This new series aims to report new developments in research and teaching in the interdisciplinary fields of astrobiology and biogeophysics. This encompasses all aspects of research into the origins of life - from the creation of matter to the emergence of complex life forms - and the study of both structure and evolution of planetary ecosystems under a given set of astro- and geophysical parameters. The methods considered can be of theoretical, computational, experimental and observational nature. Preference will be given to proposals where the manuscript puts particular emphasis on the overall readability in view of the broad spectrum of scientific backgrounds involved in astrobiology and biogeophysics.
The type of material considered for publication includes:
- Topical monographs
- Lectures on a new field, or presenting a new angle on a classical field
- Suitably edited research reports
- Compilations of selected papers from meetings that are devoted to specific topics.
The timeliness of a manuscript is more important than its form, which may be unfinished or tentative. Publication in this new series is thus intended as a service to the international scientific community in that the publisher, Springer-Verlag, offers global promotion and distribution of documents which otherwise have a restricted readership. Once published and copyrighted, they can be documented in the scientific literature.
Advances in Solid State Physics contains the invited lectures presented at the Spring Meetings of the "Arbeitskreis Festkörperphysik" of the "Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft", held in March of each year. The invited talks are intended to reflect the most recent achievements of researchers working in the field both in Germany and worldwide. Thus the volumes of the series represent continuous documentations of most recent developments in what can be considered as one of the most important and active fields of modern physics.
Advances in Solid State Physics is also available online via the SpringerLINK Service. Access to the Table of Contents and Abstracts is free for all. Scientists affiliated with departments or institutes with standing orders to ASSP as a whole have full access to all contributions in PDF format when asking for a password.
This series, jointly published by ESO and Springer-Verlag provides a regular up-to-date coverage of important developments in astronomy and astrophysics. In four volumes per year it addresses researchers and graduate students providing both theory and most recent observational data from telescope observations.
The series Lecture Notes in Physics (LNP), founded in 1969, reports new developments in physics research and teaching - quickly and informally, but with a high quality and the explicit aim to summarize and communicate current knowledge in an accessible way. Books published in this series are conceived as bridging material between advanced graduate textbooks and the forefront of research and to serve three purposes:
-to be a compact and modern up-to-date source of reference on a well-defined topic.
-to serve as an accessible introduction to the field to postgraduate students and nonspecialist researchers from related areas.
-to be a source of advanced teaching material for specialized seminars, courses and schools.
Both monographs and multi-author volumes will be considered for publication. Edited volumes should however consist of a very limited number of contributions only. Proceedings will not be considered for LNP.
Since 2004 the LNP include also titles from the former Lecture Notes in Chemistry (LNC) series pertaining to the fields of Theoretical and Physical Chemistry.