By Guillaume Dubus (auth.), Jean-Pierre Lasota (eds.)
Astronomy is by way of nature an interdisciplinary job: it comprises arithmetic, physics, chemistry and biology. Astronomers use (and usually improve) the newest expertise, the quickest desktops and the main sophisticated software program. during this ebook twenty-two major scientists from 9 nations speak about how astronomy interacts with those different sciences. They describe sleek tools utilized in astronomy and the kin among astronomy and know-how, undefined, politics and philosophy. additionally they speak about what it ability to be an astronomer, the historical past of astronomy, and where of astronomy in society today.
The e-book comprises twenty chapters grouped in 4 parts:
- ASTRONOMY AND PHYSICS discusses where of astronomy between a variety of branches of (mostly high-energy) physics.
- ASTRONOMY IN SOCIETY describes not just the historic context of astronomy, yet matters dealing with astronomers at the present time, together with investment, making plans, world wide collaboration and hyperlinks with industry.
- THE instruments OF remark AND THE occupation OF ASTRONOMER discusses very small and intensely huge telescopes, in addition to reflect expertise, the garage, association and distribution of information, being an astronomer at the present time, and the position performed via planetaria in instructing the final public.
- ASTRONOMY on the FRONTIERS of data highlights the fight of astronomy as opposed to astrology, and the sciences of cosmology, planetology and astrobiology.
This interesting publication will attract pros within the fields of astronomy and physics, in addition to house institutes, study enterprises and the final public.