La Rivista del Nuovo Cimento (1971-1977)

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Recent advances in short-time-constant astrophysics

  • G. Cavallo


The main body of this work was presented at the Meeting of the Italian Physical Society, in November 1972. Its modest aim was that of giving a broad although necessarily superficial view of a large number of recent exciting advances in astrophysics, by means of a somewhat artificial unification. Whether we can talk about a «short-time-constant astrophysics» or not will probably remain a matter of taste, since this classification probably arises more from a way of considering apparently unrelated phenomena by means of analogies, than from a real, physically grounded similarity. If this field is admitted to exist, we think we have indicated the analogies, and that this field is very lively, very promising, and has many facets (although in some issues we have tried to exert some negative criticism). If on the contrary this branch of astrophysics is not admitted to exist, we think that the present review can be useful to the profane as a selected bibliography and a guide through the intricate field of modern astrophysics.


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  • G. Cavallo
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