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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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Vol. 475 – Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXII

Volume CS-475
Editor(s):
Doug Freidel
Print ISBN: 978-1-58381-834-3
e-Book ISBN: 978-1-58381-835-0
Published: 2013

These are the proceedings of 22nd annual conference on Astronomical Data Analysis Soware and Systems, which was hosted by the University of Illinois. There were 172 attendees from 19 countries who had a broad range of backgrounds including theoretical astrophysics, both ground-based and space-based observational astronomy (optical, radio, infrared, x-ray, etc.), and computer soware and hardware development.

A total of 34 talks (9 invited) and 66 posters were presented. The topics at this years’ meeting included: (1) Community Development; (2) Advances in Algorithms; (3) Enabling Research; (4) Large Scale Computing; (5) Astronomy Applications for Handheld Devices; (6) Scientific Archives; (7) Data Reduction Pipelines; (8) Databases, Metadata, and Catalogs; (9) Tools, Libraries, and Toolkits; and (10) Observatory Specific Software. Several demonstration sessions of software and techniques were presented. “Birds of a feather” discussions were also held throughout the week, and are included in this volume. Additionally, the new journal Astronomy & Computing was formally announced at the conference.

This volume will be of interest to anyone with an interest in computing and astronomy.

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Vol. 474 – Numerical Modeling of Space Plasma Flows (ASTRONUM 2012)

Volume CS-474
Editor(s):
Nikolai V. Pogorelov, Edouard Audit, and Gary P. Zank
Print ISBN: 978-1-58381-832-9
e-Book ISBN: 978-1-58381-833-6
Published: 2013

This Volume contains the Proceedings of ASTRONUM-2012 — the seventh in a series of international conferences organized by the Center for Space Plasma and Aeronomic Research at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and Maison de la Simulation at the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA). The subjects of the conference include such topics as turbulence and cosmic ray transport, astrophysical and space plasma flows, kinetic and hybrid simulations, numerical methods, algorithms, and frameworks, and data handling and visualization. All of these topics are of great importance for scientists investigating solar structure, the heliosphere, the Sun-Earth connection, and various other astrophysical phenomena.

The problems discussed at the conference are characterized by different temporal and spatial scales, regions, or particle populations, for which different sets of defining equations or concepts are necessary to understand the physical systems in their entirety. This book will be of interest to specialists in applied mathematics, astrophysics, space physics, and computer science working on the application of novel numerical algorithms to contemporary problems arising in these fields. It will also be useful to graduate students who want to get acquainted with the fundamental approaches to solving fluid dynamics and kinetic equations governing space plasma flows.

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Vol. 473 – Communicating Science

Volume CS-473
Editor(s):
Jonathan Barnes, Christine Shupla, James G. Manning, and Michael G. Gibbs
Print ISBN: 978-1-58381-830-5
e-Book ISBN: 978-1-58381-831-2
Published: 2013

Gathered under the heat of the Tucson summer sun, leading professionals in the field of science education and public outreach gathered to share ideas, communicate best practices, and form partnerships. The conference took place August 4-8 in Tucson, Arizona, USA. This conference, the latest in a series of annual conferences of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, continued the Society’s tradition of giving a forum for the many academics, practitioners, and enthusiasts of astronomy and science education and public outreach.

The theme of this conference was “Communicating Science,” and the contents of the proceedings herein reflect the broad range of topics discussed and research presented. This volume includes discussions of the public perception of science in the wake of the rumored and anticipated Mayan Apocalypse of 2012, the latest in Astro 101 teaching and methods, an update on various public outreach projects around the world, notes on STEM efforts through astronomy, and many other subjects. The proceedings include some 70 contributions from leaders in the fields of astronomy education and public outreach.

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Vol. 472 – New Quests in Stellar Astrophysics III: A Panchromatic View of Solar-like Stars, With and Without Planets

Volume CS-472
Editor(s):
Miguel Chavez, Emanuele Bertone, Olga Vega, and Victor de la Luz
Print ISBN: 978-1-58381-828-2
e-Book ISBN: 978-1-58381-829-9
Published: 2013

The international conference “A Panchromatic View of Solar-like Stars With and Without Planets” was the third meeting in a series aimed at stressing the importance of stellar physics to our understanding of the properties of stars (and their progeny) and of stellar systems at different scales.

Solar-like stars have been the subject of detailed analysis for many years. Nevertheless, interest in these stars has been magnified by the discovery of more than 800 exoplanets. In 2012, the third “New Quests in Stellar Astrophysics” meeting focused on one of the most active research areas of contemporary astrophysics: the star-planet connection. More than 60 participants from 14 countries reviewed a wide variety of topics in 53 oral and poster contributions, from IR and sub-millimeter surveys that portray the various stages of planet formation and evolution, to the optical and UV spectral properties of stars and their correlations with the presence of planetary companions, including stellar activity, chemical abundance analyses, and obstacles in planet searches.

The contents of this volume provide a fresh global perspective on the properties of solar-like stars and their (proto) planets that will be useful to researchers already immersed in the field and young astronomers at the beginning of their careers.

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Vol. 471 – Origins of the Expanding Universe: 1912-1932

Volume CS-471
Editor(s):
Michael Way and Deidre Hunter
Print ISBN: 978-1-58381-826-8
e-Book ISBN: 978-1-58381-827-5
Published: 2013

On September 17, 1912, Vesto Melvin Slipher exposed the first plate on which he would later measure the first radial velocity of a “spiral nebula” — the Andromeda Galaxy. Using the 24-inch telescope at Lowell Observatory he followed up with more Doppler shifts, and established that large velocities, usually in recession, are a general property of the spiral nebulae. Those early redshifts measured by Slipher were not only recognized as remarkable by the community, but were later critical to the discovery of what eventually came to be called “The Expanding Universe.” Surprisingly, Slipher’s role in the story and that of many other important contributors remains unknown to much of the astronomical community.

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first measured Doppler shift in the spectrum of a spiral nebula, a conference was held September 13-15, 2012 in Flagstaff, Arizona, home of the Lowell Observatory. This conference brought together astronomers, historians, and interested lay people to explore the beginning and trajectory of the concept of the expanding universe.

This book is a modest attempt to place the discoveries that took place in the years between 1912 and 1932 in their proper historical context and to better comprehend the contributions of a number of important scientists including H. Curtis, W. de Sitter, A. Eddington, A. Einstein, A. Friedman, E. Hubble, H. Leavitt, G. Lemaître, K. Lundmark, J. Reynolds, H. Russell, H. Shapley, L. Silberstein, and V. M. Slipher.

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