Summary of the Conference: Stars

  • L. Mestel
Conference paper
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 156)


Our conference has the title “Accretion Disks and Magnetic Fields”. In my review on the early stages of star formation, I emphasised the accumulated strong evidence for the presence of dynamically important flux from the galactic magnetic field in the molecular clouds which are clearly observed to be a locale of contemporary star formation. I noted also the several papers reporting on flattened structures in some clouds. Ralph Pudritz has predicted that the discovery of disk-like regions in star-forming regions will be a growth industry: he anticipates a wealth of new observations at higher resolution.


Star Formation Accretion Disk White Dwarf Molecular Cloud Dynamo Action 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Mestel
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  1. 1.Astronomy CentreUniversity of SussexFalmer, BrightonEngland

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