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Draine, Bruce T. 1947-

Works: 11 works in 45 publications in 2 languages and 578 library holdings
Genres: Textbooks  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: QB790, 523.1135
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Most widely held works by Bruce T Draine
Physics of the interstellar and intergalactic medium by Bruce T Draine( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a comprehensive and richly illustrated textbook on the astrophysics of the interstellar and intergalactic medium--the gas and dust, as well as the electromagnetic radiation, cosmic rays, and magnetic and gravitational fields, present between the stars in a galaxy and also between galaxies themselves. Topics include radiative processes across the electromagnetic spectrum; radiative transfer; ionization; heating and cooling; astrochemistry; interstellar dust; fluid dynamics, including ionization fronts and shock waves; cosmic rays; distribution and evolution of the interstellar medium; and star formation. While it is assumed that the reader has a background in undergraduate-level physics, including some prior exposure to atomic and molecular physics, statistical mechanics, and electromagnetism, the first six chapters of the book include a review of the basic physics that is used in later chapters. This graduate-level textbook includes references for further reading, and serves as an invaluable resource for working astrophysicists. Essential textbook on the physics of the interstellar and intergalactic medium Based on a course taught by the author for more than twenty years at Princeton University Covers radiative processes, fluid dynamics, cosmic rays, astrochemistry, interstellar dust, and more Discusses the physical state and distribution of the ionized, atomic, and molecular phases of the interstellar medium Reviews diagnostics using emission and absorption lines Features color illustrations and detailed reference materials in appendices Instructor's manual with problems and solutions (available only to teachers)
The cold universe by A. W Blain( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cold universe is the part of the universe in a cold form close to the background radiation temperature. Until recently, this cold state has been neglected because it is hard to observe, although it must inevitably play a crucial role as the original state of most of the hotter observable objects such as planets, stars, and galaxies. Fortunately, the cold universe currently becomes more and more accessible with newer instruments. This book contains the printed version of the lectures given at the 32nd Saas-Fee Advanced Course "The Cold Universe" by three eminent scientists in the field: Andrew Blain, Francoise Combes and Bruce Draine. Cold objects at cosmological distances, the origin of galaxies, the role of molecules in galaxies, and the physics of the dust in cold clouds are the main topics treated. This book contains an accessible and up-to-date review of the field and should be useful for many years to astronomy students, cosmologists, physicists and researchers
Astrophysics of dust : proceedings of an international symposium held at Estes Park, Colorado, USA, 26-30 May 2003( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Non-equilibrium photodissociation regions : ionization-dissociation fronts by Frank Bertoldi( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in German and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topics in the physics of interstellar grains by Bruce T Draine( )

4 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A high responsivity, low-noise germanium bolometer for the far infrared by Bruce T Draine( )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fortiter, feliciter, fideliter : centennial lectures of the Graduate School of the University of Southwestern Louisiana by Lewis Pyenson( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why are interstellar dust grains aligned? by Bruce T Draine( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Lecture discussing the explantion for the alignment of interstellar grains with the Galactic magnetic field, focusing on two pieces of previously-overlooked physics which have been added to the discussion: 1) The important effects which thermal fluctuations within the grain have during a so-called "crossover", the period when the grain angular velocity goes through a minimum, and 2) the effects of the external torque due to anisotropic starlight acting on an asymmetric grain
The Cold Universe Saas-Fee Advanced Course 32 2002 Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy by A. W Blain( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Dust Masses, PAH Abundances, and Starlight Intensities in the SINGS Galaxy Sample by Bruce T Draine( )

1 edition published in 2007 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Physical dust models are presented for 65 galaxies in SINGS that are strongly detected in the four IRAC bands and three MIPS bands. For each galaxy we estimate (1) the total dust mass, (2) the fraction of the dust mass contributed by PAHs, and (3) the intensity of the starlight heating the dust grains. We find that spiral galaxies have dust properties resembling the dust in the local region of the Milky Way, with similar dust-to-gas ratio and similar PAH abundance. The observed SEDs, including galaxies with SCUBA photometry, can be reproduced by dust models that do not require "cold" (T ≾ 10 K) dust. The dust-to-gas ratio is observed to be dependent on metallicity. In the interstellar media of galaxies with A_O ≡ 12 + log_(10)(O/H) > 8.1, grains contain a substantial fraction of interstellar Mg, Si, and Fe. Galaxies with A_O < 8.1 and extended H I envelopes in some cases appear to have global dust-to-gas ratios that are low for their measured oxygen abundance, but the dust-to-gas ratio in the regions where infrared emission is detected generally appears to be consistent with a substantial fraction of interstellar Mg, Si, and Fe being contained in dust. The PAH index q_(PAH), the fraction of the dust mass in the form of PAHs, correlates with metallicity. The nine galaxies in our sample with A_O < 8.1 have a median q_(PAH) = 1.0%, whereas galaxies with A_O > 8.1 have a median q_(PAH) = 3.55%. The derived dust masses favor a value X_(CO) ≈ 4 × 10^(20) cm^(-2) (K km s^(-1))^(-1) for the CO-to-H_2 conversion factor. Except for some starbursting systems (Mrk 33, Tol 89, NGC 3049), dust in the diffuse ISM dominates the IR power
Astrophysics of dust( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Physics of the interstellar and intergalactic medium
Alternative Names
Bruce T. Draine American astronomer

Bruce T. Draine Amerikaans astrofysicus

Bruce T. Draine US-amerikanischer Astrophysiker

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English (43)

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The cold universeThe Cold Universe Saas-Fee Advanced Course 32 2002 Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy