Wolf-Rayet Stars: Observations, Physics, Evolution

  • C. W. H. De Loore
  • A. J. Willis

Part of the International Astronomical Union/Union Astronomique Internationale book series (IAUS, volume 99)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. The Wolf-Rayet Phenomenon

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. P. S. Conti
      Pages 3-22
    3. B. Hidayat, K. Supelli, K. A. van der Hucht
      Pages 27-40
    4. E. Myckky Leep
      Pages 41-45
    5. David R. Florkowski
      Pages 63-66
    6. D. G. Hummer, M. J. Barlow, P. J. Storey
      Pages 79-83
  3. The Chemistry of the Wolf-Rayet Stars

  4. Mass-Loss from WR Stars : Observations and Theory

  5. Observations of Wolf-Rayet Binaries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
    2. Philip Massey
      Pages 251-262
    3. Anthony F. J. Moffat
      Pages 263-275
    4. K. A. van der Hucht, P. S. Conti, A. J. Willis
      Pages 277-281
    5. Ingemar Lundström, Björn Stenholm
      Pages 289-293
    6. V. S. Niemelä, R. H. Méndez
      Pages 295-298
    7. Virpi S. Niemelä
      Pages 299-304
    8. F. Beeckmans, C. A. Grady, F. Macchetto, K. A. van der Hucht
      Pages 311-315
    9. Jacques Breysacher, Anthony F. J. Moffat, Virpi S. Niemelä
      Pages 317-320
  6. Evolutionary Status of Wolf-Rayet Stars

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 321-321

About this book


The formative ideas for this symposium originated in 1978 at the IAU Symposium No. 83 on "Mass Loss and Evolution of O-type Stars" held at Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Island, Canada - WR stars generally figure prominently in O-star meetings and vice versa! Following general appro­ val by the IAU Executive Committee the initial ideas were cemented at a subsequent meeting, IAU Colloquium No. 59 on "The Effects of Mass Loss on Stellar Evolution", held at Miramare, Trieste, Italy in 1980, which was attended by the ma,jority of the present Scientific Organising Committee and at which meeting the outline programme for this symposium was formulated. 1981 was considered an appropriate year in which to hold a meeting on WR stars, since the last IAU Symposium devoted to this stellar class had been held a decade earlier, in Buenos Aires (IAU Sym­ posium No. 49), and during this intervening period a wealth of new observational material had been obtained for WR stars together with significant advances on the theoretical front. The venue for this sym­ posium was chosen from the requirement, which can be inferred from the above, that a meeting on 'hot' stars take place in an appropriate, sunny climate and followed upon the excellent suggestion of Dr. C. Firmani to hold the symposium in Mexico.


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Editors and affiliations

  • C. W. H. De Loore
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. J. Willis
    • 3
  1. 1.Astrophysical InstituteVrije Universiteit BrusselBelgium
  2. 2.Universitair CentrumAntwerpenBelgium
  3. 3.University CollegeLondonUK

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-90-277-1470-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-7910-9
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