Cataclysmic Variables. Recent Multi-Frequency Observations and Theoretical Developments

Proceedings of IAU Colloquium No. 93, held in Bamberg, F.R.G., June 16–19, 1986

  • H. Drechsel
  • Y. Kondo
  • J. Rahe
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Foreword

    1. Yoji Kondo, Jürgen Rahe
      Pages 1-2
  3. Introductory Review

    1. B. Warner
      Pages 3-13
  4. Evolution

  5. Radio, IR and Optical Observations

    1. J. Echevarria, F. Diego, M. Tapia, R. Costero
      Pages 111-111
    2. L. V. Mirzoyan
      Pages 119-122
    3. A. W. Shafter, J. A. Hill, E. L. Robinson, P. Szkody, J. R. Thorstensen, M. A. Wood
      Pages 125-126
    4. S. F. Van Amerongen, J. Van Paradijs
      Pages 127-134
    5. H. Van Der Woerd, J. Van Paradijs
      Pages 135-142
    6. J. S. Martin, D. H. P. Jones, R. C. Smith
      Pages 145-149
    7. Z. Šlma, P. Hadrava
      Pages 151-156
    8. I. Semeniuk, A. Schwarzenberg-Czerny, H. Duerbeck, M. Hoffmann, J. Smak, K. Stepień et al.
      Pages 167-174
    9. U. Bolick, K. Beuermann, A. Bruch, R. Lenzen
      Pages 175-179
    10. B. S. Shylaja
      Pages 181-185
    11. S. Seetha, D. P. Sharma, V. N. Padmini, T. M. K. Marar, K. Kasturirangan, U. R. Rao et al.
      Pages 193-196
    12. V. Piirola, A. Reiz, G. V. Coyne
      Pages 197-201
    13. V. Piirola, A. Reiz, G. V. Coyne
      Pages 203-203
  6. UV and X-Ray Observations

    1. J. P. Osborne
      Pages 207-223
    2. R. S. Polidan, T. E. Carone
      Pages 235-238
    3. R. Hudec, B. Valníček, R. Peřesty, W. Wenzel, G. A. Richter, W. Goetz et al.
      Pages 255-260
    4. J. Schrijver, A. C. Brinkman, H. Van Der Woerd
      Pages 261-267
    5. C. W. Mauche, J. C. Raymond
      Pages 269-274
    6. R. Lombardi, F. Giovannelli, S. Gaudenzi
      Pages 275-278
    7. H. Ögelman, J. Krautter, K. Beuermann
      Pages 279-279
  7. Accretion Disks

About these proceedings


Recent advances in observational and theoretical efforts in understanding the nature of cataclysmic variables had reached such maturity that there existed a strong, shared feeling among the workers in this field that an international colloquium sponsored by the International Astronomical Union would be timely. To be more specific, this was due primarily to the accumulation of the new data from satellite observatories, such as the International Ultraviolet Observatory (IUE) and EXOSAT, as well as ground-based optical and radio telescopes, and the advances in modeling the putative accretion disks and the thermo-nuclear run-away phenomena in the vinicity of the white dwarf stars in cataclysmic variables. A series of workshops on this subject held in North America over the past several years and that held in Europe in 1985 had all contributed to the advances in our knowledge that led to IAU Colloguium No. 93, held in Bamberg from the 16th to 19th of June 1986. In all, 157 astronomers from 27 countries participated in this conference. Judging from the papers presented, both invited and contributed, and from the enthusiasm seen in discussions, the meeting was indeed a success.


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Editors and affiliations

  • H. Drechsel
    • 1
  • Y. Kondo
    • 2
  • J. Rahe
    • 1
  1. 1.Dr. Remeis-Sternwarte, BambergGermany
  2. 2.Goddard Space Flight CenterGreenbeltUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8191-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-3801-4
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