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

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

About these proceedings

Introduction

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).

Keywords

Population stars stellar

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

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-5542-7
  • 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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