Reviews in Modern Astronomy 21

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This 21st volume in the series contains 15 invited reviews and highlight contributions presented during the 2008 International Scientific Conference of the German Astronomical Society on the topic of "New Challenges to European Astronomy", held in Vienna, Austria.
The papers 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 modern astrophysical research.


  • Karl Schwarzschild Lecture:
    The Richness and Beauty of the Physics of Cosmological Recombination
    Rashid Sunyaev, MPG
  • The Present status of Modified Newtonian Dynamics
    Robert Sanders, Universität Groningen (NL)
  • The High-z Universe: Probing Galaxy Formation
    Sadegh Khochfar, MPG
  • The Evolution of Disk Galaxies in a Dark Matter-dominated Universe
    Eric Bell, MPG
  • The development of Disc Truncations from z = 1 to the Present Day: John Beckman Direct Evidence of Inside-out Galaxy Growth
    J.E. Beckman, Astrophysical Institute of Canary Islands (E)
  • Ludwig Biermann Lecture:
    Complexity in Small-scale Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies
    Andreas Koch, UCLA (USA)
  • The High Mass End of Extragalactic Globular Clusters
    Michael Hilker, ESO
  • Star Cluster Evolution: The first 100 Myr
    Genevieve Parmentier, Universität Bonn
  • The Prehistoric Era: Star Formation before Spitzer (LYMAN)
    Virginia Trimble, University of Maryland (USA)
  • Lyman Spitzer and the Physics of Star Formation
    Bruce Elmegreen, IBM (USA)
  • Evolution of Massive Stars Along the Cosmic History
    Georges Meynet, Universität Genf (CH)
  • Overview of the Solar System Formation
    Aurelien Crida, Universität Tübingen
  • Gas and Dust Chemistry in Disks
    Klaus Pontoppidan, CALTECH (USA)
  • Women in Astronomy
    Meg Urry, Yale (USA)
  • Present and Future Solar Space Missions
    Sami Solanki, MPG