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White Dwarfs

Proceedings of the 9th European Workshop on White Dwarfs Held at Kiel, Germany, 29 August – 1 September 1994

Part of the book series: Lecture Notes in Physics (LNP, volume 443)

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Table of contents (82 papers)

  1. Front Matter

  2. The stellar formation rate and the white dwarf luminosity function

    • J. Isern, E. Garcia-Berro, M. Hernanz, R. Mochkovitch, A. Burkert
    Pages 19-23
  3. On the luminosity function of white dwarfs in wide binaries

    • Terry D. Oswalt, J. Allyn Smith
    Pages 24-30
  4. A new determination of the luminosity function of hot white dwarfs

    • Alessandra G. Gemmo, Stefano Cristiani, Fabio La Franca, Paola Andreani
    Pages 31-35
  5. The luminosity function of dim white dwarfs

    • M. Hernanz, E. Garcia-Berro, J. Isern, R. Mochkovitch
    Pages 36-40
  6. The born again AGB phenomenon

    • Icko Iben Jr, Jim MacDonald
    Pages 47-57
  7. What is wrong with stellar modeling

    • Italo Mazzitelli
    Pages 58-67
  8. Transformation of AGB stars into white dwarfs

    • Thomas Blöcker
    Pages 68-72
  9. The role of G in the cooling of white dwarfs

    • Enrique García-Berro, Margarita Hernanz, Jordi Isern, Robert Mochkovitch
    Pages 73-77
  10. Calibrating white dwarf cosmochronology

    • C. F. Claver, D. E. Winget
    Pages 78-82
  11. Thermodynamic quantities for evolutionary and pulsational calculations

    • Werner Stolzmann, Thomas Blöcker
    Pages 83-87
  12. Numerical simulations of convection and overshoot in the envelope of DA white dwarfs

    • Bernd Freytag, Matthias Steffen, Hans-Günter Ludwig
    Pages 88-92
  13. The formation of massive white dwarfs and the progenitor mass of Sirius B

    • Francesca D'Antona, Italo Mazzitelli
    Pages 93-94
  14. HST observations of white dwarf cooling sequences in open clusters

    • Ted von Hippel, Gerard Gilmore, D. H. P. Jones
    Pages 95-95

About this book

This book is based on the Proceedings of the 9th European Workshop on White Dwarfs, the most recent in a series of meetings which have become the most important events in this field. Many of the contributions, however, have been expanded considerably by the authors to include introductory material. This makes this volume a useful, up-to-date introduction into the present status of observations and theory of white dwarf stars.


  • Anomalie
  • Asteroseismology
  • CCD
  • Libration
  • gravity
  • nebula
  • observatory
  • photometry
  • planet
  • spectroscopy
  • star
  • stellar
  • stellar evolution
  • telescope
  • white dwarf

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: White Dwarfs

  • Book Subtitle: Proceedings of the 9th European Workshop on White Dwarfs Held at Kiel, Germany, 29 August – 1 September 1994

  • Editors: Detlev Koester, Klaus Werner

  • Series Title: Lecture Notes in Physics

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-662-14059-8Published: 17 April 2014

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-540-49202-3Published: 17 September 2005

  • Series ISSN: 0075-8450

  • Series E-ISSN: 1616-6361

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XII, 348

  • Number of Illustrations: 34 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Astronomy, Observations and Techniques, Astrophysics, Geophysics

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