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11.11.2015

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Ed. by Ludmilla Kolokolova, James Hough, Anny-Chantal Levasseur-Regourd.
Polarimetry of Stars and Planetary Systems.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press, 2015.-487 p.
Online ISBN:9781107358249, Hardback ISBN:9781107043909, Paperback ISBN:9781107619623.
Book DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781107358249

Summarising the striking advances of the last two decades, this reliable introduction to modern astronomical polarimetry provides a comprehensive review of state-of-the-art techniques, models and research methods. Focusing on optical and near-infrared wavelengths, each detailed, up-to-date chapter addresses a different facet of recent innovations, including new instrumentation, techniques and theories; new methods based on laboratory studies, enabling the modelling of polarimetric characteristics for a wide variety of astronomical objects; emerging fields of polarimetric exploration, including proto-planetary and debris discs, icy satellites, transneptunian objects, exoplanets, and the search for extraterrestrial life; and unique results produced by space telescopes, and polarimeters aboard exploratory spacecraft. With contributions from an international team of accomplished researchers, this is an ideal resource for astronomers and researchers working in astrophysics, earth sciences, and remote sensing keen to learn more about this valuable diagnostic tool. The book is dedicated to the memory of renowned polarimetrist Tom Gehrels.

Our contributuon:
  • Irina Belskaya and Stefano Bagnulo. Transneptunian objects and Centaurs [in Polarimetry of Stars and Planetary Systems, ed. Kolokolova, L., Hough, J., Levasseur-Regourd, A-C.  Cambridge University Press, 2015], p. 405-418.
  • Alberto Cellino, Ricardo Gil-Hutton, and Irina Belskaya. Asteroids [in Polarimetry of Stars and Planetary Systems, ed. Kolokolova, L., Hough, J., Levasseur-Regourd, A-C.  Cambridge University Press, 2015], p. 360-378.
  • Anny-Chantal Levasseur-Regourd, Jean-Baptiste Renard, Yuriy Shkuratov, and Edith Hadamcik. Laboratory studies [in Polarimetry of Stars and Planetary Systems, ed. Kolokolova, L., Hough, J., Levasseur-Regourd, A-C.  Cambridge University Press, 2015], p. 62-80.
  • Vadym Kaydash, Yuriy Shkuratov, Michael Wolff, and Gorden Videen. Terrestrial planets [in Polarimetry of Stars and Planetary Systems, ed. Kolokolova, L., Hough, J., Levasseur-Regourd, A-C.  Cambridge University Press, 2015], p. 289-302.
  • Shkuratov, Yu., Opanasenko, N., Korokhin, V., and Videen, G. The Moon [in Polarimetry of Stars and Planetary Systems, ed. Kolokolova, L., Hough, J., Levasseur-Regourd, A-C.  Cambridge University Press, 2015], p. 303-319.
  • West, R., Yanamandra-Fisher, P., and Korokhin V. Gas giant planets, Saturn's rings, and Titan [in Polarimetry of Stars and Planetary Systems, ed. Kolokolova, L., Hough, J., Levasseur-Regourd, A-C.  Cambridge University Press, 2015], p. 320-339.

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30.09.2015

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Verozub Leonid V. SPACE-TIME RELATIVITY AND GRAVITATION - Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishingб 2015. -256 p., ISBN: 9783659755118

The book is devoted to the development of Einstein's theory of gravitation, based on the relativity of space-time and projectively invariant equations of gravitation. It eliminates contradiction of the theory with the modern field theory, because both descriptions of gravity - as a curvature of the Riemannian space-time and as a field in Minkowski space - are not mutually exclusive. On this basis, some of the fundamental problems of the theory and relativistic astrophysics are revised. It is shown, in particular, that the spherically symmetric field does not have a singularity, the energy of the gravitational field of a point mass is finite, and the accelerated expansion of the Universe is a consequence of gravity properties. The book is intended for physicists and astrophysicists. However, it is also apprehensible for senior students.


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2014

Ed. by Shulga V.M., Zhdanov V.I., Alexandrov A.N., Berczik P.P., Pavlenko E.P., Pavlenko Ya.V.,Pilyugin L.S., Tsvetkova V.S.
Dark energy and dark matter in the Universe: in three volumes / Editor V. Shulga. Vol. 2. Dark matter: Astrophysical aspects of the problem.

Publisher: K. : Akademperiodyka, 2014. 356 p.
ISBN:978-966-360-239-4, ISBN:978-966-360-253-0 (vol. 2).

This monograph is the second issue of a three volume edition under the general title Dark Energy and Dark Matter in the Universe. It concentrates mainly on astrophysical aspects of the dark matter and invisible mass problem including those of gravitational lensing, mass distribution, and chemical abundance in the Universe, physics of compact stars and models of the galactic evolution. The monograph is intended for science professionals, educators and graduate students, specializing in extragalactic astronomy, cosmology and general relativity.

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31.03.2010

Mishchenko M. I., Rosenbush V. K., Kiselev N. N., Lupishko D. F., Tishkovets V. P., Kaydash V. G., Belskaya I. N., Efimov Y. S., Shakhovskoy N. M. Polarimetric remote sensing of Solar System objects. - K.: Akademperiodyka, 2010. - 291 p., 24 p. il. UDK 520.85:523.4 BBK 22.63

This book outlines the basic physical principles and practical methods of polarimetric remote sensing of Solar System objects and summarizes numerous advanced applications of polarimetry in geophysics and planetary astrophysics. In the first chapter we present a com-plete and rigorous theory of electromagnetic scattering by disperse media directly based on the Maxwell equations and describe advanced physically based modeling tools. This is fol-lowed, in Chapter 2, by a theoretical analysis of polarimetry as a remote-sensing tool and an outline of basic principles of polarimetric measurements and their practical implementations. In Chapters 3 and 4, we describe the results of extensive ground-based, aircraft, and spacecraft observations of numerous Solar System objects (the Earth and other planets, planetary satellites, Saturn’s rings, asteroids, trans- Neptunian objects, and comets). Theoretical analyses of these data are used to retrieve optical and physical characteristics of planetary surfaces and atmospheres as well as to identify a number of new phenomena and effects.

This monograph is intended for science professionals, educators, and graduate students specializing in remote sensing, astrophysics, atmospheric physics, optics of disperse and disordered media, and optical particle characterization.

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11.03.2009

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Institute of Astronomy of Kharkiv V.N. Karazin National University / Prof. Yu.G. Shkuratov, Editor. -Kharkiv, 2009. -52 p. ISBN 978-966-623-499-8

In 2008 Ukrainian astronomical community has commemorated 200 anniversary of astronomy in Kharkiv. This brochure is devoted to this anniversary and presents information on the Institute of Astronomy of Kharkiv V. N. Karazin National University. This is a compilation of inputs from different research groups and individuals of the Institute. The Report covers the staff and its activities including also a highlight reference list of publications. A short overview of the Institute history and the current status of its scientific activity are given.

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