English | True PDF | 2008 | 422 Pages | ISBN : 0387727671 | 43.03 MB
This is a proceedings book of the symposium “Mapping the Galaxy and Nearby Galaxies” held on Ishigaki Island, Okinawa, Japan, on June 25 – 30, 2006. The symposium focused on mapping the interstellar media and other components in galaxies.
Latest results of the following main topics are presented in the volume:
Our Galaxy – mass distribution, local ISM, supermassive black holes and their environments
Central part of nearby galaxies – ISM around starbursts, fueling mechanisms
Nearby Galaxies – molecular gas and star formation, gas dynamics
Galactic environment and evolution – formation of our Galaxy, origin of supermassive black holes
The nature of the Dark Matter component – effects on the internal structures of galaxies