White Dwarfs

Proceedings of the 10th European Workshop on White Dwarfs, held in Blanes, Spain, 17–21 June 1996

  • J. Isern
  • M. Hernanz
  • E. García-Berro
Conference proceedings

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 214)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Structure and Evolution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. R. Mochkovitch, J. Isern, M. Hernanz, E. Garcia-Berro
      Pages 19-25
    3. Maurizio Salaris, Margarida Hernanz, Jordi Isern, Inmaculada Dominguez, Enrique Garcia-Berro, Robert Mochkovitch
      Pages 27-33
    4. Josep M. Aparicio, Gilles Fontaine
      Pages 35-41
    5. R. Canal, J. Gutierrez
      Pages 49-55
    6. T. Blöcker, F. Herwig, T. Driebe, H. Bramkamp, D. Schönberner
      Pages 57-62
    7. J. L. Provencal, R. E. Nather
      Pages 67-70
    8. Inma Dominguez, Oscar Straniero, Amedeo Tornambé, Jordi Isern
      Pages 75-78
    9. Domingo García-Senz, Eduardo Bravo
      Pages 79-82
  3. Luminosity Functions and Populations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. J. Liebert, T. A. Fleming, J. B. Holberg, P. Bergeron, R. A. Saffer
      Pages 85-89
    3. T. A. Fleming, J. Liebert, P. Bergeron, A. Beauchamp
      Pages 91-96
    4. J. Isern, M. Hernanz, E. Garcia-Berro, N. Itoh, R. Mochkovitch
      Pages 113-119
    5. G. Chabrier, L. Segretain, D. Mera
      Pages 121-127
    6. A. M. Cool, C. Sosin, I. R. King
      Pages 129-134
    7. Angela Bragaglia, Francesco R. Ferraro, Alvio Renzini, Roberto Gilmozzi, Jay B. Holberg, James Liebert et al.
      Pages 135-141
    8. R. Lamontagne, F. Wesemael, G. Fontaine, S. Demers, P. Bergeron, M. J. Irwin et al.
      Pages 143-147
    9. Richard Knox, M. R. S. Hawkins
      Pages 149-152
  4. Atmospheres

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. María Teresa Ruiz, P. Bergeron, S. K. Leggett
      Pages 155-163
    3. Burkhard Wolff, Detlev Koester, Alfred Vidal-Madjar
      Pages 199-205
    4. K. Werner, S. Dreizler, U. Heber, T. Rauch
      Pages 207-212
    5. S. Dreizler, K. Werner
      Pages 213-219
    6. T. Rauch, S. Dreizler, K. Werner
      Pages 221-227
    7. M. A. Barstow, J. B. Holberg, I. Hubeny, T. Lanz
      Pages 237-243
    8. David S. Finley, Detlev Koester, Jeffrey. W. Kruk, Randy A. Kimble, Nicole. F. Allard
      Pages 245-251
    9. P. Chayer, G. Fontaine, C. Pelletier
      Pages 253-258
    10. Klaus Unglaub, Irmela Bues
      Pages 259-263
    11. James Macdonald, Margarita Hernanz, Jordi José
      Pages 265-267
    12. M. Billères, F. Wesemael, A. Beauchamp, P. Bergeron
      Pages 269-272
    13. P. Chayer, S. Vennes, J. Dupuis, P. Thejll, A. K. Pradhan
      Pages 273-276
    14. Jean Dupuis, Stéphane Vennes, Stuart Bowyer
      Pages 277-280
    15. S. Jordan, D. Koester, D. Finley
      Pages 281-284
    16. Kurt Gunderson, James Green, Ryan Mclean
      Pages 289-292
    17. D. Koester, J. Provencal, H. L. Shipman
      Pages 293-296
  5. White Dwarfs in Binaries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-297

About these proceedings


The study of white dwarfs has been steadily growing during the last years and now is a mature field extending its influence over many others. Since white dwarfs are long lived objects, they can be used to obtain information about the history of the Galaxy. The simplicity of their structures enables them to act as precise particle physics laboratories and the extreme con­ ditions reached at their surfaces allow us to test the equation of state and to study the behavior of matter under conditions impossible to be reached in terrestrial laboratories. Nevertheless, white dwarfs are still challenging astrophysicists. Many questions, ranging from the determination of funda­ mental parameters to the evolution of their outer layers, are still waiting for a satisfactory answer. The European Workshop series on White Dwarfs started in 1974 as a con­ sequence of the effort and enthusiasm of Professor Volker Weidemann. The existing proceedings of these meetings, together with those corresponding to the lAU Colloquia held in Rochester (1979) and in Hanover (1988), provide a unique opportunity to follow the development of this field. We hope that the present volume will provide a representative snapshot of the state of the art in 1996. In this sense we are very indebted to all the participants that have sent their contributions according to the instructions (this clearly excludes everybody beyond three sigmas from the standards).


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Editors and affiliations

  • J. Isern
    • 1
    • 3
  • M. Hernanz
    • 1
    • 3
  • E. García-Berro
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut d’Estudis Espacials de CatalunyaCSICBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Dept. de Fìsica AplicadaUniversitat Politècnica de CatalunyaBarcelonaSpain
  3. 3.IEEC, Edifici Nexus - 104BarcelonaSpain

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6334-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-5542-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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