The Galactic Center (IAU S303): Feeding and Feedback in a Normal Galactic Nucleus (Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia)

The Galactic Center (IAU S303): Feeding and Feedback in a Normal Galactic Nucleus (Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia)

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Cambridge University Press
Edition: Illustrated, 6/12/2014
EAN 9781107044616, ISBN10: 1107044618

Hardcover, 490 pages, 25.1 x 18 x 2.3 cm
Language: English

IAU Symposium 303 highlights the latest Galactic Center research by scientists from around the world. Topics vary from theory through observations, from stars and stellar orbits through nearby black holes and explosive events, to the building blocks and transport of energy in galaxies similar to our own Milky Way. Highlights presented include: high-resolution, multi-wavelength large-scale surveys of molecular gas in the central molecular and dust zones of our Galaxy; studies of stellar populations and stellar orbits around the supermassive black hole Sgr A*; presentations of theoretical models to explain the dusty S-cluster object (DSO) G2, as well as the general accretion and jet formation in the vicinity of Sgr A*; and discussions of large-scale gamma-ray emission in the context of energetic activity and magnetic fields in the Galactic Center. The volume concludes by looking ahead to future observing opportunities across the electromagnetic spectrum at very high resolution.

The Herschel view of the Galactic center J. Bally and the Hi-GAL team
Physical conditions and chemistry of molecular gas in galactic centers S. Aalto
TeV observations of the Galactic center and starburst galaxies M. de Naurois
Formation of nuclear rings of barred galaxies and star formation therein W.-T. Kim, W.-Y. Seo and Y. Kim
The Galactic center
not an active galactic nucleus D. An, S. V. Ramírez and K. Sellgren
Improved dynamical modelling of the Arches cluster J. Lee and S. S. Kim
Lessons from comparisons between the nuclear region of the Milky Way and those in nearby spirals J. S. Gallagher, III, T. M. Yoast-Hull and E. G. Zweibel
The nucleus of IC 342 as a potential twin of the Galactic center D. S. Meier
Ionized gas dynamics in the inner 2 pc of SgrAWest J. H. Lacy, W. T. Irons and M. J. Richter
The warm ISM in the Sgr A region
mid-J CO, atomic carbon, ionized atomic carbon, and ionized nitrogen line observations with the Herschel/HIFI and NANTEN2/SMART Telescopes P. García, R. Simon, J. Stutzki, M. Requena-Torres, R. Güsten, Y. Fukui, H. Yamamoto, F. Bertoldi, M. Burton, L. Bronfman and H. Ogawa
The new infrared diffuse interstellar bands in the Galactic center T. R. Geballe, F. Najarro, D. de la Fuente, D. F. Figer, A. J. Adamson and M. G. Rawlings
Molecules in the circumnuclear disk of the Galactic center N. Harada, D. Riquelme, S. Viti, K. Menten, M. Requena-Torres, R. Güsten and S. Hochgürtel
Study of the molecular gas in the central parsec of the Galaxy through regularized 3D spectroscopy A. Ciurlo, T. Paumard, D. Rouan and Y. Clénet
SgrAWest in the light of molecules
cold and dense gas east of the circumnuclear disk L. Moser, A. Eckart, A. Borkar, M. García-Marin, D. Kunneriath, B. Jalali, N. Sabha, B. Shahzamanian, M. Valencia-S., M. Zamaninasab, L. Bronfman and R. Finger
The thermal state of molecular clouds in the Galactic center
evidence for nonphoton-driven heating Y. Ao, C. Henkel, K. M. Menten, M. A. Requena-Torres, T. Stanke, R. Mauersberger, S. Aalto, S. Mühle and J. Mangum
GBT and VLA investigation of the ionized gas towards the Galactic center M. J. Royster and F. Yusef-Zadeh
An X-ray survey of the central molecular zone
variability of the FeKα emission line S. Soldi, M. Clavel, A. Goldwurm, M. R. Morris, G. Ponti, R. Terrier and G. Trap
Hydroxyl, water, ammonia, carbon monoxide and neutral carbon towards the SgrA complex R. Karlsson, Aa. Sandqvist, Ã…. Hjalmarson, A. Winnberg, K. Fathi, U. Frisk and M. Olberg
Opening again the debate
the transient nature of the circumnuclear disk M. A. Requena-Torres, B. Mills, R. Güsten, M. R. Morris, A. Weiss, J. Martín-Pintado and A. Harris
Shock structure and shock heating in the Galactic central molecular zone J. Ott, M. Burton, P. Jones and D. S. Meier
Detailed distributions of the CO J = (2−1)/J = (1−0) intensity ratios toward a large area of the central molecular zone K. Torii, R. Enokiya, Y. Fukui, H. Yamamoto, A. Kawamura, N. Mizuno, T. Onishi and H. Ogawa
Regularized OSIRIS 3D spectroscopy at the circumnuclear disk ionization front T. Paumard, M. R. Morris, T. Do and A. Ghez
Interferometric 3mm spectral line and continuum survey of the central molecular zone M. W. Pound and F. Yusef-Zadeh
Unbiased line surveys of molecular clouds in the Galactic center region D. Riquelme, R. Aladro, S. Martín, M. Requena-Torres, J. Martín-Pintado, R. Güsten, R. Mauersberger, N. Harada, S. Hochgürtel and K. M. Menten
Density of warm ionized gas near the Galactic center
low radio frequency observations S. Roy
mapping the Galactic center magnetic field M. W. Werner, C. Darren Dowell, D. T. Chuss, M. R. Morris and G. Novak for the HAWC+ team
Oxygen isotope ratio studies in the Galactic center region J. Zhang, L. Sun, J. Qiu, D. Lu and M. Wang
A new very faint X-ray transient in the Galactic center S. Soldi, M. Clavel, A. G