The Universe of Galaxies

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The Universe of Galaxies Galaxies are in one sense the visible atoms of the cosmic fabric, tracing huge structures both in time and space. They have dynamic internal histories as well, with very different formation and evolution schemes under discussion and test. Galaxies and activity at their nuclei are now appearing to be inextricably linked. We will explore here many facets of galaxies, with the aim of getting to the point where you can intelligently jump into the research literature and launch research projects. In this course, we will deal with: Galaxies - their integrated properties, classification, stellar and gaseous content Clusters of galaxies - galaxy and gasesous content, evolution Active nuclei - QSOs, Seyfert nuclei, radio galaxies, the central engine Intergalactic medium - Gunn-Peterson effect, QSO absorption systems Galaxy formation and evolution - observations and some theory Cosmology - world models, dark matter, and gravitational lensing Some generally useful overall book references on these subjects are listed below. WWW
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