Basic Components of the Galaxy and Spiral Galaxies.- Atlas and Catalog of Dark Clouds Based on Digitized Sky Survey I.- New Views of Molecular Gas Distribution and Star Formation of the Southern Sky with NANTEN.- Mapping the Milky Way and the Local Group.- VERA Project.- Dynamics of Stars in the Inner Galactic Bulge Revealed from SiO Maser Surveys.- The Physics of Cold Gas in Galaxy Low Excitation Regions.- Secular Evolution of Disc Galaxies and of their Components.- Structure and Dynamics of the Old Galactic Components.- Galactic Magnetic Fields.- Global MHD Simulations of Galactic Gas Disks.- Numerical Modeling of the ISM in the Galactic Center and Disks.- The Warp and Spiral Arms of the Milky Way.- The Galactic Center and Central Region of Galaxies.- The Parkes Galactic Meridian Survey (PGMS).- Mapping Large-scale Magnetic Fields in Giant Molecular Clouds.- The Shapes and Supersonic Motions of Molecular Clouds.- Millimeter Dust Continuum Emission as a Tracer of Molecular Gas in Galaxies.- Mapping Circumnuclear Dust in Nearby Galaxies.- Star Formation in the Central Regions of Galaxies.- The Synchrotron Cut-off Frequency of Relativistic Electrons in the Radio Arc and their Acceleration Area.- The Origin of ?-drops: Mapping Stellar Kinematics and Populations in Spirals.- Star Formation and Molecular Gas in AGN.- AGN Feeding and AGN Feedback.- Suzaku Observations of the Galactic Center: The Origin of Highly Ionized Iron Lines.- Nuclear Spirals in Galaxies.- Nearby Galaxies.- Nobeyama CO Atlas of Nearby Spiral Galaxies.- CO-Line Rotation Curves, Deep Potential of Massive Cores, and High-density Molecular Nuclei.- Gas Kinematics from the Center to the Outer Disk.- Gas Flows and Bars in Galaxies.- Molecular Gas in the Andromeda Galaxy: Properties of the Molecular Clouds.- Atomic and Molecular Gas in Disk Galaxies.- The Outer Disks of Spiral Galaxies.- A Complete CO 2-1 Map of M51 with HERA.- Mapping of Nearby Galaxies in [CI] 370 ?m and CO (7?6) 371 ?m.- Molecular Gas and Star Formation in Nearby Galaxies.- Extragalactic Magnetic Fields.- Galactic Winds.- Galactic Evolution and Environment.- Ram Pressure Stripping in the Virgo Cluster.- From Nearby to High Redshift Compact Group of Galaxies.- The Cosmic Evolution Survey-COSMOS.- Dynamics of High-z Galaxies.- Coevolution and Downsizing of Supermassive Black Holes and Galactic Bulges.- Molecular Gas in the Early Universe.- Galaxy Evolution Viewed as Functions of Environment and Mass.- Structure of Galactic Dark Halos and Observational Prospects for Identifying the Nature of Dark Matter.- Poster Papers.- Star Formation Morphology in a Sample of Local Galaxies.- The External Zones of Spiral Galaxies: Truncations, No Truncations and Antitruncations.- Tracing Galaxy Evolution in the Field: the UV Emission in Shell Galaxies Mapped by GALEX.- Star Formation in Nearby Early-Type Galaxies: Mapping in UV, Optical, and CO.- The Effect of Cosmological Large-scale Structure on the Orientation of Galaxies.- A Physical Classification Scheme for Disk Galaxies.- Evolution of dE Galaxies in Abell 496.- Kinematics and Morphology of Peculiar Virgo Cluster Galaxies.- The Outskirts of Milky Way.- Seyferts in 3D: Probing the Kinematic Signatures of Gas Fueling.- Galaxies with Nested Bars: Constraining Their Formation Scenarios.- Determination of Pattern Speed and Star Formation Timescale in Nearby Spiral Galaxies.- Contribution of Gas-rich Low Surface Brightness Galaxies to the Local Universe.- New Catalogs of Radio Compact HII Regions in the Milky Way.- Revealing Cosmic Magnetism with the Square Kilometre Array.- Maps of the Galaxy in HI with GALFA.- TCS-CAIN: NIR Survey of the Galactic Plane.- Young Stellar Clusters in the Southern Spiral Arm of NGC 2997.- Gas Feeding to the Galactic Center Region within 10 pc in Our Galaxy.- Water Maser Sources in the Outer Galaxy.- Mapping Galactic Magnetism through Faraday Rotation of Polarized Extragalactic Sources.- H13CO+ and Thermal SiO Observations of G0.
Über den Autor
Keiichi Wada, Dr. Associate Professor, Division of Theoretical Astronomy, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
Readers with any kind of an interest in astronomy will find this work fascinating, detailing as it does the proceedings of the symposium of the same name held in Japan in 2006. The symposium focused on mapping the interstellar media and other components in galactic disks, bulges, halos, and central regions of galaxies. Thanks to recent progress in observations using radio interferometers and optical/infrared telescopes in ground and space, our knowledge on structures of our Galaxy and nearby galaxies has been growing for the last decade.
This is a proceedings book based on review and contributed talks presented in a recent conference
Readers (professional astronomers, graduate students, and scientific journalists) can learn recent observational and theoretical progress in a field of our Galaxy and nearby galaxies