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Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Astrophysik und Astronomie

Overview
Works: 85 works in 236 publications in 2 languages and 4,796 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Observations 
Roles: Editor, Organizer of meeting
Classifications: QB806, 523.113
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Astrophysik und Astronomie
The Milky Way as a galaxy by Gerry Gilmore( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physics of star formation in galaxies by F Palla( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book begins with a historical introduction, "Star Formation: The Early History", that presents new material of interest for students and historians of science. This is followed by two long articles on "Pre-Main-Sequence Evolution of Stars and Young Clusters" and "Observations of Young Stellar Objects". These articles on the fascinating problem of star formation from interstellar matter give a thorough overview of present-day theories and observations. The articles contain material so far unpublished in the astronomical literature. The book addresses graduate students and can be used as a textbook for advanced courses in stellar astrophysics
Computational methods for astrophysical fluid flow by Randall J LeVeque( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and German and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four lectures lead the reader from basic numerical methods for solving hyperbolic partial differential equations to the application of complex simulation codes to selected astrophysical problems. The text highlights the powerful capabilities, the use, and the pitfalls of computational astrophysics. Difficult topics pertaining to astrophysical problem solving, such as gravitation, magnetic fields, reactive flow, and relativity, are addressed. Two lectures are devoted to radiation hydrodynamics. They treat the derivation of the basic equations and numerical methods. This book will be useful to students and researchers in astrophysics and applied mathematics
Observational cosmology : eight [sic] advanced course of the Swiss Society of Astronomy and Astrophysics by J. E Gunn( Book )

9 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galaxies : interactions and induced star formation by R. C Kennicutt( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains the written versions of the lectures given at the 26th course of the renowned Saas-Fee series. The book represents a comprehensive and up-to-date review of the field of galaxy interaction. Nowadays, galaxies are no longer seen as immutable objects: they evolve, interact, merge, blaze, and reshape. Dynamic forces can induce powerful stellar activity able to transform the matter composition and morphology of galaxies. The lectures included in this book aim at a better understanding of these remarkable and fascinating phenomena. Though the book is intended for graduate students and young post-docs in astrophysics, it contains more advanced and original material, as well as historical perspectives, which will be of great interest to experts and astronomy teachers also
The Deep universe : Saas-Fee Advanced Course 23, lecture notes 1993, Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy by Allan Sandage( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a first-hand account of modern cosmology, written by three celebrated astronomers renowned for their excellence in both research and teaching. The central theme of the book, the deep Universe, is approached in three truly complementary ways: as a coherent and smooth theory embracing the evolution of the Universe from its original radiations emerging from the hot Big Bang to the present structures of matter; as a meandering, rough road paved by our observations of stars, galaxies, and clusters; and in terms of how these approaches have been gradually developed and intertwined in the historical process that led to the modern science of cosmology. The book is written for graduate students in astrophysics but is also of interest to professional astronomers and particle physicists
The sun, solar analogs and the climate by Joanna D Haigh( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book presents the lecture notes of the 34th Saas-Fee Advanced Course "The Sun, Solar Analogs and the Climate" given by leading scientists in the field. Emphasis is on the observed variability of the Sun and the present understanding of the variability's origin as well as its impact on the Earth's climate. The solar variability is then studied in the broader context of solar-type stars, allowing for better understanding of the solar-activity cycle and the magnetic activity in general." "This book provides an accessible and up-to-date introduction to the field for graduate students and serves as a modern source of reference for active researchers in this field."--Jacket
High-energy spectroscopic astrophysics by Steven Michael Kahn( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After three decades of intense research in X-ray and gamma-ray astronomy, the time was ripe to summarize basic knowledge on X-ray and gamma-ray spectroscopy for interested students and researchers ready to become involved in new high-energy missions. This volume exposes both the scientific basics and modern methods of high-energy spectroscopic astrophysics. The emphasis is on physical principles and observing methods rather than a discussion of particular classes of high-energy objects, but many examples and new results are included in the three chapters as well."--Jacket
Star formation : tenth advanced course of the Swiss Society of Astronomy and Astrophysics by I Appenzeller( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morphology and dynamics of galaxies : twelfth advanced course of the Swiss Society of Astronomy and Astrophysics (member society of the Swiss National Academy of Science) by James Binney( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astrophysical processes in upper main sequence stars : thirteenth advanced course of the Swiss Society of Astronomy and Astrophysics by Arthur N Cox( Book )

9 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magnetohydrodynamics : Swiss Society of Astronomy and Astrophysics, fourth advanced course by Leon Mestel( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galaxies by Advanced Course in Astrophysics( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Large scale structures in the universe : Seventeenth Advanced Course of the Swiss Society of Astronomy and Astrophysics by A. C Fabian( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extragalactic high energy astrophysics : ninth Advanced Course of the Swiss Society of Astronomy and Astrophysics by F Pacini( Book )

5 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Origin of the Galaxy and Local Group by J Bland-Hawthorn( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains the updated and expanded lecture notes of the 37th Saas-Fee Advanced Course organised by the Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy. It offers the most comprehensive and up to date review of one of the hottest research topics in astrophysics - how our Milky Way galaxy formed. Joss Bland-Hawthorn et Ken Freeman lectured on Near Field Cosmology - The Origin of the Galaxy and the Local Group. Francesca Matteucci's chapter is on Chemical evolution of the Milky Way and its Satellites. As designed by the SSAA, books in this series - and this one too - are targeted at graduate and PhD students and young researchers in astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology. Lecturers and researchers entering the field will also benefit from the book
Dynamics of young star clusters and associations by Catherine Jane Clarke( Book )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where do most stars (and the planetary systems that surround them) in the Milky Way form? What determines whether a young star cluster remains bound (such as an open or globular cluster), or disperses to join the field stars in the disc of the Galaxy? These questions not only impact understanding of the origins of stars and planetary systems like our own (and the potential for life to emerge that they represent), but also galaxy formation and evolution, and ultimately the story of star formation over cosmic time in the Universe. This volume will help readers understand our current views concerning the answers to these questions as well as frame new questions that will be answered by the European Space Agency's Gaia satellite that was launched in late 2013.℗ℓThe book contains the elaborated notes of lectures given℗ℓat the 42nd Saas-Fee Advanced Course ℓ́ℓDynamics of Young Star Clusters & Associations" by Cathie Clarke (University of Cambridge) who presents the theory of star formation and dynamical evolution of stellar systems, Robert Mathieu (University of Wisconsin) who discusses the kinematics of star cluster s and associations, and I. Neill Reid (Space Telescope Science Institute) who provides an overview of the stellar populations in the Milky Way and speculates on from whence came the Sun. As part of the Saas-Fee Advanced Course Series, the book offers an in-depth introduction to the field serving as a starting point for Ph.D. research and as a reference work for professional astrophysicists
Solar and stellar dynamos by Paul Charbonneau( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astrophysical dynamos are at the heart of cosmic magnetic fields of a wide range of scales, from planets and stars to entire galaxies. This book presents a thorough, step-by-step introduction to solar and stellar dynamos. Looking first at the ultimate origin of cosmic seed magnetic fields, the antagonists of field amplification are next considered: resistive decay, flux expulsion, and flows ruled out by anti-dynamo theorems. Two kinematic flows that can act as dynamos are then studied: the Roberts cell and the CP-flow. Mean-field electrodynamics and derivation of the mean-field dynamo equations lead to the alpha Omega-dynamo, the flux transport dynamo, and dynamos based on the Babcock-Leighton mechanism. Alternatives to the mean-field theory are also presented, as are global MHD dynamo simulations. Fluctuations and grand minima in the solar cycle are discussed in terms of dynamo modulations through stochastic forcing and nonlinear effects. The book concludes with an overview of the major challenges in understanding stellar magnetic fields and their evolution in terms of various dynamo models, global MHD simulations, and fossil fields. Each chapter is accompanied by an annotated bibliography, guiding the readers to the relevant technical literature, which may lead them to carry out their own research in the field of dynamo theory
Star formation in galaxy evolution : connecting numerical models to reality : Saas-Fee Advanced course 43 by Nickolay Y Gnedin( Book )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains the elaborated and updated versions of the 24 lectures given at the 43rd Saas-Fee Advanced Course. Written by four eminent scientists in the field, the book reviews the physical processes related to star formation, starting from cosmological down to galactic scales. It presents a detailed description of the interstellar medium and its link with the star formation. And it describes the main numerical computational techniques designed to solve the equations governing self-gravitating fluids used for modelling of galactic and extra-galactic systems. This book provides a unique framework which is needed to develop and improve the simulation techniques designed for understanding the formation and evolution of galaxies. Presented in an accessible manner it contains the present day state of knowledge of the field. It serves as an entry point and key reference to students and researchers in astronomy, cosmology, and physics
 
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Alternative Names
Gesellschaft für Astrophysik und Astronomie

Gesellschaft für Astrophysik und Astronomie Schweiz

Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Astrophysik und Astronomie

Société suisse d’astrophysique et d’astronomie

Société Suisse d'Astronomie et d'Astrophysique

Société suisse d'astrophysique et d'astronomie

Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy

Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy Schweiz

Society of Astronomy and Astrophysics

Society of Astronomy and Astrophysics Schweiz

Society of Astrophysics and Astronomy

SSAA

Swiss Society for Astronomy and Astrophysics

Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy

Swiss society of astronomy and astrophysics

Swiss society of astrophysics and astronomy

Languages
English (111)

German (1)

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Physics of star formation in galaxiesComputational methods for astrophysical fluid flowGalaxies : interactions and induced star formationThe Deep universe : Saas-Fee Advanced Course 23, lecture notes 1993, Swiss Society for Astrophysics and AstronomyThe sun, solar analogs and the climateHigh-energy spectroscopic astrophysics