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The Cosmic Evolution of Galaxy Structure

Christopher J Conselice


The book will give a pedagogical review of the structural evolution of galaxies, filling a gap in the book literature. Young galaxies are peculiar/irregular in appearance, are small, very blue and have low masses. Over time we can see galaxies and their structures grow in mass and size and change in appearance. However, much like trying to determine how a person lives and grows just from random pictures in a family photo-album, this does not give the entire story.

About Editors

Christopher J Conselice is currently a Professor of extragalactic astronomy at the University of Manchester. He is an expert on the properties and evolution of galaxies, and in 2009 he won the Leverhulme Prize for his research. Before coming to Manchester, he was a Professor of astrophysics at the University of Nottingham, a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at Caltech, and he completed his PhD at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, MD. 

Table of Contents

About the Author
1 Introduction
2 Galaxy Structure and its Meaning
3 Measuring Galaxy Structures
4 The Distant Universe
5 Physical Evolution of Galaxy Structure
6 Secondary Products of Evolution
7 Applications of Structural Evolution
8 The Present and Future


Hardback ISBN: 9780750326681

Ebook ISBN: 9780750326704

DOI: 10.1088/2514-3433/abb602

Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing

Series: AAS-IOP Astronomy


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