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Mayor, M. (Michel)

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Works: 182 works in 262 publications in 6 languages and 1,684 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Contributor, Interviewee
Classifications: QB820, 523.24
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Most widely held works by M Mayor
New worlds in the cosmos : the discovery of exoplanets by M Mayor ( Book )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"With the discovery in 1995 of the first planet orbiting another ordinary star, we know that planets are not unique to our own Solar System. For centuries, humanity has wondered whether we are alone in the Universe. We are now finally one step closer to knowing the answer. The quest for exoplanets is an exciting one, because it holds the possibility that one day we might find life elsewhere in the Universe, born in the light of another sun. Written from the perspective of a key player in the scientific adventure, this account describes the development of the modern observing technique that has enabled astronomers to find so many planets orbiting around other stars. It reveals the wealth of new planets that have now been discovered outside our Solar System, and what this means in terms of finding other life in the Universe."--Jacket
Active galactic nuclei by Roger D Blandford ( Book )
8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Starting with this volume, the Lecture Notes of the renowned Advanced Courses of the Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy will be published annually. In each course, three extensive lectures given by leading experts in their respective fields cover different and essential aspects of the subject. The 20th course, held at Les Diablerets in April 1990, dealt with current research on active galactic nuclei; it represents the most up-to-date views on the subject, presented with particular regard for clarity. The previous courses considered a wide variety of subjects, beginning with ""Theory
Binaries as tracers of stellar formation ( Book )
9 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 173 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
Chemical and dynamical evolution of our galaxy : proceedings of the IAU Colloquium No 45 held at the Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland, September 7-9, 1977 by IAU Colloquium ( Book )
5 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Galaxies by Advanced Course in Astrophysics ( Book )
2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les nouveaux mondes du cosmos : à la découverte des exoplanètes by M Mayor ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Un bon aperçu de la quête des exoplanètes (en dehors du système solaire) dont plus de cinquante ont été détectées en moins de cinq ans. [SDM]
Large scale structures in the universe : Seventeenth Advanced Course of the Swiss Society of Astronomy and Astrophysics by A. C Fabian ( Book )
5 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
High resolution in astronomy : fifteenth advanced course of the Swiss Society of Astronomy and Astrophysics (member society of the Swiss National Academy of Science) by R. S Booth ( Book )
3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Planetenjäger : die aufregende Entdeckung fremder Welten by Reto U Schneider ( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in German and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essais d'interprétation des propriétés cinématiques des étoiles proches : Relation possible avec la structure galactique spirale by M Mayor ( Book )
10 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in French and Undetermined and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chemical and dynamical evolution of our galaxy ( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Planetary systems and planets in systems ( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Galaxies : sixth advanced course of the Swiss Society of Astronomy and Astrophysics by Ken Freeman ( Book )
3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Los nuevos mundos del cosmos : en busca de exoplanetas by M Mayor ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
High resolution in astronomy : fifteenth Advanced Course of the Swiss Society of Astronomy by R. S Booth ( Book )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Planètes et naines brunes autour d'étoiles chaudes by Franck Galland ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the frame of the search for extrasolar planets, this thesis innovates and focuses on the search for extrasolar planets and brown dwarfs around A and F dwarf stars, hotter than these stars. I developped a new method for radial velocity measurements, that I tested and applied in the frame of a survey with the spectrographs ELODIE and HARPS, which lead at the moment to the detection of two planets and one brown dwarf, and to numerous candidates. I also developped diagnostics of the presence of pulsations and activity modifiyng the stellar surface and the radial velocities measured. Besides, I also performed this search with another method, the direct imaging at high angular resolution, complementary to the radial velocity method, using the instruments PUEO and NACO. The candidate companions detected have to be confirmed. This search will allow to characterize planets and brown dwarfs around A and F-type stars, and the impact of the stellar mass ont the formation processes
Les grandes extinctions : [Genève, 3. - 6. octobre 1990] = Aussterbephänomene im Laufe der Zeit ( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les astres errants à la recherche des autres mondes du cosmos by Franck Schneider ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in Undetermined and French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Depuis l'Antiquité, l'Homme se demande s'il existe d'autres mondes dans l'univers. En 1995, deux astronomes suisses, Michel Mayor et Didier Queloz découvrent la première planète extrasolaire. Depuis, ils traquent les mondes exotiques du Cosmos dans les grands observatoires du désert de l'Atacama au Chili. Ils viennent de mettre au point un instrument capable de détecter une planète de la taille de la terre. "
 
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