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Author Portuguese Meeting on Astronomy and Astrophysics (10th : 2000 : Lisbon, Portugal)

Title Astronomy and astrophysics : recent developments : proceedings of the 10th Portuguese meeting : CENTRA, Lisbon, Portugal, 27-28 July 2000 / edited by José P.S. Lemos [and others]
Published New Jersey : World Scientific, [2001]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 207 pages) : illustrations
Contents pt. I. Cosmology. New cosmological data and the 'best-fit' FRW universe / O. Lahav -- Measuring the universe with the cosmic microwave background / D. Barbosa & M. Chu -- Cosmology with varying constants / C.J.A.P. Martins -- Nearby type IA supernovae searches: The Portuguese experience and plans for the future / A.M. Mourao [and others] -- Initial conditions for hybrid inflation / L.E. Mendes & A.R. Liddle -- The density parameter in scalar field cosmologies / J.P. Mimoso & A. Nunes -- Distant galaxy clusters: New detections and follow-up observations in the optical / C. Lobo & M. Serote Roos -- PSCZ vs 1.2 Jy velocity fields: A spherical harmonics comparison / L. Teodoro -- pt. II. Relativistic astrophysics. Matter trapped gravitational waves / L. Bento & J.P.S. Lemos -- Astrophysical implications of the R-mode instability / P.M. Sa -- Black holes with toroidal, cylindrical and planar horizons in anti-de Sitter spacetimes in general relativity and their properties / J.P.S. Lemos -- Quasi-normal modes in Schwarzschild anti-de Sitter spacetimes / V. Cardoso -- Pair creation of particles and black holes in external fields / O.J.C. Dias -- Defining a test particle's velocity at the Schwarzschild horizon / P. Crawford & I. Tereno -- pt. III. Stellar and gallactic astrophysics. Searching the whole sky for variability / B. Paczynski -- The solar nuclear region as probed by acoustic-gravity waves / I.P. Lopes -- T Tauri stars: Near infrared spectroscopy / D.F.M. Folha -- The circumstellar environment of young stellar objects: Modelling the dust emission using ISO and ground-based observations / J.C. Correia, M.J. Griffin & A.L. Woodcraft -- Helium-to-metal enrichment ratio: Determinations on the Hertzsprung-Russel diagram after hipparcos / J. Fernandes -- High-resolution modelling of the disk-halo interaction / M. de Avillez -- Large scale structure and cosmic rays revisited / R. Ugoccioni, L. Teodoro & U. Wichoski -- The contribution of stellar light in BL lac type objects / P. Mendes & M. Serote Roos -- pt. IV. Planetary astrophysics. Galileo/near infrared mapping spectrometer data from Jupiter: Where is the water vapor? / M. Roos-Serote [and others] -- Photometry of centaurs 1997 CU26 and 1999 UG5 / N. Peixinho [and others] -- pt. V. Public lectures. Gamma ray bursts -- The most energetic machines in the universe / B. Paczynski -- The physics of the little bang / J.D. de Deus
Summary This book discusses many of the recent theoretical and observational developments that have significant implications for astronomy and astrophysics. The main themes are (i) cosmology, (ii) gravitational wave astronomy and gravitational physics, (iii) stellar astrophysics, and (iv) active galactic nuclei and disk accretion. There are also contributions on the solar system
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Astronomy -- Congresses.
Astrophysics -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Lemos, José P. S. (Pizarro de Sande)
Centro multidisciplinar de astrofísica
LC no. 2002284359
ISBN 1281956627
9789812811110 (electronic bk.)
9812811117 (electronic bk.)