Solar and Extra-Solar Planetary Systems

Lectures Held at the Astrophysics School XI Organized by the European Astrophysics Doctoral Network (EADN)in The Burren, Ballyvaughn, Ireland, 7–18 September 1998

  • Iwan P. Williams
  • Nicolas Thomas

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 577)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Iwan P. Williams
    Pages 3-11
  3. Therèse Encrenaz
    Pages 54-75
  4. Therése Encrenaz
    Pages 76-90
  5. Carl D. Murray
    Pages 91-152
  6. Nicolas Thomas
    Pages 153-163
  7. Nicolas Thomas
    Pages 164-172
  8. Iwan P. Williams, Alan Fitzsimmons
    Pages 205-217
  9. Iwan P. Williams
    Pages 243-255

About this book


Both the high level of activity in worldwide space exploration programmes and the discovery of extra-solar planets have spurred renewed interest in the physics and evolution dynamics of solar systems. The present book has grown out of a set of lectures by leading experts in the field within the framework of the well-known EADN summer schools. It addresses primarily graduate students and young researchers but will be equally useful for scientists in search of a comprehensive tutorial account that goes beyond the material found in standard textbooks.


Planet Planetary system Solar System astrophysics extrasolar planets planet formation planetary sciences solar

Editors and affiliations

  • Iwan P. Williams
    • 1
  • Nicolas Thomas
    • 2
  1. 1.Astronomy Unit, School of Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary a.Westfield CollegeUniversity of LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.Max-Planck-Institut für AeronomieKatlenburg-LindauDeutschland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-42559-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-44807-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
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