From the Sun to the Great Attractor

1999 Guanajuato Lectures on Astrophysics

  • Dany Page
  • Jorge G. Hirsch
Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 556)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Karl-Heinz Rädler
    Pages 101-172
  3. Trevor C. Weekes
    Pages 187-232
  4. Esteban Roulet
    Pages 233-257
  5. Renée C. Kraan-Korteweg
    Pages 301-344
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 345-346

About these proceedings


The enormous advances in observational techniques over the last two decades has produced a wealth of data and unexpected discoveries which have helped to reshape astrophysics as a field with well-formulated theories and sophisticated numerical calculations. In nuclear particle physics, plasma physics, as well as in general relativity, the Universe has become a laboratory for cutting-edge research. The courses collected in the book are intended to provide students with this insight, giving a general background on each topic such as cosmic rays, nuclear and neutrino astrophysics, solar physics and strong fields, as well as a presentation of the current research and open problems. The book is aimed at graduate students in physics and astrophysics, as well as researchers, bridging a gap between the specialized reviews and the comprehensive books.


Universe astronomy astrophysics cosmic ray galaxies neutron star relativity solar physics sun

Editors and affiliations

  • Dany Page
    • 1
  • Jorge G. Hirsch
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto de AstronomiaUNAMMéxico, D.F.México
  2. 2.Instituto de Ciencias NuclearesUNAMMéxico, D.F.México

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-41064-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-45371-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
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