White Dwarfs

  • Gérard Vauclair
  • Edward Sion

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 336)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Pre-White Dwarf Evolution and White Dwarf Cooling

    1. T. Blöcker, D. Schönberner
      Pages 1-3
    2. J. Isern, E. Garcia-Berro, M. Hernanz, R. Mochkovitch
      Pages 5-16
    3. M. A. Barstow, R. W. Tweedy, K. Werner
      Pages 17-27
    4. R. Napiwotzki, D. Schönberner
      Pages 39-51
    5. Rex A. Saffer, P. Bergeron, James Liebert, D. Koester
      Pages 53-66
    6. P. Bergeron, Rex A. Saffer, James Liebert
      Pages 75-87
    7. M. A. Barstow, A. F. Abbey, R. E. Cole, M. Denby, C. G. Page, G. S. Pankiewicz et al.
      Pages 99-108
    8. U. Heber, S. Jordan, V. Weidemann
      Pages 109-119
    9. S. Jordan, U. Heber, V. Weidemann
      Pages 121-127
  3. Asteroseismology of White Dwarfs

    1. S. O. Kepler, A. Kanaan, D. E. Winget, R. E. Nather, P. A. Bradley, J. C. Clemens et al.
      Pages 143-151
    2. G. Fontaine, P. Brassard, F. Wesemael, S. O. Kepler, M. A. Wood
      Pages 153-158
    3. F. Wesemael, P. Bergeron, G. Fontaine, R. Lamontagne
      Pages 159-165
    4. M. Auvergne, M. Chevreton, J. A. Belmonte, G. Vauclair, N. Dolez, M. J. Goupil
      Pages 167-174
    5. T. Serre, J. R. Buchler, M. J. Goupil
      Pages 175-183
    6. M. J. Goupil, M. Auvergne, A. Baglin
      Pages 185-192
    7. P. Brassard, G. Fontaine, C. Pelletier, F. Wesemael
      Pages 193-203
    8. Letizia Stanghellini, Arthur N. Cox
      Pages 205-210
    9. Arthur N. Cox, David E. Hollowell
      Pages 211-218
  4. Atmospheres and Envelopes

    1. K. Werner, U. Heber, K. Hunger
      Pages 219-227
    2. Harry L. Shipman, Peter Thejll, Sunita Bhatia, James Liebert
      Pages 229-234
    3. S. Vennes, P. Thejll, H. L. Shipman
      Pages 235-247
    4. P. Chayer, G. Fontaine, F. Wesemael
      Pages 249-255
    5. Peter Thejll, James MacDonald, Harry L. Shipman
      Pages 275-283
    6. C. P. Verdon, R. L. McCrory, R. Epstein, H. M. Van Horn, M. P. Savedoff
      Pages 295-304
    7. Italo Mazzitelli, Francesca D’Antona
      Pages 305-316
    8. Gordon L. Hammond, Edward M. Sion, Scott J. Kenyon, Per A. Aannestad
      Pages 317-331
    9. J. Dupuis, G. Fontaine, F. Wesemael
      Pages 333-341
    10. Detlev Koester
      Pages 343-351
    11. Harry L. Shipman
      Pages 369-378
  5. White Dwarfs in Binaries

    1. Terry D. Oswalt, Edward M. Sion, Paul M. Hintzen, James W. Liebert
      Pages 379-393
    2. Edward M. Sion, Terry D. Oswalt, James Liebert, Paul Hintzen
      Pages 395-408
    3. James Liebert, P. Bergeron, Rex A. Saffer
      Pages 409-416
    4. J.-E. Solheim, P.-I. Emanuelsen, G. Vauclair, N. Dolez, M. Chevreton, M. Barstow et al.
      Pages 431-439
    5. A. M. Ulla, J.-E. Solheim
      Pages 441-448
    6. J. L. Provencal, D. E. Winget, R. E. Nather, J. C. Clemens, B. P. Hine, G. Henry et al.
      Pages 449-456
    7. J. Isern, R. Canal, J. Labay
      Pages 457-464
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 465-466

About this book


The European Workshop on White Dwarfs was initiated by Prof. V. Weidemann, with the first meeting organized in Kiel (FRG) in 1974. Almost every two years, an increasing number of astronomers met to share their results and projects in the subsequent workshops: Frascati (1976), Tel Aviv (1978), Paris (1981), Kiel (1984), Frascati (1986). In the mean time, two major IAU colloquia (No. 53 in Rochester, NY, 1979; and No. 114 in Hanover, NH, 1988) emphasized the importance of these stars for our understanding of stellar evolution. The informal organization of the white dwarf community has been the starting point for large cooperative projects of which the Hubble Space Telescope "White Dwarf Consortium" and the "Whole Earth Telescope" are the most spectacular examples. But many other successful collaborations have also been born during the very exciting discussions conducted in the last 16 years on the occasion of our regular meetings. The 7th European Workshop on White Dwarfs took place the year of the seventieth birthday of Prof. Evry Schatzman, whose pioneering work has been the inspiration for many of the new ideas in the white dwarf community. The Scientific Organizing Committee has agreed to dedicate the workshop to him on this occasion. We are pleased to publish as an introduction to the workshop, the text of the talk delivered by Prof. Schatzman at the workshop's banquet.


Accretion LOPES Variation asteroseismology galaxy nebula star stellar stellar evolution white dwarf

Editors and affiliations

  • Gérard Vauclair
    • 1
  • Edward Sion
    • 2
  1. 1.Observatoire Midi-PyrénéesToulouseFrance
  2. 2.Department of Astronomy and AstrophysicsVillanova UniversityVillanovaUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-5423-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-3230-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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