Reviews in Modern Astronomy 20

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This 20th volume in the series contains 16 invited reviews and highlight contributions presented during the 2007 International Scientific Conference of the German Astronomical Society on the topic of "Cosmic Matter", held in Würzburg, Germany. The papers published here discuss a wide range of hot topics, including cosmology, high-energy astrophysics, astroparticle physics gravitational waves, extragalactic and stellar astronomy -- together representing the roadmap for astroparticle physics in Europe.


  • Karl Schwarzschild Lecture:
    Als die Computer die Astronomie eroberten (in German)
    Rudolf Kippenhahn
  • Ludwig Biermann Award Lecture I:
    Massive Star Formation: The Power of Interferometry
    Henrik Beuther
  • Ludwig Biermann Award Lecture II:
    At the Bottom of the Main Sequence
    Activity and Magnetic Fields Beyond the Threshold to Complete Convection
    Ansgar Reiners
  • Thirty Years of Research in Cosmology, Particle Physics and Astrophysics and how Many More to Discover Dark Matter?
    Celine Boehm
  • Structure Formation in the Expanding Universe: Dark and Bright Sides
    Anatoly Klypin and Daniel Ceverino
  • From COBE to Planck
    Matthias Bartelmann
  • Gravitational Wave Astronomy
    Konstantinos D. Kokkotas
  • High-(Energy)-Lights - The Very High Energy Gamma-Ray Sky
    Dieter Horns
  • Astronomy with Ultra High-energy Particles
    Jörg R. Hörandel
  • The Assembly of Present-Day Galaxies as Witnessed by Deep Surveys
    Klaus Meisenheimer
  • The First Stars
    Volker Bromm
  • Pulsar Timing - From Astrophysics to Fundamental Physics
    Michael Kramer
  • Hydrodynamical Simulations of the Bullet Cluster
    Chiara Mastropietro and Andreas Burkert
  • Massive Stars as Tracers for Stellar and Galactochemical Evolution
    Norbert Przybilla
  • Formation and Evolution of Brown Dwarfs
    Alexander Scholz
  • Status and Perspectives of Astroparticle Physics in Europe
    Christian Spiering