The Proceedings of a Special IAU Session on Supernovae Held on September 1, 1976 in Grenoble, France

  • David N. Schramm
Conference proceedings

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 66)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Gordon Lasher, Alan H. Karp, K. L. Chan
    Pages 13-20
  3. J. L. Culhane
    Pages 29-51
  4. Roger A. Chevalier
    Pages 53-61
  5. John R. Dickel, D. C. Wells, T. R. Gull, A. G. Willis, S. van den Bergh
    Pages 63-65
  6. Theodore R. Gull, Robert A. R. Parker, Robert P. Kirshner
    Pages 71-71
  7. Stirling A. Colgate, Albert G. Petschek
    Pages 73-93
  8. G. A. Tammann
    Pages 95-116
  9. Beatrice M. Tinsley
    Pages 117-129
  10. James W. Truran
    Pages 145-158
  11. V. M. Chechetkin, V. S. Imshennik, L. N. Ivanova, D. K. Nadyozhin
    Pages 159-182
  12. Richard I. Epstein
    Pages 183-192
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 193-195

About these proceedings


Supernovae are among the most exciting things occurring in the universe. Much recent research has concentrated on phenomena related to supernovae. For example, the origin of the cosmic rays and the origin of the bulk of the heavy elements seem to be closely associated with the phenomenon of supernovae. With the discovery of the pulsar in the Crab, it seemed clear that supernovae were also intimately as­ sociated with the formation of neutron stars and perhaps even black holes. The purpose of the conference, of which this volume contains the proceedings, was to bring together the leaders of supernova re­ search, each of whom has concentrated on different aspects of the problem, to try to form a coherent picture both observationally and theoretically of our current understanding of supernovae. In so doing, key invited talks were presented on the light curves of super­ novae, both observationally and theoretically; on the possible uses of supernovae, for example in determination of the Hubble Constant; on the formation and evolution of supernova remnants, again both ob­ servationally and theoretically. The possibility that supernovae might explain quasars was also presented. A review of the current status of statistics of supernovae was presented, giving the rate at which they go off and the implications with regard to what mass stars are the progenitors for supernovae. Again, this was presented both from the observational point of view and from the theoretical stellar evolution point of view.


Quasar Supernova black holes cosmic ray gravitation gravity neutron star observatory quasars star star formation stars stellar stellar evolution universe

Editors and affiliations

  • David N. Schramm
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Astronomy and AstrophysicsThe University of ChicagoUSA
  2. 2.The Enrico Fermi InstituteThe University of ChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1977
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-1231-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-1229-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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