The prime purpose of this conference was to bring together active researchers in the field of helio- and asteroseismology and related fields to share their latest results and to exchange ideas. Participants discussed new physics that has been deduced from helio- and asteroseismology and how we can unravel unsolved problems in solar and stellar physics using helio- and asteroseismology.

These proceedings present an overview of the remarkable results of helio- and asteroseismology and the recent acceleration of progress in these fields. This book is of interest not only to specialists working in the field of helio- and asteroseismology, but also to researchers in solar and stellar astrophysics in general.

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Vol. 478 – Fifty Years of Seismology of the Sun and Stars

Volume CS-478
Editor(s):
Jain, Tripathy, Hill, Leibacher, and Pevtsov
Print ISBN: 978-1-58381-840-4
e-Book ISBN: 978-1-58381-841-1
Published: 2013

These proceedings report on a conference that celebrated fifty years of research on the seismology of the Sun and more distant stars. The fields of helio- and astero-seismology use sound waves to probe inside stars, and have revolutionized our knowledge of the structure and dynamics of stellar interiors.

The meeting began with an historical overview of the beginnings of helioseismology back in the early 1960s presented by the people who made the pioneering observations and the critical theoretical breakthroughs. The field was brought into the present with a number of reviews of current topics including multi-wavelength helioseismology, the effect of strong inclined magnetic fields on solar oscillations, seismic constraints on dynamo theory, space weather applications of helioseismology, and asteroseismic results from the space missions such as Kepler and CoRoT. Finally, avenues for future science and the research programs that are needed to make progress were discussed.

A total of 52 papers are contained in this proceedings volume, which captures the flavor and highlights of the meeting. The conference was greatly enlivened by the mix of participants, which included some of the founders of the field, many current practitioners, and the latest generation of young scientists.

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Vol. 477 – Galaxy Mergers in an Evolving Universe

Volume CS-477
Editor(s):
Wei-Hsin Sun, C. Kevin Xu, Nick Z. Scoville, and David B. Sanders
Print ISBN: 978-1-58381-838-1
e-Book ISBN: 978-1-58381-839-8
Published: 2013

Galaxy mergers play a vital role in the evolution of galaxies by building more massive galaxies, triggering starburst and AGN activity, and transforming spiral galaxies into elliptical galaxies. At the same time, accretion of dark matter and intergalactic gas (IGM) are also significant to the cosmic evolution of the dark matter halos and galaxies within them.

The purpose of this workshop was to bring together observational and theoretical researchers in this field to synthesize recent results addressing major unanswered questions. What are the frequencies and basic characteristics of mergers in different cosmic epochs? Are most of high-redshift extreme-starbursts and AGNs mergers, or are they galaxies with significant accretion of cold IGM gas? Are nearly all elliptical galaxies formed through mergers? Do mergers and normal disk galaxies have different star-formation/gas-density relations (Kennicutt-Schmidt law) and stellar initial mass functions? There have been major advances in both theory (higher resolution simulations with radiative transfer and modeling star formation, IGM accretion, and nuclear accretion) and observations (Spitzer, Akari, and Herschel observations constraining merger rates, star formation histories, and galaxy mass and luminosity distributions at high redshifts). This meeting sought to integrate these many advances, identify major uncertainties, and set future directions for high-redshift galaxy evolution research in the era of ALMA and JWST.

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Vol. 476 – New Trends in Radio Astronomy in the ALMA Era

Volume CS-476
Editor(s):
Ryohei Kawabe, Nario Kuno, and Satoshi Yamamoto
Print ISBN: 978-1-58381-836-7
e-Book ISBN: 978-1-58381-837-4
Published: 2013

The international symposium marking the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the Nobeyama Radio Observatory (NRO) was held December 3–8, 2012 in Hakone, Japan. A total of 169 participants from 16 countries attended the symposium. The main purpose of this symposium was not to look back upon past achievements, but to discuss the new and future trends expected for radio astronomy based on the initial observations of the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA).

Many exciting results from ALMA Cycle 0 observations were presented along with those obtained with other facilities. Although ALMA is still in its growing phase, participants were amazed by the power of ALMA. The presentations covered a wide range of fields, including cosmology, galaxies, star formation, protoplanetary disks, astrochemistry, solar system, and evolved stars. Complementary instruments in the ALMA era and future plans beyond the ALMA were also discussed during the conference. The keynote presentation by Norio Kaifu (President of the IAU) is also included in this volume.

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