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Gamma-Ray Bursts as Probes of the Universe

Joshua S. Bloom

in What Are Gamma-Ray Bursts?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145570
eISBN:
9781400837007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145570.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter focuses on how gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are emerging as unique tools in the study of broad areas of astronomy and physics by virtue of their special properties. The unassailable fact ... More


Stellar Feedback and Galaxy Formation

Abraham Loeb and Steven R. Furlanetto

in The First Galaxies in the Universe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144917
eISBN:
9781400845606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144917.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter studies radiative, mechanical, and chemical feedback in the earliest gaseous clouds, taking up the thread of discussion in the previous chapter to consider the influences placed on the ... More


The First Stars

Abraham Loeb and Steven R. Furlanetto

in The First Galaxies in the Universe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144917
eISBN:
9781400845606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144917.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter considers the emergence of the complex chemical and radiative processes during the first stages of galaxy formation. It studies the appearance of the first stars, their feedback ... More


Pre-main-sequence stars

Leon Mestel

in Stellar Magnetism: Second Edition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199641741
eISBN:
9780191738609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641741.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter discusses the following: the later stages of star formation; magnetic accretion discs; pre-main-sequence rotational evolution; x-ray observations; accretion disc theory; models with ... More


Magnetism and star formation II

Leon Mestel

in Stellar Magnetism: Second Edition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199641741
eISBN:
9780191738609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641741.003.0012
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter discusses the following: magneto-gravitational equilibrium and exact disc-like models; magneto-turbulent cloud models; evolution through flux diffusion; gravitational collapse; field ... More


Galaxy formation

J. Silk, A. DiCintio, and I. Dvorkin

in Post-Planck Cosmology: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School: Volume 100, July 2013

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198728856
eISBN:
9780191795794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728856.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

In this chapter, galaxy formation theory is reviewed and confronted with recent observational issues. Galaxy formation is at the forefront of observation and theory in cosmology. An improved ... More


Stellar Magnetism

Leon Mestel

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198526728
eISBN:
9780191707049
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526728.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Most stars appear to show some degree of magnetic activity. For example, the varying magnetic field of the Sun shows up in the familiar sun-spot cycle. Similar behaviour is observationally inferred ... More


Other Probes of the First Galaxies

Abraham Loeb and Steven R. Furlanetto

in The First Galaxies in the Universe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144917
eISBN:
9781400845606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144917.003.0013
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter discusses several other ways to probe structures during the cosmic dawn. It first turns to secondary anisotropies of the cosmic microwave background, which are generated as the photons ... More


The Birth of Stars and Planets

Karel Schrijver

in One of Ten Billion Earths: How we Learn about our Planet's Past and Future from Distant Exoplanets

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198799894
eISBN:
9780191864865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198799894.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics, History of Physics

Exoplanets were discovered only a century after the true nature of stars was revealed, and yet—as explained in this chapter—their existences are inseparably linked. The birth of stars in densely ... More


Building a Home

Karel Schrijiver and Iris Schrijiver

in Living with the Stars: How the Human Body is Connected to the Life Cycles of the Earth, the Planets, and the Stars

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198727439
eISBN:
9780191793615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727439.003.0013
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter explores what it takes to make a habitable planet, as well as the discovery of planets outside our own solar system (exoplanets). Many stars in the night sky have one or more planets: ... More


Priscilla Fairfield Bok (1896–1975)

Daniel R. Altschuler and Fernando J. Ballesteros

in The Women of the Moon: Tales of Science, Love, Sorrow, and Courage

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198844419
eISBN:
9780191879951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844419.003.0026
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter focuses on the work and life of the marriage formed by Priscilla Fairfield Bok and her husband, Bart Bok, both astronomers.


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