Interacting Binaries

  • S. N. Shore
  • M. Livio
  • E. P. J. van den Heuvel
  • H. Nussbaumer
  • A. Orr

Part of the Saas-Fee Advanced Courses book series (SAASFEE, volume 22)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Edward P.J. van den Heuvel
    Pages 263-474
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 475-479

About this book


Observational and Theoretical Issues of Interacting Binaries was the topic of the 22nd Advanced Course of the Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy. It was the first time that binary systems were the center of attention of our course. The established concept and organisation of the Advanced Course has been retained: three scientists, all acknowledged experts in their respective fields, were each invited to give nine one-hour lectures within the period of a week. The Advanced Course took place from April 6 to 11, 1992, at Les Diablerets, a charming resort in the Swiss alps. The high level of the lectures, the international background of the 65 participants, including many young students, and the beauty of the surroundings all contributed to the success of the course. The lecture notes of this course, the 22nd in our series, are also the third to be published by Springer-Verlag. Well over half of all stars seem to exist in binary systems. The study of binary evolution is therefore essential for our understanding of stellar evolution in general. The evolution of interacting binaries contains in itself many of the problems met in other fields of modern astrophysics. This is very apparent in these lecture notes.


Binary stars Doppelsterne Röntgendoppelsterne X-ray binary stars cataclysmic variables kataklysmische Variable astronomy astrophysics binary star star stellar stellar evolution

Authors and affiliations

  • S. N. Shore
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. Livio
    • 3
  • E. P. J. van den Heuvel
    • 4
  1. 1.GHRS Science Team, Computer Sciences Corporation, Code 681Goddard Space Flight CenterGreenbeltUSA
  2. 2.DEMIRMObservatoire de MeudonMeudon Principal CedexFrance
  3. 3.Space Telescope Science InstituteHomewood CampusBaltimoreUSA
  4. 4.Astronomical InstituteUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

Editors and affiliations

  • H. Nussbaumer
    • 1
  • A. Orr
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für AstronomieETH-ZentrumZürichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Observatoire de GenèveSauvernySwitzerland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-57014-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-31626-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1861-7980
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