1 21 D ec 2 00 4 CONFERENCE SUMMARY : STARBURSTS AND GALAXY EVOLUTION

  • Robert W. O’Connell
  • Published 2004

Abstract

Starbursts are extreme concentrations of star-forming activity with mass conversion surface densities reaching over 1000 times higher than normal for disk galaxies. They are responsible for a large fraction of all cosmic star formation. They have shaped the cosmic landscape not just in individual galaxies but though the effects of “superwinds” that enrich… (More)

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