The Resource 50 years of brown dwarfs : from prediction to discovery to forefront of research, Viki Joergens, editor

50 years of brown dwarfs : from prediction to discovery to forefront of research, Viki Joergens, editor

Label
50 years of brown dwarfs : from prediction to discovery to forefront of research
Title
50 years of brown dwarfs
Title remainder
from prediction to discovery to forefront of research
Statement of responsibility
Viki Joergens, editor
Title variation
Fifty years of brown dwarfs
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The years 2012/2013 mark the 50th anniversary of the theoretical prediction that Brown Dwarfs, i.e. degenerate objects which are just not massive enough to sustain stable hydrogen fusion, exist. Some 20 years after their discovery, how Brown Dwarfs form is still one of the main open questions in the theory of star formation. In this volume, the pioneers of Brown Dwarf research review the history of the theoretical prediction and the subsequent discovery of Brown Dwarfs. After an introduction, written by Viki Joergens, reviewing Shiv Kumar's theoretical prediction of the existence of brown dwarfs, Takenori Nakano reviews his and Hayashi's calculation of the Hydrogen Burning Minimum Mass. Both predictions happened in the early 1960s. Jill Tarter then writes on the introduction of the term 'Brown Dwarf', before Ben Oppenheimer, Rafael Rebolo and Gibor Basri describe their first discovery of Brown Dwarfs in the 1990s. Lastly, Michael Cushing and Isabelle Baraffe describe the development of the field to the current state of the art. While the book is mainly aimed at the Brown Dwarf research community, the description of the pioneering period in a scientific field will attract general readers interested in astronomy as well
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
523.8/8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • QB843.B77
  • QB461
LC item number
.F54 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Joergens, Viki
Series statement
Astrophysics and Space Science Library
Series volume
401
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brown dwarf stars
  • Astrophysics
  • Astronomy
  • SCIENCE
  • Physique
  • Astronomie
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Brown dwarf stars
  • Physics
  • Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
  • History of Science
Label
50 years of brown dwarfs : from prediction to discovery to forefront of research, Viki Joergens, editor
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-3-319-01162-2
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Discovery of the First Lithium Brown Dwarf: PPl 15
  • Gibor Basri
  • Companions of Stars: From Other Stars to Brown Dwarfs to Planets and the Discovery of the First Methane Brown Dwarf
  • Ben R. Oppenheimer
  • Ultracool Objects: L, T, and Y Dwarfs
  • Michael C. Cushing
  • Latest News on the Physics of Brown Dwarfs
  • Isabelle Baraffe
  • The Theoretical Prediction of the Existence of Brown Dwarfs by Shiv S. Kumar
  • Viki Joergens
  • Pre-main Sequence Evolution and the Hydrogen-Burning Minimum Mass
  • Takenori Nakano
  • Brown Is Not a Color: Introduction of the Term 'Brown Dwarf'
  • Jill Tarter
  • Teide 1 and the Discovery of Brown Dwarfs
  • Rafael Rebolo
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (174 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319011615
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
SpringerLink
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-01162-2
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)868922650
  • (OCoLC)ocn868922650
Label
50 years of brown dwarfs : from prediction to discovery to forefront of research, Viki Joergens, editor
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-3-319-01162-2
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Discovery of the First Lithium Brown Dwarf: PPl 15
  • Gibor Basri
  • Companions of Stars: From Other Stars to Brown Dwarfs to Planets and the Discovery of the First Methane Brown Dwarf
  • Ben R. Oppenheimer
  • Ultracool Objects: L, T, and Y Dwarfs
  • Michael C. Cushing
  • Latest News on the Physics of Brown Dwarfs
  • Isabelle Baraffe
  • The Theoretical Prediction of the Existence of Brown Dwarfs by Shiv S. Kumar
  • Viki Joergens
  • Pre-main Sequence Evolution and the Hydrogen-Burning Minimum Mass
  • Takenori Nakano
  • Brown Is Not a Color: Introduction of the Term 'Brown Dwarf'
  • Jill Tarter
  • Teide 1 and the Discovery of Brown Dwarfs
  • Rafael Rebolo
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (174 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319011615
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
SpringerLink
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-01162-2
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)868922650
  • (OCoLC)ocn868922650

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