Solid State Astrophysics

Proceedings of a Symposium Held at the University College, Cardiff, Wales, 9–12 July 1974

  • N. C. Wickramasinghe
  • D. J. Morgan
Conference proceedings

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 55)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Interstellar Dust

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Theodore P. Snow Jr., Donald G. York
      Pages 19-22
    3. K.-H. Schmidt
      Pages 23-31
    4. Theodore P. Snow Jr., Judith G. Cohen
      Pages 33-38
    5. J. Mayo Greenberg, Seung-Soo Hong
      Pages 49-58
    6. E. E. Salpeter
      Pages 67-67
    7. N. C. Wickramasinghe
      Pages 87-92
    8. S. Hayakawa
      Pages 93-99
    9. E. Bussoletti, J. P. Baluteau, N. Epchtein
      Pages 133-141
    10. E. Bussoletti, A. Borghesi, G. Leggieri, A. Blanco
      Pages 143-149
    11. A. Zaikowski, R. F. Knacke, C. C. Porco
      Pages 151-169
    12. A. F. M. Moorwood, B. Feuerbacher
      Pages 179-189
    13. Donald R. Huffman
      Pages 191-200
    14. A. P. Whitworth
      Pages 207-225
    15. M. J. Dempsey, N. C. Wickramasinghe
      Pages 227-231
    16. S. P. Tarafdar, N. C. Wickramasinghe
      Pages 249-260
  3. Neutron Star Physics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. Sachiko Tsuruta
      Pages 263-272
    3. R. G. Palmer
      Pages 279-292
    4. V. Canuto, B. Datta, J. Lodenquai
      Pages 293-299
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 301-316

About these proceedings


Over the past decade the study of the formation and properties of interstellar grains has assumed a growing importance, going much beyond what might have been guessed only a few years ago. It has come to be understood that grains playa role in processes other than the simple absorption and scattering of starlight, which was all that the astronomers of a generation aga considered to be their relevance. Grains indeed playa critical role in controlling the temperature, composition, and states of aggregation of the whole interstellar medium. Among the still mysterious problems is the origin of the vast clouds of obscuring material that is observed in radiogalaxies like NGC 5128 and M 82, which may weIl be associated with the explosions of very massive objects. It is safe to say that from this growing field of study much still remains to be dis­ covered. The topics discussed in this volume will make clear to the reader the range and versatility of the subjects. F. HOYLE FOREWORD by THE PRINCIPAL The Symposium on Solid State Astrophysics held in July 1974 brought to University College Cardiff a large and very distinguished gathering of astronomers. It was the first time that such a collection of scholars, absorbed with the problem of the systems of outer space, had collected together in Wales, and so provided a splendid spring­ board for the researches of the newly founded group of astronomers in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Astronomy at University College.


LOPES Variation astrophysics hydrogen neutron star planet scattering star stars

Editors and affiliations

  • N. C. Wickramasinghe
    • 1
  • D. J. Morgan
    • 1
  1. 1.University CollegeCardiffUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1976
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-1886-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-1884-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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