Summary Lecture

  • Robert J. Rutten
Conference paper
Part of the International Astronomical Union book series (IAUS, volume 138)


I have found four models in the literature for doing conference summaries:
  1. 1.

    The Literal Summary.

    One summarizes all that has been presented, preferably interspersed with comments as “of particular interest was...”.

  2. 2.

    The Historical Perspective.

    One places all (or some) presentations within a historical background, preferably implying that science progresses smoothly in well-planned, orderly fashion.

  3. 3.

    The Future Perspective.

    One points out the way to go, preferably in overly optimistic vein.

  4. 4.

    The personal Impressions.

    One concedes lack of wisdom to forego balanced summarizing, prefering to discuss primarily one’s own interests.



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© International Astronomical Union 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert J. Rutten
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  1. 1.Sterrekundig InstituutUtrechtThe Netherlands

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